About Procurement Heads
Procurement Recruitment Agency Based In Hampshire and London
Procurement Heads is all about getting to know great Procurement Professionals and bringing them together to make outstanding Procurement teams. With a proven track record of delivery, we support people through the life-cycle of their careers, providing an end-to-end consultative service. We partner with many prominent brands and organisations, sourcing Procurement talent using industry-leading tools and techniques. Focused and proactive, our methodology provides a comprehensive assessment of your needs and tailors solutions to meet them. The ability to identify and attract the best people across all sectors, often involves us designing and managing bespoke campaigns.
Founded in Hampshire, with offices in Hedge End (Southampton), Winchester and London, we partner with organisations across the UK and internationally to provide procurement and supply chain talent on a permanent and interim basis.
To deliver recruitment as a professional service.
We engage with leaders across procurement, HR and executive functions to make their organisations successful. More than just a recruitment company, we provide a suite of talent solutions tailored to your business needs.
For us, it’s personal. Relationships are pivotal to our existence and we place great value on their development. We encourage collaboration through our unique referral scheme ‘The Heads Up’ and are driven by a desire to build deep long-standing partnerships. Our goal is to act as an ambassador for the teams and individuals we support.
More than just a recruitment company, we engage with leaders to deliver the unexpected when it comes to sourcing talent. Going beyond ‘filling the role’, we advise, challenge, champion and are innovative in the value-add solutions we provide.
DOING THE RIGHT THING
Doing the right thing is not difficult. Knowing what the right thing is, that’s where we come in. Everyone has a responsibility for the choices they make. We pledge to lead the way by championing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Sustainability.
Heads Resourcing Group's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion statement
“When everyone is included, everyone wins.” Jesse Jackson
At Heads Resourcing Group, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion is embedded into our DNA and one of our core business pillars. We firmly believe in equality for all and have pledged to continue attracting a workforce that reflects this, not only for ourselves but for the clients and candidates we engage with.
They are more than just words for us; they are the guiding principles of how we build our teams and future leaders and how we inspire organisations to diversify talent pools. We have a global multi-cultural following and are duty-bound to reflect this in our hiring processes.
From candidate attraction, right through to Board representation, EDI touches every part of the process and people need to feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work knowing they will be treated equally and fairly and that their opinion matters.
Demonstrating our commitment:
- Signed the Race Fairness Commitment Pledge which ensures fairness at work for people of all ethnic backgrounds and the Change the Race Ratio, which aims to accelerate racial diversity in business.
- Run regular events for our network with guest speakers who discuss EDI in the workplace and what organisations can do to attract a more diverse workforce.
- Pioneered a mentoring scheme tackling gender diversity.
There is more work to be done, but with the help of our employees, customers, strategic partners, and network we can achieve #EqualityForAll.
Armed Forces Covenant
Procurement Heads is also proud to have joined many leading organisations in signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve. It says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. This includes offering injured servicemen and women and bereaved families extra support where appropriate.
For more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what it means for you, visit www.gov.uk/government/policies/armed-forces-covenant
Which industries are best for procurement jobs?
Procurement Heads recruits in the following sectors, all of which offer candidates different opportunities, Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Industrial, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and the Public Sector.
All of these sectors are experiencing high demand for permanent and interim procurement and supply chain professionals.
Our sector specialists recruit into the following industries:
FMCG, e-commerce, telco, technology, food & drink, consumer electronics, retail, media, travel & leisure.
Financial & Professional Services
Financial services, PE & VC, banking, management, consultancies, FM outsourcing, legal & accountancy, fintech and insurance.
Defence, transportation & logistics, construction, energy & utilities, manufacturing, engineering, chemicals, automotive, aviation & aerospace.
Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
Pharmaceutical, life sciences, medical devices, consumer healthcare, biotech, nutraceuticals, personal care and animal health.
Central & local government, NHS, housing, charities, education, NGOs, emergency services and armed forces.
Across all of the industries we recruit in there are a vast array of procurement job opportunities.
Many leading brands retain Procurement Heads for their procurement and supply chain recruitment campaigns.
Is procurement a good career?
While each sector comes with different benefits and working patterns, from our extensive thought leadership blogs with procurement leaders, there are common themes about what makes procurement a great career, these include:
- Career progression
- Ability to make a positive difference
- Procurement’s role in organisation’s EDI and sustainability commitments
- Social impact
- Flexible and hybrid working patterns
- Benefits packages
- The ability to move between sectors
What is procurement recruitment?
As a specialist procurement recruitment agency, we partner with leading brands to recruit permanent and interim procurement and supply chain professionals and help them shape and develop their procurement functions.
We specialise in recruiting procurement professionals in the UK and internationally across the Consumer, Financial & Professional Services, Industrial, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences and Public Sectors, using our extensive market knowledge, headhunting abilities and well-established brand to attract the best candidates.
Typical roles we recruit include:
- Chief Procurement Officer
- Procurement Director
- Head of Procurement
- Head of Category
- Category Manager
- Supplier Relationship Manager
- Vendor Manager
- Procurement Officer
Are procurement jobs well paid?
The average salary for a procurement job is £47,500 according to TotalJobs.
This can vary depending on the sector and location, with London procurement jobs paying more.
Procurement careers offer clear progression, and often come with bonuses and additional benefits.
The average Chief Procurement Officer base salary in the UK, according to Glassdoor is £100,891, so a career in procurement can be financially rewarding.
How do I get into procurement?
If you are interested in a career in procurement, it is worth following our LinkedIn page for regular updates.
It is also worth following the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply on LinkedIn and reading their blogs.
You can also upload your CV with us and reach out to our team for an informal discussion about the procurement jobs they are recruiting.
What are the types of procurement?
The three types of procurement are:
- Direct procurement
- Indirect procurement
- Services procurement
Direct procurement involves direct purchasing of machinery, raw and wholesale goods that contribute directly to an organisation’s end product.
Indirect procurement refers to the buying of goods such as office supplies that don’t directly impact bottom lines but enable the company to function.
Services procurement refers to, for instance, software leasing and hiring interim staff.
What is the difference between a recruiter and a sourcer?
Recruiters manage the relationship between candidate and client.
This will include, taking a job brief from an organisation and salary benchmarking and providing advise without obligation, headhunting talent, analysing CVs and applications and putting forward suitable candidates and managing the entire application and interview process in partnership with the hiring organisation.
A sourcer’s primary goal is to attract potential candidates to an organisation and establish a first contact with them.
What are the 12 principles of procurement?
- Competitive supply
- Value for money
- Informed decision making
What’s another word for procurement?
The verb procure comes from the Latin word prōcūrāre, which means “to take care of” or “to look after.”
Procurement refers to processes executed to obtain services and goods for an organisation.
Sometimes it can be referred to as purchasing, although, as this blog from Zycus highlights, there are significant differences between procurement and purchasing.
What are the 4 main roles of procurement?
The key roles in a procurement department are sourcing, category management, vendor management and supplier performance monitoring.
We have been shortlisted for the Recruiter Awards’ Best Professional Services Agency for 2016, 2018 and 2020.