Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within the Supply Chain, Logistics & Procurement arena. Our industry experience has been built on a number of successful projects that our clients have asked us to carry out over the last few years. We can confidently recruit the following types of positions:

Procurement and Buying
CPOs
Procurement Directors
Category Managers
Buyers
Indirect and Direct Strategic Sourcing Professionals
e-Sourcing Specialists
Supplier Relationship Managers
Supply Chain, Distribution & Logistics
Supply Chain Directors and Managers
Supply and Production Planners
Customer Service Managers
Demand Planners
S&OP Planners
Import and Export Managers
General Managers
 

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Strategic Buyer
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A world leader in the delivery of tailored construction solutions for virtually any type of construction project.  

Automotive Logistics Co-ordinator
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UK & European family run automotive tranportation company specialising in the transportation of prestige road cars, super cars, classic cars and race cars.

Head of Procurement - Contract Services
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 A Head of Purchasing was required by one of Europe's leading suppliers of Contract Services within the Automotive and Transportation sector who supply major corporations and smaller businesses within the public & private sectors.

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  • This multi-award winning design led agency is currently looking for a Company Accountant to join the team. The role will offer career progression and a bright future for the right prospect. SALARY: Competitive BENEFITS: Company Pension, Private Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Benefit, Child Care Vouchers, Profit Sharing Scheme, 22 days holidays duvet day, Car Allowance LOCATION: Northampton COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Milton Keynes, Rugby, Leicester, Rushden, Wellingborough, Kettering, Raunds, Market Harborough, Bedford, Luton, JOB SPECIFICATION: Company Accountant This position has the opportunity for an ambitious company accountant to progress in the coming years potentially to board level.   The role will offer variety where you will be responsible for managing a small team of staff across finance and admin. You will be responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting function. Other responsibilities and duties will include: Producing month end management accountsBeing the main administrator for the organisations job costing software Working alongside the Finance & Admin Manager sign off trial balanceBe responsible for producing annual budgets across the departments and businessCreating forecasts across the organisationResponsibility of half year and year-end financial statementsWork across the business with a diverse group of skillsets building strong relationships with colleagues, external partners and the board.    REQUIREMENTS: Company Accountant The ideal candidate will have the following skill set and experience: Have proven experience as company accountant / Financial managerBe a great communicator with excellent commercial knowledgeAn ambitious personality but also happy to do day to day number crunchingSuperb attention to detail.A track record of maximising profit through smart accounting commercially THE COMPANY: A UK leading Design and Marketing Communications organisation. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services:  Company Accountant / Finance Manager / Accountant INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Glen Brooke quoting Company Accountant reference GGB1801-70 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683317 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.    

