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DSJ Global: Your Leading Partner for Engineering Talent

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

With demand expanding rapidly for Engineering talent, it is critical for organizations to focus on a proven hiring strategy that will attract and secure the top Engineering professionals in the industry. With 15 years of providing extensive knowledge guided by our values that shape our DNA, DSJ Global delivers streamlined, consistent, and exceptional talent acquisition services.

If you’re looking to secure top talent within the Engineering industry or you’re a professional searching for your next Engineering opportunity, the specialist team at DSJ Global connects candidates and clients through a range of bespoke talent solutions.

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When it comes to immediate supply chain Engineering placements or strategic talent sourcing, DSJ Global's team stands ready with a wealth of expertise and comprehensive resources, ensuring exceptional outcomes. Collaborating with DSJ Global's Supply Chain Engineering team offers discernible advantages:

15 years of experience and professional knowledge in the supply chain Engineering industry

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Engineering Jobs

At DSJ Global, we are dedicated to connecting talented Engineers with the most exciting roles in this ever-evolving landscape. Don't miss out on shaping the future of Engineering – explore our live job opportunities at DSJ Global and take your Engineering career to new heights today.

Senior Electrical Engineer

A leader in Oil & Gas is seeking a Sr Power Systems (Electrical) Engineer to join their team in Wichita, KS! This individual will need to be able to prioritize many business requests and have an established capability to learn and apply new knowledge. This position includes up to 25% travel. This role is eligible for relocation and sign on incentives. What You Will Do Provide technical support in project development, QA/QC, installation, commissioning, start-up and work activities on all electrical equipment upgrades, repairs, and new installations Lead and promote Root Cause Failure Analysis Identify, recommend, and champion solutions that reduce risk to employees, maximize system availability, and achieve lowest cost of operation Conduct periodic assessments of the health and integrity of the electrical equipment at the production facilities to maximize asset reliability and production availability Lead and mentor employees to apply Principle Based Management (PBM) Who You Are (Basic Qualifications) BS in Electrical Engineering 10+ years of engineering work experience in an industrial setting working with Medium (>600V) and Low Voltage Electrical Equipment Demonstrated knowledge of electrical codes and standards (NEC, NFPA 70E, etc.) Experience in application engineering of electrical assets (i.e. switchgear, motors, drives, etc.) What Will Put You Ahead 3+ years of Large (>$1MM) Capital Project Management experience

Negotiable
Wichita
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Project Engineer

Project Engineer Greater Seattle, WA Area We are searching for a skilled Project Engineer to join a growing engineering team with an exciting Ship Building Company in the shipbuilding industry. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring project success, collaborating with technical partners, and adhering to regulatory guidelines. Key Responsibilities: - Collaborate closely with Production Supervisors and Project Managers to resolve build challenges during vessel assembly, erection, and launch. - Prepare technical documentation, including systems diagnostics, research, and design analysis reports. - Develop and create engineering designs and layouts for internal and client evaluation. - Provide expert advice on marine vessel development, construction, and installation. - Monitor project engineering schedules and troubleshoot unexpected issues to maintain project timelines. - Participate in project review meetings with key stakeholders. - Create structures that meet safety and performance standards in the marine environment. - Evaluate project bids and proposals to establish engineering objectives. - Coordinate with production supervisors and liaise with vendors and owner's representatives to address technical concerns. - Ensure regulatory approval of all project drawings and deliverables, offering support to the Quality Control department during inspections. - Review preliminary and contract-level design packages and specifications. - Determine project specifications through analysis of project plans, customer requirements, and technical considerations. Qualifications: - Proven experience in Marine Construction, with a background in the maritime sector, shipbuilding, or ship repair. - Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Structural) or Naval Architecture. - Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a deadline-driven environment. - Excellent oral and written communication skills. - Capacity to collaborate effectively with production teams to resolve buildability and systems operation issues. - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Microsoft Excel. - Knowledge of marine engineering principles, ship systems, ship repair, and construction techniques. - Organizational and time management skills. - Familiarity with quality assurance processes and regulatory requirements. - Willingness to work outdoors in a shipyard environment, using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in administering contracts with "Buy American" requirements. - Proficiency in project management software such as MS Project. - Familiarity with scheduling software applications. - Previous experience with software tools like Rhino, Navisworks, ShipConstructor, GHS, Draftsight, or AutoCAD.

