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Specialist Recruiters

Procurement - Supply Chain - Sustainability - Risk

The No1 Partner to the world's biggest brands and the largest public sector departments across the UK, EU & US
With the largest network of upper-quartile, mid to C-Suite talent in our specialisms

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about us

We are Europe’s largest specialist recruiter within Procurement, Supply Chain, Risk, Sustainability and Finance.  Covering a full breadth of roles up to C-Suite executives, many of the world’s largest brands choose to partner with us.

Meet the leadership team

Just like you, our people are genuine specialists in their field – their recruitment expertise is underpinned by real depth of market sector and discipline knowledge.  Our senior team, profiled below, is supported by a team of researchers and experienced consultants.


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Want to be part of our success story?

We’re growing – and we’d like you to be part of our success story.

We are the largest specialist in our sector but are still agile enough to be able to offer ambitious consultants a bespoke career path with an entrepreneur led business that fosters an environment for grown-ups.

We expect a lot from our people – but tend to attract and retain individuals who expect a lot from their careers too.  We have opportunities for trainees who are interested in business and commerce for our Graduate Academy; experienced recruiters to join us as consultant/senior consultant or associate director level – and career changers who have a passion for people and networking.

our client testimonials

  • “People look for different things in a recruitment consultant. For me it is having an unlimited source of contacts and industry knowledge, being open and honest in their dealing with me, working for me and ensuring the opportunities they put me forward for are a hand in glove fit to my skills and experiences. Sally has all of the above behaviours and has every time worked hard with her team to source the right opportunities for me. Furthermore I can honestly say that Sally is just, and quite simply a very nice person to work with and has fulfilled my expectations of a trustworthy, honest, knowledgeable recruiter.”

    Interim Procurement Unit Officer – The Home Office
  • “I have had the privilege of working with Tom in transitioning to a new position that offers the opportunity to grow both soft and hard skills that are marketable in the new economy. He is a consummate professional that communicates frankly, follows up timely and negotiates fairly.”

    Procurement Director – Revlon
  • “I have worked with 1st Executive for a number of years now and have found them to be excellent at their job - both in terms of professionalism, and also how hard they work to find their candidates the right roles. They develop long lasting and high-value relationships which yield results. They are helpful, providing support across every step of the journey between identifying roles and matching them to the right profiles, and also when supporting interview prep, and on boarding candidates, and are always positive even when things get tough. I could not recommend 1st Executive highly enough.”

    Senior Procurement Manager - Nike
  • “Sally is a very experienced and capable director who has a great deal of common sense, integrity and a strong understanding of procurement. It has been a pleasure to work with her.”

    Interim Procurement Consultant HSBC
  • “I would just like to let you know that Samir has been excellent during the whole process of my recruitment phase. He has been very professional and prepared me for my interview with Inmarsat to a high level, which has led me to receiving a job offer in a very short space of time and which I have accepted. He has been thoroughly professional and a joy to work with.”

    Sourcing Specialist – Inmarsat
  • “During my search for a new position, I searched internationally, more specifically in Western Europe. Tom was my key go-to contact in Europe to discuss opportunities I found as well as some he presented to me. He is trustworthy, very positive, and attentive to details, as well as well informed and knowledgeable about the professional areas I was looking for.”

    Head of Procurement – FMC
  • “Kimberley is a recruitment consultant that goes that extra mile. She is a delight to deal with. I met with her in early January 2015. She listened and understood exactly what I wanted for my next role. It seems she also understood the profession, the personalities, and the cultures and therefore the match of the organisations she put me forward for. My success rate (therefore hers) was high and I ended up being in a position to choose. So refreshing for a Recruitment Consultant these days to consider matching the person and the organisation not simply the Buzzwords on the CV.”

    Interim Procurement Consultant
  • “Jim's preparation and attention to the small details were exceptional and he guided me through the different steps which resulted in a very successful outcome, with the company making an offer the same day. I wholeheartedly recommend Jim as a point of contact if you are looking for an interim role.”

    Former Purchasing Specialist – Novartis
  • “Samir was a great help in securing my latest position with Value Retail, from initially recommending the position and employer through to making sure that I was well informed and prepared for interviews throughout. He made a real effort to consider my career aspirations and motivations to make sure he found me a great match. Not only that, but he is a very pleasant chap as well! Highly recommended for great service and great personality!"

    Procurement Operations – Value Retail
  • “All of the things that disappoints people about recruiters - Rebecca was none of these things. Quite the opposite. She managed my hunt with exceptional transparently, always acting, and sharing information with me, in my interests alone. Interview prep was through and the whole process was well-organised. This makes me confident I would get a real, end-to-end recruitment service if I hired 1st Executive, rather than the all-too common stumbling round in the darkness hoping to get lucky approach that many recruiters sadly take. I am so pleased with her approach I would highly recommend both Rebecca and 1st Executive to any colleague or friend.”

    Software Procurement Manager - BT
  • Interim Procurement Unit Officer – The Home Office
  • Procurement Director – Revlon
  • Senior Procurement Manager - Nike
  • Interim Procurement Consultant HSBC
  • Sourcing Specialist – Inmarsat
  • Head of Procurement – FMC
  • Former Purchasing Specialist – Novartis
  • Procurement Operations – Value Retail
  • Software Procurement Manager - BT