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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 42 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.


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“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

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What Brexit Has in Store for Your Procurement Team

Is Your Procurement CV Still Fit For Purpose?

Reports and Guides

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

648976
£30000 - £40000 per annum

INTERIM BUYER - INDIRECT SPEND - CORPORATE/SITE SERVICES (MATERNITY COVER)


"Graduate calibre, CIPS qualified Buyer/Assistant Category Manager sought for maternity cover contract until June 2022 by global energy leader."

C£30-40000 (Interim rate Dependent on Experience)
Location: North West


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

This is a great interim opportunity for a degree educated, CIPS qualified procurement professional to join a global multinational energy environment within its indirect spend area covering corporate and site services. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.


Our client has an opportunity for an Interim Buyer for its Indirect Services Category Management team. Specifically, you will support categories such as Corporate & Professional Services, Site Services, Facilities Management, Engineering, MRO, Operational Support and Consumables with tactical and operational buying activities. This role will offer a great opportunity for a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer and Category Manager.
Operating as part of a large procurement category management team, and working closely with national, European and global divisions and business units you will support a Senior Category Manager to develop and deploy category strategies; negotiating and deal making; undertake external scanning of key market developments to ensure any new opportunities for value delivery are exploited; identify future commercial opportunities and enable the delivery of associated value through contribution to the sourcing process. You will develop strategies for value delivery focusing on supplier savings to agreed reporting methodologies.


You will be a high energy person who enjoys lots of variety when it comes to tactical and transactional buying but also enjoys being highly efficient and process driven when it comes to the administration relating to raising and actioning purchase orders in line with SAP procurement to pay/P2P systems.

The Role:
 Lead the delivery of tactical buying activity for operational planned spend opportunities within defined operational spend levels.
 Manage transactional buying activities and support wider strategic category management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
 Ensures products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
 Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
 Engagement with operational teams to review pipeline and track regional and national opportunities.
 Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Senior Category Managers.
 Assessing external information provision and undertaking studies to develop external supply market analysis to aid with the development of category strategies. Establish supply market tracking to inform risk management and strategy development.
 Data gathering and analysis to support and inform negotiations and support the development of contract documentation.
 Development of communication materials to support business unit engagement and sourcing strategy implementation.
 Reporting and compliance monitoring to inform supplier relationship and performance management.
 Development of materials to support Category Strategy Team Meetings and team meeting management.
 Management of defined commodities developing short- and medium-term strategies to deliver value.

The Ideal Candidate:
* Will be university degree educated, part or fully qualified CIPS, with previous multinational strategic commercial procurement, buying and sourcing experience ideally within indirect categories, although experience in direct categories would still be of interest.
* Commercial procurement/buying experience gained within a multinational matrix organisation.
* Self-starter, with lots of initiative, drive and ambition to succeed.
* Confidence and capability Must be able to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
* Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
* Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and sourcing managers.
* Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
* Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focussed.
* Strong integrity ensuring procurement operates to high standards and is fully trusted by its internal and external stakeholders.
* Naturally analytical and inquisitive.
* Experience of SAP/SAP Ariba procurement systems essential.
* Demonstrate attention to detail to derive accurate and insightful recommendations.

 

 

LX642943x
£28000 - £40000 per annum Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

£40000 + Benefits

Cumbria


"Creating is the essence of life!" said Julius Caesar. And he may have been right, if a little overdramatic.

Creating something from nothing is a rewarding experience. It's always challenging, but the feeling you get from succeeding is immeasurable.

As a Supply Chain Manager, how many times have you had the opportunity to create a new supply chain practically from scratch?

Probably not many.

But would you like to do so?

Our client needs someone like you to transform their fledgeling supply chain from India and China into a robust, streamlined and professional process.

They are a specialist division of a market-leading group and plc which means they can invest in creating and developing strategic relationships with suppliers.

And that's where you come in.

Using your experience with sourcing mechanically engineered products from the Far East, China, India and other low-cost source countries, you will be able to build and lead their supplier relationships. And, with the components being metallic, you'll be able to draw on your knowledge of commodity pricing and negotiation to support the company's cost reduction plans.

Within the business, you'll be working across other functions such as engineering, design, and quality, so you'll need to be a great communicator and be comfortable operating with all business levels.

As for other requirements, our client would prefer degree-level candidates with a CIPS qualification. However, you must demonstrate experience of your success in working as a Supply Chain Manager, sourcing commodity components from the countries already mentioned.

There are many more details to discuss, so please indicate your interest in this role by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 642943

 

LX642943
£28000 - £40000 per annum Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

£40000 Benefits

Cumbria


"Creating is the essence of life!" said Julius Caesar. And he may have been right, if a little overdramatic.

Creating something from nothing is a rewarding experience. It's always challenging, but the feeling you get from succeeding is immeasurable.

As a Supply Chain Manager, how many times have you had the opportunity to create a new supply chain practically from scratch?

Probably not many.

But would you like to do so?

Our client needs someone like you to transform their fledgeling supply chain from India and China into a robust, streamlined and professional process.

They are a specialist division of a market-leading group and plc which means they can invest in creating and developing strategic relationships with suppliers.

And that's where you come in.

Using your experience with sourcing mechanically engineered products from the Far East, China, India and other low-cost source countries, you will be able to build and lead their supplier relationships. And, with the components being metallic, you'll be able to draw on your knowledge of commodity pricing and negotiation to support the company's cost reduction plans.

Within the business, you'll be working across other functions such as engineering, design, and quality, so you'll need to be a great communicator and be comfortable operating with all business levels.

As for other requirements, our client would prefer degree-level candidates with a CIPS qualification. However, you must demonstrate experience of your success in working as a Supply Chain Manager, sourcing commodity components from the countries already mentioned.

There are many more details to discuss, so please indicate your interest in this role by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 642943

 

LX 642943z
£28000 - £40000 per annum Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

£40000 Benefits

Cumbria


"Creating is the essence of life!" said Julius Caesar. And he may have been right, if a little overdramatic.

Creating something from nothing is a rewarding experience. It's always challenging, but the feeling you get from succeeding is immeasurable.

As a Supply Chain Manager, how many times have you had the opportunity to create a new supply chain practically from scratch?

Probably not many.

But would you like to do so?

Our client needs someone like you to transform their fledgeling supply chain from India and China into a robust, streamlined and professional process.

They are a specialist division of a market-leading group and plc which means they can invest in creating and developing strategic relationships with suppliers.

And that's where you come in.

Using your experience with sourcing mechanically engineered products from the Far East, China, India and other low-cost source countries, you will be able to build and lead their supplier relationships. And, with the components being metallic, you'll be able to draw on your knowledge of commodity pricing and negotiation to support the company's cost reduction plans.

Within the business, you'll be working across other functions such as engineering, design, and quality, so you'll need to be a great communicator and be comfortable operating with all business levels.

As for other requirements, our client would prefer degree-level candidates with a CIPS qualification. However, you must demonstrate experience of your success in working as a Supply Chain Manager, sourcing commodity components from the countries already mentioned.

There are many more details to discuss, so please indicate your interest in this role by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 642943

 

LX 642943y
£28000 - £40000 per annum Benefits

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

£40000 +  Benefits

Cumbria


"Creating is the essence of life!" said Julius Caesar. And he may have been right, if a little overdramatic.

Creating something from nothing is a rewarding experience. It's always challenging, but the feeling you get from succeeding is immeasurable.

As a Supply Chain Manager, how many times have you had the opportunity to create a new supply chain practically from scratch?

Probably not many.

But would you like to do so?

Our client needs someone like you to transform their fledgeling supply chain from India and China into a robust, streamlined and professional process.

They are a specialist division of a market-leading group and plc which means they can invest in creating and developing strategic relationships with suppliers.

And that's where you come in.

