The famous five divisions of GB Solutions recruitment consultants have now become six!

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The Gloucestershire based recruitment specialists have added GB Commerce as its sixth division headed up by Lucy Dowie.

Having started her career in London Lucy returned home to raise her family. Accomplishments include project managing the staffing of a greenfield site for a major manufacturing business and rising through the ranks to become Recruitment Director for Omega Resource Group.

Lucy has worked on resourcing across a range of industry sectors, starting in the media sector in London and then covering roles within construction and technical & engineering across the South West. She has delivered resourcing campaigns for blue chip businesses as well as conducting tailored searches to hire senior candidates for smaller SMEs and enjoys a very consultative approach to recruitment, able to see the big picture but also drill down to understand the needs of specific hiring managers.

The new GB Commerce Division groups some of the roles GB Solutions have been covering for a while such as Ecommerce, Buying, Supply Chain Management, Operational Management, Production Planning, Land Buying and Bid Writing. This expansion will broaden GB

Solutions existing offer as well as attract new businesses across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, South West and Wales. With the advent of ecommerce the market is under pressure for these types of roles.

“Procurement is at the heart of business operations with equal importance being placed on managing the external supplier base and maintaining long term relationships with suppliers. I appreciate the importance of working with hiring managers to find those people who are going to have an impact on the bottom line of their business and a strategic influence on their supply chain in the future”

“There is an ongoing shortage of talented supply chain professionals with the necessary skills and competencies to manage increasingly complex supply chain processes. Organisations can spend more than two thirds of revenue on procurement so hiring effective managers who can bring about significant cost savings will have a huge impact on a business.”

Lucy enjoys researching the specialist skillset required for each particular role and recruit the right blend of experience, including good business sense, technical competency and a flair for communication and negotiation.

With over 65% of employers now requesting MCIPS or candidates who are studying towards this, the onus is also on businesses to invest in the professional development of their people to sustain the skill base in the industry.

If you would like to discuss how we can support your recruitment Lucy would be pleased to hear from you. Lucy Dowie – Senior Consultant DD: 01452 429909 Email: