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Richard specialises in Procurement and Supply Chain
Supply chain and procurement is a fascinating arena as the topical drivers are continually changing. Considerations can include cost reduction, supplier rationalisation, contingency planning - particularly with recent extreme weather events, low cost country sourcing, outsourcing, rising fuel costs, sustainability and recycling. There is also now an increasing move towards risk management and commercial growth.
Skills to handle these factors, particularly the softer skills, are becoming more important for procurement leaders when recruiting in their teams.
As procurement and supply chain recruitment specialists we maintain a broad base of both clients and candidates, as we believe that skills are often highly transferable from one industry to another.
Our in-depth interview process ensures we are assessing these critical skills throughout the entire engagement with the candidate, allowing you to meet candidates who not only have the relevant technical skills but crucially the right engagement and leadership skills.
Our clients include automotive, consulting, financial services, engineering, retail, FMCG, business services, oil and gas, aerospace, telecommunications, industrial and general manufacturing as well as the wider public sector.
“I asked my network who was the very best company and importantly most capable individual to look for real quality in the procurement sector, and I was specifically pointed to Richard. All of the candidates on the long list were highly credible and well-qualified. I think that any of the three candidates that we selected for second interview could have been offered the role, which is a strong indicator of the work early in the process.”
COO, UK Services Provider