Purcon is a market leader in niche permanent and interim recruitment. For over 40 years we have led the way in talent resourcing within procurement and supply chain.

At Purcon, we partner closely with our clients on their talent acquisition and retention. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand not only the intricate technical needs of our clients, but also the cultural identity they have built. Our key strengths lie in market knowledge, excellence in selection and creativity in the profiling and promotion of client employer brands. We have a wide network of clients and candidates, all top performing talented individuals, working within corporate, global and regional organisations.

People are at the core of any business and we aim to collaborate with our clients and executive network to enable sustained growth and progression.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • Executive Management – Procurement, Supply Chain and Operations
  • Supply Chain and Manufacturing
  • Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing and Inventory Management
  • Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
  • Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement

Our team is industry aligned and covers the following:

  • Consumer Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology
  • Retail & Luxury Goods
  • Hospitality
  • Services

We are a client led business, with the mission to be the most respected and dedicated consultancy partner within our industry verticals.

These are our four key sectors

Consumer Products

Access to talent within the FMCG market could not be more critical to the success of any forward thinking consumer led business.

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At Purcon, we understand the dynamic nature of life science and biotech recruitment and its complexity in a highly competitive global

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Retail & Hospitality

Businesses within this industry need agile, quick-thinking and highly experienced individuals. Working with major businesses gives us an edge to support your demands.

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The resurgent UK manufacturing industry has led to a generation of highly trained Supply Chain and Operations talent.

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I met Joanna a few years ago when I was looking for a career opportunity in London and I must say that from the very first moment Joanna impressed me with her friendly and professional approach. As executive consultant, Joanna was actively listening to my expectations and unlike many head hunters, she didn't force for any 'ready' vacancies available in the company's portfolio.

She proves to have empathetic skills with the client and she asks explorative questions in order to coach/guide the client to the right route. I'm absolutely sure that Joanna's career will further evolve in the coming years as she is a young, smart and highly skilled professional."

Ana Maria Velica
Head of Commercial Procurement, Nestle UK & Ireland

Joanna has played a pivotal role in me making my next step in fulfilling my career aspirations. I developed a great working relationship with her and the wider Purcon team. Unlike my experiences with some recruiters, Joanna and the Purcon team had a personalised approach, my advice to anyone seeking to make that next step with a new career is make the effort to meet your recruiter face to face. Every opportunity that Joanna and the Purcon team sent my way matched my requirements for role, location, industry type, etc. Joanna also did a splendid job negotiating with the client. All in all I have nothing but praise for Joanna and the Purcon team."

Ludvik Thorsteinsson
Global Sourcing & Procurement Lead, EMEA at IPG




Katy is highly professional, diligent and trustworthy. Katy has helped me both personally find roles and also find candidates to fill roles in my team.

Katy is knowledgeable regarding the market, categories and takes time to understand her clients motivations and ambitions such that her recommendations are always sound.

Sam Walker
Strategic Sourcing Leader Indirects at Avon

During 2015 I had the pleasure to work with Katy, and can truly give her my very best references. Her sense of detail, willingness to go the extra mile, and profound professionalism makes her an absolute joy to work with. Hence, I can only give her my very best recommendations. There are only few people you can completely trust, when a professional job has to be delivered. If you want things done – bring in a professional!

Jan Lindegaard




Katy, along with her colleagues in the Purcon practice, are a breath of fresh air in the executive recruitment market. Highly professional, totally transparent and completely down to earth - you get the sense that Katy and her team want the best for both you & their client. They take time to listen to your needs and provide considered unbiased counsel. I would have no hesitation in recommending Katy, and Purcon, for those looking for new roles or seeking help in recruitment within their own teams.

Andy Davies
Head of BusinessTransformation at Rolls Royce

Working with Purcon has been a pleasure. Katy and the team work tirelessly to provide the best possible outcome for both Client and Candidate. Where Purcon score heavily is the time taken to truly understand the Client brief and subsequently work with the Client to translate thoughts & desires into a clear, focused direction. Only then do they activate their extensive candidate network, taking particular attention in matching not only skill set but also cultural fit. In finding me the prefect contract, Purcon represented me faultlessly and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending them to both prospective Clients and Candidates

Dave Davenport
Supply Chain Leader




Katy was very quick to understand our business, the various purchasing categories we work across and the key skills we were looking for in recruiting our new Purchasing Director. Her questioning helped get to the nub of what we needed and the CVs were of a high quality and well screened before they came to us. Her dedication in seeing things through to a conclusion was also first class, once we had selected our preferred candidate. All in all, a very strong client experience from start to finish. I would definitely use Katy again in this sector.

Nevin Truesdale
Group Financial DirectorThe Jockey Club

Our clients

  • Apple

  • Arcadia

  • Amicus

  • Avon

  • Coca Cola

  • Gategourmet

  • Mars

  • Mundipharma

  • Sainsbury's

  • Subway

  • European Tour

  • Travelodge