Using your experience with sourcing mechanically engineered products from the Far East, China, India and other low-cost source countries, you will be able to build and lead their supplier relationships. And, with the components being metallic, you'll be able to draw on your knowledge of commodity pricing and negotiation to support the company's cost reduction plans.

Within the business, you'll be working across other functions such as engineering, design, and quality, so you'll need to be a great communicator and be comfortable operating with all business levels.

As for other requirements, our client would prefer degree-level candidates with a CIPS qualification. However, you must demonstrate experience of your success in working as a Supply Chain Manager, sourcing commodity components from the countries already mentioned.

There are many more details to discuss, so please indicate your interest in this role by emailing your CV quoting reference LX 642943

 

498619
£50000 - £75000 per annum Excellent Blue Chip Benefits

CATEGORY SPECIALIST - 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: North West

Our client is a global multinational. They are seeking an ambitious and creative, strategic Category Specialist/Senior Buyer with experience of Fuel Assembly Systems, Precision Engineering and Process Technology for a key innovation project. Initially this role is offered on an interim 18 months -2 years contract.

Specifically, as Category Specialist/Senior Buyer, 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

LX 642694a
£60000 - £75000 per annum Benefits

HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT

"SI &OP specialist with excellent leadership and people development experience required to take on high profile supply chain and distribution transformation role for FMCG market leader."

C£70-75000 Benefits

Midlands

Our client is a market leading designer and distributor of internationally sourced and manufactured FMCG household products.

The Role:

It is now seeking a dynamic, inspirational leader and supply chain expert to head up the transformation of its supply chain planning, distribution, and procurement functions. The successful candidate will be a degree educated Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning specialist with an in depth understanding of warehousing and distribution complemented with experience of international sourcing, procurement, and supplier development.

To succeed in this transformational leadership role, you must already possess a demonstrable track record of successfully establishing and implementing integrated supply chain business and demand planning processes. This will include specifying functionality for and implementing ERP and forecasting systems.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution and Procurement you will be a proactive and strategic thinker, very proficient at reporting and presenting business and capital investment cases at plc board level.

You will be an excellent cross functional team player, engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders within commercial, product development and finance to ensure accurate forecasts and plans and an agile, responsive supply chain function.

Operationally you will be happy to lead your team to get into the detail to drive supply chain optimisation and improvement. You will define and implement KPI's and controls to monitor analyse, report, and continuously improve supply chain performance.

You will also possess a detailed understanding of KPIs and cost to serve models critical to high levels of productivity within warehousing and distribution to ensure cost effective and efficient next day OTIF customer service to UK national customers across a variety of channels.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution & Procurement you will be a visionary manager, leader, mentor, and coach. Your experience to date will demonstrate your strong capability in motivating, inspiring, developing and upskilling individuals, and teams, setting stretch targets, succession planning and creating a best-in-class supply chain function.

You will manage teams across inbound freight, supply chain analysis, supply chain planning and forecasting, warehousing, distribution development and procurement.

Accordingly, you will oversee the outbound logistics operation including third party carrier, haulier and sea freight partner selection and negotiation.

You will also define and create a procurement function which aligns to the wider organisation including supply chain and product development.

The focus will be on ensuring optimum supply performance. In this respect you will work closely with international procurement/sourcing colleagues, engineering and manufacturing on collaborative supplier development, innovation, and cost reduction projects.

 

The Successful Candidate:

* The ideal candidate will be university degree educated with professional supply chain qualifications such as APICS or equivalent.

* First and foremost a supply chain expert experienced in S & OP, demand and supply planning, warehousing and third-party logistics and freight management within a FMCG environment.

* Your procurement experience will complement your core strategic and operational supply chain expertise.

* Solid experience of defining and implementing supply chain strategy.

* Already operating at Senior Supply Chain, Head of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Controller level within a market leading FMCG organisation.

* Experience of demand planning within volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous contexts where initially all the data may not be available and efficient, connected processes may not exist.

