Armstrong Newman is a specialist international commercial, supply chain and operational leadership executive recruitment provider. Our specialist supply chain origins have shaped the foundation for the commercial and operational leadership roles that we recruit for our clients today. Our ambition to provide an exceptional service to our customers remains the same and we seek to achieve this by strictly adhering to our partnership philosophy of professionalism, integrity and quality, above all else.


Client Services

Armstrong Newman provides human capital solutions within the fields of procurement, supply chain, logistics and commercial and transformational leadership.

Our methodology of delivery will depend entirely upon the specific needs and challenges of our clients. We never assume the solution is black and white but listen to your needs and recommend the most appropriate and cost-effective solution.

We have the capability to provide interim managers at very short notice or to a defined timescale. Alternatively, we can provide you with immediate access to an active talent pool of permanent executives or take the time to research the market, consult our passive network and headhunt the best talent in the market.

Perhaps you have a programme or project that needs to be delivered but internal resources lack the time or specific skill sets to deliver. Armstrong Newman can provide you with a Programme Director and or Team to complete your project within agreed time, cost and quality service levels.

At Armstrong Newman, we have established commercial terms and conditions as you would expect. However, we understand that every client has different pressures and constraints on their business. Whether this is time, cost or process related we believe that mutual flexibility and understanding can enable a  successful partnership and outcome.


Who is Armstrong Newman?

As a specialist in the full lifecycle of the supply chain, we concentrate on all areas of procurement, supply chain and logistics management. Specialising in this function exclusively allows us the luxury of working with clients and candidates on a truly international basis across a range of sectors in the public and private arena. The majority of our clients are large multinationals who have global, business critical, supply chains but we also work with SME or private equity-backed businesses that will benefit from the expertise of our candidates.

Armstrong Newman’s Partners and Consultants all have specific supply chain recruitment and operational experience and possess extensive international networks. We approach each client assignment and candidate career move uniquely and pride ourselves in our consultation, recommendation and delivery processes.

A privately owned Partnership, we have the autonomy and control to manage our business with our clients and candidates best interests in mind. We encourage open feedback and seek to implement changes quickly and effectively that will improve our service offering.


Interim Management

Armstrong Newman provides international, interim management solutions in the procurement, supply chain, logistics and commercial transformation disciplines.

Our interim management solutions can provide organisations with the ability to benefit from an individuals experience and specific skills for a defined period of time. This solution can fulfil a variety of business needs; from the delivery of a defined project or change management process to long-term sickness or maternity cover for a permanent member of the management team.

Armstrong Newman’s extensive network of interim managers all have an extensive working knowledge of their specialist discipline or sector. This can be clearly evidenced in their identifiable track record of success, having worked for a broad cross-section of organisations and management consultancies.


Permanent Recruitment

Armstrong Newman provides a flexible and refreshing approach to permanent executive recruitment. We focus on management to board level appointments within procurement, supply chain and logistics management and commercial business transformation. Our delivery methodologies include contingent and retained search and selection.

We understand that each client will have different business drivers that will impact the service methodology we need to engage to meet these needs.

Our value proposition is clear. Our “day job” and primary business function is to continuously network and build international relationships across the supply chain function. The status of the individuals within these networks will change throughout the course of our relationship with them. Typically their status will be one or more of the following; active candidate, passive candidate or client.

It is these networks that provide us with the foundation of our permanent executive recruitment offering. As a client, your needs may be urgent and speed may be critical. Approaching our current active candidate network will almost certainly be our first recommendation. Alternatively securing the best person in the market for a critical position may be key, suggesting a more blended approach, incorporating our passive candidate network and where appropriate engaging the use of further research to target key organisations on your behalf. Even if you just need to benchmark an internal candidate, Armstrong Newman can structure an approach to meet your business needs.