Jonathan Southwell

Jonathan Southwell

Senior Consultant

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About Me

I am a proactive and specialist niche recruiter. My primary focus sits within Procurement and Supply Chain related skill sets. My network lies primarily within the FMCG sector and is spread internationally.

Sub sectors include;
Food: Convenience foods and ready meals, meat, fish & poultry, dairy, confectionary & snack foods, speciality foods, bakery, fresh produce and Ingredients
Drink: Soft drinks, hot beverages and beers, wines and spirits (on and off trade)
Consumer goods

Skill Sets include: Senior Strategic Leadership, Performance and Capabilities, Transactional and Strategic Purchasing, Commodity Risk Management, Systems and Governance.

Specialties: Headhunt, Strategic Search, Senior Recruitment, Talent Management, Executive Search, Interim Management

JOB TITLE: Senior Consultant

FUNCTION: Recruitment – RPO

INDUSTRY: HR & Recruitment

CATEGORY: HR - Recruitment


Work experience

Senior Consultant

New Chapter

May 2013 - Present | Leeds, United Kingdom

After a successful first year with New Chapter my goal is to further develop our Procurement and Supply Chain offering within the Food and Drink Sector.

We have successfully delivered a number of mid to senior level assignments, including implementing large parts of a new procurement team for a market leader in global bakery. We are now looking forward to widening our client base in order to deliver a far more comprehensive recruitment service than the sector is receiving from elsewhere.

Internally my remit is to grow and develop team members further with a view to overall team growth through the coming months.

We are now growing the team in order to allow organisations to work hand in glove with a individual recruiter covering specific skill sets.

Moving forwards I will be covering Procurement related assignments across FMCG. Supply Chain & Logistics will be covered my colleague Matthew Simkins.

New Chapter – Procurement and Supply Chain are committed to providing a service that aligns with our company values;