* Experience of delivering supply chain customer service excellence and OTIF within a fast-moving next day service environment to retail, online and wholesale channels.

* Resilience and energy to lead a team through challenging situations, maintaining morale and motivation whilst driving improvements and operational performance.

* Able to demonstrate real examples of taking ownership of change and improvement projects from concept to delivery. Ability to reflect and continuously improve.

* Excellent commercial awareness of the total supply chain including order management and key account customer relationships.

* Data driven and critical thinker.

* Ability to multitask. Very organised and excellent time manager.

* Pragmatic, comfortable in the detail, results focused to get the job done.

* Strong communication and presentation skills to positively influence outcomes.

* Experience of working with lean methodologies highly advantage.

* Experience of SAP very beneficial.

 

 

 

LX 642694b
£60000 - £75000 per annum Benefits

HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT

"SI &OP specialist with excellent leadership and people development experience required to take on high profile supply chain and distribution transformation role for FMCG market leader."

C£70-75000 Benefits

Midlands

Our client is a market leading designer and distributor of internationally sourced and manufactured FMCG household products.

The Role:

It is now seeking a dynamic, inspirational leader and supply chain expert to head up the transformation of its supply chain planning, distribution, and procurement functions. The successful candidate will be a degree educated Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning specialist with an in depth understanding of warehousing and distribution complemented with experience of international sourcing, procurement, and supplier development.

To succeed in this transformational leadership role, you must already possess a demonstrable track record of successfully establishing and implementing integrated supply chain business and demand planning processes. This will include specifying functionality for and implementing ERP and forecasting systems.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution and Procurement you will be a proactive and strategic thinker, very proficient at reporting and presenting business and capital investment cases at plc board level.

You will be an excellent cross functional team player, engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders within commercial, product development and finance to ensure accurate forecasts and plans and an agile, responsive supply chain function.

Operationally you will be happy to lead your team to get into the detail to drive supply chain optimisation and improvement. You will define and implement KPI's and controls to monitor analyse, report, and continuously improve supply chain performance.

You will also possess a detailed understanding of KPIs and cost to serve models critical to high levels of productivity within warehousing and distribution to ensure cost effective and efficient next day OTIF customer service to UK national customers across a variety of channels.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution & Procurement you will be a visionary manager, leader, mentor, and coach. Your experience to date will demonstrate your strong capability in motivating, inspiring, developing and upskilling individuals, and teams, setting stretch targets, succession planning and creating a best-in-class supply chain function.

You will manage teams across inbound freight, supply chain analysis, supply chain planning and forecasting, warehousing, distribution development and procurement.

Accordingly, you will oversee the outbound logistics operation including third party carrier, haulier and sea freight partner selection and negotiation.

You will also define and create a procurement function which aligns to the wider organisation including supply chain and product development.

The focus will be on ensuring optimum supply performance. In this respect you will work closely with international procurement/sourcing colleagues, engineering and manufacturing on collaborative supplier development, innovation, and cost reduction projects.

 

The Successful Candidate:

* The ideal candidate will be university degree educated with professional supply chain qualifications such as APICS or equivalent.

* First and foremost a supply chain expert experienced in S & OP, demand and supply planning, warehousing and third-party logistics and freight management within a FMCG environment.

* Your procurement experience will complement your core strategic and operational supply chain expertise.

* Solid experience of defining and implementing supply chain strategy.

* Already operating at Senior Supply Chain, Head of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Controller level within a market leading FMCG organisation.

* Experience of demand planning within volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous contexts where initially all the data may not be available and efficient, connected processes may not exist.

* Experience of delivering supply chain customer service excellence and OTIF within a fast-moving next day service environment to retail, online and wholesale channels.

* Resilience and energy to lead a team through challenging situations, maintaining morale and motivation whilst driving improvements and operational performance.

* Able to demonstrate real examples of taking ownership of change and improvement projects from concept to delivery. Ability to reflect and continuously improve.

