Procurement Recuitment

Our Approach

We work with many of ourclients on a retained and exclusive basis. This enables us to truly understand theambitionsand specific requirements of each of ourclient, effectivelyoperatingas avaluable extension to their business.

Ourunique andcompetitive fee structureallowsourclients the flexibility tochoosethe totalcostbased on a range of criteria such as exclusivity and payment schedule.

We ensure our values always align with our approach.

  • AGILE – We have the ability to adapt and tailor our approach to each individual client.
  • EXCELLENCE –Our Consultants are all high-performers, delivering best in class across all our services
  • INNOVATIVE –We love doing things differently and actively encourage new approaches.
  • INTEGRITY –Underpinning everything we do is our promise to be authentic and genuine.
  • PASSIONATE –We love what we do and are genuinely driven by creating positive impact.

Types of Roles Recruited

  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Procurement Directors
  • Head Of Procurement
  • Head of Vendor Manager
  • Operational Procurement
  • Procurement/Category Managers
  • C-Suite & Board Level Roles
  • Commercial Director
  • Operational Excellence Director
  • Sustainability Director
  • Head of Commercial
  • Other Niche Recruitment

Why Work With Us

You want to attract the very best candidates:

We use a variety of attraction techniques to ensure that we capture the best candidates. Whether they are immediately available or working for one of your direct competitors, our diverse range of methods ensures that all avenues are explored.

You want to pay a reasonable fee for a superior service:

As an independent consultancy, we can be competitive on our fees. Most executive recruitment agencies charge a premium for retained services, whereas we tend to reward retained work by making our fees more attractive.”¯

You want to truly understand and assess the best candidates:

Our coaching partnership model enables The Talent Place to build in a variety of profiling and assessment tools into the process. Such assessments (such as Hogan, DISC and MBTI) can help highlight a candidates’ morals, values, strengths, weaknesses and development areas, enabling a more thorough and enlightening interview process.

You want to save time and deal with one point of contact:

When committing to working with us on an exclusive basis, we will ensure that your vacancy is filled with a candidate that you are excited about. We are experts in managing the most complex of recruitment processes, operating in an informative and professional manner throughout. As well as having only one-point contact, you can be assured that all candidates are assessed against a thorough and consistent process.

You have a sensitive vacancy and want it to remain confidential:

We have a proven background in handling such sensitive requirements. One of the many benefits of working with an independent consultancy is that only one person needs to know about a particularly confidential requirement. The process can also be sensitively handled with the use of NDA’s when necessary.”¯”¯

Procurement Challenges

During the past 20 years, the strategic significance of procurement has expanded exponentially. Procurement functions are now viewed as a valuable contributor to strategic prosperity. The increasing importance of the procurement function has been further amplified by recent economic challenges and we as business understand the importance of finding the right talent technically as well as the right cultural fit.

At The Talent Place “we think differently about talent“. For over a decade we have worked alongside forward thinking leaders from blue-chip companies as well as SME’s, always exceeding expectations through our methodical approach in understanding the clients needs which has led to many senior level procurement hires across the permanent and interim market.

We believe our duty is to widen the gap not lower the bar, and as a business we are dedicated to championing the acceleration of a high-calibre diverse network to find the right talent for you.

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SUNNY MAINI

MANAGING PARTNER, FINANCE & PROCUREMENT PRACTICE

Sunny is the founder of the Procurement & Finance Practices at The Talent Place. He has over 15 years’ experience of building professional services practices across EMEA. As well as being a trusted business partner to his clients...Read More

CIARA AFIQ

Senior Talent Partner (HR, FINANCE & PROCUREMENT)

Ciara is a graduate with a degree in Philosophy from University of East Anglia (UEA). She enjoys engaging with high-performing HR professionals who embark on their journey for their next career move….Read More

For a free consultation on how our services can benefit your business get in touch below!

Testimonials

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Preeti Upadhyay, HR & Payroll Officer

Ciara is very active and quick responsive person. I have never felt any delayed and it was absolutely very good communication link where I did not feel a gap or delay in getting update from the employer side. I did not feel pressure she was very helpful to me to prepare me for the interview.…

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Namrata Kapoor, Talent Acquisition Partner

Thank you Ciara for placing me  at Highgate Private Hospital. Really appreciate your help and wish you all the best

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CPO, Global Retail

Sunny’s service demonstrates the care and attention paid equally to both client and candidate needs; he takes briefs accurately and leverages his extensive network of clients and candidates to match the right talent to each opportunity.Sunny differs from the usual agency competition by personalising his service and making sure each candidate feels like a person…
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Procurement Director, Vodafone

Sunny was appointed to help reinvigorate the UK Supply Chain team in Vodafone. Over several years the team had become disengaged from the business, and lacked enthusiasm, and urgency to correct structural cost issues, following the loss of market leadership to Telefonica.The entire leadership team, together with some category managers and specialists needed refreshing. Sunny…
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Director Of Procurement, Telco Client

I’ve now worked with Sunny as both a client and candidate for 8 or 9 years. What marks him out from the crowd of other recruiters is his focus on proactive relationship management, regardless of the immediate opportunity. This means that when an opportunity arises Sunny is able to pull on knowledge from a wide…
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Roxanne Thompson, Senior HR Advisor

Ciara is really helpful, reliable and a pleasure to work with. She helped me secure a great role and was great at coaching and offering support.