  • We are seeking an experienced Senior Contracts Manager with a proven track record in Public Sector/ Government Contracts, either as a supplier or from a procurement perspective, to join our Senior Leadership Team and play a pivotal part in our continued growth and future strategy. SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000 BENEFITS: Pension 25 Days Holiday BenefitsLOCATION: Lincoln COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Lincoln, Sheffield, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Corby, Peterborough, Grantham, Boston, Skegness, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Newark-on-Trent, Worksop.We are a Commercial Social Enterprise that develops the skills of young people. We work with a range of organisations & partners, providing specialised services and solutions for Education and BusinessThis Senior Contracts Manager role should appeal to you if you: Proactively use your knowledge and experience of Government Policy and Political Agenda to champion organisational strategy.Have a commitment to the support and welfare of children and young people.Wish to be in a role that will enable you to create and develop your career whilst influencing the direction of our business.  This is a hugely challenging and exciting, multi-faceted role and as Senior Contracts Manager your key responsibilities will include: Policy – Become our organisations thought leader, demonstrating knowledge of Government Policy and Political Agendas in a young people context. This will inform our ongoing business strategy for the coming years.Strategic Contract Lead – you will assume the strategic lead for our primary existing multi-million pound contract, including supplier & sub-contractor quality control & budgetary reporting.OJEU – you will be at the forefront of identifying & engaging with new potential opportunities for business development through the management of RFPs, RFQs and ITBs, ensuring our ongoing diversification.Personnel - Daily management of a team of 7, including a number of remote team members, providing high value leadership and ongoing professional development.Internal – work closely with our Senior Executive Team across the Trust, ensuring you build and maintain Trusted Advisor status through the delivery of regular and accurate information. A full and detailed role breakdown is available on application.Senior Contracts Manager Personal Profile:  You MUST have: Experience of managing government contracts, either as a supplier or a procurer.Experience of policy formation & implementation.Demonstrable project management experience – ideally of simultaneous, multiple projects of large value (£5m - £10m ).A history / knowledge in Education and /or CYP (Children & Young People) Governmental agendas.Management of teams, including the successful management / motivation of remote teams.  Any experience of Merlin Supply Chain or Purchase Agreement Matrices would be highly desirable. BUSINESS PROFILE:  Senior Contracts Manager Established in 2001, we are a passionate social enterprise that employs over 60 people across 3 UK locations. We create innovative partnerships with organisations that help to support young people to develop the skills they need to thrive and survive in today’s commercial world.  You may currently be working in or have experience of working in the following sectors: Education Advisory Services, Education Sales, Education Policy, Education Strategy, Commercial Contract Management, Operations, Local Authority, Central Government, NGO, Charity, Third Sector, Not-For-Profit, OFSTED, Apprentice Schemes, Youth Mental Health, Youth Employability, Your job role may be that of:Senior Contract Manager, Head of Contracts, Operations Manager, Procurement Manager, Policy Advisor, Team Leader, Head of Strategy, Sub-contract Manager, Supplier Manager. Please Note  - Wallace Hind Selection have been selected as our exclusive retained partner so any direct applications from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to them. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Lee Henning quoting Senior Contracts Manager reference LH1801-69  to DD: 44 (0)1604 683314 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

  • A leading specialist distributor and multi-million turnover company, seeks a Purchasing Analyst & Data Integrity to join their fast paced buying department. SALARY: £25,000 - £28,000 BENEFITS: 31 Days Holiday, Competitive Company Pension, Share Options and Staff Discount, Other Large Company Benefits LOCATION: Milton Keynes COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Milton Keynes, Northampton, Hemel Hempstead, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Banbury, Oxford JOB SPECIFICATION: Purchasing Analyst & Data Integrity Your role as the Purchasing Analyst & Data Integrity will be to take responsibility for dealing with the main supplies of own label products which contributes a significant percentage of the UK sales revenue. Most importantly, you will divide your time evenly between ensuring the business procure at the right price and maintaining the integrity of the system data. Therefore you will be responsible for, but not restricted to the following tasks: - Building strong working relationships with suppliers to ensure products are delivered, on time and to the highest specification.- Undertake regular stock reviews with suppliers & arrange quarterly stock cleanses- Monitor the availability and value of stock as the market fluctuates- To maintain a high level of communication when liaising with suppliers- Implement and maintain policies, procedures and processes for the purchasing department- Drive cost reduction initiatives to reduce the overall expenditure of the supply chain- To check price increases and update the system when necessary- Ensure the integrity of the data is accurate and up to date, incl. barcodes lead times, weights etc.- To cover colleague duties when holiday and sickness occur REQUIREMENTS: Purchasing Analyst & Data Integrity - Superb organisational skills often working on multiple tasks and to strict deadlines- A confident and professional telephone manner- Highly skilled in using Microsoft programmes, in particular Excel- A strong commercial awareness with experience in managing large budgets (ideally with previous Direct Import buying experience but not essential)- Ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team- Knowledge of using demand planning or purchasing systems- CIPS or equivalent qualification beneficial but not essential THE COMPANY: This multi-million turnover company is a key part of a global leader in their market. Their FTSE listed Parent company operates across a number of countries and vertical markets and is recognised as an industry leader. Due to impressive growth they are looking to recruit a talented Purchasing Analyst & Data Integrity to join the team and drive improved processes across the organisation. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Joel Barnett quoting Purchasing Analyst, reference JKB1801-63 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683321 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.  