* Excellent commercial awareness of the total supply chain including order management and key account customer relationships.

* Data driven and critical thinker.

* Ability to multitask. Very organised and excellent time manager.

* Pragmatic, comfortable in the detail, results focused to get the job done.

* Strong communication and presentation skills to positively influence outcomes.

* Experience of working with lean methodologies highly advantage.

* Experience of SAP very beneficial.

 

 

 

LX 642694c
£60000 - £75000 per annum Benefits

HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT

"SI &OP specialist with excellent leadership and people development experience required to take on high profile supply chain and distribution transformation role for FMCG market leader."

C£70-75000 Benefits

Midlands

Our client is a market leading designer and distributor of internationally sourced and manufactured FMCG household products.

The Role:

It is now seeking a dynamic, inspirational leader and supply chain expert to head up the transformation of its supply chain planning, distribution, and procurement functions. The successful candidate will be a degree educated Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning specialist with an in depth understanding of warehousing and distribution complemented with experience of international sourcing, procurement, and supplier development.

To succeed in this transformational leadership role, you must already possess a demonstrable track record of successfully establishing and implementing integrated supply chain business and demand planning processes. This will include specifying functionality for and implementing ERP and forecasting systems.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution and Procurement you will be a proactive and strategic thinker, very proficient at reporting and presenting business and capital investment cases at plc board level.

You will be an excellent cross functional team player, engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders within commercial, product development and finance to ensure accurate forecasts and plans and an agile, responsive supply chain function.

Operationally you will be happy to lead your team to get into the detail to drive supply chain optimisation and improvement. You will define and implement KPI's and controls to monitor analyse, report, and continuously improve supply chain performance.

You will also possess a detailed understanding of KPIs and cost to serve models critical to high levels of productivity within warehousing and distribution to ensure cost effective and efficient next day OTIF customer service to UK national customers across a variety of channels.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution & Procurement you will be a visionary manager, leader, mentor, and coach. Your experience to date will demonstrate your strong capability in motivating, inspiring, developing and upskilling individuals, and teams, setting stretch targets, succession planning and creating a best-in-class supply chain function.

You will manage teams across inbound freight, supply chain analysis, supply chain planning and forecasting, warehousing, distribution development and procurement.

Accordingly, you will oversee the outbound logistics operation including third party carrier, haulier and sea freight partner selection and negotiation.

You will also define and create a procurement function which aligns to the wider organisation including supply chain and product development.

The focus will be on ensuring optimum supply performance. In this respect you will work closely with international procurement/sourcing colleagues, engineering and manufacturing on collaborative supplier development, innovation, and cost reduction projects.

 

The Successful Candidate:

* The ideal candidate will be university degree educated with professional supply chain qualifications such as APICS or equivalent.

* First and foremost a supply chain expert experienced in S & OP, demand and supply planning, warehousing and third-party logistics and freight management within a FMCG environment.

* Your procurement experience will complement your core strategic and operational supply chain expertise.

* Solid experience of defining and implementing supply chain strategy.

* Already operating at Senior Supply Chain, Head of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Controller level within a market leading FMCG organisation.

* Experience of demand planning within volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous contexts where initially all the data may not be available and efficient, connected processes may not exist.

* Experience of delivering supply chain customer service excellence and OTIF within a fast-moving next day service environment to retail, online and wholesale channels.

* Resilience and energy to lead a team through challenging situations, maintaining morale and motivation whilst driving improvements and operational performance.

* Able to demonstrate real examples of taking ownership of change and improvement projects from concept to delivery. Ability to reflect and continuously improve.

* Excellent commercial awareness of the total supply chain including order management and key account customer relationships.

* Data driven and critical thinker.

* Ability to multitask. Very organised and excellent time manager.

* Pragmatic, comfortable in the detail, results focused to get the job done.

* Strong communication and presentation skills to positively influence outcomes.

* Experience of working with lean methodologies highly advantage.

* Experience of SAP very beneficial.

