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With more and more organisations looking to streamline their processes to optimise profits, the demand for proven professionals has never been greater. That’s where our three decades of purchasing, procurement and sourcing recruitment expertise really comes into its own.

First we’ll interrogate your unique business challenges, whether that’s sourcing raw materials for manufacture or securing professional services. Then we’ll develop a recruitment strategy that will quickly put you in touch with the sharpest minds in procurement and purchasing. Before you know it you’ll be cutting costs and eliminating risk in a way that’s responsible, repeatable and reliable.

Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Recruitment - Martin VeaseyHere are just a few reasons why we’re trusted to deliver in this sector:

  • Our client portfolio spans blue chip and SMEs across the globe, which is why you’ll find our candidates in over 43 countries.
  • Our candidates are proven at delivering long-term sustainability in a short space of time and are equally at home sourcing from around the world as they are in the UK.
  • Our proven experience in recruiting purchasing, procurement and sourcing executives runs in parallel with our experience of recruitment within the supply chain sector as a whole.
  • Thanks to our proactive approach to recruitment we already have a global talent pool of purchasing professionals, with many more leading candidates also on our radar.

If you’re looking for a role in purchasing and procurement be sure to check out our latest vacancies or ping us your CV.


In their own words

“Martin Veasey Talent Solutions for me are different to many other recruitment agencies as they provide a very personable service for their prospective candidates. They very much practice what they preach!   When I first my Roheela for my initial interview it felt very much like an interview with the company.  She was very knowledgeable about the job role but also about the business and the team I would be working in, their culture and more specifically the management team and their personality profiles and where I could fit into the business.  This really helped me prepare for the interview in the correct way but also gave me an understanding of whether I felt I could fit into the team, which from a candidate point of view is actually very important if you are looking long term.  The level of detail provided about the role was also second to none and the role has lived up to the expectation set out at the start.   All in all I would recommend Roheela and Martin Veasey Talent Solutions to any of my network if looking for the next step in their career."
– Category Manager, Construction Sector


Role up, role up

Here are just some of the purchasing and procurement positions we’ve filled for our UK and international clients over the years. Unable to see the role you’re looking for? Don’t worry, just get in touch and we’ll see how we can help.

Typical Roles:

  • Procurement Analysts
  • Buyers
  • Supply Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Procurement Excellence
  • Category Buyers
  • Category Managers
  • Commodity Managers
  • Sourcing Specialists
  • Supplier Development Managers
  • P2P Specialists
  • EPC Procurement 
  • Head of Procurement 
  • Head of Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Director
  • Procurement Director
  • Vice President Procurement
  • Chief Procurement Officer

We have recruited in a range of industry sectors including:

  • Aerospace/Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Chemical & Natural Resources
  • Construction & Building Materials
  • Consultancy & Outsourcing
  • Drinks/Beverage Production
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • FMCG & Food Processing
  • Health & Beauty
  • Health Care & Medical Devices
  • IT
  • Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Mining & Minerals
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Retail 
  • Service Industries
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities & Nuclear Power

Let’s get down to details

From graduate to boardroom, interim to permanent, UK to international, we’ll uncover the best active and passive talent out there. Salaries in this sector generally range from £40,000-£120,000+.

Put our Recruitment Solutions to the test:

  • Executive Search and Headhunting
  • Advertised Selection
  • Fast-track Contingency/Database Search
  • International, Multiple Role and Team Recruitment

Take advantage of our HR and Talent Management services:

  • Psychometric Testing
  • Career and Executive Coaching
  • Talent and Strategy Planning
  • Outplacement

Intrigued? Let’s talk

To find out how our tried, tested and trusted insight and innovation can deliver you the brightest purchasing and procurement talent call 01905381320  or email info@martinveasey.com.

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For more information please click on the links below to read one of our blog articles or download a report or guide.

Blogs

What Brexit Has in Store for Your Procurement Team

Is Your Procurement CV Still Fit For Purpose?

Purchasing & Procurement: Career Path and Salaries

Reports and Guides

How to Create a Development Plan for Your Purchasing, Procurement and Sourcing Employees
 

1175876_1668986964G
£/€ Very Competitive + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

 

£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany

 

"It's a slightly unusual role".

And that's a great way of summarising this position for our client. They're a well-established organisation in the specialist renewables and power generation industry that wants to become "best-in-class" in terms of its procurement process.

As part of this strategic development plan, they would like to appoint a Category Management Specialist to sit within their large pan European procurement team. The main focus of this role is to work alongside each Category Manager to help them develop longer-term procurement strategies for each category.

As such, you'll be mentoring, coaching, and developing the category management team to help them think differently and innovate new ideas. This may take the form of working one-to-one with the managers or running workshops to create an open culture of collaboration between the team.

