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I’ve been working at Vector for 10 years. My background was manufacturing and distribution, but I decided to move into recruitment with Vector due to the diverse range of opportunities they provide, which allows me to take full responsibility for my own business success.

Choosing to work within the IFS arena was a decision I made based on the manageable size of the market, and the fact that it is a quality niche ERP due to the investment it gains and the production and release of continually improving versions means increased market share, resulting in a thriving product and user base.

I know my contractors and permanent applicants very well. I am able to provide most contractors with multiple assignments and continuance of contract through Vector. I can advise individuals who would rather stay as a permanent member of staff where they need to look in order to achieve their goals in their next career move.

I work with clients to get them the best solution, whether they are looking for short project-based work or longer implementations. I can help them understand what they need to be looking for in terms of skills and cost – I know what true, current market rates are, who is available and when. I encourage our clients to think further ahead and be more flexible in their planning – looking at full or part time availability to make sure we can deliver the best possible solution within their timeframe, or advising them to wait for the right person to become available.

Offering truly independent advice, I am able to solve obvious problems very quickly – we are regularly placing with clients who have an overall lack of IFS knowledge in-house and want to consider an alternative approach to the traditional Consultancy route.

If you have any specific needs around IFS, then please do get in touch. I’d be delighted to talk through your contract, permanent or fixed price requirements to show you how Vector can help.

Simon Rider

IFS NEWS

4th May 2018


Looking forward to the new implementations of Apps 10 after it was officially announced at the World Conference this week. Interested to see how existing clients find the new functionality available especially AI. Also will they be looking for Apps 10 to be bedding in before upgrading? I’m expecting strong uptake at the end of year moving into 2019. I do know a couple of contractors who have hands on Apps 10 experience who will be looking for work from July.

6th April 2018


Cross Training using Senior IFS Consultants is becoming common place in a very business market. IFS Users are hiring generic ERP Analysts and PL/SQL Developers then requesting IFS skilled Contractors to train on either a part or full time basis. This has been an effective way of dealing with a difficult recruiting environment.

26th March 2018


Many IFS users across the UK are looking for permanent skills to bolster internal teams. With IFS consultancies snapping up most options on offer this is leaving very little for end users. However at Vector we are always trying to uncover new candidates who are looking for a change. Please contact me if you are considering a new role for 2018.

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