Supply Chain Leadership

Supply Chain Leadership

DSJ Global: Your Leading Partner for Supply Chain Leadership Talent

DSJ Global is a leading talent partner delivering mid-senior end-to-end supply chain talent. We help secure business-critical professionals through permanent, contract, and multi-hire recruitment in Supply Chain Leadership.

Guided by our values, DSJ Global delivers a streamlined service that we can be proud of. From uniting talented professionals with industry-leading companies across the globe to investing in world-class technology for consistent, exceptional service, we deliver the talent that customers want, when they want it.

Whether you're looking to secure the right Supply Chain Leadership professional for your business or become the next candidate to settle into a new role, DSJ Global delivers a high-quality, trusted service that provides a competitive advantage for sourcing talent.


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Supply Chain Leadership Jobs

Supply Chain Manager - Production Planning

Title: Supply Chain Manager Summary: A leading manufacturer in the Food/ Consumer industry is looking to bring on a Supply Chain Manager to their team in the Chicago area. With an annual revenue of over $360M, this client manufactures various natural products such as supplements and proteins for consumer markets. With this, you will be responsible for leading the operations planning process and aligning production, demand, and supply. The Manager's Responsibilities: Lead supply chain planning processes and a team of production planning supervisors Establish new methods to improve supply chain performance Drive lean-based processes to improve efficiencies and recommend cost-reduction opportunities Align the customer forecasts with production to achieve on-time delivery Evaluate future systems and supply chain methodologies to align with best practices Coordinate records and resources across all manufacturing plants The Manager's Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required in Supply Chain Management or similar field 5+ year's experience in supply chain, planning, or related space APICS certification preferred Strong proficiency in Oracle and ERP/ MRP Systems The Manager's Benefits: Comprehensive medical/dental/vision benefits 401k Match Competitive PTO If you are interested in the Supply Chain Manager position, then please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Bloomingdale
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Leitung SCM Operations (m/w/d)

Leitung SCM Operations (m/w/d) - Saarland, Germany Ihre Chance auf eine Führungsposition im Bereich der Rüstung! Wir suchen nach einem dynamischen und erfahrenen Kopf für die Position als **Leiter/in SCM Operations** im Saarland zwischen Saarbrücken und Trier. In dieser Rolle sind Sie direkt verantwortlich für kritische Bereiche wie Auftragssteuerung, Disposition und betriebliche Logistik sowie Wareneingangsprüfung. Was erwartet Sie: - Übernahme von Verantwortungen mit direktem Einfluss auf den Unternehmenserfolg - Eine spannende Herausforderung bei der Steuerung operativer Prozesse - Die Möglichkeit zur Entfaltung Ihrer Leadership-Qualitäten durch die Führung eines ca 50-köpfigen Teams Wir setzen voraus: - Fundierte Erfahrung in SAP-Anwendungen - Nachweisbare Führungserfahrung - Reisebereitschaft - Ein Studium in Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen oder vergleichbare Qualifikationen Diese Stelle bietet Ihnen nicht nur ein herausforderndes Arbeitsumfeld, sondern auch die Möglichkeit zur persönlichen Weiterentwicklung. Wenn diese anspruchsvolle Tätigkeit Ihren nächsten Karriereschritt darstellen könnte und wenn Engagement sowie Organisationstalent zu Ihren Kernkompetenzen zählen, dann möchten wir genau SIE kennenlernen! Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!

Negotiable
Saarbrücken
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Manager, Supply Chain Planning