  • A leading specialist distributor and multi-million turnover company, seeks a Purchasing Analyst/ Assistant Buyer to join their fast paced buying department. SALARY: £23,000 - £25,000 BENEFITS: 31 Days Holiday, Competitive Company Pension, Share Options and Staff Discount, Other Large Company Benefits LOCATION: Milton Keynes COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Northampton, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead, Bedford, Luton, Aylesbury, Banbury, Oxford JOB SPECIFICATION: Purchasing Analyst/ Assistant Buyer Your role as the Purchasing Analyst/ Assistant Buyer will be to take responsibility for dealing with the main supplies of own label products which contributes a significant percentage of the UK sales revenue. Most importantly, you will ensure the business procure at the right price and in line with company strategy, to maximise the businesses offering to the market place. You will be responsible for, but not restricted to the following tasks: - Building strong working relationships with suppliers to ensure products are delivered, on time and to the highest specification.- Undertake regular stock reviews & arrange quarterly stock cleanses with suppliers- Monitor the availability and value of stock as the market fluctuates- To maintain a high level of communication when liaising with suppliers- Implement and maintain policies, procedures and processes for the purchasing department- Drive cost reduction initiatives to reduce the overall expenditure of the supply chain REQUIREMENTS: Purchasing Analyst/ Assistant Buyer - Superb organisational skills often working on multiple tasks and to strict deadlines- A confident and professional telephone manner- Highly skilled in using Microsoft programmes, in particular Excel- A strong commercial awareness with experience in managing large budgets (ideally with previous Direct Import buying experience but not essential)- Ability to work under your own initiative and as part of a team- Knowledge of using demand planning or purchasing systems- CIPS or equivalent qualification beneficial but not essential THE COMPANY: This multi-million turnover company is a key part of a global leader in their market. Their FTSE listed Parent company operates across a number of countries and vertical markets and is recognised as an industry leader. Due to impressive growth they are looking to recruit a talented Purchasing Analyst/ Assistant Buyer to join the team and drive improved processes across the organisation. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Joel Barnett quoting Assistant Buyer / Purchasing Executive reference JKB1801-62 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683321 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

  • A Buying Manager is needed for this award winning National Retailer to work within their Procurement division based at their London Office. If you are passionate about buying within a fast paced innovative environment, this is the perfect role for you. SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000 plus up to 50% bonusADDITIONAL BENEFITS: Holiday’s, Bonus, Pensions, plus Relevant Company Benefits.LOCATION: LondonCOMMUTABLE LOCATIONS:  Shoreditch, Canonbury, Whitechapel, Southbank, Islington JOB SPECIFICATION: Buying Manager - RetailThis is an exciting opportunity to join a successful national retailer to play a pivotal role within their Procurement team. The position will work closely with the Head of Buying to manage and develop one of the company’s major product categories. Consequently, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following:-        Creating and driving forward purchasing strategies by negotiating the most competitive terms possible-        To attend conferences at trade meetings and other business events providing valuable competitor insight-        Monitor trends, market pricing and identify new markets and product opportunities-        To work and develop close working relationships with relevant departments such as Merchandise Planning, Marketing, Operations, Ecommerce and Finance.-        To specialise and become an expert in your category, becoming the central point for stakeholders to approach-        To produce weekly and periodical promotions in line with company objectives REQUIREMENTS: Buying Manager - RetailIn order to be successful in this role the ideal candidate will have the following:-        A proactive and willing attitude, with strong and persuasive personality to influence all levels of business both verbally and in writing  -        Strong organisational skills often working towards stringent deadlines-        Able to understand and interpret complex data quickly and accurately and relay insightful information to relevant stakeholders -        Experience in commercial negotiation, with some formal training preferable but not essential-        At least two years’ experience working within a general buying role within the retail industry is essential, with some experience of Far East product sourcing being beneficial-        Proficient in using Microsoft Office, in particular Excel -        Educated to degree level THE COMPANY: With more than 40 years’ retail experience and over 200 stores across the UK, this company is the UK’s number one specialist technology retailer. If you are passionate about buying and looking to excel in a market leading company, this is the perfect opportunity for you.INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Joel Barnett quoting Buying Manager – Retail reference JKB1801-20 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683321 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.  

