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Distinct covers the entire end-to-end Supply Chain & Procurement division, recruiting at all levels and in all industry sectors. We currently operate across the East and West Midlands.

I believe the scope of Procurement and Supply Chain is huge. What used to be a transactional cost centre has become a real value-add and a sales-enabler to organisations. I enjoy seeing the impact that our candidates can have in an organisation, particularly within SMEs who perhaps find it more difficult to attract and attain the right people for their businesses. I find that skillsets are continually developing and it’s exciting to work with an industry that isn’t standing still.

Over the last 3 and a half years, we have grown our business to become preferred suppliers to a range of blue-chip clients, including: Boots, Next, JCB, Refresco, Vision Express, Wilko, and BCM; as well as working with a range of SMEs across the region.

We’re currently looking for experienced consultants to join us. The plan is to grow the team in the East Midlands, and then focus on growth across the UK and internationally. Supply Chain is huge, and we believe there’s a real opportunity for Distinct to be the leader in this area.

- Joel Stevenson

Head of Supply Chain & Procurement

Joel and Chris recruit for Permanent and Interim roles across the entire Supply Chain and Procurement spectrum:

  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Demand Planning
  • Production Planning
  • Materials Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Merchandising
  • Logistics Management
  • S&OP
  • Procurement / Purchasing
  • Retail Buying
  • Sourcing
  • Supplier Management
  • Category Management
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Joel Stevenson.

Head of Supply Chain & Procurement Recruitment

I’ve been part of Distinct from the beginning. Having worked in recruitment for 6 years prior, there was a feeling in recruitment that the industry as a whole was starting to lack in human elements. So, to have the opportunity to join a business that wanted to achieve results for the right reasons really resonated with me.

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Chris Adams.

Supply Chain & Procurement Consultant

Chris started his recruitment career in our Office Support division. He recently joined the Supply Chain & Procurement team, looking after roles up to 30K across the East Midlands

Chris is our resident sporting hero, having won a table tennis tournament in Menorca when he was 12. He is also a massive Derby County fan; he is used to taking a bit of stick in the office.


Collaboration is everything. You have individual needs and requirements, and we get that. Whether it’s an interim or permanent role, we tailor our approach specifically to you and the assignment at hand.

Our clients include:

  • boots
  • vision-express
  • next
  • games-workshop
  • refresco
  • sccl
  • wilko
  • dfs
  • toyota
  • bcm
  • jcb
  • fittleworth-medical
  • denby
  • moduleo
  • armitages
  • utopia-tableware
  • pattonair
  • pedigree-wholesale
  • birlea
  • experian
  • thorntons
  • mainline

We believe doing the right thing is always the right thing. Whether you’re looking for your next role, or someone to join your team, we recognise that everyone is different and will use our experience to support you every step of the way.

But don’t just take our word for it, see what our clients and candidates say about us below.

We always aim to get the best possible match for our clients and candidates.

We deal with careers every day and know that changing jobs is one of the most stressful and important life stages for anyone. So, when you’re thinking about your next career move, our approach is to get to know you through an informal chat over a coffee or using our video-chat platform, Distinct Live. This way we can truly understand your background, career aims, and what’s important to you.

We also offer other free services including CV & LinkedIn profile workshops, career development and networking events. We will share our market knowledge and work with you to improve your chances of securing your next job. Ultimately, we want to help you in your job search.

We’re not ran by KPI’s, so we will never put a candidate forward for a role that isn’t right for them, even if that means a small shortlist of 1 or 2 people – they will be the right people.

We get to know our clients’ culture and people within so that when you’re looking for someone to join your team, we can represent and promote your brand effectively.

If you decide to work with us exclusively, we will dedicate ourselves to fill your job with the best candidate on the market and with minimal disruption to your day job. In other words, we’ll take your “recruitment headache” away from you and prioritise the position to ensure a speedy resolution.

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