Supply Chain Planning Manager - Medical Device SUMMARY We are a leading provider of cutting-edge medical devices that enhance patient care and improve healthcare outcomes. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, we are dedicated to delivering high-quality products that meet the stringent demands of the medical industry. Join our dynamic team and contribute to our mission of transforming healthcare through technology. We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Supply Chain Planning Manager to oversee and optimize our supply chain processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in demand, supply, capacity, and production planning, particularly within the medical device industry, and will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective flow of direct, electromechanical materials. The Supply Chain Planning Manager will have these responsibilities: Develop and implement supply chain strategies and capacity plans to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of materials and products. Analyze capacity constraints and develop strategies to mitigate risks. Development of a Master Production Schedule using an ERP System Lead the S&OP process to balance supply and demand effectively. Coordinate with suppliers, manufacturers, and internal teams to manage inventory levels and production schedules. Monitor and analyze supply chain performance metrics to identify areas for improvement. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to forecast demand and plan inventory accordingly, using SIOP processes to increase forecast accuracy Oversee production planning and develop production schedules that optimize resource utilization and meet customer requirements. Implement strategic initiatives and continuous improvement plans by organizing and maintaining global product demands. Work collaboratively with the Procurement, Operations, Quality, Product Supply, and Finance teams. The Supply Chain Planning Manager has the following qualifications: Master's or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in engineering) w/ 5-9+ years of supply chain experience Proven experience in S&OP, supply & demand planning, capacity planning, production planning and scheduling. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams. If you're interested in this new and innovative opportunity, please apply by clicking here.

Negotiable
Georgia
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Global Category Manager - Medical Device

Global Category Manager (Medical Device) SUMMARY We are dedicated to advancing global healthcare through the manufacturing of innovative Class III medical devices and our mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing high-quality, cutting-edge medical technologies. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to excellence, innovation, and ethical practices. We are currently seeking a Global Category Manager to join our dynamic team and help us drive our global sourcing and procurement strategies. You will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies that align with our company's goals and ensure the seamless procurement of high-quality medical devices worldwide. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize supply chain efficiency, cost management, and supplier relationships on a global scale. The Global Category Manager will have these responsibilities: Establish strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors internationally, negotiating global contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and pricing while maintaining quality standards Prepare and present regular reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to senior management, providing insights into procurement performance, cost savings, and other relevant metrics Lead the purchasing function to ensure the acquisition of high-quality, electromechanical raw materials at competitive prices. Strong understanding of global supply chain dynamics, industry standards, and manufacturing processes related to highly regulated industries Excellent and professional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies related to sourcing and procurement. Travel internationally as needed to support global sourcing and supplier management activities. The Global Category Manager has the following qualifications: Master's or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Engineering) w/ 5-8 years of category management experience Must have experience in a highly regulated, electromechanical manufacturing industry ERP/MRP Systems experience is required BENEFITS Annual Bonus with Competitive 401k Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance If you're interested in this new and innovative opportunity, please apply by clicking here.

Negotiable
Georgia
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Global Category Manager

Global Category Manager (Medical Device) Location: Georgia, USA Level: Manager SUMMARY We are dedicated to advancing global healthcare through the manufacturing of innovative Class III medical devices and our mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing high-quality, cutting-edge medical technologies. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to excellence, innovation, and ethical practices. We are currently seeking a Global Category Manager to join our dynamic team and help us drive our global sourcing and procurement strategies. You will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies that align with our company's goals and ensure the seamless procurement of high-quality medical devices worldwide. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize supply chain efficiency, cost management, and supplier relationships on a global scale. The Global Category Manager will have these responsibilities: * Establish strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors internationally, negotiating global contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and pricing while maintaining quality standards * Prepare and present regular reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to senior management, providing insights into procurement performance, cost savings, and other relevant metrics * Lead the purchasing function to ensure the acquisition of high-quality, electromechanical raw materials at competitive prices. * Strong understanding of global supply chain dynamics, industry standards, and manufacturing processes related to highly regulated indusries * Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and key performance indicators (KPIs) related to category spend and supplier performance. * Excellent and professional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels. * Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies related to sourcing and procurement. * Travel internationally as needed to support global sourcing and supplier management activities. The Global Category Manager has the following qualifications: * Master's or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Engineering) w/ 5-8 years of category management experience * Must have experience in a highly regulated, electromechanical manufacturing industry * ERP/MRP Systems experience is required BENEFITS * Annual Bonus with Competitive 401k * Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance If you're interested in this new and innovative opportunity, please apply by clicking here.