  • The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for overseeing a small team of buyers (4), managing stock and stock budgets for a leading IT Distribution business based in Warrington. You’ll need a great understanding of processes and procedures to enable you to influence and manage the team effectively. SALARY: £35,000-£40,000BENEFITS: 20 days holiday, Pension, LOCATION: WarringtonCOMMUTABLE LOCATIONS:  Altrincham, Manchester, Widnes, Wigan, Northwich JOB SPECIFICATION: Purchasing ManagerOverseeing a small team of Buyers you will ensure SLA/ contractual agreements and negotiations are beneficial to the business whilst: Analysing data and forecasting stock requirements so as to maintain minimal levelsMonitoring stock movement across all warehousesEnsuring team comply with standard processes and proceduresHaving final authorisation for all orders within department limitsProducing internal reporting for stock, availability and depreciationUpdate budget trackers highlighting any areas of concern to the business. REQUIREMENTS: Purchasing Manager In order to be considered for this role you will need the following skills and experiences:- Experience of managing a small team of buyersAbility to understand buying and buying processesExcellent in stock management experienceExcellent commercial acumenStrong communication skills across all business levelsGood knowledge of purchasing and product lifecycles THE COMPANY: A fast growing IT Distribution business with excellent core values and specialisms. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services:  Buying Manager, Head of Buying, Commercial Manager, Commercial lead, Buying, Buyers, Purchasing Manager, Senior Buyer, Procurement Manager, Stock Manager, In stock Manager INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Zoe Chatley quoting Purchasing Manager reference ZC1712-38 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683307 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.  

  • Reporting to a Merchandiser, as our stock controller you will be working in a merchandising team, focusing on stock control and movement across a number of product categories. You will be commercially astute, analytical and proactive at identifying areas of improvement and efficiency. This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping our business after an acquisition. BASIC: £25,000 - £30,000 per annum BENEFITS: Contributory Pension, 22 days Holiday OFFICE BASED: High Wycombe YOU COULD CURRENT LIVE: High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Oxford, Luton, Reading, Watford or West London. THE STOCK CONTROLLER / ANALYST / MERCHANDISER ROLE WILL APPEAL TO YOU IF YOU: * Enjoy analysing data and have the commercial nous to make continuous improvement suggestions* Enjoy working cross functionally within a corporate business* Have a professional, analytical approach to work JOB SPECIFICATION: - Stock Controller/Analyst/Merchandiser Manage the intake of stock into the distribution centre by liaising with supplies; the distribution of stock to retail stores in line with requirements. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Stock/commitment management* Analyse sales and stock performance at store level* Supply chain analysis* Supplier management* Forecasting This position is a supply chain focused position which involves liaising with suppliers, retail stores and the national distribution centre in the Midlands. You will be using an internal system (JDA) to manage this process, whilst using this data it to spot trends, anomalies and opportunities to improve. You will a main point of contact for stores for their delivery and stock queries. REQUIREMENTS: - Stock Controller/Analyst/Merchandiser To be considered for the Stock controller role: * You will presently be working in a supply chain focused position* You will have advanced excel skills* You will have experience working with stock data in the retail industry* You will have demonstrable experience of identifying and implementing improvement plans in stock control IN RETURN, WE WILL: Provide you with support and guidance to allow you to progress your career and improve your industry knowledge, whilst earning an excellent salary package. COMPANY: Whilst our brand was only recently established we are a part of a business with other well-known UK retailers under its umbrella. Having acquired one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest FMCG consumer retailers we have a presence in over 90 UK locations and employee 1700 talented individuals. If you haven’t been in one of our stores you will have most certainly used our products. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Will Grashoff quoting Stock Controller reference WG1712-02 to DD: 44 (0)1604 683318 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.  