 

 

 

LX 642694
£60000 - £75000 per annum Benefits

HEAD OF SUPPLY CHAIN PLANNING, DISTRIBUTION & PROCUREMENT

"SI &OP specialist with excellent leadership and people development experience required to take on high profile supply chain and distribution transformation role for FMCG market leader."

C£70-75000 Benefits

Midlands

Our client is a market leading designer and distributor of internationally sourced and manufactured FMCG household products.

The Role:

It is now seeking a dynamic, inspirational leader and supply chain expert to head up the transformation of its supply chain planning, distribution, and procurement functions. The successful candidate will be a degree educated Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning specialist with an in depth understanding of warehousing and distribution complemented with experience of international sourcing, procurement, and supplier development.

To succeed in this transformational leadership role, you must already possess a demonstrable track record of successfully establishing and implementing integrated supply chain business and demand planning processes. This will include specifying functionality for and implementing ERP and forecasting systems.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution and Procurement you will be a proactive and strategic thinker, very proficient at reporting and presenting business and capital investment cases at plc board level.

You will be an excellent cross functional team player, engaging and collaborating with key stakeholders within commercial, product development and finance to ensure accurate forecasts and plans and an agile, responsive supply chain function.

Operationally you will be happy to lead your team to get into the detail to drive supply chain optimisation and improvement. You will define and implement KPI's and controls to monitor analyse, report, and continuously improve supply chain performance.

You will also possess a detailed understanding of KPIs and cost to serve models critical to high levels of productivity within warehousing and distribution to ensure cost effective and efficient next day OTIF customer service to UK national customers across a variety of channels.

As Head of Supply Chain Planning, Distribution & Procurement you will be a visionary manager, leader, mentor, and coach. Your experience to date will demonstrate your strong capability in motivating, inspiring, developing and upskilling individuals, and teams, setting stretch targets, succession planning and creating a best-in-class supply chain function.

You will manage teams across inbound freight, supply chain analysis, supply chain planning and forecasting, warehousing, distribution development and procurement.

Accordingly, you will oversee the outbound logistics operation including third party carrier, haulier and sea freight partner selection and negotiation.

You will also define and create a procurement function which aligns to the wider organisation including supply chain and product development.

The focus will be on ensuring optimum supply performance. In this respect you will work closely with international procurement/sourcing colleagues, engineering and manufacturing on collaborative supplier development, innovation, and cost reduction projects.

 

The Successful Candidate:

* The ideal candidate will be university degree educated with professional supply chain qualifications such as APICS or equivalent.

* First and foremost a supply chain expert experienced in S & OP, demand and supply planning, warehousing and third-party logistics and freight management within a FMCG environment.

* Your procurement experience will complement your core strategic and operational supply chain expertise.

* Solid experience of defining and implementing supply chain strategy.

* Already operating at Senior Supply Chain, Head of Supply Chain, Supply Chain Controller level within a market leading FMCG organisation.

* Experience of demand planning within volatile, uncertain, and ambiguous contexts where initially all the data may not be available and efficient, connected processes may not exist.

* Experience of delivering supply chain customer service excellence and OTIF within a fast-moving next day service environment to retail, online and wholesale channels.

* Resilience and energy to lead a team through challenging situations, maintaining morale and motivation whilst driving improvements and operational performance.

* Able to demonstrate real examples of taking ownership of change and improvement projects from concept to delivery. Ability to reflect and continuously improve.

* Excellent commercial awareness of the total supply chain including order management and key account customer relationships.

* Data driven and critical thinker.

* Ability to multitask. Very organised and excellent time manager.

* Pragmatic, comfortable in the detail, results focused to get the job done.

* Strong communication and presentation skills to positively influence outcomes.

* Experience of working with lean methodologies highly advantage.

* Experience of SAP very beneficial.