Negotiable
Georgia
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Project Manager - Supply Chain Sustainability

We are seeking a passionate and experienced Project Manager - Supply Chain Sustainability to lead our client's sustainability initiatives within their supply chain. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing sustainability programs that align with their corporate goals and values. This role requires a strategic thinker with strong project management skills, a deep understanding of supply chain sustainability principles, and the ability to drive cross-functional collaboration. Key Responsibilities: Develop and Implement Supply Chain Sustainability Strategies: Create and execute comprehensive supply chain sustainability strategies that align with the company's goals. Identify opportunities for reducing environmental impact across the supply chain, including sourcing, production, distribution, and waste management. Program Management: Manage supply chain sustainability projects from conception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget. Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to drive project success and sustainability outcomes. Supplier Engagement: Collaborate with suppliers to promote sustainable practices and ensure they meet the company's sustainability standards. Engage with external partners, including suppliers, NGOs, and regulatory bodies, to advance supply chain sustainability initiatives. Performance Tracking and Reporting: Develop metrics and KPIs to measure the effectiveness of supply chain sustainability programs. Prepare regular reports on supply chain sustainability performance for internal stakeholders and external reporting. Innovation and Continuous Improvement: Stay updated with the latest trends and best practices in supply chain sustainability. Foster a culture of innovation by identifying and implementing new supply chain sustainability initiatives and technologies. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Supply Chain Management, Sustainability, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in supply chain sustainability program management, preferably in the food industry. Strong project management skills with a proven track record of managing complex projects. Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Ability to analyze data and generate actionable insights. Fluency in English; proficiency in Dutch is a plus.

Negotiable
Eindhoven
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Supply Chain Manager

**Supply Chain Manager - Exciting Opportunity in Pharmaceuticals** Are you ready to take your career to the next level? We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Supply Chain Manager for an established player within the pharmaceutical sector, located right in Heppenheim, Germany. This is a permanent position designed for someone passionate about driving end-to-end supply chain excellence. As our ideal candidate: - You will have proven experience managing complex supply chains. - Your strategic thinking capabilities will help optimize operations while ensuring contract management efficiency. - A keen eye on maintaining high standards of compliance with industry regulations. Key Responsibilities: - Develop strategies that improve productivity and reduce costs across all aspects of the supply chain - Lead E2E (end-to-end) process improvements initiatives providing comprehensive solutions from procurement to delivery - Manage relationships with suppliers and stakeholders whilst negotiating contracts effectively Skills Required: * **Hessen Area Knowledge**: Familiarity with local business practices in Hessen gives candidates an advantage when navigating regional markets as well as dealing locally or abroad. * **Supply Chain Contract Management**: Critical skill involving negotiation expertise, strong legal understanding related to supplies agreements which ensures favorable terms for efficient resource distribution throughout company divisions. * **End-To-End Expertise (E2E)**: Ability oversees entire product lifecycle - starting raw material acquisition through manufacturing until final product dispatch hence guaranteeing customer satisfaction alongside boosting organizational profitability margins. This role offers not only responsibility but also great potential for professional growth within a dynamic environment where innovative ideas meet practical implementation strategies - Are you up this challenge? If so we would love hear more about how skills align perfectly job requirements! Please apply today join team spearheading change Pharma world tomorrow! ---

Negotiable
Hesseneck
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Operations Manager

**Operations Manager - Thriving Retail Distribution Center** Are you a dynamic leader with an eye for efficiency and the ability to steer large teams towards success? A premier retail distribution center in the Atlanta Metro area is seeking an Operations Manager who embodies these qualities. This pivotal role offers the chance at spearheading operations within a bustling hub that's central to our business. As our Operations Manager, expect to: - Lead and inspire over 100 associates, fostering team spirit while driving performance. - Utilize your knowledge of Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) as part of daily logistics execution. - Be integral in streamlining processes for optimal productivity across various operational facets. Relevant Skills Explained: * **Leadership Experience**: You should have prior experience guiding sizable teams effectively; this proves critical when managing more than 100 staff members on-site. * **Warehouse Management System Expertise**: Familiarity with WMS will be essential since it plays a key role in maintaining inventory accuracy and ensuring efficient operation flow within the facility. To express interest or apply directly please send through your CV outlining relevant experiences pertaining particularly toward leadership roles involving substantial associate management along with any previous utilization of warehouse management technologies. We look forward to discussing how your vision aligns with ours!

