Situated in the East Midlands on the banks of the River Nene, Northampton is a market town with a history dating back to the 6th century. By the end of the 11th century, the community had grown significantly and the Domesday Book records it as having a population of around 1,500 inhabitants.
During the 19th century, the city experienced further expansion thanks to the construction of the Grand Union Canal, which connected London and Birmingham with each other, as well as cities like Leicester, Slough and Northampton. Railways also arrived at the city around this time, further simplifying trade with the rest of the country.
Northampton was best known for producing shoes and other leather goods during the 1800s and a few companies that were established during this period still provide specialist, high-end items today - including Edward Green Shoes, Trickers, Church's and Crockett & Jones.
Over the years, most of the other footwear factories have been converted to offices or residential buildings and, although the shoe industry has declined, a number of other sectors have taken its place, including distribution, finance and manufacturing. So those seeking roles in the area will have an array of employers to consider.
Just some of the well-known companies that have offices, factories or headquarters in Northampton include Coca Cola, Schweppes, Carlsberg, Texas Instruments, Avon Products, Blacks Leisure Group and Panasonic.
Meanwhile, Nationwide Building Society, Barclay Card, the University of Northampton and St Andrew's Healthcare are all major employers.
At Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
We work with clients throughout the country to fill positions with the best candidates possible, and we can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to secure your next role.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northampton or source a new job in Northampton then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£30000 - £40000 per annum
Our client, a hospitality business based within South East England, are looking to add a direct purchasing manager to their team.
£60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
Our client, a hospitality business based within South East England, are looking for an experienced supply chain manager whom is both strategic and operational, ideally coming from an Hospitality / Retail background.
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Based in Warwickshire, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its senior management team with the recruitment of an experienced Logistics Manager.
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Our client, who has been a leading manufacturer for over 50 years, is looking to recruit an experienced Manufacturing Buyer based in Milton Keynes.
Our client, a leading clothing supplier, is looking to appoint a Merchandiser to join their down to earth, friendly and growing team based in South Manchester.
Cast UK are working in partnership with Bunzl PLC, an established FTSE 100 business and hence are now looking to recruit an experienced Buyer for the Catering Division based within Epsom.
My client, an established and growing online retailer, is looking to appoint a Trading Director to oversee all the buying, stock control and development processes.
£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Annual Company Shares
My client has been established for over 15 years as a leading trade-only distributors of IT products, remaining a progressive and innovative business that is always looking for new and unique ways to improve their offerings to customers.
Up to £25000.00 per annum
Work closely with the Buying team on range planning plans as well as planning packsFollow company brief as per product classification with Buyer.
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Our client, a market leading retailer based in Liverpool, is looking to appoint a Supply Planner/ Merchandiser to join their growing head office team.