 

 

 

LX 498593b
£30000 - £40000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits

BUYER- ENGINEERING/CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: North West

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

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
    Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people

 

LX 498593c
£30000 - £40000 per annum Blue Chip Benefits

BUYER- ENGINEERING/CAPITAL & DECOMMISSIONING PROJECTS

"Graduate calibre high potential sought for accelerated career development programme as an engineering buyer/project procurement senior buyer within global energy leader."

 

C£30-40000 (Dependent on Experience) Excellent Benefits

Location: North West

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

 

This is an exciting career development opportunity for a degree educated and ambitious procurement professional seeking the next step on the ladder within a global multinational energy environment. Our client is a multi-site manufacturing/processing and complex matrix organisation.

Our client has an opportunity for a Buyer to join its capital and decommissioning projects procurement management team.

Specifically, you will provide direct support to the Capital Projects Procurement Management team with the completion of existing contractual requirements as well as providing procurement support to the development of waste management and decommissioning capabilities.

This role will offer accelerated career development to a self-starter with lots of initiative, drive and ambition, keen to learn and to build the skills and technical procurement capabilities to progress on a fast track to Senior Buyer within the capital projects arena. Our client will support your CIPS studies as well as offering you lots of other training and development to enhance your career.

An interest in and some previous experience of capital projects procurement, as a Buyer, within civil and general building disciplines of construction would be a good foundation for this role. Some previous experience of drafting and executing model form contracts, such as the management of term and framework contractors will be very useful. Our client will provide extensive training.

The Role:

  • Manage the delivery of capital project buying activity for planned spend opportunities within defined contractual spend levels throughout the capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Ensure products and services are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner, delivering 'agile' solutions to implement and ensure purchasing best practices
  • Manage transactional negotiating and buying activities and support wider strategic procurement management including raising purchase orders in line with SAP P2P.
  • Prepare RFQ's, evaluate, re-tender, renegotiate or extends contracts and suppliers in order to facilitate tactical and strategic sourcing with relevant stakeholders.
  • Use of eProcurement tools to assist in the development of detailed business needs analysis for use by Procurement Managers.
  • Assist with the commercial management of procurement contracts working in liaison with Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors & Cost Engineers throughout capital and decommissioning project lifecycles.
  • Assist in the development and execution of detailed tender documentation for engineering, decommissioning and waste management projects ranging in size and complexity.
  • Assist with the development of supply chain strategies and value delivery plans for allocated categories of spend across the capital and decommissioning projects landscape.
  • Identification of savings targets, baseline agreements and methodologies for reporting purposes.
  • Reporting on forecasts, actuals, annualised and cumulative savings figures.
    Assisting with the delivery of actual value savings in line with agreed forecasts and contractual parameters.
  • Assist with risk analysis of key areas of the supply chain and asset base to establish demand pipeline and drive value delivery targets.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • University degree educated
  • Part or Fully Qualified MCIPS or willing to study.
  • Experience gained within a multinational, corporate and regulated environment such as utilities, nuclear, energy, power generation, aerospace, construction, pharmaceutical, engineering, capital intensive industry, public sector OJEU environments if combined with private sector procurement experience.
  • At least 18 months procurement experience in a buyer role within Direct or Indirect Spend area, Manufacturing, CAPEX, Civils, Minor Works, Capital Projects, Engineering, Facilities Management, General Building Projects, Construction arena.
  • Some experience of assisting with the preparation and execution of model form contracts and the management of term and framework contractors highly advantageous but training will be provided.
  • An understanding of category management principles and a working knowledge of SAP processes and functionality across the procurement process and integration with other functions.
  • Some experience of supplier management including implementation of supplier management programmes with key suppliers would be highly advantageous.
  • Confidence and capability to influence at all levels of the organisation through strong relationship management.
  • Excellent analytical, research, communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent team working ability, particularly with suppliers and procurement and category managers.
  • Ability to develop and manage strong relationships both internally and externally (e.g. suppliers).
  • Highly motivated with a drive for results - performance focused.

 

Our client offers excellent development and the opportunity to make a real difference in a complex and challenging business that really values its people