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Red Diamond Executive Headhunters has placed a Procurement Director with an innovative healthcare solutions provider.

Executive headhunter Carol Mosby, who heads up appointments within the health and beauty, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors for Red Diamond, worked with Wakefield-based Toiletry Sales Limited (TSL) Healthcare on the appointment of James Booker.

James joins TSL from Boots, where he spent six years as a senior buying manager in commodities. He has also previously worked as a commodity sourcing manager for Avon and in various roles at Astra Zeneca.

TSL develops, sources, manufactures and sells a high-quality range of self-care and active living solutions, including first aid items, PPE, feminine care, continence care, optical and maternity products. Clients include high street names such as Tesco, Asda, Boots, Waitrose and Superdrug.

CEO Chris Patterson said having the right people in his team was vital to enable the business to achieve its goals within a culture built on real values and effective processes.

He said: “In James, Carol has found us the ideal candidate for this role. We firmly believe that the right people are central to our success as we continue to strive for excellence across the board, both in products, systems, processes and ways of working. James has an impressive background in procurement and I look forward to him playing a vital role as we move forward as a business.”

James added: “TSL Healthcare is one of the most respected private label suppliers in the UK and I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to the help the business continue to grow in line with its key values of innovation and service excellence.”

Red Diamond Executive Headhunters is headquartered in Huddersfield with a satellite office in the Middle East. With clients throughout the building and construction product industry, the business has place candidates in leadership roles within the UK and across the globe.

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