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Supply chain & procurement

Over the years, our seasoned recruitment specialists alongside our impressive customer base has enabled us to become a leading agency in the East Midlands supply chain and procurement space.

As our team continues to grow, we’re also developing exciting partnerships in new regions.

Whether you’re on the hunt for a new Procurement Leader to protect your business or looking to rise up the ranks with a senior contract position, we’ve got you covered.

We specialise in permanent and interim recruitment across the following areas:

Talent acquisition consultant, Chris Adams, stood smiling at a colleague who is off-camera in Distinct HQ’s kitchen area.

Client consultation

With industry challenges such as inflation and fluctuating consumer demand, the supply chain and procurement markets have faced substantial change in recent years. As part of our consultation service, we provide up-to-date salary benchmarking advice and market insights to ensure our clients stay one step ahead.

We understand how critical a gap in the team can be for a business operation. As such, we liaise closely with our clients so we can forecast future hiring needs and provide an accurate portrayal of the candidate market. 

Distinct’s manager of temporary and interim recruitment, Claire Fletcher, smiling at a colleague who is off-camera.

Collaborative approach

We pride ourselves on presenting candidates with the best jobs on the market. During initial registration, our specialists will get to the crux of what really matters to our candidates, whether that be enhanced benefits, better tech or a different culture fit. 

We partner with like-minded professionals and our collaborative approach ensures candidates are only presented with the roles that match their ambition, not just their skillset.

Your FAQs

We know the East Midlands market inside out. However, our vast candidate network allows us to cast a wider net for interim and senior opportunities.

We support experienced direct and indirect procurement professionals, as well as CIPS or MCIPS qualified candidates across the £35-£80k market. Common job titles we advertise include:

Purchasing Manager
Indirect Procurement Manager
Global Procurement Leader
Category Manager
Planning Manager
Supply Chain Manage

Demand Planner
Supply Planner
Purchasing Assistant
Buyer
Indirect Buyer
Senior Category Buyer

Our clients include Boots, BCM, JCB, Next, Refressco and Vision Express. We work with both SMEs and larger blue chip organisations across the East Midlands, sourcing candidates across the spectrum. The larger your procurement team, the more we can help you!

Our proactive approach to source the best candidates for your position includes:

  • Utilising our extensive candidate network and LinkedIn premium software to map out the market
  • Running a full advert campaign through a variety of channels, including national job boards
  • Putting forward our evaluation with candidate shortlists, from current capabilities and technical functions to personality and culture fit.

Our roles are a mixture of hybrid and office-based. It’s more common to see two days at home in the FMCG or retail sector, whereas manufacturing and engineering businesses require their team to be full-time

We begin by discovering your job hunting motivations, this helps us to understand what you want in your next position. This then allows us to represent you accurately to businesses to ensure the placement is mutually beneficial. We also market our candidates to businesses who aren’t actively hiring, as well as open vacancies and will only present opportunities when we have something suitable. 

You’ll receive interview coaching to ensure you’re fully prepared at each stage and we will manage the negotiation process on your behalf. Finally, we
respect that you can make your own decisions and won’t push you into a role if you don’t feel it’s right for you.

Supply chain & procurement team

Chris Adams

Talent Acquisition Consultant
Supply chain and procurement
Specialises in industrial manufacturing and engineering recruitment, permanent & interim | £40k plus
22 years experience

Claire Fletcher

Divisional Director
Finance
Specialises in senior interim finance across all areas | £250-day rate plus

Supply chain & procurement candidates

Senior Buyer
£ 0

Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton

Permanent

CIPS Level 4

Represented by

Chris
Senior Buyer
£ 0

Derby, Nottingham, Burton

Permanent

CIPS Level 4

Represented by

Chris
Supply Chain Manager
£ 0

Nottingham, Derby, Burton, Leicester

Permanent

CIPS

Represented by

Chris
Purchasing Manager
£ 0

Derby, East Midlands, West Midlands, Burton, Remote

Permanent

MCIPS

Represented by

Chris
Junior Buyer
£ 0

Leicester

Permanent

Represented by

Chris
Senior Buyer
£ 0

Derby, Nottingham, Burton

Permanent

Represented by

Chris

Supply chain & procurement 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...

£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...

TBC

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...

£45,000

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...

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