Our dedicated consultants are experienced in analysing each vacancy from a dual perspective, recognising the required technical fit, as well as ensuring that the candidates have the inherent soft skills to prove successful.
Each consultant has a specific sector and geographical focus which allows us to build very targeted networks that align to our customers’ requirements. As such we have the insight and expertise to provide information on industry trends, skills analysis, salary benchmarking, remuneration packages and candidate availability.
We view ourselves as an extension of our clients; working collaboratively with you, we will be responsible for providing an end-to-end recruitment solution, from initial engagement through to candidate on-boarding. Our aim is to deliver the right candidate within an agreed timescale, on budget and without compromising on the quality of service provided.
We pride ourselves on our collaborative and consultative approach. We work with our candidates to build honest, long-lasting relationships that allows us to support you in realising your career aspirations time and again.
In the same way we believe it is crucial that we fully understand our clients, and we'll work with you on an ongoing basis, to support and build the team that is right for your business.
Our consultants purely specialise in Procurement and Supply Chain recruitment across the UK. They possess an in-depth knowledge of both the technical and behavioural skills required to be successful in this profession. They also have a specific industry sector and geographical focus so that they have a thorough insight and understanding of the current market drivers affecting their customers.
We believe the candidate experience throughout the recruitment journey, whether or not they are successful in obtaining an offer, should be positive. It comes back to our Mission Statement and allows us to build stronger and more collaborative relationships with our candidates.
Because we are specialists we understand what is important to our candidates as Procurement and Supply Chain professionals. We know that they only want to work with genuinely knowledge and experienced recruitment experts that can provide them with a professional service. They require someone to take the time to listen to and understand their requirements, whilst offering advice and guidance to help them to find the best opportunities that match there ambitions.
We want all candidates to feel well-informed at each stage of the recruitment process and aim to create a positive experience from initial application to the first day of employment and beyond. We always endeavour to provide them with a detailed company overview, history and culture, a full job description, profiles of the interview panel and details of the interview process.
At Butler Ross, our candidates careers are important to us, and we'll do everything we can to help secure their ideal role while perfectly matching our clients requirements.
“Lufthansa Technik have successfully worked with Butler Ross on a number of Procurement & Supply Chain vacancies. Most recently the successful placement of a Head Of Supply Chain position that we urgently needed to replace. We had already been through a number of agencies who had found us candidates but very few had hit the mark in terms of what we required for this position. Due to the nature and responsibilities this role holds we required a particular candidate and very strong skills. I met with Butler Ross consultants first to discuss the role in detail, our company as a whole and the challenges that this role would face. From this they had a good grasp of what was required, and inside a few days had five CV’s all who matched the requirements we had. From these five candidates four were called to first stage interview and two for final stage and one offered and accepted. Throughout the process the Butler Ross consultants have been professional at all times, given feedback in a timely fashion after each candidate has interviewed with us and has controlled the process in a well-structured fashion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Butler Ross to any organisation looking to fill specialist procurement and supply chain positions.”
Rita Vidal – HR Manager - Luthansa
“Butler Ross’s attentive approach throughout the recruitment process with both Fluidmaster UK and the candidates engaged in the process ensured that it was a positive experience from the outset ”
Sue Cole – HR Manager - Fluidmaster
“Butler Ross have been a supplier to Catalyst Housing Limited for over 12 Months and have been successful in placing a number of candidates with us for both permanent and temporary roles. Their consultants provide an unrivalled level of service and performance, often going the extra mile to really understand our requirements and respond accordingly. We can always rely on a short-list in the minimum of timeframe offering a variety of high-calibre and available candidates. The consultants listen attentively to our feedback and will always demonstrate that they have taken our comments on board. Butler Ross are very easy to do business with and nothing ever seems to be too much trouble, even in the most urgent of circumstances. As a Recruitment Consultancy Butler Ross’s knowledge of Procurement and Supply Chain is unsurpassed and I have no hesitation in recommending them”
Graham Ockendon – Head of Procurement - Catalyst Housing
“I’ve worked with Butler Ross (especially Lisa Pascoe) for a number of years both as a client recruiting new talent and also during my own career transition. Their consultants are extremely professional and perceptive and take the time to truly understand a company’s hiring needs. Butler Ross consultants have a strong grasp of procurement practices and this enables them to select the right candidates for the right roles. This benefits both the client and the candidate. Lisa in particular is well respected and trusted at all levels within the organisations I have worked in and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her or Butler Ross”
Mark Causebrook - Senior Category Manager - De La Rue
“Butler Ross have been assisting me in sourcing the final members of the procurement team, following a major restructure in the middle of 2016. Kate and I first started talking back in January 2017 around the type of person who I was looking for, to complete the team. She sent several CVs through, but none of these were 'quite right' for our requirements. Kate persisted however, and having delved deeper into our requirements via phone calls and emails, she eventually teased out a very precise person specification, which then led to a 'perfect CV' being presented. This is a great example of how Kate's persistence and tenacity has paid off, despite initial knock backs from the client. I would not hesitate to go to Kate again should I have additional recruitment requirements in the future.”
