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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:

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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 Process Controls Engineer

Summary: A leading Chemical Manufacturing organization is seeking a Senior Process Controls Engineer to support programming, commissioning, and troubleshooting of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). The Senior Process Controls Engineer will be responsible for: Implementing DCS PLC programming and troubleshooting Maintenance of control systems Consistently meeting time sensitive project deadlines The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 4+ years of experience in Process Controls Engineering (DCS experience) Strong background PLC programming and troubleshooting Chemicals experience is a plus! Ability to work on-site Apply Today!

Negotiable
Houston
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Performance Development Engineer

Title: Performance Development Engineer Location: Frederick, Maryland This opportunity will give you the opportunity to join a leading powertrain and motor manufacturer dedicated to shaping the future of sustainable transport. Role Overview: As a Performance Development Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in advancing heavy-duty engine calibration. Your primary responsibilities will include: Engine Testing & Calibration: Conduct powertrain testing and calibration for heavy-duty engines, focusing on performance and emissions control systems, as well as on-board diagnostic (OBD) algorithms. Test Cell Operations: Manage world-class heavy-duty engine dynamometer test cells, ensuring the reliability and accuracy of data. System Parameter Calibration: Adjust engine control system parameters for optimal performance. Stakeholder Coordination: Collaborate with technicians and senior engineers to define requirements and achieve test objectives. Regulatory Compliance: Perform tests to ensure compliance with US EPA and CARB standards for powertrain emissions and OBD. Field Analysis: Analyze data from field trucks to support product development and resolve customer quality issues. Travel: Be prepared for occasional domestic and international travel for troubleshooting, customer support, and specialized testing (e.g., summer, cold weather, high-altitude). Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; Master's degree preferred. Experience: 3-5+ years in powertrain calibration, with knowledge of engines, transmissions, axles, and aftertreatment systems. Skills: Proficiency in statistical data analysis, problem-solving, strong communication, customer focus, self-motivation, integrity, and teamwork.

Negotiable
Frederick
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Electrical Test Field Technician

Job Title: Electrical Test Field Technician Job Location: Greater Syracuse, NY Salary Range: $60,000 - $90,000 A fast-paced, high-energy electronics manufacturer is seeking talented technicians to assist in the launch of new sustainable products to market. This organization is seeking to develop new technologies in electric motors, power electronics and smart connected devices that reduce energy of flow machines (pumps, fans, compressors) as much as 50%. Responsibilities: Diagnose and repair problems with electro-mechanical and electronic systems, malfunctioning circuitry networks, and ineffective electronic equipment responsible for testing power electronics and electric motors. accountable to achieve testing goals stated for the final product of this new Initiative. Must have: 2 years of electronics/electrical formal education Experience with using DMMs and Oscilloscopes to troubleshoot electronic circuits Experience with troubleshooting sensor and communication signals connected to a data acquisition system (LabVIEW, National Instruments, Dewesoft)

US$60700 - US$90000 per year
Syracuse
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Electrical Engineer

My client seeking a highly skilled Electrical Engineer with experience in PCB test design and analog/digital circuit design to join our team. As a Test Engineer, you will be responsible for developing and implementing test strategies, designing test fixtures, and conducting tests to ensure the quality and reliability of our products. You will work closely with our engineering team to identify and resolve any issues that arise during the testing process. Responsibilities: Develop and implement test strategies for electronic products Design and develop test fixtures and equipment Conduct tests on electronic components, circuits, and systems Analyze test results and identify areas for improvement Work closely with the engineering team to resolve any issues that arise during testing Ensure that all testing activities comply with industry standards and regulations Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related field 3+ years of experience in test engineering, with a focus on PCB design and analog/digital circuit design, c++ Proficiency in using test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, and signal generators Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Excellent communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment Experience with CAD software for PCB design (e.g., Altium Designer, Eagle)

Negotiable
Maine
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Controls Engineer Supervisor

Job Title: Controls Engineer Job Location: Greater Madisonville, Kentucky Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000 a year Job Type: Full-time A global food & beverage company is looking to hire a Controls Engineer Supervisor r to their growing team. The Controls Engineer is responsible for comprehensive technical background with hands on experience troubleshooting and configuring electronic control systems. The Ideal Candidate has: BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Related Field Three Years of Engineering experience Ability to read wiring diagrams, schematics, PLC ladder logic. Hands on experience troubleshooting process controls, components, and electrical devices. Experience Allen Bradley PLC's, HMI's Variable Frequency Ideally has a manufacturing background Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee discount Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Vision insuranc

