Search Procurement 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. With offices across Aberdeen, Brighton, Crawley, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester and Sheffield we can guarantee to provide the highest quality of procurement workers to your organisation no matter your location.

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 procurement professionals.

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

About procurement

Procurement is the act of acquiring, buying goods, services or works from an external source. Best practice procurement favours the goods, services or works to be appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the acquirer in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimising exposure to fraud and collusion.

Typical areas within the procurement arena that we can source candidates for include:

Purchasing – where employees are required to manage a team across sourcing, buying and stock control.

Commodities – a role requiring delivery and implementation of strategies in supply chain management. Commodities candidates need to provide supply assurance, flexibility, pricing and delivery performance to the business in which they operate.

Development – candidates are responsible for overseeing the development of sites with a focus on future development projects. They oversee and manage post completion and handover issues on defects and the warranty process but are primarily responsible for the management, negotiation and coordination of the suppliers.

Data Analyst – focused on the analysis and production of a varied range of data. This data will support the relationship manager within the organisation and those who deal with clients.

Buying - responsible for implementing purchasing procedures to achieve improvements in quality, cost and delivery for various goods.

Procurement is often an attractive career option due to structure. It is a job role where you will progress more in after showing a good performance level so always keep up the hard work. 

Examples of the roles covered: 

  • Purchasing and procurement specialist
  • Buyer /senior buyer
  • Purchasing management
  • E-procurement
  • Commodity management
  • Director-level roles

In addition to sourcing quality procurement candidates, Search can offer a range of services as a leading UK procurement recruitment agency. These include:

  • Temporary staffing
  • Permanent placement
  • Volume recruitment
  • Project support
  • Campaign planning
  • Employer branding
  • Recruitment & CV training
  • Candidate attraction
  • Assessment centre design & facilitation
  • Selection process design
  • On-boarding
  • Pre-employment screening
  • Skills testing
  • Offer management
  • Market intelligence
  • Salary & benefits benchmarking
  • Interview & meeting facilities
  • Manual handling training
  • A full range of consultancy services


Thanks to the comments and expertise we regularly receive from professionals within the procurement industry and our own excellent track record, we are able to fulfil the exact requirements of the organisation and its culture leading to a seamless recruitment service.

Our assignments are often challenging and always diverse in their requirements, ranging from providing personnel for volume headcount centres through to producing advertising campaigns for senior or more technical/specialist procurement roles.

Our professional procurement recruitment agency consultants will always go the extra mile to certify every candidate we present are the right fit for the role and your business. Our rigorous screening process from beginning to end of our recruiting service ensures only those individuals who perfectly suit the client’s wishes and needs are put through to the next stage.

We know the key skills needed to excel in this industry are a positive attitude, people orientated mind-set and patience and if we do not find those qualities in our interviewees then we never consider bringing them further in the process.

Location Specifics

Our nationwide office locations mean that it is never been easier for you to find a close at hand branch of Search to help source talented local candidates to your business.

Our head office in Glasgow is one of the most prominent recruitment agencies in Scotland’s busiest hive of activity. Thanks to our two decades long association with the city and it’s businesses, our group of 10 specialist consultants are certain to provide you with an unique specialist service regardless of whether you want to fill or find a role.

Outside of our central hub, our award winning agencies cover the width and breath of Scotland with locations in the North located in Aberdeen and Inverness down to Edinburgh, Dundee and Dunfermline in the South.

Our Manchester branch is not only our head office in England but is also the biggest in terms of in-house consultant numbers. Together with Liverpool, we enlist over 20 specialists in the call centre industry across the North West of England to serve one the most in-demand areas for procurement work.

Offices in Sheffield and Leeds cater for the entire county of Yorkshire and have proved so popular we have recently relocated to a brand new facility because of the huge demand for our specialist industry expertise.

In Southern England, our recruitment agencies in Brighton and Crawley cover the metropolis of London and its surrounding boroughs as well as the South Coast and Home Counties. Our final office in Leicester provides a stellar service for call and contact centre recruitment roles for the Midlands and Birmingham with a quarter of its staff specialising in the sector.

If we still are not located within your immediate facility do consider we are an ever-expanding company and are keen to establish new footholds in the marketplace in the coming years.

Contact us today for more information. We look forward to working with you.