US$110000 - US$125000 per year
Seattle
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Senior Hardware Engineer

A Global Life Sciences company is looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer to add to its Systems team! This leading pharmaceutical company is truly passionate about discovering and developing various drugs in the industry. As Senior Hardware Engineer you will have technical responsibility for the design and system architecture of current and new products, with an emphasis on electrical design. You will also lead the technical effort to create, develop, and introduce new products that create value for their clients through innovation. Responsibilities of the Senior Hardware Engineer: Communicate cross-functionally with various teams to ensure successful development of new products and improve existing ones Develop the architecture and strategy for analog and digital circuit design Sustain the full life cycle of the product by providing support to maintain and improve cost, performance, and quality Develop and qualify hardware changes, new components, and design/process changes. Qualifications of the Senior Hardware Engineer: 7+ years of industry-related experience Proficient in PCB CAD software (Altium preferred) Strong engineering design skills and proficiency in PCB CAD software Ensure existing and new products meet electrical safety standards Proficiency in electronic design, simulation, and testing - mixed-signal, analog, and digital If you're looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the life sciences industry, please apply today!

Negotiable
Charleston
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Sr Process Controls Engineer

Sr Process Controls Engineer Needed for a Leading Science Company Gloucester County Area Summary: A leading global chemical manufacturing organization is seeking a Senior Process Controls Engineer to support programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting of distributed control systems. This individual will be expected to have a strong background with Honeywell DCS. The Senior Process Controls Engineer will be responsible for: Advanced process controls - SME in the group Implementation of Honeywell Experion Maintenance of control systems Consistently meeting time sensitive project deadlines The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 2+ years of experience in Process Controls Engineering Strong background with Honeywell Experion Apply Today!

Negotiable
New Jersey
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Engineering Lead, Electrical

Title: Engineering Lead, Electrical Location: York-Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA Region Type: W-2 Direct Hire, Full Time Pay: $110,000 - 135,000 according to level of experience - open to negotiation for senior candidates Summary: Join a top-tier cGMP manufacturing firm in the York-Harrisburg-Lancaster, PA corridor as an Electrical Engineering Lead. In this essential role, you'll spearhead electrical engineering projects, champion operational efficiency, and contribute to our mission of enhancing global health. Responsibilities: Design, install, and maintain advanced electrical systems, embedding best practices like PLCs, control systems, and HMI to ensure industry-standard compliance. Forge cross-functional partnerships to pinpoint and roll out innovative electrical engineering solutions, boosting production efficiency and safety. Pioneer continuous improvement strategies, harnessing cutting-edge technologies and electrical engineering methodologies. Cultivate a team of electrical engineers, embedding a spirit of innovation, excellence, and mastery in electrical safety practices, including NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E. Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Demonstrated expertise in PLCs, control systems, and HMI integration. Robust understanding of electrical safety protocols, especially NFPA 70 and NFPA 70E standards.

US$110000 - US$135000 per year
Lancaster
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Technical Program Manager

A leading Automotive Restoration/Manufacturing company is seeking a Technical Program Manager specializing in Low Voltage Harness Programs to join their team. You will be part of a rapidly growing, venture-backed start-up that aims to convert gasoline vehicles to electric using technology and scale. This position will require someone with exceptional skills in developing and managing large-scale training, quality, and process improvement programs for an automotive electrical harness shop that is swiftly expanding. Responsibilities: Partner with Design, Pre-Production and Production to develop and maintain the low voltage harness program for each vehicle model. Advise on, direct, and facilitate shop equipment, supply, and tool acquisition and shop layout. Coordinate with Facilities to ensure maintenance and upkeep of electrical harness shop. Develop specifications and maintain electrical harness shop quality program content. Minimum Qualifications: 4+ years of hands-on professional experience in the automotive electrical field designing, building, inspecting, testing and installing automotive electrical harnesses and components. Electrical Engineering knowledge base. Experience may be in either OEM or vehicle restoration or repair environments, or a combination thereof. Successful track record of developing and training teams in the automotive electrical field. Benefits: Competitive LTI Full benefits (health, dental, vision) Unlimited PTO Free lunch everyday!

US$90000 - US$120000 per year
San Francisco
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Sr Electrical Engineer

Title: Sr Electrical Engineer Location: Franklin LA - relocation provided Industry: Mining and Minerals Role Overview: This position operates as a part of a collaborative team of professionals and reports directly to the Engineering Manager. The Electrical Engineer will assume responsibility for overseeing all facets of electrical engineering within the Plant and will serve as the owner of the plant's power and control systems. Additionally, this position will play a pivotal role in the realm of plant project engineering and management. Requirements: BS in Electrical, Electronic, Mechatronic Engineering or related Engineering discipline 5+ years of electrical engineering experience Experienced with Allen Bradley based PLC control systems for process and equipment control as well as associated HMI graphics. Large DC and AC motor drive control systems Electrical distribution systems ranging from 480V to 138 kV Electrical systems in a heavy industrial environment. Preferences: Mining industry experience AutoCAD, MS Project, CMMS systems Job Responsibilities: Electrical Engineer: Ensure operational integrity and compliance of plant's electrical systems. Manage long-term power supply needs and strategies, establish standards, and lead troubleshooting efforts. Manage site PLC/HMI systems for process control and data management. Project Engineer: Support in budget preparation, manage capital project contracts, and oversee construction. Ensure projects meet critical path and budget goals. Maintenance & Reliability: Improve power and control system reliability, assist with equipment troubleshooting, implement preventive maintenance programs, and coordinate training needs. Collaborate with Maintenance and Production Departments for process and asset management improvements. Set standards for Electrical and Control equipment purchases. Benefits: Competitive base and bonus structure Relocation assistance Medical/dental/vision insurance Health savings account & Flexible savings account Tuition reimbursement 401K/ pension/ retirement plan

Negotiable
Louisiana
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Territory Sales Engineer

Job Title: Territory Sales Engineer - Custom Molding Location: Madison, Georgia, USA Type: Permanent Summary: We are partnered with a leading manufacturer in the Plastics sector, who is seeking a Territory Sales Engineer to join their team in Madison, Georgia. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth and expanding the company's customer base in the region. As the Territory Sales Engineer, you will be overseeing key accounts and driving the sales of Custom Molding/Contract Manufacturing. Sound interesting? Apply today! As the Territory Sales Engineer, you will: Develop and execute a sales strategy to achieve revenue targets and increase market share Identify and pursue new business opportunities in the Custom Molding sector. Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential customers Collaborate with internal teams to ensure customer needs are met and projects are delivered on time and within budget Stay up to date with industry trends and market developments A Territory Sales Engineer should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field 2 years of experiences in Engineering or Custom Molding/Contract Manufacturing Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Experience in Custom Molding preferred If you are a driven and results-oriented sales professional with a passion for the Plastics industry, apply today!

Negotiable
Madison
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Senior Electrical Engineer

An innovative custom designer and manufacturer of power solutions is seeking a Senior Electrical Engineer to join their EMI Filters team in their location in the Greater NYC area. The products include power supplies and EMI filters which are utilized in a wide variety of markets including industrial, medical products, semiconductors, consumer appliances, and military/aerospace applications. Responsibilities: Develop power conversion products such as Power Distribution Units, Complex EMI filters or RF filters from conception to completion Work closely with program management and other departments such as purchasing, sales and manufacturing Lead the technical responsibilities of electrical engineering projects Generation of specifications for new R&D products Use analytical tools such as PSpice and MathCAD to conceptualize the design Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering 5 - 10 years of industry related experience, with at least 3 years of direct experience focused on electronic system power or EMI Filter design

Negotiable
New Jersey
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Compass - Senior Process Engineer

Job Title: Senior Process Engineer Location: Ogden, UT Industry: Chemicals DSJ Global is currently seeking Senior Process Engineer to join our client, a leading of global provider of essential minerals. As the Senior Process Engineer, you will be responsible for providing technical support to optimize plant operations, calculate heat and mass balances and fluid mechanics calculations, maximize production rates, reduce costs, manage capital projects, and maximize product recovery. As the Senior Process Engineer you will be responsible for: Calculates heat and mass balances of plant processes. Performs fluid mechanics calculations to size new pumps and piping and to evaluate existing systems for problem solving and optimization. Conducts plant and lab tests to measure the impact of process changes on plant performance. Assess analysis and makes recommendations accordingly. Troubleshoots chemistry and material handling problems, and identifies solutions. Identifies opportunities to improve plant efficiencies and prepares CAR with supportive documentation. Performs design and cost estimates on new projects. Manages capital projects as required. Regularly monitors plant operations to assure safety, quality and cost controls meet expectations. Supports KPI development, measurement, communication, and continuous improvement utilizing Compass continuous improvement tools. The Senior Engineering and Maintenance Manager should have: Degree in Chemical Engineering 5+ years of experience in an automated process control design and maintenance Project/process engineering preferably in a heavy industrial plant setting Direct experience in computerized plant process control design and operation Ability to recognize plant process improvement opportunities and/or problems and resolve them in a technically sound and cost effective manner The ability to effectively interact and communicate with a wider variety of company team members Strong technical skills Lean Manufacturing training is a plus Does this opportunity sound like something you would be interested in? Apply today!

Negotiable
Ogden
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Production Engineer

Job Title: Production Engineer Location: Atlanta, GA Industry: Chemicals DSJ Global is currently seeking a Production Engineer to join our client, a leading Chemical Manufacturing company based in Atlanta, GA. As a Production Engineer, you will be responsible for executing all aspects of operations for your assigned plant. As the Production Engineer, you will be responsible for: Develop and implement production processes, procedures and standards to ensure efficient and effective production operations. Debottlenecking production to increase run rates and achieve targeted production costs Support running EPO's to qualify the new products. Monitor production processes and identify areas for improvement, implementing changes where necessary. Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations, as well as company policies and procedures. Provide technical support to the production team, troubleshooting any issues that arise. Streamline work processes to optimize utilization of operations resources Supporting ISO, RCMS and VPP requirements in the unit and becoming certified as internal auditor. Developing and implementing capital projects to support improvements The Production Engineer should have the following qualifications: BS Degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Industrial) 2-5 years of experience in a Chemical Manufacturing Setting Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment. Strong problem-solving and analytical skills. Interested in this opportunity? Apply now!

Negotiable
Augusta
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Summary of the Electrical Engineer: Our client is a leading global provider of salt, plant nutrition, and lithium products and is looking to add a skilled Senior Electrical Engineer to its team. This company is known for helping solve nature's challenges for customers and communities in a safe and sustainable way. As a Senior Electrical Engineer, you will play a key role in leading all aspects of electrical and control engineering in the plant. You will also be responsible for plant project engineering and project management. Responsibilities of the Senior Electrical Engineer: Participate in the commissioning of engineering projects while ensuring budget goals are met Implement electrical engineering solutions to improve plant performance and reduce energy costs. Maintain electrical data, documentation, and drawings. Manage all aspects of long-term power supply needs and strategies. Design for electrical and control components of engineering projects. Communicate with cross-functional teams to support site operations Develop and manage capital project engineering and construction contracts. Qualifications of the Senior Electrical Engineer: A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Minimum of 5 years of experience in electrical engineering, preferably in an industrial setting. Working knowledge of power distribution systems, electrical codes, standards, and regulations. Experience in project engineering and project management, including budgeting, scheduling, contracting, and commissioning. Experience in designing, installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining electrical and control systems and equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, PLC programming, SCADA systems, and other software tools. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply online with your resume and cover letter. We offer a competitive compensation package, including health benefits, retirement savings plans, paid time off, and more. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Negotiable
Salt Lake City
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Engineering News & Insights

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Flexible working is key to attract and retain talent despite challenges, say DSJ Global experts

​While flexible working has become increasingly popular in recent years, more companies are considering whether they should introduce or continue to allow their employees to work outside of traditional office hours and locations. Can the future be flexible in the supply chain industry, and do organizations need to offer it to attract and retain the best talent? The supply chain industry has traditionally been reliant on on-site work, making the implementation of flexible working a unique challenge. However, with the increasing demand for work-life balance and the rise of remote work, industry leaders must find ways to remain competitive in the hiring landscape while balancing the opportunities and challenges of flexible working with their business requirements and objectives. To shed light on this topic, we spoke with some of the talent experts at DSJ Global.Workplace ProductivityFlexible working can increase productivity and loyalty by helping employees feel more in control of their lives and offering a better work-life balance, which in turn can lead to higher levels of motivation and engagement– but better productivity isn’t guaranteed.As part of DSJ Global’s report, ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’, we surveyed top business leaders in the supply chain industry to find out how their company has been impacted by the rise of flexible working. Of the 63% of clients surveyed currently offering flexible working, 44% of supply chain execs have seen an increase in productivity, and 40% have seen no change.We asked Ross Williams, Senior Vice President at DSJ Global, if this is in line with his experience helping clients hire industry professionals in the US market: “I am not surprised that less than half of leaders have seen an increase in productivity. One theory on improving productivity is that it can come from inspiring employees, and we all know that it can be harder to get humans fired up and motivated to deliver more output and strive for better quality work or tighter deadlines from behind a screen.”Company CultureOne of the biggest challenges of flexible working is managing company culture, as when employees are working remotely it can be difficult to ensure that everyone is working towards the same goals. This could lead to misunderstandings and missed deadlines, negatively impacting company culture.DSJ Global’s survey found an equal split when it comes to flexible working affecting company culture, with 37% each experiencing a positive or negative impact, and the remaining 26% unchanged. Ross provides some further insights: “If candidates are offered a job that is fully remote, it is very easy for them to make the decision to accept as it can avoid them relocating their family and, for example, forcing their children to change school or their spouse to resign from their job.“However, some 100% remote companies can find it challenging to drive company culture without face-to-face communication and regular team nights out and office perks. The clients I work with that offer a hybrid work schedule find it easier to manage and steer their company values.”Attracting, Hiring and Retaining Top TalentFlexible working can also help companies to attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market, with many professionals looking for companies that offer flexible working arrangements.The biggest hiring challenge according to DSJ Global’s clients is a shortage of qualified candidates (37%), followed by increasing competition for top talent (20%). 10% find it is a struggle to retain talent. Emily Prendergast, Executive Director at DSJ Global, offers her experience with how businesses can improve their hiring and retention based on candidate attitudes towards flexible working:“We are currently in a candidate driven market. 2021 - 2022 experienced the ‘Great Resignation’, where many candidates took new jobs and caused a candidate shortage. This means that skilled candidates who are now in the market are being courted by multiple companies, so anyone hiring needs to make sure they are putting their best offer forward.“Counteroffers have also increased in an effort to retain existing talent, however companies need to dive deeper into why they are interviewing in the first place. It is no longer enough to just increase someone’s base salary in hopes of them staying – being more flexible with hours, listening to feedback, and increasing responsibilities are just some of the things professionals are more interested in fixing with their current employers - not just compensation.”Final considerations for businesses considering flexible workingRemote and hybrid options play a central role in both hiring decisions and company culture. The number of days people are expected to be in the office affects the success of a company's hiring strategy and helps retain existing talent, as 67% of survey respondents agree. However, for 16% of supply chain leaders it comes at the expense of productivity, and in 37% of cases it has a negative impact on office culture. We asked Ross for his key takeaways for clients asking whether to offer flexible working:“I would advise any organization considering setting up flexible working to understand the reasons why – is it to attract talent, retain talent or both? You can then determine your business needs and manage the risks by speaking to managers or leaders who have concerns about the negative impacts of flexible working, and determine what your staff want in a flexible working schedule through meetings or by sending out staff surveys.”Learn moreThe future of flexible working in the supply chain industry is explored further in DSJ Global’s report, ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’, where we surveyed business leaders to provide you with insights on how productivity and company culture has been impacted by the increasing prevalence of flexible working, the benefits and challenges it has brought to business leaders, and how companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talent.Click here to download ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’ report.If you would like to talk to us about your current talent needs, fill in our form and one of our consultants will call you back.​​

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Interview & Hiring Guidance

​5 essential tips for employers, hiring managers, and HR on the hiring process across the end-to-end supply chainThe interview process, from initial phone call screenings and psychometric testing, to face to face interviews with the hiring manager and onsite tours, can often be a long and laborious process. So it is imperative to keep an interview process streamlined and engaged, to ensure talent doesn’t drop out, and your organization, and yourself is represented best. Here are 5 vital top tips for employers to stick to when interviewing top talent. Be present Showing excitement to prospective candidates provides insights for them into the potential team culture and attitude. Asking them questions about themselves, on their interests, their lives, their careers, as opposed to only technical questions to vet their hard skills, goes a long way in connecting on a human level. Another way to connect is by sharing real life examples of the day to day, positive experiences about the role and team, and details about project work. These are important talking points candidates like to know, and while they understand an interview may be rigorous technically, maintaining the conversational, human aspect is important too. Being engaged may sound simple, but given how much of the interview process is over Zoom/VC/phone these days, it is easy to get distracted and check emails or open windows on your computer. Remaining attentive and interested will bring the best out of the interview process and provide a positive candidate experience. Also important is to be interesting yourself. Be in sell modeMany of the above points are indirect examples of selling your team and role. However, in a more overt way, providing exciting opportunities at present and for future career growth are always on candidates’ minds and knowing there is more to be excited about than just hands-on skills or what is in the job description on day one makes them buy into the role and organization more. As part of selling the role, explain why you took this position, and what you liked about the company and team. Be relatable to their circumstances and share with them why the position in your team, at your company, is the best move they can make.Another important aspect to highlight here is the culture. Maybe there is more to what makes the role great than just the daily tasks or responsibilities, such as company sports team, lunch clubs, charitable groups, or environmental initiatives. Highlight what else is enjoyable so that candidates are excited about this role, as well as the team and company, aside from the day to day. These days competition for top talent is so tight, that those cultural differences can distinguish you amongst the rest.Be positive Many of the above points translate to this aspect of hiring, but above all, being cordial, professional, and sharing timely feedback all contribute to a positive candidate experience. In some cases, the candidate may not be a good fit culturally, or for your position, but you should still offer them professionalism and positivity in the interview. Remember, they may have colleagues or a network of other experts that could be better suited for your role/team. You want them to have a positive experience to refer people to you, and maintain your company’s reputation in the market, as well as your own. It's also important to note that many candidates often have other processes in the mix, so if you give them any chances to doubt their experience, they could be more likely to go elsewhere. Be flexible If a professional isn’t the 100% right fit, still ask yourself if there is a place for them in the team or organization, especially if they bring something unique to the company. Keep an open mind when recruiting talent, and consider the future headcount. Potentially you can create a new role for an exceptional candidate, especially if you don’t want to lose someone good to a competitor. See the positives in a candidate’s skillset if they bring enough to the table, and find reasons to say yes, especially in this market. Outside of being flexible with the job description, can you also be flexible with the offer? Offering nuanced benefits, flexible working, and customizing offers to the individual joining can again make the difference between rejecting and accepting. Be decisive The market is still exceptionally hot, so it is vital hiring managers are mindful of how quick an interview process needs to be. “Keeping someone warm” is so important, but if you can’t commit to them you do risk them going in another direction. Therefore, be timely with your feedback, especially if it's positive, to keep the momentum up. If they are at the top of your mind, you should stay at the top of theirs. Try and push approvals quickly as well. This is often bureaucratic but affect whatever influence you can have on an interview or hiring process, and don’t allow things to slow down if you can control it.Finally, be competitive. Don’t allow back and forth negotiations to hinder a process or allow time for other processes to catch up. Put your best, most competitive offer forward so it entices them from the very start.  To hire the best candidate for your open role, get in touch with DSJ Global today. As a specialist talent partner across the end-to-end supply chain, we have access to industry-leading talent around the world. Find the talent you need by submitting your vacancy, or request a call back below to elevate your hiring process with the right talent partner today.