US$100000 - US$110000 per year
Kentucky
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Electrical Engineer

Job title: Electrical Engineer Location: Huntington Beach, CA Company Summary: My client is hiring an Electrical Engineer for a globally dominating seating solutions manufacturer, specifically in the aerospace/avionics industry. This company exercises precise operational advancements, catering towards several different markets (including commercial, automotive, aerospace, etc…) This company is a subsidiary of a titan of industry that has been in operation since 1985. Responsibilities: Ability to multitask and coordinate with cross-functional groups Produce designs that meet standards in terms of cost, weight, volume and quality Work with software like AutoCAD and CATIA Create designs for aircraft seating that maintain a safe working environment Requirements: Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (or relevant field of study) This role is offered at a variety of levels (Level I - Level III), experience requirements vary Knowledgeable in electrical systems, products, components and applications Authorized to work in the United States Compensation range: $80,000-$110,000

US$80000 - US$110000 per year
California
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System engineer in semiconductors (m/f/d)

Are you ready to push the boundaries of technology in Munich? A leading innovator in the semiconductor sector is looking for a dedicated and skilled System Engineer. This permanent position offers an opportunity to join a dynamic team that's propelling advancements within engineering. As part of our client's expanding operations, we seek those who are passionate about driving technological excellence while working collaboratively with some of Germany's brightest minds. Key Responsibilities: - Design and implement complex systems for semiconductors. - Collaborate cross-functionally with R&D departments. - Troubleshoot system-level issues effectively. Required Skills: * **Engineering Expertise:** You'll need robust knowledge in general engineering principles relevant to semiconductors - ensuring product integrity and innovation remain paramount. * **Semiconductor Proficiency:** As this role focuses on semiconductor technologies, experience or familiarity within this domain will be crucial for effective performance. We're not just offering another job; we're presenting an avenue where your expertise can make real-world impacts! If you have these skills backed by enthusiasm and vision-Munich awaits your contribution! Embark on a career journey filled with growth opportunities at the forefront of technological advancement. Apply now if you meet these criteria-and let us shape tomorrow together!

Negotiable
England
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Technical Engineering Manager (m/f/d)

Technical Engineering Manager (m/f/d) Are you ready to spearhead a dynamic production team within an esteemed manufacturing sector? We are seeking a forward-thinking Technical Engineering Manager who thrives on driving engineering excellence and innovation. This is your chance to join a dedicated organization, committed to maintaining the highest standards of compliance and regulation while managing mechanical and electrical teams effectively. In this pivotal role, expect your days to be filled with: - Overseeing a robust production team ensuring operational efficiency. - Leading maintenance tasks that guarantee uninterrupted workflow. - Upholding rigorous compliance standards for quality assurance across all processes. - Directing both mechanical and electrical teams towards achieving technical superiority. To excel as our new Technical Engineering Manager, we anticipate you will bring along these key skills: Project Management: Contribute to projects surrounding the development of new technologies in the production line. Maintenance Oversight: With machines at heart of operations, proficiency in conducting routine checks & resolving issues pre-emptively would set you apart from others. Regulatory Compliance Acumen: A comprehensive understanding of industry regulations related not only ensures safety but also fortifies trustworthiness amongst stakeholders. Team Leadership Experience: Your proven track record guiding cross-disciplinary engineering squads toward shared goals underlines why you're right for us! If orchestrating high-performing teams while embedding cutting-edge practices speaks directly to your ambitions as an innovative leader-this position beckons! Join us where tradition meets technology; embark upon enriching professional journey today!

Negotiable
Germany
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Process Engineer (m/f/d)

Process Engineer - Invest in New Manufacturing Technologies Are you a forward-thinking Process Engineer ready to take on the challenge of optimizing processes within an innovative manufacturing setting? We are seeking passionate individuals with experience in process optimization and project management who can contribute to our continuous development. This permanent position, based in Germany, is not only about refining operational efficiency but also centers around investing in new technologies that underline our commitment to sustainability. Key Responsibilities: - Lead initiatives for process optimization, enhancing productivity while maintaining quality standards. - Play a pivotal role in concept development from inception through implementation phases. - Apply your expertise towards advanced equipment design, ensuring integration into existing systems seamlessly. - Manage cross-functional projects as part of the broader aim at improving procedures (Project Management). Essential Skills: Focus on Sustainable Practices: Leverage sustainable methodologies and eco-friendly innovations essential for modern engineering solutions. Investment Acumen: Adeptness at recognising potential advancements by exploring cutting-edge technology investments aligned with business growth strategies. This opportunity will place you right at the heart of industry advancement where your contributions have tangible impacts both environmentally and commercially. If this fusion between technological progressiveness and ecological mindfulness resonates with your professional ethos, we would be delighted to hear from you!

