David Hazeldine

David Hazeldine joined Procurement Heads in 2020 and is our Director of Interim Management, overseeing our interim recruitment offering.

Why did you choose procurement recruitment as a career?

I decided that after working in accountancy and finance recruitment for a couple of years – a foray into something more complex and stimulating would stretch me further.

So, I took an opportunity to start up a temporary and interim desk for a boutique supply chain recruitment company in central London and gradually found myself appointing more and more procurement roles.

What sort of procurement roles do you recruit and where?

I generally appoint Interim Procurement Transformation, Interim Procurement Directors, Interim Heads of Category, Interim P2P/S2P and Interim Procurement project roles across the UK and internationally.

What qualities do you believe are integral to being a successful procurement recruiter?

Listening very carefully, understanding different nuances, and being comfortable to challenge and question.

What do Procurement Heads’ values mean to you?

I’ve reached a part of my life journey where values and ethics are important to me.

The core values that underpin everything at Procurement Heads show me that I’m working within an organisation that also wants to do the right thing, also wants to go beyond and exceed expectations and actively encourages rewarding relationships.

And our purpose is to deliver recruitment as a professional service, what does that mean to you?

It’s an admirable agenda – this market has a wide range of providers and because of this it’s easy to be categorised with the masses.

By really championing this message – through our actions and delivery – we can play a part in changing the perception.

What inspires you?

My wife and my children inspire me every day – both in and out of work.

They inspire me to be the person “they think I am” as well as being the person I want them to see.

What 3 words would you use to describe your professional self?

Knowledgeable. Faithful. Innovative.

What do you enjoy most about procurement recruitment?

Understanding the complexities of each role, organisation and territory that I hire into and knowing how the person I will appoint will impact others around them.

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