Negotiable
Atlanta
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Director Supply Chain

My client, a leader in the industrial manufacturing sector, thrives in a fast-paced environment, driven by a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. As they continue to expand operations, they are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Supply Chain Management to lead a supply chain team out of the Nebraska facility. Fully onsite in Kearney, Nebraska and Relocation Assistance provided! Position Overview: The Director of Supply Chain Management will play a crucial role in optimizing our supply chain operations to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and seamless coordination across all stages of the supply chain process. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership abilities, extensive experience in high-volume manufacturing environments, and a deep understanding of end-to-end supply chain management. Key Responsibilities: Leadership and Team Management: Provide strategic direction and leadership to the supply chain team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement. Mentor and develop team members, ensuring alignment with company goals and objectives. Supply Chain Optimization: Develop and implement strategies to optimize the end-to-end supply chain process, including procurement, production planning, inventory management, and logistics. Identify opportunities for process improvement and cost reduction, driving operational excellence throughout the supply chain. Vendor Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors, negotiating favorable terms and agreements to ensure reliable supply and optimal pricing. Monitor supplier performance and implement corrective actions as needed to address any issues or discrepancies. Inventory Control: Oversee inventory management practices to minimize excess inventory and optimize inventory turnover rates. Implement robust inventory control measures to ensure accuracy and reliability in inventory tracking and reporting. Demand Planning and Forecasting: Collaborate with sales, marketing, and production teams to develop accurate demand forecasts and production plans. Utilize forecasting tools and techniques to anticipate demand fluctuations and mitigate potential supply chain disruptions. Compliance and Risk Management: Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards governing supply chain operations. Identify and mitigate supply chain risks, implementing contingency plans to address potential disruptions or emergencies. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or related field; Master's degree preferred. Proven leadership experience in a high-volume, fast-paced manufacturing environment, with a minimum of 7 years in a senior supply chain management role. Global Supply Chain Experience preferred with the ability to manage various facilities/sites Extensive end-to-end supply chain experience, including procurement, production planning, inventory management, warehousing, and logistics. Previous experience in industrial manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, or heavy manufacturing industries preferred. Strong negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers and vendors. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across functional areas and influence stakeholders at all levels. Proficiency in supply chain management software and tools.

US$170000 - US$200000 per year
Kearney
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Supply Chain Analyst

Job Description: We are seeking a detail-oriented and experienced Supply Chain Analyst to join our client's team. The successful candidate will be responsible for analyzing and improving our supply chain operations, ensuring efficiency and effectiveness in our processes. This role requires a strong background in supply chain management within a manufacturing environment. Key Responsibilities: Analyze supply chain data to identify and address inefficiencies. Develop and implement strategies to optimize supply chain operations. Collaborate with suppliers, manufacturers, and internal departments to ensure smooth operations. Monitor inventory levels and manage procurement processes. Generate reports on supply chain performance and provide actionable insights. Support the development and implementation of supply chain projects and initiatives. Ensure compliance with industry standards and regulations. Continuously evaluate and improve supply chain processes to enhance overall performance. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. 3-5 years of experience in supply chain management within a manufacturing environment. Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex data and make data-driven decisions. Proficiency in supply chain management software and tools. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in Supply Chain Management or a related field. Professional certification such as CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management). Experience with ERP systems (ex. JD Edwards and Custom.Net).

US$70000 - US$70001 per year
Mobile
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Logistics and Customer Service Manager

Responsibilities: * Lead and coach a team of 5-8 colleagues, including performance reviews and HR processes. * Oversee incoming orders, order picking, and outgoing transport shipments. * Monitor stock bookings. * Implement continuous improvement initiatives, 5S, and Health & Safety guidelines in the warehouse. * Ensure smooth SAP integration, set priorities, and meet targets. * Translate business objectives into tactical execution for logistics and customer service. * Direct and secure logistics and customer service actions according to guidelines. * Coordinate domestic and international customer service and transport activities. * Register, report, and analyse customer complaints in SCM for resolution. * Report monthly area KPIs. * Manage import and export functions to meet customer delivery requirements. * Collaborate with production and R&D to achieve business results. * Provide information for internal and external audits. * Assist in daily operations: process incoming orders, monitor order progress, manage order transfer to production planning, invoicing, and closing orders, arrange outgoing transport, and oversee transport orders and administration. * Maintain an overview of workload and capacity for the customer service and logistics department. Requirements: * 5-10 years of relevant supply chain experience, including inventory management, distribution, logistics, procurement, and supplier relations. * Proven leadership experience in managing and motivating a team, delegating work, coaching, and setting targets. * Proficiency in SAP systems, including material management, production planning, and logistics modules. * Customer service experience, with a customer-oriented attitude and the ability to handle complaints and queries. * Experience in change management, capable of leading change and overcoming resistance. * Proficiency in Dutch and English. * Empathetic, solution-oriented, and team-oriented attitude

Negotiable
North Holland
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Transport & Shipping Coordinator

About Us: My clients are passionate about fashion and committed to providing our customers with the latest trends and highest quality products. As a leading name in the fashion retail industry, we pride ourselves on our dynamic work environment and innovative approach to business. We are currently seeking a detail-oriented and proactive Transport and Shipping Coordinator to join my clients team and help us continue to deliver excellence. Job Description: As a Transport and Shipping Coordinator, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the seamless movement of our fashion products from suppliers to our retail locations and customers. You will be responsible for managing the logistics of shipping, coordinating with carriers, and maintaining accurate records to guarantee timely and cost-effective delivery of our goods. Key Responsibilities: Logistics Coordination: Plan and oversee the transportation of goods from suppliers to various distribution centres and retail outlets. Shipment Tracking: Monitor and track shipments to ensure timely delivery, addressing any issues that may arise during transit. Carrier Management: Liaise with shipping carriers to negotiate rates, schedules, and resolve any shipping-related disputes. Inventory Management: Maintain accurate records of inventory levels and shipping documentation. Cost Optimisation: Identify and implement strategies to reduce shipping costs while maintaining service quality. Compliance: Ensure all shipping activities comply with international, federal, and local regulations. Customer Service: Provide exceptional support to internal and external customers regarding shipping inquiries and concerns. Reporting: Generate and analyse shipping reports to identify trends and areas for improvement. Qualifications: Experience: Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in logistics, transportation, or shipping coordination, preferably in the fashion retail industry. Education: Bachelor's degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Skills: Strong organisational and multitasking abilities. Excellent communication and negotiation skills. Proficient in logistics and shipping software (e.g., SAP, Oracle, or similar). Analytic mindset with a keen eye for detail. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines. Knowledge: Familiarity with international shipping regulations and customs procedures. What We Offer: Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunities for professional growth and development. A vibrant and supportive work environment. Discounts on company products. Employee wellness programs.

Negotiable
Cologne
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News & Insights

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The Impact of Flexible Working

​Assessing the adoption of flexible working in the supply chain industrySince its introduction to the masses, flexible working has revolutionized the world of employment.As the demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential in attracting and retaining top-tier talent.For many, some degree of flexibility is essential to achieving a healthy work-life balance. This can in turn, result in a happier and more productive workforce, which benefits businesses. However, moving processes away from the office can also have a negative impact on company culture, as teams interact less, decreasing productivity.The ambiguity of the situation made us wonder: What is the real impact of flexible working?To answer this question, here at DSJ Global we engaged with top businesses to understand their flexible working strategy. Exploring the state of flexible working across the supply chain, we take a look at the following:How productivity and company culture has been impacted by hybrid and flexible working patternsWhat leaders see as the benefits and the challenges to flexible workingHow companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talentOffering valuable insights to professionals seeking to understand the state of flexible working in supply chain, and for organizations reflecting on their flexible and working from home policies, both can take away a number of key considerations from this exclusive report.​Download your copy of the report by completing the form below:​

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Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interview

In these challenging times, we have been reminded of how crucial the world’s supply chains are. More than ever, German organizations need to fill business-critical roles to deliver food, resources and medicines on time to the general public. “We hire business critical roles, which without a company cannot function, so they need to be ready for when business picks up again. It’s about altering your process rather than stopping it,” advises Christophe Liese, Partnership Program Manager at DSJ Global, Europe. “Be prepared to make an offer via Skype. Candidates can still work through their notice period after the offer has been made, that way the recruitment process doesn’t have to slow down.”While some German organizations are slowing down their hiring processes in end-to-end supply chain, this is an opportune moment to use video conferencing to get ahead of the competition and secure business-critical talent.As a hiring manager, using video calling software as part of your recruitment process may be new territory. Get started with this recently released guide on how employers can successfully hire through video interviews. Download now to discover:Why you should use video interviewsHow to protect your corporate reputation and successfully hire The advantage of using video interviews to evaluate candidates