Negotiable
England
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Automation Engineer

Responsibilities : You create exciting and innovative software solutions for demanding pharmaceutical production and automation systems. You analyse and eliminate complex faults/problems in PLC, servo, SCADA, PC, image processing, and robot systems. You proactively develop solution proposals for process optimisation and the elimination of weak points. You develop the functions until the final integration of the software into a system. Requirements: With your completed engineering degree or technician/master in electrical engineering, ideally with professional experience, primarily in the relevant software and programming environment of industrial controls. With your assertiveness and analytical skills as well as resilience. Stringent and sustainable action and goal-oriented communication. If you are suited and interested in this opportunity, apply and let's have a call!

Negotiable
Germany
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Project Engineer MSR

Role Summary: As a Project Engineer in MSR (Measurement, Control, and Regulation) technology, you will lead and coordinate technical projects, ensuring the successful coordination of external service providers and adherence to project budgets and deadlines. Your role will involve developing and updating tender documents, specifications, and factory standards. Key Responsibilities: Lead and coordinate technical projects in the field of MSR technology. Coordinate external service providers, engineering offices, and construction managers from initial conception to commissioning and project acceptance. Ensure compliance with project-specific budgets and deadlines. Develop and update internal tender documents, specifications, and factory standards. Qualifications: Completed engineering degree in electrical engineering or a comparable qualification with a focus on automation or energy and building technology. Dynamic team player with a willingness to work flexible hours and a service-oriented demeanour. Independent, self-responsible, and result-oriented work style. If you would like to find out more about this role, apply and let's have a call!

Negotiable
Germany
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Sr. Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer Position Mission: As a Senior Product Development Engineer, you'll be pivotal in creating new products, enhancing existing ones, and driving cost-reduction initiatives. Reporting to the Senior Product Development Engineering Manager, you'll collaborate closely with our cross-functional team from concept through to production. Key Responsibilities: Oversee all technical aspects of multiple projects through the engineering lifecycle, including planning, budgeting, resource allocation, and outcome delivery. Develop and maintain detailed project schedules, track progress, and report performance. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define product specifications. Conduct regular project meetings to review and update status, logistics, resources, schedules, and objectives, ensuring early problem identification and corrective actions. Develop detailed product specifications that integrate technical capabilities, market opportunities, and customer feedback. Utilize 2D and 3D CAD drafting tools (SolidWorks) for new and modified designs. Create comprehensive technical data packages, including drawings, BOMs, and test plans. Maintain a library of all technical drawings. Assemble and test prototypes to ensure proper form, fit, and function. Evaluate and implement new technologies for product lines. Resolve and document product integrity issues promptly. Apply GD&T to verify manufacturing feasibility of designs. Perform dynamic product testing using various test equipment. Manage material selection for design components, with FEA knowledge as a plus. Work collaboratively with other departments to launch new products. Develop and execute test plans and evaluate prototype performance. Review project proposals for technical feasibility, timeframe, funding, and resource requirements. Conduct internal project reviews and technical coordination meetings. Identify technical risks and develop mitigation plans, reporting potential issues to upper management. Generate and apply project postmortem findings for continuous improvement. Plan and organize technical projects from start to finish. Supervise and train project staff as needed. Travel periodically to support project and client needs. Protect company information confidentiality. Adhere to all applicable ISO standards. Wear necessary Personal Protective Equipment. Demonstrate knowledge of firearms safety. Maintain a clean workstation and department area. Report maintenance and safety issues to management. Foster a positive attitude and maintain professionalism. Communicate effectively with co-workers and management. Participate in the 5S process within the work area. Qualifications & Knowledge Required: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or equivalent (advanced degree preferred). Minimum of 10 years of experience in new product development within a manufacturing environment. Extensive CAD knowledge (SolidWorks preferred) with FEA and GD&T expertise. Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerances (ANSI Y14.5). Proven ability to manage projects and teams, delivering products on schedule and within budget. Experience with various manufacturing processes, including castings, metal injection molding, plastic injection molding, machining, forgings, and additive manufacturing. Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in highly concurrent, collaborative, multi-disciplinary programs. Strong self-motivation and communication skills, with the ability to prepare and deliver technical reports and presentations. Experience in firearm manufacturing and product development is a plus.

US$80000 - US$120000 per annum
West Palm Beach
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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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