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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 patterns What 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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Finding a company culture that fits

For professionals seeking a new job, it’s often factors like salary, the day-to-day of the role itself, and the company brand that are central to the decision process. But each company has its own culture, customs, and values, even if they aren’t clearly defined, and they actually have more of an influence on your productivity, success, and even earnings than might be immediately clear.The world of work has undergone some remarkable transformation over the last few years, accelerated by the pandemic and the redefining of our values that it sparked - not to mention the major shift to a candidate-driven job market. As a result, experts have been given the opportunity to rethink what’s important to them in their day-to-day work life beyond the paycheck or job spec, and in large professional sectors in particular, such as technology and finance, this has positively influenced hiring companies’ approach to culture and its pivotal role in attracting and retaining top talent, as well as quality of work. A company’s culture is essentially its personality, and while some may think of it as a buzzword that signifies lunch time yoga or wearing casual clothes to work, it plays a much greater role in how an employee shows up for work every day than any promotion, bonus, or salary could. Thankfully, businesses are catching on, and companies from trendy new start-ups to corporate powerhouses are adapting to the changing needs of professionals, investing more intentionally in developing cultures focused on collaboration, positivity, and flexibility, alongside added perks that are both useful and unusual, giving them an extra competitive edge. Business cultures are just as varied as those in societies, and there can be danger in taking a job in a company where there is a cultural disconnect between employer and employee. This can lead to issues down the line as the employee becomes unhappy and the employer is dissatisfied with attitude or performance. When interviewing for a new role, it is therefore imperative that you are conducting your own assessment of their culture and how you would fit into it. It’s one thing to ask broadly about what their culture is like, but it’s important to come prepared with more specific questions in order to get a deeper sense of what life as an employee there would really be like. This article will look at what to focus on when assessing the culture of a workplace you are interviewing for, and how to get a realistic impression of the culture by doing some digging yourself before accepting a job offer. Look beyond the free gym passWhen reading about a potential role at a new company, it’s important to look beyond the shiny, eye-catching perks that they’ll want to tell you all about. While a free gym pass, pizza Fridays, a pool table, and fabulous social events are alluring, (and rightfully so, as they are a sign of a company that wants to reward the hard work of its employees) these are surface level, and your experience in the company will depend much more on deeper cultural traits and values such as flexibility when you need it, a supportive team environment, recognition, and opportunities for growth. While some perks are inventive and exciting and can certainly enhance your experience, a cool office space will never compensate for a negative work environment, and your happiness is always more important than a brand name on your CV or a bottle of beer on a Friday. Remember that perks are part of company culture, but not the culture itself, and it is a company culture that helps businesses pull through times when money for perks isn’t on tap.What is truly important to you?You can work in a beautiful office with tastefully exposed brickwork and a designer chair, but none of this will matter if you hate your job. Approaching your job search having previously assessed what exactly you are seeking from your work life, what your non-negotiables are, and which elements of company culture will have the biggest impact on you, will help you to stay focused and land the role that’s right for you. Work out what truly motivates you and will support you to be the best version of yourself both professionally and personally, whether it’s flexible working options, a diverse workforce, or a tight-knit team, and see if this is provided by the company you are interviewing for. Consider which environments make you feel productive. How do you best work? Are you seeking more autonomy and the option to work from home? Then you may not be a fit for a company that is heavily focused on collaboration and team socialising.What is the company’s mission? Its values? Does it have a corporate social responsibility programme? A diverse workforce? Pinpoint those core values and see how they align with the messages companies are including on their employee value proposition and materials for professionals. These will inspire commitment and confidence in both your search and in the decision you land on.How to research a company culture as a professionalJust as you’ll want to get a feel for a neighbourhood before you buy a house, the same applies when you are searching for a new job. Your actual exposure to a company can be limited within the recruitment process, so we recommend using the following to research a company’s culture.Do some digging onlineHave a look at employee review sites such as Glassdoor for comments from inside the company on their culture. However, keep in mind that people are potentially more likely to leave a bad review than a good one. This may mean, however, that a company with a slew of great reviews could be a particularly positive sign.See if you have any connections within the company on LinkedIn and get the inside scoop from them. Again, don’t take these viewpoints as gospel, but rather as a building block and a way to get a general idea of employee experience. LinkedIn is also a way to find out the general tenure of people who work there as well as possibilities for progression and development. Good retention and development can be a sign of a positive company culture. Branch out during your interviewWhile an interview is a company’s chance to determine whether your skills and experience are right for the role, a large part of the decision will come down to character fit, which is essentially another way of determining how you would fit into their culture. It’s also a two-way street, of course, meaning it’s your opportunity to figure out if their culture is a fit for you, too. A great way to get the answers to this question that you need is to find an opportunity to speak candidly to your interviewer or others you meet within the business. These are likely the people you’ll be interacting with regularly and you’ll want to get a sense of how they communicate, both to you and to each other. Are they excited about the company? Do they seem to get along well? Do you have things in common beyond the professional? These are all factors that contribute to the overall culture and will impact your everyday experience.Be specificAsking a generic question will give you a generic answer, and hiring managers and other people who may be part of your interview process don’t want to hear the same old question interview after interview. Instead, show the company you’re interviewing for that you’re looking for more than to just show up, do the work, and get paid. You’re an individual with more to offer, and all parties will benefit from a good cultural fit. In addition, it’s not enough for you to take their word that they have a great company culture. Get into specifics and request examples of when company values and culture have led to success or excellent employee wellbeing. For example, say that you want to work somewhere where personal development is taken seriously, and then ask for an example where a personal development program has helped an employee achieve a promotion or a new qualification. Or if mental health support is important to you, ask about the ways in which the company offers this and whether it’s been well utilised. These stories and examples will give you a much better impression of how the culture works rather than memorised lines about remote working policies and employee engagement. And on top of that, you’ll get a much better feel for the people behind the job titles, which is half the battle when it comes to understanding where you fit into a company’s culture. No matter what position you find yourself in, use these tips to spot the work cultures that will — and will not — work for you. The company you ultimately choose should enable you to flourish rather than wear you (or your well-being) out.

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Phaidon International Findings

​As a leading talent partner, we keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to hiring trends, and 2022 was no exception. It has never been more important for companies to understand what business-critical professionals are thinking when it comes to making career changes, what compensation they’re after, and what benefits they really desire.We surveyed our vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, and came up with a number of valuable insights that employers need to know about if they want to attract the best talent, and just as critically, keep them.Discover what is motivating top talent around the world right now with our highlights across End-to-End Supply Chain.Download your copy of this report by completing the form below:​

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How to advance your career in supply chain

There’s no denying that the supply chain industry is growing at a rapid pace, as demand for products is at an all-time high thanks to significant advances in technology.With this in mind, if you are planning on advancing your career in this highly competitive landscape, it’s crucial that you understand how you can take the necessary steps to achieve your goals. We’ve created a helpful guide outlining how you can advance your career in supply chain.Always go above and beyondIn any line of work, you should always be committed to going above and beyond to reach your full potential. And a career in supply chain is no different. Take every opportunity to demonstrate to your employer that you will always go the extra mile to deliver more than what is expected of you. For example, focus on more than fulfilling your basic duties and instead demonstrate your dedication to your job by volunteering to lead a challenging project or manage a difficult customer. Seek opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill setA great way to advance your career in supply chain is to embrace every opportunity you are given to expand your knowledge and skill set. This will not only open the door to a whole host of new and exciting opportunities, but it will also demonstrate your commitment to your role and help you to fulfill your full potential. Ensuring that you remain in tune with the latest supply chain technologies and processes will also help you to stand out from your peers. Expanding your skill set still demonstrates your commitment to learning more about the supply chain industry – organizations love ambitious employees and this quality rarely goes unnoticed. Shout about your achievementsIf you want to advance in your career in supply chain, never be afraid to shout about your achievements.Always document your accomplishments and highlight what you have achieved at every opportunity. For example, save any testimonials that speak highly of the service you have provided as these are a great way to demonstrate that you have a proven track record for delivering an outstanding standard of service.Communicate with management The only way your employer is going to know that you want to accelerate your career is if you tell them. Communicating your goals with management will allow them to put a plan in place to help you to advance your career. Mentor programs are also a great way to help you to learn and grow, with the support of a colleague already working on the job you want to transition to. NetworkFinally, if you want to advance your career in supply chain, you should take every opportunity to network, even if that means exploring different divisions. Taking the time to put yourself out there will not only help you to expand your knowledge and reach but it’s also a great way to boost your confidence and improve your communication skills. How we can helpHere at DSJ, we secure business-critical talent across the entire end-to-end supply chain, including logistics. Founded in 2008, we provide permanent, contract, and multi-hire professional search solutions across planning, procurement, technical operations, engineering, supply chain leadership & logistics. We firmly believe that finding the right talent is the driving force behind business growth. If you’re looking for your next role in supply chain, get in touch or take a look at our live roles and apply for a job today.

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