Sir Robert McAlpine are a family-owned construction and civil engineering company. They design, develop, build and preserve some of Britain’s most iconic buildings.
Turnover: £937m, Employees: 2,200, Established: 1869.
We’ve been part of Sir Robert McAlpine’s preferred supplier list for procurement and supply chain recruitment for many years.
Following a restructure, the Head of Procurement & Supply Chain required a backfill to support the London region and their portfolio of mainly commercial developments in the central London.
AR Resourcing were appointed to recruit an Procurement Lead to develop and deploy the procurement strategy for the London region.
We were briefed to identify senior procurement and supply chain managers with strong construction project experience from a top 25 main contractor. It was important that candidates had a first class understanding of the subcontractor trades who operate in central London.
We provided Sir Robert McAlpine our Contingent Exclusive (Plan 2) recruitment service, we were exclusive for a fixed period to identify, qualify and present suitable candidates.
We contacted our active and passive candidate network across all local top 25 construction contractors.
As this was exclusive, we head hunted from a number of local competitors to identify new candidates, and we prioritised this assignment over all Contingent roles.
We also advertised the role on our website, LinkedIn, job boards and our Job Alerts candidate email to help identify additional candidates.
The challenge with this assignment was finding candidates of an appropriate calibre, as a lead role there would likely be only one potentially suitable candidates in each targeted contractor. When interviewing candidates we qualified their experience of developing and delivering a regional procurement strategy, together with ensuring they had the appropriate subcontractor contacts.
Six CVs were shortlisted within two weeks, five candidates were selected for interview, all performed to a high calibre.
Three candidates were invited back for a final interview, and the preferred candidate was successfully offered and appointed