Katherine joined Nigel Wright's dedicated Supply Chain and Procurement team in 2016 to specialise within the recruitment of Procurement professionals with a primary focus upon the North of England. Prior to entering into recruitment, she was a Trading Manager and Senior Buyer/Category Manager within both national and global Retail/Wholesale for 10+ years, combining proficient supplier/stakeholder relationship management and analytical skills with consistent attention to detail and a comprehensive insight into consumer trends across a broad range of FMCG product categories.
Typical assignments cover Purchasing and Procurement roles from Senior to Professional level within both the Private and Public Sector across Automotive, Engineering, Food and Drink, broader FMCG, Industrial, Manufacturing, Public and 3rd Sector including Emergency Services, Local Authority, Social Housing and Third Sectors.
Assignments include: Head of Procurement, Procurement/Purchasing Manager, European Sourcing Manager, Commodity/Category Manager, Procurement Lead, Strategic/Technical Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Procurement Officer
Katherine graduated from Leeds University in 2000 with a BA (Joint Hons) French/Italian degree.
I seem to be viewing lots of negativity about recruitment firms so thought it would be timely to say a thank you to Katherine Hackett of Nigel Wright Recruitment. Her communication with me was first class when others disappeared off the radar after various boasts. My career path has meant I had little experience of interviews and she took time out to help me. Although the role I took was not one that Katherine had sourced for me I have no doubts her subtle advice played a part in my interview success. Katherine, all the best, thanks again and I'm sure our paths will cross again at some point in the future!
Mark Tserkezie, Category Procurement Officer
Katherine Hackett has been incredibly professional and supportive during my job search with Nigel Wright. I would thoroughly recommend their service to anyone looking to progress in their field.
Very happy with the service provided by the Supply Chain and Procurement team at Nigel Wright, feedback was regular, and I would certainly recommend them over other employment agencies.
I will definitely recommend Nigel Wright to anyone looking for a new career. Katherine has been attentive and supportive throughout my journey of looking for a new role. Nigel Wright put me forward for jobs which suited me and always give me detailed descriptions about the role and the company. Katherine was often on hand for advice and feedback whenever I needed it. Nigel Wright will be the first recruitment company I will contact if I need new employment or I would like to change my career.
Katherine has been an excellent contact at Nigel Wright, and very professional. She really understood the role I was seeking (without me really knowing it myself) Thank you so much.
The time taken by Nigel Wright's recruitment staff to get to know myself as a person, understand my experience and determine my possible next roles greatly helped in gaining trust and making a bond that gives faith they are working for your benefit.
I should like to thank you for all the help you have given towards my search for a new job. Your help has been much appreciated and I will have no hesitation in passing your name on, should anyone ask. If I ever have need of help finding another job in the future, I shall of course get back in touch.
I have had excellent service from Katherine Hackett during my recent job search and subsequent successful job application.
Kathrine was excellent and lovely. She has patience and is understanding. Made the experience very enjoyable.
I have been liaising with Katherine Hackett at the Newcastle office and she was fantastic. I received personable service and it was great that Katherine had first-hand experience of my industry as she was very knowledgeable.
Nigel Wright staff are helpful, keep you updated throughout the process, give encouragement and always stay in touch. By far the best recruitment agency I have worked with. Would definitely recommend them. Thank you to the team.
Very professional, friendly staff there to help you realise your potential.
Very professional. The team work very hard contacting clients to secure work for people.
Katherine provided a first class service, taking time to understand the business and role requirements as well as sourcing and providing excellent candidates. Thank you.
Jane Klotz, HR Manager, Pink Boutique
Both Katherine and Peter really listened to my requirements as a candidate and were always honest and open. I was impressed by the communication throughout the process and pleased with the result.
By far the most proactive recruitment service around. Impeccable communication – kept me up to date at all times. Katherine is exceptional.
Fantastic service from Katherine. Really professional, took the time to understand what I was looking for in a new role and provided great support for interview preparations. I’ve already recommended Katherine and Nigel Wright to others.
Katherine was incredibly helpful and went out of her way to explain the different roles and how they would be suited to my skills.
Personable service provided by Nigel Wright Recruitment. You feel that the suitability of applicants and prospective employers is well considered.
Professional and friendly.
Katherine was very knowledgeable. She provided lots of information about the company prior to the interview and helped me plan answers to possible questions. Meeting her in a café made for a relaxed meeting too. Thank you again. I might not get the job, but I’m confident I did the best I could at the interview.
Delivering good news after interviews is easy and pleasant. Katherine is professional and reliable, though, and will contact you to provide any news, even if it’s hard and sad. She will make sure the feedback is constructive rather than generic too. I truly appreciate that approach.
Professional people, personable and communicate appropriately on prospects/feedback etc.
Really informative and helpful throughout the process, communication was outstanding.
Working with Katherine has been an absolute pleasure. Always friendly and incredibly helpful. Also, exceptionally supportive despite my lack of experience in interviews.
Nigel Wright, and specifically Katherine Hackett, have been extremely helpful and personable from the outset and throughout, whilst still remaining professional. I was talked to in depth to understand my needs and kept up-to-date throughout the entire recruitment process when put forwards for jobs. I could not recommend Nigel Wright enough.
Very helpful with regards to role info and prep for interview.
Exemplary service, providing comprehensive information and regular feedback and calls.
Communication ¬– excellent, Caring – excellent, Interested in candidate – excellent.
Katherine was wonderful to deal with, very friendly and helpful, offering some great guidance.
The service I have received from the staff at Nigel Wright Group has been great, in particular from Katherine Hackett. Katherine helped me find a role to aid my career development within supply chain and procurement. Throughout the entire process, her expertise and support has been exceptional. Thank you Katherine & everyone at Nigel Wright – I can't wait to start my new role!
It is very refreshing to have a recruiter that gets back to you and provides feedback.
Friendly, but probing on the right background, good informal contact, good background on the roles presented.
Very professional and procurement-based service with good advice prior to interview.
Detailed, accurate, supportive.
Very professional, friendly and understands requirements quickly.
The service I receive from Katherine is friendly and professional.
Personal and honest. No fluffy sales talk to push me towards something.
Very proactive, professional, and generally very easy to deal with.
Very efficient, professional, and tailored perfectly to my requirements.
A very professional service with a personal touch; I felt like Katherine genuinely cared and wanted me to achieve. She was incredibly helpful and answered all of my questions; her expertise was invaluable. She also followed up promptly and made me feel comfortable reaching out at any time. I couldn't have secured my new role without her support.