  • As our junior buyer, you will be an integral part of the buying function within a major retailer. You will be commercially astute, ambitious, proactive and people focused professional with a desire to be pushing on in your career as a buyer. This is an opportunity for you to work with an exciting product range and a company who have recently restructured. BASIC: £25,000 - £35,000 per annum BENEFITS: Contributory Pension, 22 days Holiday, OFFICE BASED: High Wycombe YOU COULD CURRENT LIVE: High Wycombe, Aylesbury, Oxford, Luton, Reading, Watford or West London. THE JUNIOR BUYER ROLE WILL APPEAL TO YOU IF YOU: * See your future sat in a senior buying position* Enjoy working cross functionally within a corporate business* Have a professional, persistent approach to work* Have excellent vendor relationship skills JOB SPECIFICATION: - Junior Buyer You will be maintaining and developing key relationships across multiple vendors (10-20) with 5500 SKUs in the company book. Your strong desire to succeed and progress yourself, will allow you to provide excellent support to the buying department. You will work closely with other business functions to ensure that all promotions and activity runs smoothly and critical path dates are met. You will be heavily involved in forecasting alongside other departments within the organisation. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES: * Critical path management* Product management* Administrative support* Competitor analysis* Vendor relationship management (c10 – 20)* GAP Analysis REQUIREMENTS: - Junior Buyer Reporting to a Buyer, you will be working as a part of a buying team, focusing on office consumables, technology and furniture. You will be commercially astute, ambitious, proactive and people focused with a desire to be pushing on in your career as a buyer. This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping our business after an acquisition. To be considered for the Junior Buyer role: * You will presently be working in a similar position or have realistic aspirations to perform this position* You will be degree educated* You will have a proven track record of working with 1000 SKUs* You will have demonstrable experience of negotiation with, ownership of, and management of 10 vendors In return, we will: Provide you with support and guidance to allow you to progress your career and improve your industry knowledge, whilst earning an excellent salary package. COMPANY: Whilst our brand was only recently established we are a part of a business with other well-known UK retailers under its umbrella. Having acquired one of the UK’s and Europe’s largest FMCG consumer retailers we have a presence in over 90 UK locations and employee 1700 talented individuals. If you haven’t been in one of our stores you will have most certainly used our products. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Will Grashoff quoting Junior Buyer reference WG1712-01to DD: 44 (0)1604 683318 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.  

  • One of Europe's leaders in the production of chemical products for industrial maintenance systems is currently looking for a Procurement Director to spearhead, modernise and invigorate the purchasing function. SALARY: £60,000 - £70,000 BENEFITS: Depending on Experience Additional Benefits Inc. Company car, Pension, Healthcare, 23 days holiday statsLOCATION: Widnes, CheshireCommutable Locations: Warrington, Liverpool, Manchester, Preston, Stoke, Chester, Wigan, Bolton JOB SPECIFICATION: Procurement Director The primary focus of this role is to implement and manage a new procurement strategy for the business as a whole. Key elements of the role will be to; Manage and develop 2 existing purchasing staffManage all direct and indirect procurement for the businessManage a total international spend of circa £35 million across 3 factories in the UK and one in ItalyImplement new SLA’s for the business and is suppliers and KPI’s for the staff Assess how to get best value out of the current procurement relationships and where needed, instigate new relationships This is genuinely an opportunity to create a buying platform from a relatively blank canvass and will require a candidate who is strong willed and confident in their approach. REQUIREMENTS: Procurement Director Ideally you will be a qualified procurement specialist holding either CIPs/MCIPs or the equivalent, looking for the next step in your procurement management career with an international business. We would be delighted to receive applications from qualified procurement managers with experience of managing a team of purchasers who look after a combined budget of £30million We would also be keen to receive applications from candidates with a strong background of international procurement with a keen interest in any experience of procurement from the Far EastWe will also consider applications from candidates with experience of managing multi million pound budgets and purchasing from across the world, who may be looking for their first step into the management arena THE COMPANY: We are supported by a large American PLC and with operations in many countries around the world, every day more than 300,000 satisfied customers use a total of over 4,000 of our products to make their jobs easier. The breadth of our commercial cleaning product portfolio provides customised, superior solutions to a range of industry sectors that includes transport, water treatment, hospitality, paper & cleaning, construction and maintenance. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Chemicals, Cleaning Chemicals, Procurement, Buying, Buyer, Category, Buying Manager, Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer, Buying Manager, Category Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing & Supply Manager.  Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct. INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Procurement Director reference MT1711-44  to DD: 44 (0)1604 683313 Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: 44 (0) 1604 758857. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.