Macildowie team leader named as rising star

A procurement and supply chain team leader from recruitment specialist Macildowie has been named as this year’s ‘Rising Star’ at the Enterprising Women Excellence Awards 2011.

Claire Fletcher impressed the judges of the awards scheme, run by the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, after launching Macildowie’s procurement and supply chain division in 2010.

The ‘Rising Star’ award is designed to recognise the efforts of those in the workplace who have gone the extra mile and achieved unrivalled success – something that was evident from Claire’s entry.

In an 18-month period, Claire secured contracts with high profile clients including Boots, Eon and Rolls Royce. She also took the division from a standing start to achieving a turnover of more than £500,000.

The judges were also impressed with Claire’s ability to juggle her career and fundraising efforts in her own time. In the past year alone, she has helped to raise £5,000 for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough, which offers care for adults with progressive and advanced illness.

Commenting on Claire’s success, James Calder, director at Macildowie, said:

“Claire has a work rate to rival the best and is an example to others at Macildowie. She has shown guts and determination to establish a new division, raise the name of the brand and achieve impressive figures. She did all of this in the midst of a recession when others shied away from growth.

“Commercially minded procurement and supply chain professionals are hugely desirable as demand on both sectors continues to increase. Clients are seeking candidates who can adapt, take on more and adopt the flexible approach required in this fast changing industry.

“Claire and her team continue to find the right people for public sector and blue chip procurement and supply chain roles and this award is testament to her amazing efforts over the last 18 months.”

The ‘Rising Star’ award was presented to Claire during a ceremony held at Derbyshire’s historic Chatsworth House.

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Recruitment Specialist Launches Procurement & Supply Chain Division

Macildowie, the Midlands financial and HR recruitment specialist, is set to expand its offering by launching a dedicated Procurement and Supply Chain Division.

The company, which counts E.ON, Boots and Next among its clients, will now be recruiting professionals for procurement and supply chain positions with public sector and blue chip clients, using the same trusted methods that it employs for financial and HR roles.

Macildowie has found in particular that there is a demand for more commercially-minded procurement and supply chain professionals across all sectors, and that these and financial divisions are beginning to work more closely together.

With this in mind, procurement and supply chain roles that Macildowie will be recruiting for will include: temporary and permanent positions for purchasing managers; buyers; senior category managers; supply chain managers and logistics managers and directors.

The move comes on the back of substantial growth for Macildowie, and the company now intends to tailor its unique brand offering to a new and exciting marketplace.

James Calder, director, said: “We found that there was huge demand in this job market sector and so decided to launch a specific division for it. It’s great news for us and for the regional economy as we’ll not only be placing people in jobs, but will also be announcing team appointments of our own on the strength of this new division.”

The Procurement and Supply Chain Division will operate across Macildowie’s offices in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Northampton and will be headed up in the South Midlands by consultant, Michael Scott, and in the North Midlands by consultants Claire Fletcher and Ben Radford.

The announcement comes just three months after Macildowie secured a place on the hotly-contested Non-medical, Non-Clinical Resources framework agreement available to the NHS and public sector.