As one of the leading recruitment companies in the Northwest providing Procurement jobs across many sectors, we can help you source the position you are looking for.
In its broadest sense, procurement is all about purchasing, whether it is services - often by tender, goods - whether they are sourced in the UK or brought in from overseas, or raw materials, to enter into the manufacturing process. The function of the procurement or purchasing department is not just to ensure that these goods, services or raw materials are purchased at best price, but that quality and supply levels are also agreed and maintained. After all, there is no point being supplied with the highest quality product at the best price if every delivery is late.
There are also differences between the perceptions of purchasing jobs and procurement jobs – purchasing jobs tend to be in manufacturing or importing companies, where the emphasis is more on buying finished goods or raw materials, whereas procurement jobs seem to focus on services, or are based within the public sector where much is run through tender processes.
A further environment for a procurement job, or more specifically where experience in a variety of procurement jobs would be an advantage would be within a supply chain or purchasing and procurement consultancy, where your role is to advise clients on the most appropriate way of running their purchasing or procurement function, or advising on the structure of the department or the procurement strategy for the business.
Whatever function or environment that they are in, purchasing or procurement jobs are there to ensure value for money, quality of product and timeliness of delivery; a vital cog in the overall machinery of the company and its success.
Because we are different, we will treat you as a human being and we will work with you to find the right position for you.