So, they're looking for a category management expert who's used to working in a blue-chip, world-class procurement function and can bring new ideas into the company. Experience of working in the power generation industry is not essential, and they're open to considering candidates from any highly regulated industry in the public or commercial sector such as utilities, defence, aerospace, chemicals, automotive, FMCG as long as it's within a multinational matrix structure with a substantial procurement and category management function. Candidates who combine in house and leading procurement consultancy backgrounds would also be very interesting

Your personality will be a deciding factor in this role, as you'll need the drive and desire to develop a high-performing team. You'll be a natural people-person who can connect with colleagues to help them become the best versions of themselves. In addition, you'll have the vision and the presentation skills to convey it to the team and get them excited about the levels they can achieve. Career development prospects are excellent.

This role can be based at any of our client's business units in the UK (North West or Buckinghamshire), Germany (Lower Saxony), and the Netherlands (Overijssel).

Candidates should be university degree/Masters degree educated ideally with a professional procurement/purchasing qualification such as CIPS or equivalent.

It really is a unique role, but it's going to be a rewarding one for the right candidate. As you can imagine, there's plenty more detail to discuss about this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1175876

 

 

1175876_1668986964
£/€ Very Competitive + Bonus + Blue Chip Benefits

STRATEGIST - PROCUREMENT CATEGORY MANAGEMENT & PLANNING

 

£/€Very Competitive Bonus Blue Chip Benefits

Location: Flexible/Hybrid Role - UK, Netherlands, or Germany

 

"It's a slightly unusual role".

And that's a great way of summarising this position for our client. They're a well-established organisation in the specialist renewables and power generation industry that wants to become "best-in-class" in terms of its procurement process.

As part of this strategic development plan, they would like to appoint a Category Management Specialist to sit within their large pan European procurement team. The main focus of this role is to work alongside each Category Manager to help them develop longer-term procurement strategies for each category.

As such, you'll be mentoring, coaching, and developing the category management team to help them think differently and innovate new ideas. This may take the form of working one-to-one with the managers or running workshops to create an open culture of collaboration between the team.

So, they're looking for a category management expert who's used to working in a blue-chip, world-class procurement function and can bring new ideas into the company. Experience of working in the power generation industry is not essential, and they're open to considering candidates from any highly regulated industry in the public or commercial sector such as utilities, defence, aerospace, chemicals, automotive, FMCG as long as it's within a multinational matrix structure with a substantial procurement and category management function. Candidates who combine in house and leading procurement consultancy backgrounds would also be very interesting

Your personality will be a deciding factor in this role, as you'll need the drive and desire to develop a high-performing team. You'll be a natural people-person who can connect with colleagues to help them become the best versions of themselves. In addition, you'll have the vision and the presentation skills to convey it to the team and get them excited about the levels they can achieve. Career development prospects are excellent.

This role can be based at any of our client's business units in the UK (North West or Buckinghamshire), Germany (Lower Saxony), and the Netherlands (Overijssel).

Candidates should be university degree/Masters degree educated ideally with a professional procurement/purchasing qualification such as CIPS or equivalent.

It really is a unique role, but it's going to be a rewarding one for the right candidate. As you can imagine, there's plenty more detail to discuss about this role, so please indicate your interest by emailing your CV, quoting reference LX 1175876

 

 

1183145_1667843647
£Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

SENIOR BUYER/ CATEGORY SPECIALIST - IT/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


"Exciting role for ambitious IT/Information Technology procurement specialist with experience of purchasing outsourced IT/Information Technology Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development."


£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package


Location: Hybrid/Remote - Sites in North West & South East/Home Counties


Commutable from Uxbridge, Stoke Poges, Maidenhead, West Drayton, Slough, Heston, Marlow, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Amersham, Princes Risborough, Chesham, Aylesbury, Rickmansworth, Windsor, Hayes, Hillingdon


Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.


Our client seeks to strengthen its IT/Technology procurement team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated category and procurement management professional into the role of Senior Buyer/Category Specialist - IT/Information Technology.

Our client is focused on delivering efficiency to its global operations and rising to the challenge of ensuring that its data and systems are secure and robust, delivering significant change to the way IT/Information Technology works within the organisation. Currently IT Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development are outsourced, and our client is reviewing Operational Information Technology for the its plants. The focus will be on next generation outsourcing with high levels of customer satisfaction as a key driver for our client's IT strategy. Reporting to a Senior Category Manager, the Senior Buyer/Category Specialist- IT/Information Technology will work in close collaboration IT Director will be of paramount importance to a successful transformation.

You will be working closely with the IT/Information Technology team and therefore your role will take on a UK and European perspective.


The Role:
* Working within cross functional teams develop medium to long term sub-category plans setting out the value drivers for the category and the roadmap of actions to deliver them.
* Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk.
* Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.
* You will be happy to accept responsibility for delivering the value set out in your sub-category strategy.
* Your experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.
* You will contribute to the development of the Procurement function's capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:
 A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
 Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness
 Currently working within a high security sector such as defence, nuclear, aerospace, marine, ministry of defence, utilities etc
 Understanding of the nuances of IT/Information Technology contracts and knowledge and skill in the development of IT/Information Technology specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
 A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in IT/Information Technology procurement.
 Understanding Information Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
 Building IT/Information Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
 Negotiating with IT/Information Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
 Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
 A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.
 A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly.


In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader. The roles are offered on a hybrid/remote basis with regular visits to sites in the North West and Home Counties for cross functional

1183142_1667842936
Very Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

SENIOR BUYER/ CATEGORY SPECIALIST - IT/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


"Exciting role for ambitious IT/Information Technology procurement specialist with experience of purchasing outsourced IT/Information Technology Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development."


£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package


Location: Hybrid/Remote - Sites in the North West & South East/Home Counties


Commutable from Chester, Ellesmere Port, Mold, Wrexham, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Warrington, Runcorn, Widnes, Liverpool, Crewe, Knutsford, Macclesfield, Greater Manchester, Wigan, Newton le Willows, Leigh, Heywood, Skelmersdale.


Our client is a global player within the specialist energy, electricity and power generation sector.


Our client seeks to strengthen its IT/Technology procurement team with the appointment of an ambitious, university degree educated category and procurement management professional into the role of Senior Buyer/Category Specialist - IT/Information Technology.

Our client is focused on delivering efficiency to its global operations and rising to the challenge of ensuring that its data and systems are secure and robust, delivering significant change to the way IT/Information Technology works within the organisation. Currently IT Infrastructure, Cyber Defence and Application Development are outsourced, and our client is reviewing Operational Information Technology for the its plants. The focus will be on next generation outsourcing with high levels of customer satisfaction as a key driver for our client's IT strategy. Reporting to a Senior Category Manager, the Senior Buyer/Category Specialist- IT/Information Technology will work in close collaboration IT Director will be of paramount importance to a successful transformation.

You will be working closely with the IT/Information Technology team and therefore your role will take on a UK and European perspective.


The Role:
* Working within cross functional teams develop medium to long term sub-category plans setting out the value drivers for the category and the roadmap of actions to deliver them.
* Shape and manage supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered including value definition, value creation including opportunity development and supply chain execution process; value capture including governance and compliance management and value protection to mitigate risk.
* Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.
* You will be happy to accept responsibility for delivering the value set out in your sub-category strategy.
* Your experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.
* You will contribute to the development of the Procurement function's capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:
 A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
 Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness
 Currently working within a high security sector such as defence, nuclear, aerospace, marine, ministry of defence, utilities etc
 Understanding of the nuances of IT/Information Technology contracts and knowledge and skill in the development of IT/Information Technology specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
 A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in IT/Information Technology procurement.
 Understanding Information Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
 Building IT/Information Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
 Negotiating with IT/Information Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
 Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
 A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.
 A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly.
In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader. The roles are offered on a hybrid/remote basis with regular visits to sites in the North West and Home Counties for cross functional engagement.

 

1175872_1667578638
£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package

 

CATEGORY MANAGER - FUEL ASSEMBLIES, PRECISION ENGINEERING & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

 

"Exciting role for ambitious procurement specialist with experience of supporting £multimillion product design and development projects."

 

£Very Competitive (Dependent Upon Experience) Blue Chip Benefits Package

 

Location: Hybrid/Remote Working

 

Our client is a global multinational. They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Category Manager with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project. This role is offered on a hybrid/remote working basis with regular site meetings with engineering, project and procurement colleagues.

Specifically, as Category Manager, you will provide commercial procurement support to the project, product design and development teams with a view to taking new product innovation from cradle to grave, ideation, and concept development to market launch. Ideally you must have experience of procurement contract management including intellectual property within the context of product development.

 

You will be a university degree educated strategic category and procurement management professional with experience of precision engineering equipment including fuel assemblies and systems, precision engineering and automated process technology.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual who can contribute to the development of our client's procurement capability within this key innovation project.

 

You will be skilled at working collaboratively cross functionally and internationally and will be able to add significant value and in a regulated environment, whilst still ensuring that the product reaches market within stringent launch deadlines.

 

The Role:

 

* Delivery of new strategic procurement options for the fuel assembly systems, precision engineering and process technology categories in support of the project

* Category development and delivery, setting out the value drivers for the categories and the roadmap of actions for delivery in support of the project.

