James Dobbin

Director - Financial & Professional Services

I lead our Financial & Professional Services offering with a focus on senior campaigns and retained mandates.

Following several years at a global blue chip, my move to Procurement Heads was born from the desire to work with more autonomy, initiative and entrepreneurship.

After returning to England from the USA – where I was fortunate to attend university on a football scholarship – I secured a job in the creative department of a small PR agency.

My role evolved quickly, and I soon began attending various trade shows and networking events; it was there I stumbled upon my passion for building relationships and selling. It was kismet: I fell into the recruitment industry soon after and it was the best decision I’ve ever made.

I get a buzz out of recruitment because I love being able to share another person’s excitement about a decision that could potentially be life-changing — and helping them realise it.

The opportunity to do that and get paid for it is both a privilege and a pleasure.

Outside of work, I like to read, lift weights, run and play sports and chase after a feral toddler with my wife!

The types of procurement and supply chain roles I recruit include Category Managers / Leads, Procurement Managers, Heads of Procurement, Procurement Directors and Chief Procurement Officers.