Struggling to find good Procurement & Supply Chain talent for your business?

Optima Procurement & Supply Chain Division supports businesses to find the best people for their teams within both the Private and Public sectors.

Our key expertise within the Private sector lies in the following industries:

Professional Service Providers | Manufacturing | Engineering | FMCG |Retail |Construction & Property

Within the Public Sector our experience lies in the following areas:


NHS | Local & Central Government | Education |Housing Associations | Universities | Councils and Defence

When you’re looking for your next Head of Procurement, Assistant Category Manager or Procurement & Supply Chain Manager you’ll want to be confident you are talking to a recruitment professional that understands both your business and the job role inside out and back to front.

All recruitment businesses understand recruitment, but not all of them have the crucial and all important industry specific experience that will add value to your business.

That’s where our strength lies because all our consultants have a sound operational background. In short they have practical experience within the industry and understand the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles within Procurement & Supply Chain.

Here are some examples of the typical roles we work on:

  • Head of Procurement
  • Procurement Manager
  • Procurement & Supply Chain Manager
  • Assistant Category Manager
  • Category Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Interim Category Officer
  • Category Manager
  • Buyer & Procurement Manager

Key benefits of working with Optima

  • Highly accomplished experts with real practical know-how of working in the sector they recruit for
  • Seasoned Procurement & Supply Chain and Recruitment professionals
  • High internal staff retention rates at over 96% so you receive a consistent, seamless and efficient client and candidate relationship
  • The latest up to date market knowledge of the industry they recruit for
  • Our Office Services consultants don’t work in isolation, they are part of a wider team giving them access to an extensive network of skills sets and industries

How we ensure we find the best people for your business?

Skills Matching

We undertake a rigorous skills-matching exercise that cross-matches the skills of each candidate with the specific requirements of your business. Not only this, we also ensure that we are matching against your culture, performance and behaviour expectations.

Face to face interviewing

Traditional methods of recruiting are often overlooked in recruitment but we see it as one of the best methods to assess a candidates’ suitability

Technical reasoning tests

You will want to understand how a candidate would approach a specific process within your business. That’s why for certain roles we will use a technical reasoning test to assess a candidate’s suitability

Competency based interviews

Competency based interviews allow us to predict future behaviour as a good basis and allow us to assess for key competencies including:

  • Teamwork
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Communication