Specialists in procurement and supply chain consultancy

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We have a long established reputation and an extensive network across the Procurement and Supply Chain Consulting arena.

Our track record dates back to the late 90’s when we first recruited for what was Andersen Consulting’s fledging procurement consultancy business.

Since then we’ve seen the procurement outsourcing companies establish themselves, the rise of the niche procurement consultancy as genuine competitors to the big multi disciplinary practices and more recently the changes to the marketplace due to the emergence of a range of spend management solutions which are of course central to the digital transformation journey that so many target clients are embarking on.

Throughout all these developments in the market we’ve been working with the best emerging talent and established Senior Managers, Directors and Partners.

Our consulting clients use us because:

  • We have in-depth knowledge of the big four and major players through to small niche operators
  • Our reputation – we consistently deliver and our contacts vouch for our service

  • Our experience in the sector means we are able to advise on nuances other recruiters miss.

  • We are able to give real advice on what talent is available and bespoke salary research to back this up

  • Deep market knowledge – we provide quarterly reports on supply and demand market conditions for procurement skills helping people to make informed decisions on the market – link to QMU’s

  • We understand the distinct skills required for client facing roles in consulting and can find people with the transferable skills to succeed.

  • They know we command the respect and confidence of proven consultants who prefer our approach to the more aggressive and transactional approach of many other recruiters.

What we focus on:

Predominantly our focus is on Procurement and supply chain and we have a proven track record sourcing candidates from Analyst to Partner level in the following specialisms

  • Procurement and supply chain consulting

  • Digital Procurement transformation – P2P, S2C, Contract Lifecycle Management, eSourcing

  • Spend  Analytics – link to SM page

What distinguishes us:

Our experience and understanding of the sector. This gives us the knowledge of style and cultural fit as well as the kind of work firms typically undertake. We are able to see behind generic words and phrases to ensure a real match for client and candidates

  • We act as advisors to several leading players in the market

  • We have hands on Director level input to every project and assignment ensuring that extra insight really does make a difference

  • We recommend candidates that meet the specific brief – we would rather send a shortlist of one candidate than several vaguely matching CV’s

  • We don’t spam the market. We know who to approach in our network first. If we go outside our network we fully screen and qualify people beforehand.

  • Our mix of traditional search techniques allied to active networking and social media attraction means we can identify and target the best people others can’t. We engage and interest people who would not normally respond to an approach.

Why the top performing consulting  candidates come to us:

  • Candidates tell us that our pragmatic, genuine and open approach makes us different.

  • The knowledge /and the advice we bring to help people understand their options.

  • We advise and help rather than sell.

  • They know we have a network of genuine connections – a broad network from small niche firms to the large players.

  • Our reputation. People regularly recommend us.

  • We have a genuine passion and involvement in the sector.

  • We take pride in our approachable style.