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Chris Adams

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Procurement & supply chain recruitment | Midlands

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Chris Adams - Talent Acquisition Consultant

My professional background

First attracted by the sociable, people-focused nature of recruitment, Chris began his career with a placement at Distinct while studying. He started in the office support division, later transitioning to the procurement & supply chain team, which he officially joined after completing his BA Hons in Sociology with Criminology from Loughborough University.

Since then, Chris has consistently proven himself a valued consultant, inspired by his candidates’ problem-solving abilities. He appreciates the variety in his work and enjoys partnering with both clients and candidates in the procurement & supply chain industry to find the perfect fit across the Midlands.

Get to know Chris

Chris believes in a straightforward approach centred on communication and honesty. He is dedicated to keeping candidates and clients informed and providing clarity throughout the entire process.

From the very first call, Chris aims to deeply understand why a candidate is considering a move, what’s most important to them and how he can make their job search as smooth as possible. His genuine desire to understand and assist means he takes extra care when working with clients, delving into their company culture and existing team to deliver successful, long-term matches. 

Chris’ thorough, process-driven service ensures he leaves no stone unturned in finding the best-fit talent for his clients and fully preparing his candidates for their interviews. This dedication is best exemplified by his achievement of placing five senior procurement professionals for a single client within six months. One position was originally intended for one hire, but the client couldn’t decide between two fantastic candidates Chris put forward, so they hired both.

Chris embraces challenges and often goes above and beyond for clients, embodying Distinct’s core value, “to dare is to do,” to successfully fulfil niche roles like Mandarin-speaking Category Manager. He adds value by leveraging his industry knowledge and market insights, empowering clients to make informed hiring decisions and where appropriate, negotiations. 

Outside the office, Chris is a dedicated Derby County season ticket holder, regularly attending home games and travelling across the country for away matches. In the office, he’s often heard discussing the latest game and league movements. Chris also enjoys travelling abroad, particularly for holidays in sunnier climates.

Chris's active jobs

£60,000 - £65,000

per year

Procurement Manager

Procurement/Contracts Manager – Engineering Derby – 3 days onsite, 2 WFH Would you like to work for a business whose core values focus on sustainability, integrity and respect?...

£45,000 - £50,000

per year

Supply Chain Planning Manager

Supply Chain Planning Manager – Food Leicester – 5 days onsite Hours: 9am to 5pm – flex with start/finish times Do you have experience in managing a supply...

£25,000 - £29,000

per year

Procurement Assistant

Procurement Assistant – Manufacturing/Services Derby – 3 days in office, 2 WFH 12-month FTC Do you have experience in procurement? Are you available to start immediately? I’m supporting...

£30,000 - £34,000

per year

Supply Chain Analyst

Supply Chain Analyst – Manufacturing Cannock – 3 days in office, 2 WFH Hours: 8.30am till 5pm – flex around start/finish times Do you have strong analytical skills...

£25,000 - £28,000

per year

Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer – Engineering/Manufacturing Hinckley – 5 days on site Are you interested in a career within purchasing? Would you like to work somewhere with a path for...


per year

Category Manager

Category Manager – Engineering/Manufacturing Burton on Trent – 3 days in the office, 2 WFH Are you experienced in negotiation and supplier management? Do you have experience working...


per year

Senior Category Buyer

Senior Category Buyer – Engineering/Manufacturing Burton on Trent – 3 days in the office, 2 WFH Are you experienced in negotiation and supplier management? Do you have experience...

£30,000 - £35,000

per year

Supply/Demand Planner

Supply/Demand Planner – Food Manufacturing & Distribution Wednesbury – 5 days onsite Hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – can offer flexi-hours Do you have experience in...


per year

Inventory Analyst

Inventory Analyst – FMCG Coalville – 1 day in office, 4 WFH (after training period) 8.30am to 4.30pm – Monday to Friday Do you have experience of improving...


per year

Purchasing Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator – Coalville Hybrid – 4 days WFH after training period Do you have experience in purchasing or supply chain administration? Are you someone with high attention...

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Whether you’re navigating your next career move or seeking procurement & supply chain market advice, connect with Chris for an objective industry perspective. Send him a message today.