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How to Attract More Women into Supply Chain Management

It comes as no surprise that supply chain has a diversity problem. In 2016, the German Bundestag adopted a law that established a 30% quota for Supervisory Board diversity. Yet German companies continue to lag behind their peers on gender diversity at senior levels. What makes it all the more pressing is the compound impact caused by a mounting talent crisis. Though increased attention has been drawn to both issues, our recently published study reveals that the need for progress remains. When companies go to market to recruit, their processes are turning off many female candidates–who form a significant part of the candidate pool that they can ill-afford to shrink further. Our latest research has found that almost half of respondents have withdrawn from a job search because they experienced gender bias during the hiring company’s recruitment process.While the top reason for women withdrawing was because of gender-biased comments made by the hiring manager, the second and third were a lack of diversity at the hiring company’s leadership level–including the management team and the board. This shows that representation matters to female job seekers.“Perception is everything. This study shows that companies have a huge opportunity cost from a lack of gender diversity. While most are not consciously biased, their leadership orientation is turning off women from staying in the process–which in turn will only further the problem,” says Matthew Wood, director of DSJ Global, Europe. “In an environment where competition for supply chain talent has never been greater, companies should be addressing this imbalance to attract more female talent. In the short term, they need to find a way to communicate that they share and value an inclusive work culture. This will help alleviate any concerns from female candidates that the hiring company holds any biases and reduce drop-outs.”Women who said they had withdrawn from the process identified this as a long-term obstacle for solving supply chain’s diversity problem; particularly in leadership roles. Less than four percent identified a lack of qualified women at entry-level as the main challenge to increasing gender diversity. Rather, they said that gender-biased cultural values, leadership orientation and behaviours within supply chain needed to be overcome.In a 2019 webinar hosted by DSJ Global, Antoinette Irvine, the vice president of human resources for Unilever’s global supply chain, expressed a similar view, “My experience has been is that if you just focus on the targets and you don’t work on the culture, you end up having a lot of women leaving your organization because you aren’t making them feel included."“Within the context of our supply chain, the main challenge was changing our leaders mindsets to understand unconscious bias and to change the lack of understanding in bringing in diverse, female talent,” said Antoinette Irvine. “Once you have those senior leaders buying into what it’s like to be judged on the basis of whether you are a man or a woman, then they lead for the change themselves.Over the last four years, Unilever has radically improved the diversity of their supply chain workforce, all the way from procurement through to manufacturing and factor managers. Due to a balanced intake of new hires and internal promotions, Unilever increased their senior management level from 33.% female in 2016 to 38.3% in 2019. As part of their diverse talent strategy, Unilever found that this two-pronged approach was responsible for improving female representation–mirroring the findings of Gartner’s latest study of women in supply chain. “Recruitment and integrated pipeline planning were the two initiatives that caused the most change for Unilever,” commented Antoinette Irvine.As supply chains continue to grow mind-boggling complex, women will need to play an equal role in the future of its workforce. This will only be possible if companies across supply chain invest in building an inclusive workplace and attracting more women. Understanding why women exit from the recruitment process is the first step. Download DSJ Global’s latest report to discover the full picture.​​

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Is Your Boss Invested in Your Career Development?

pro​If you are consistently exceeding your current performance targets and not seeing recognition or discussing opportunities about how this could move you ahead, you may have a boss who is not invested in your career development.  No matter how talented and ambitious you are, if you do not have support or guidance from your boss, your career roadmap may seem like a dead end.  The procurement and supply chain sector within Germany is growing and evolving, with new skills to learn alongside the digitisation and optimisation of the European and global supply chain. Mapping out the direction of your own career against new skills required in order to help your company is a way to start getting your manager excited about your career.  This guide will show you how to identify a disinterested boss and give advice on how to approach your them with your own ideas.​​

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