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Purchasing Manager

I would like to introduce a Purchasing Manager who is embarking on a journey to find her next challenge. As a 2:1 graduate, she began her career in purchasing over five years ago. Since then she has never looked back, but is keen to enter a new chapter in her working life. In a relatively […]

Why keep chasing all the Senior Devs?

Having recently established Distinct Recruitments Technology offering I feel like I am entering the sector in a privileged position, with fresh eyes. I am loving being the guy who asks more questions than people are comfortable with and probably more questions than people really like to answer in one meeting! Over the last 3 months […]

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How to conduct an interview

Securing the best talent in the market for your vacancy is a challenging process with the battle to secure the best talent becoming an ever-increasing problem for businesses in the East Midlands. Here are our top interview tips for you to make sure you secure the best candidate for the job. Preparation Doing thorough preparation […]

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How to write a great job spec

A job specification outlines the essential components of a job and is the first opportunity for you to sell your business and job role to the candidate. The war for talent is becoming an ever-increasing factor as the East Midlands job market, in particular, goes from strength to strength, meaning candidates often have several jobs opportunities to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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