Procurement & supply chain recruitment
Reed has been supporting businesses to find talented procurement, supply chain and logistics professionals for over 60 years.
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We know procurement & supply chain recruitment
Reed’s specialist procurement and supply chain recruiters will help you find the perfect addition to your team - whether you are looking to fill entry level, mid-senior, or director roles. Each of our consultants only specialise in recruiting for the procurement, supply chain and logistics sector, so you will always work with a knowledgeable recruiter who understands the local and national landscape.
As the UK’s largest family-run recruitment business, we have the national scale, and the biggest candidate database to find you a variety of talented professionals in the sector. So, if you are searching for qualified and experienced procurement, supply chain, or contract management professionals, our consultants are best placed to help you. Reed is so confident in the ability of our professionals that we offer up to an 18-month guarantee – among the longest available on the market.
We provide more than just a basic procurement and supply chain recruitment service; we add value by providing you an effective and efficient service along with ongoing aftercare. Our consultants work with you to optimise your recruitment process and understand what you want from applicants and your next employee. Whether you need a professional to fill a permanent, temporary or interim role, Reed is here to help you take your next step.
Reed’s procurement consultants are among the most knowledgeable and experienced in the recruitment sector. Each of our procurement specialists has extensive experience and keep up to date with market trends, both locally and nationally. With access to a large database of thousands of active candidates, and their own connections, they’re best placed to help you find the best professionals to help your business grow.
Our expertise in the procurement recruitment market means we can provide you with the best insights to help you when you come to recruit. We are passionate about helping you find and secure the next member or leader of your procurement team. Whether you are looking for a procurement assistant, analyst, director, or other procurement specialist, we can find you a professional that suits your needs and company culture.
From the initial candidate search and pre-vetting stage to onboarding, we will support you throughout the recruitment cycle.
Supply chain recruitment
Reed’s supply chain specialists leave no stone unturned to find you a talented professional that meets your needs. We ensure that we fully understand your requirements, so that we can provide a service focused on the development of your company and the optimisation of your supply chain.
We know that you expect a recruitment process which mirrors your supply chains: smooth, productive, and efficient – saving you time and money. This is why we make every effort to ensure that you and your prospective employees have a first-class recruitment experience, with interview tips, vetting services and more. Our consultants also provide you with feedback after each interaction with your prospective hire, keeping you up to date from beginning to end.
Within the supply chain sector, we recruit for all types of roles, including supply chain coordinators, managers and directors. So, whether you’re looking for permanent, interim, or temporary employees, Reed has access to over 200,000 professionals – more than any other recruitment company.
Reed has transport, logistics and shipping recruitment specialists placed throughout the country. With our extensive network across the UK, we are best placed to help you find the right professional for your teams – regardless of whether you are looking for a temporary, interim or permanent employee.
With our guidance and industry contacts, you will find the best professional to elevate your business. To fully understand the type of employee that would suit you and your team, we work on a consultative basis and we will only put forward the most qualified, experienced and talented professionals to fill your roles.
Demand has never been higher for transport, logistics and shipping specialists in the globalised, digital world. By finding your next professional through Reed, you will have access to a wide range of talent – including import and export operators, shipping managers, and freight forwarders – meaning we’ll be able to help you find the perfect professional.
Demand/supply planning recruitment
Reed has offices all around the UK, meaning that we can find demand and supply planning professionals for you wherever you are based. We work across numerous industry verticals, as well as within the public and third sectors.
With major changes impacting supply chains around the UK, demand and supply planning is becoming even more critical to an organisation’s success – providing you with a host of opportunities to grow your teams. Reed’s expert consultants have up-to-date market knowledge and are best placed to help you stay competitive when you come to recruit.
Our recruitment insights will provide you with everything you need to thrive in your search for your next team member – whether you require interview advice or want to find out what salaries and benefits employees are expecting to receive. We support you through the entire process – from the initial search to onboarding your new hire, and have vast expertise in recruiting supply, demand and materials planners, relationship managers, operations managers, and other strategic roles.
With new challenges presented by major economic change, there is an even greater need to optimise your purchasing strategy.
Our recruiters are passionate about finding you the best employees. We provide you with a bespoke service by learning about you and your team, so we understand what skills and traits you’re looking for in a candidate. With our extensive network and reach within the sector, we have access to a broad range of purchasing specialists, including buyers, senior buyers, assistant buyers, purchasing assistants, as well as many other purchasing roles you’re looking to fill.
Reed consultants don’t just recruit – we are also industry experts, having spent over 60 years working with businesses in the sector. We know what professionals are looking for from their employers and will help you stay up to date with all the latest trends and insights within the purchasing market so you can stay competitive.
And understand your pain points...
From the moment we engage with a procurement and supply chain professional about a role, we remain in regular contact with them throughout the recruitment cycle. To negate interview dropouts, we prepare them for interviews, and we keep you informed of any changes to their circumstances.
Our consultants work to understand the reasons why someone wants to leave their current position, what they are looking for in their next role, and whether they have taken any other steps in their job search before coming to us.
When we register procurement and supply chain candidates, we go through their CVs in detail and ask them specific questions to ensure their suitability for the roles of interest to them. We also ensure that we ask any questions you would like answered prior to examining a prospective employee in more detail.
Reed pre-screens all the procurement and supply chain professionals our experts put forward for roles before we send you their CVs, to ensure they meet your requirements. As part of the process, your consultant will provide you with interview advice and suggest lines of questioning which will help exhibit each applicant’s credibility. For interim roles, we also request references from previous managers to review their feedback.
By providing a benchmark on rates from other procurement and supply chain roles we have recruited for, we are able to advise and guide you on the salary range which is in line with market expectations. We also produce salary guides broken down regionally, which feature the most popular procurement and supply chain roles.
Your consultant will manage the expectations of your potential employee, ensuring their desired remuneration and benefits package is realistic and in line with your company’s budget.
One of the first things we ask when thoroughly screening candidates is about their salary expectations, using our counteroffer training to manage overly grand expectations and to anticipate when a professional is likely to receive a counteroffer from their current employer.
We stay in regular contact with applicants to manage any issues that may arise, and our consultants are not afraid to tell someone they will not work with them until they have asked for a salary increase in their current role, if we believe their job search is purely motivated by money.
Each of our procurement and supply chain specialists has built up an extensive network of contacts in the sector, so when you work with Reed, you have access to wide range of highly qualified industry professionals.
Most of the professionals we work with are exclusive to Reed. 30% of individuals we have placed in some of the top procurement and supply chain companies in the last year come from recommendations by candidates we’ve previously placed, and managers we’ve worked with in the past.
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