* Commercial interface with all stakeholders within the project both internally and externally ensuring technical and regulatory compliance;

* Detailed risk analysis of the supply chain and asset base to establish a demand pipeline and to drive value delivery in support of the project.

* Shaping and management of supplier relationships to ensure value is delivered, risk is mitigated, and regulatory compliance objectives are met.

* Management and development of robust business partner relationships will be critical to success in the role. You will be expected to leverage experience of procurement strategy and delivery in your field of expertise to build these relationships. The strength of your relationship will enable you to confidently challenge business partners to think and act differently, to be creative and open to new ideas and to explore new supply chain possibilities.

* Experience of influencing and shaping contracts, supplier relationships and contract management will ensure you deliver the expected business benefits from the spend you are managing.

* Contribution to the development of the Procurement function's capability bringing experience of best practice from other industries and employers.

 

The Ideal Person will possess the following qualifications, experience, skills and competencies:

  • A university degree and ideally CIPS (or equivalent) qualification
  • Experience of working across global operations or multi-site environments and a keen sense of cultural awareness.
  • Experience ideally gained within commercial procurement in automotive, aerospace, defence, energy storage, power generation, oil and gas or related alternative technology sectors would be highly advantageous. Candidates with pharmaceutical sector, procurement experience in the context of product innovation would also be considered.
  • Understanding of the nuances of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Automated Process Technology contracts, intellectual property and knowledge and skill in the development of category specific contracts which secure value for our client and mitigate risk as much as possible.
  • A proven track record in value delivery, improvement activity and best practice development in Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology procurement.
  • Understanding Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology markets, suppliers and technologies and how to leverage them for value for our client
  • Building Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology sub-category and category strategies to describe how value will delivered in the short, medium and long term
  • Negotiating with Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology suppliers to drive the right commercial and contractual outcomes
  • Building relationships internally and externally to enable you to be successful in your role and to contribute to the development of our client as a world-class procurement organisation
  • A thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind-set and drive for results.
  • A knowledge of Procurement systems and technologies and the ability to put operational measures in place to ensure contracts deliver brilliantly and in line with project milestones.
  • Security Clearance would be advantageous.
  • Fluency in a second language such as Dutch or German as well as fluency in English would be highly advantageous.

 

In return our client offers a very competitive salary and blue-chip benefits package and the opportunity to develop your career within a market leader.

 

 

1018312_1665061150
£80000 - £95000 per annum Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR - UK
"A strategic procurement role in an iconic, ultra-luxury hospitality business."

£80-90000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

London

Are you at the top of your game?

Having achieved five-star status in their luxury hotels, our client knows what it takes to be the best.

And now, they'd like you to use your five-starred procurement skills to take strategic control of their group procurement function. You'll need to lead a skilled purchasing team covering sourcing, purchasing, projects, and stock control of both FF&E/A (Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment/Accessories) and OS & E (Operating Supplies & Equipment). The latter will include food, the finest ingredients, beverages, chinaware, glass, crockery, and silverware. The focus will be on improving EBITDA and optimisation of savings across all categories.

As you can imagine, quality is king in a hotel chain of this calibre. Our client's customers demand the best and pay a premium for the luxury they receive as a guest in one of its luxury hotels, spas, and apartments.

However, there is a strategic opportunity to maximise value and synergies by implementing a robust procurement and purchasing system across all the hotels and residences in the chain in the UK. For example, there are gains to be made by integrating each hotel's purchasing spend into one system with synchronised sourcing and supply contracts. And our client is sure you'll find other areas for improvement once you've conducted your initial strategic review.

In summary, you'll act as a transformational and influential change agent and visionary leader, implementing best practice procurement, purchasing and category management techniques, aligning the purchasing function with the group's strategic objectives. You will be experienced in build strong partnerships, constructively challenging, and influencing executive stakeholders including executive chefs and general management. You will also possess excellent team development, coaching and mentoring skills.

Regarding your background, our client envisages you will have gained considerable experience working in a prestigious environment. As well as in the luxury hospitality/hotel industry, you may have worked in first-class holiday resorts or premium airline brands or other ultra-premium service delivery business. Wherever you've forged your career, you will understand the concept of a prestige brand.

You will be based in London/South East. You will be degree qualified with post graduate qualifications in strategic procurement/purchasing. You will possess outstanding personal presentation and will be a first-class communicator with excellent interpersonal, persuasion, negotiating and influencing skills.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to join an iconic brand renowned for luxury. In return for your services, our client offers a premium benefits package befitting a company of its stature and prestige. Relocation assistance will be considered for candidates who have the right to live and work in the UK/EU.

As you can imagine, we have plenty more to discuss about this role, so please submit your details, quoting reference LX 1018312 or call us on 44 (0)1905 381 320.

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