1st Executive is the leading, independent, specialist recruiter of Procurement, Supply Chain and Sustainability professionals in the UK, providing clients across the Public and Private sectors with immediate access to best-in-class talent, reducing both time and cost to hire.
Established in 2003, 1st Executive present a demonstrable track record of success in the delivery of contingency as well as retained recruitment campaigns, for both Permanent and Interim recruitment, supporting a portfolio of clients including, BP, Lloyds Banking Group, HSBC, AWE, Crown Commercial Services, Sainsburys, Tesco, Diageo, GSK, KPMG, Heathrow Airport Ltd, Accenture, Diageo, McLaren, Rolls Royce and Royal Mail Group.
Fundamental to our success is the ability to deliver a clear and comprehensive Employee Value Proposition (EVP) to our candidates, pro-actively driving brand-awareness, by marketing clients who have struggled with market perception/visibility, as an employer of choice to our network of 70,000 + pre-screened and assessed procurement, Supply Chain and Sustainability professionals. This approach is a key differentiator in our ability to attract talent, ensuring that we are consistently identifying and attracting “Passive Talent” (those not actively on the job market / applying to adverts) and what we refer to as “Layer 3” talent (those who are not immediately visible on social media and will not typically appear on headhunt lists). In 2022 over 70% of candidates placed by 1st Executive were not actively on the job market.
1st Executive is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), APSCO and Association of Executive Recruiters (AER), and the two Managing Directors are Fellows of the Institute of Recruitment Professionals (FIRP). We abide by the recruitment code of conduct, and REC/AER/FIRP quality initiatives, to provide a higher level of service to our clients. As REC members 1st Executive are pledged to delivering a diversity agenda, whilst contributing to and supporting the development of best practice within the wider recruitment industry. As such, we are able to demonstrate a track record of supporting our clients in the delivery of their D&I ambitions, spanning both the private and public sectors.