Melissa Sage - Head of Procurement - London Borough of Hillingdon
“I don't hesitate to highly recommend Butler Ross. Their consultants are helpful, well organised and communicate very well. Any assistance or advice requested was provided promptly and was well founded and clear. From start to finish everything went smoothly and all commitments were met and exceeded. Their consultants been a pleasure to deal with.”
James Munday – Head of Buying – Merck
“Having worked with Butler Ross for over a year now, I feel they understands our business vision, our team ethos and the type of candidate who will be a good fit for our organisation. Extremely tenacious, their consultants consistently strive to provide suitable candidates for us to consider often at short notice. I would not hesitate to recommend Butler Ross to other potential customers.”
Steve Vandyken, Director of Procurement - University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
“With regards to using Butler Ross again that’s a confirmed yes. Your communication throughout the whole process has been outstanding. You really took the time to get to know us and to fully understand the details of the role we were recruiting for. You only sent across candidates for consideration that you felt were suitable and met our requirements rather than drowning us in CV’s and this made the whole process run smoothly as the candidates matched our spec perfectly”
Katie Goddon - HR & Recruitment - Churches Fire
“Butler Ross find the candidates that no one else seems able to. It could be that their understanding of Supply Chain recruitment is outstanding. They have always been my 'go to' recruiter for Procurement & Supply Chain roles and I've always been confident to recommend and introduce them.”
Jenny Drake - Success Factors HR - Babcock
"Butler Ross have a very engaging and collaborative approach to managing their clients. Their consultants take their clients on a journey during the recruitment process, help build their confidence and work extremely hard to ensure they achieve the best possible outcome. Butler Ross are by far one of the best recruitment consultancies I have had the pleasure of dealing with."
Saigal Khalid – Procurement Manager - The Guiness Partnership
“Procurement Services at Westminster City Council engaged Butler Ross to support the recruitment of several different roles. In my experience, their consultants were extremely focussed on delivering a high-quality service to Westminster and provided us with a very accurate shortlist of suitable candidates. Cultural fit at Westminster is important and Butler Ross demonstrated they can accurately match against this as well as the technical skills required; as a result, we were able to successfully identify a very strong candidate for a role that I had struggled to appoint to for many months and I am delighted. The Butler Ross consultants take immense pride in ensuring that they are a responsive supplier and have delivered some outstanding results filling vacancies within the team. I would highly recommend her for her expertise, market knowledge and excellent candidates”
Mandy Gado - Head of Procurement - City of Westminster
I am writing to you with regards to the agency Butler Ross who I had the good fortune of working with during my time as Account Manager on the Airports contract on behalf of Capita Resourcing. I hadn’t worked with Butler Ross previously, however our Supply Chain Manager was extremely positive regarding their contribution to both Airports recruitment and that of the wider Capita business. Casting a fresh pair of eyes over the account and building new relationships with the existing supply chain did nothing to prevent Butler Ross re-establishing themselves as a key supplier and the first point of call for interim procurement requirements. Butler Ross could be relied upon to fill the difficult, niche roles, demonstrating a level of customer service far in excess of their competitors. In addition to the day to day recruitment, Butler Ross also demonstrated a collaborative approach to their relationship with both Capita and our clients and would always support requests for information and new initiatives. Simply put, Butler Ross is an important recruitment partner as opposed to a supplier and I have recommended them to other accounts within the business on the basis of their proven track record. Finally, the team at Butler Ross are always extremely enthusiastic and professional, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
David Davies – Client Relationship Director - Capita Resourcing
“Twinings has worked with Butler Ross for about 5 years now. At Twinings, we have a very unique, ambiguous culture, structure and ways of working. We need Resource Partners who understand our business, someone who can support us in finding the right people for our roles. It is a pleasure working with the Butler Ross consultants as they are always dedicated, personable and professional when supporting us with our recruitment needs. They are also very knowledgeable and connected in the world of Supply, Logistics and FMCG which shows when we’re presented with the right candidates. I would highly recommend Butler Ross as Procurement & Supply Chain experts.”
Chantal Dawson – HR Shared Services - Twinings
“I worked with Butler Ross specifically for the recruitment of a trainee buyer , the position was bespoke with certain criteria required which had to be met. They met all of the requirements in terms of the candidates while at the same time communicating professionally and with regularity which 99.9% of agencies fail to do, we got our Trainee who we are extremely happy with. Butler Ross’s service and their consultants work ethic totally supports my expectations of a recruitment company.”
Paul Marvin – Purchasing Manager - Dennis Eagle