Cedar launches procurement practice
Cedar has launched a specialist procurement practice.
The Regent Street-based consultancy says the practice will meet increased demand for procurement professionals within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors by providing procurement recruitment solutions to organisations in the UK and internationally.
Cedar has appointed Louise Gapp to head up the new procurement arm of the business. According to the company, Gapp is an experienced recruitment professional with significant experience in the procurement and supply chain sectors. Having worked previously for large international recruitment organisations, Cedar stated that she has built up an extensive client base, placing her in a strong position for launching the new practice and expanding its offering.
Howard Bentwood, managing partner at Cedar, said, “By diversifying Cedar’s offering for the first time in our 13-year history, we are in a position to best serve the needs of our clients. Louise Gapp brings with her a wealth of recruitment knowledge along with industry-specific experience to complement Cedar’s existing presence in the senior finance recruitment market”.
Gapp commented, “I am incredibly excited about the launch of the procurement practice at Cedar. Having recruited in the procurement and supply chain markets for over a decade I recognise the industry has changed considerably, leading to different requirements from clients. Cedar understand that UK procurement functions are under increasing pressure to work more effectively and efficiently to drive down costs and business expenditure – with increased demands and fewer resources. With this in mind we want to offer them proven and trusted recruitment solutions that are fundamentally based on quality service.”