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When Distinct Met….

Welcome to our first commentary about a great meeting we have had with a finance professional in the East Midlands. We’re hoping to bring you many more of these over the course of 2018. At Distinct, we believe people make the difference, and we get to know our candidates on a much deeper level to […]

Time for a change?

I’m going to keep this short… As I sit here reflecting on my 7 Days as part of the Distinct recruitment family; I can honestly say that my past career feels a million miles away.   I spent months preparing my work attire, (if anyone’s in the market for a *capsule wardrobe* DM me), hours […]

How to develop your Supply Chain career. Advice from Dean Musgrave – Supplier Operations Manager, Mundipharma

How to develop your Supply Chain career, with Dean Musgrave – Supplier Operations Manager, Mundipharma In the first of a series of guest blogs and articles, I had a conversation with Dean Musgrave around early years supply chain career development. Here we explore everything from behaviours and skills, through to what professional training is available: […]

6 hours to fill your job

It’s the first week in January, we’re all getting back into the swing of things after the enjoyable festive period (insert clichés of eating & drinking too much here), and like me I’m sure you’re already about full up of all the “New Year New Job” & “New Year New Me” posts, blogs & memes. […]

Purchasing Professional – Direct and Indirect

I have recently had the pleasure in  meeting a  Senior Buyer. She is looking for a fresh challenge and feels that she has progressed as much as she can in her current role. Please take a look at some of her key skills: Direct and Indirect Procurement experience Industries include Manufacturing, Engineering, Food and Power […]

Category Manager/Buyer

Last week I met with a Buyer/Category Manager who is immediately available for work following redundancy due to several changes within the business. She has developed her Buying experience working predominantly for Retail or Retail related organisations. Her experience includes sourcing, supplier selection,  negotiations and understanding trading and product margins. She has worked in fairly challenging environments. […]

MCIPS Qualified Procurement Professional

Distinct Recruitment are happy to be supporting an outstanding candidate in her search to secure a challenging Senior Executive position in a Procurement/Commercial role in the East Midlands. Most recently she has been responsible for delivering high level strategic commercial and procurement projects as an interim. She has been successful in the delivery of these projects and […]

Distinct enter the local Tech recruitment market

Distinct have entered the Software and Web Technologies recruitment market place as the sector continues to expand and evolve at an unrelenting rate.  Welcome to our tech division which will be headed up by Aynsley Buggy who has over 10 years experience of working within candidate short markets and who is previously known within the […]

The Best and Worst Job Adverts

Not all job advertisements are long blocks of text detailing requirements and desirable characteristics. Some can be much more innovative with creative videos and visuals, alternatively, others can fail in an attempt to be fun and different. This list tackles some of the best and worst job ads out there showing you the true crazy […]

The Best and Worst Lines From Recruiters

Recruiters need to start strong when contacting potential new clients. It’s all about having the perfect opening line and how you follow that up. Every recruitment agency is different and will have varying practices and guidelines, some are certainly more creative than others. We’ve compiled a list of people across the working world (including us!) […]

Procurement Operations – Analysing your spend

Procurement spend information – how accurate is this within your business? Is information easily accessible? Do you think that predictive analytics of Procurement spend could eventually save your business money? Distinct are working with a fantastic individual who is not your traditional Buyer. In fact, she would not claim to be a Buyer. You would […]

Superb Buyer/Demand Planner

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of interviewing a charismatic candidate who is seeking their next role in Supply Chain. Her background includes working for Retail and Consultancy Services. Here is an outline of  her key skills: Stock management paying close attention to lead times Analysis of stock reports Negotiation with suppliers Analysis of price […]

The Best and Worst Job Interviews in the Movies

We’ve all had a bad interview at some point, and we all know that the feeling is horrendous. Watching someone else fail at an interview is, however, enjoyable – so here are 9 of the best and worst interviews in the movies from the past three decades. 1. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011, Rated:12) […]

Finance Candidates from Distinct

        If you’re looking to add to your team in the near future, we are currently working with a selection of excellent Accountancy & Finance professionals who are on the lookout for their next challenge. If you would like to find out more about any of these candidates please do let us […]

Temporary Finance Candidates From Distinct

        If you’re looking to add to your team in the near future, we are currently working with a selection of excellent Accountancy & Finance professionals who are on the lookout for their next challenge. If you would like to find out more about any of these candidates please do let us […]

MCIPS Qualified Procurement Professional

Distinct are pleased to be working with an exceptional MCIPS Qualified Procurement Professional who is looking to pursue her career as an Interim. She will be available for work as from the beginning of February and will consider opportunities across the East and West Midlands. Our candidate offers extensive experience working across a variety of […]

Planning for 2017

We are fast approaching the end of 2016 and with Christmas just around the corner, many of our clients are thinking to the future and planning for next year. The “War on Talent’ is still challenging the recruitment market with the time taking to recruit one of the main reasons why campaigns fail.  Distinct have recently […]

Head of Logistics – Looking for next assignment

I’m currently working with a Head of Logistics to support him securing his next interim or permanent role.   His background is heading up internal logistics for a number of major SME’s.   Key recent highlights include:   Overhead budgetary responsibility of £12m, labour c. £6m. Stock management of c.£11.5m across 2 sites Leadership of […]

Purchasing Manager – Manufacturing – East Midlands

Distinct are delighted to introduce  an MCIPS Qualified Purchasing Manager who we interviewed this afternoon. Our candidate is immediately available for work. For the last eight years she worked for a large Manufacturing business where she was instrumental in setting up processes and procedures within their Purchasing function. As an example she trained her team to […]

ACA Qualified Accountant looking for new opportunity

Lisa is a superb ACA Qualified Accountant with a 2:1 degree from a Red Brick University who has 3 years Post Qualification experience within industry. She’s looking for a challenging role in either the Derby or Burton areas. Lisa Qualified with 1st time passes and is keen to progress her career with a challenging, commercially […]

Interim Supply Chain Professional

Yesterday I met with an exceptional Supply Chain Manager who is seeking interim work across the East Midlands. It was a pleasure to meet someone with such a breadth of experience within her field! I am keen to secure her next interim assignment, so please contact me if you feel that this candidate could add […]

Procurement and Supply Chain Opportunities

Distinct’s Procurement and Supply Chain Division have had a busy September and we are still sourcing candidates for a variety of different roles across the Midlands. We are looking to speak to anyone who works within Procurement and Supply Chain who is seeking their next permanent or interim opportunity. Please find below a snapshot of some […]

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