Supply Chain Recruitment

Search has accumulated a wealth of experience and expertise in providing staff on a permanent, contract and interim basis across public and private sectors throughout the UK.

We know the benefits of understanding our clients' businesses, and strive to develop an excellent working relationship with each one, so that we can provide the highest quality of supply chain professionals.

Our recruitment team operates a cross functional approach, which will be tailored to suit the needs and demands of each organisation.

Examples of the roles covered: 

  • Supply Chain Specialist
  • Buyer / Senior Buyer
  • Purchasing Management
  • E-procurement
  • Commodity Management
  • Director-level roles

We know the benefits of understanding our clients’ needs, culture and specific requirements and strive to develop a real working relationship with every client. This ensures that we can provide the highest quality of procurement, logistic, warehouse and supply chain professionals.

Search Supply Chain comprises an experienced and dedicated team of specialist consultants who have established themselves in the marketplace for high quality service and outstanding success from both a client and candidate perspective. Our specialist consultants have in-depth knowledge and first-hand experience of the supply chain sector, and are able to provide career guidance and advice to all candidates interested in roles in this area.

Search’s supply chain candidates

As the leading UK supply chain recruitment agency, we’re well aware that organisations’ requirements for staff are dependent on a number of factors, and the duties and responsibilities often vary.

We recruit at all levels from warehouse staff through to buyers, purchasers and senior managers. As such, our candidates possess a wide range of skills, which can be used against a range of activities including purchasing raw materials to customer service and distribution.

Workers we engage also have experience in analysing markets and assessing suppliers, preparing and carrying out negotiations with them, and liaising with other departments and production plants. We also take on people who have experience in managing data on transactions to use in other activities such as project management and price forecasting.

Like any experienced supply chain recruitment agency, we’re aware that our candidates need to be adept at sourcing materials for products, packaging, media, marketing, or purchasing manufacturing services. This type of work is sometimes referred to as supply management or strategic purchasing.

Our supply change candidates also have exposure to the manufacturing areas of consumer goods organisations, and have often been involved in helping factories become more efficient and adapt to changing customer and consumer needs, as well as overseeing quality and costs. 

At Search, some of the roles we routinely recruit for are:

  • Buyers
  • Commodity Managers
  • eProcurement
  • Logistics Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Performance & Process Managers
  • Procurement Directors
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Senior Buyers
  • Sourcing Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Warehouse Managers

We specialise in recruiting for any supply chain roles, however some of our most popular candidates are:

Buyers

We recruit for buyers, an essential role within the supply chain arena. Buyers are critical to the supply chain process as they have responsibilities for selecting new products, finding the correct suppliers, and of course negotiating prices. Beyond these key skills, we can find candidates who possess excellent time management skills, ensuring that products are delivered on time and to specifications, are able to interpret reports and predict future sales, are comfortable pitching ideas to senior management, can handle stock control, budgeting and reacting to changes in customer demand. Many of our candidates have these skills and can adapt to multiple buying environments.

Purchasing Managers

Like buyers, our purchasing managers possess a range of skills relevant to the supply chain industry, with the added bonus that they have management and team leading skills and can take accountability while directing groups of workers. Relationship management is a key skill we look for in our purchasing manager candidates, as maintaining a positive and successful relationship with existing suppliers, while seeking new commercial opportunities, is hugely important to any organisation.

Warehouse Managers

Warehouse managers are another essential part of the supply chain industry as they oversee the efficient receipt, storage and dispatch of a wide range of goods. Warehouse managers have a more strategic role and deal with planning, coordinating, administration and general management issues, which include the day-to-day supervision of staff and overseeing work organised by team leaders. In smaller companies, a manager deals with more practical, 'hands-on' work.

Since we are specialists in supply chain recruitment, some of our services include:

  • In-house advertising and response handling teams
  • CV and interview guidance
  • Emergency and volume support
  • Outsource solutions
  • Interim and contract assignments
  • Appropriate vetting and compliance documentation
  • ISO9001:2008 accredited processes
  • Relevant experience, skill evaluated and reference checked

To find out more about Search Supply Chain, please contact your local Search office from the following locations: Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield.