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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.

Project Engineer - Battery Cell Development

Project Engineer - Battery Cell Development Baltimore, MD Area The Project Engineer would be responsible for: Develop various cell design to meet the customer specified electrical requirements for the primary/rechargeable batteries. Demonstrate leadership in developing cylindrical, prismatic design in pouch and hardware cell formats. Develop battery products from the first concept design stage, optimize cell performance, validate/qualification testing, and end in a CDR and transition to manufacturing. Lead development phases, including cell design refinement, validation, and process implementation in the production environment. Correlate electrochemical data and process parameters to optimize Li-Ion cell design and performance. Actively participate in prototype fabrication and testing for design analysis and validation in the cell manufacturing processes (50-60% of the time will be on the manufacturing floor). The Project Engineer would have the following qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Materials Science or Chemical Engineering. Four (4) or more years of work experience in cell development and manufacturing focus. Strong experience in developing cylindrical (18650, 21700, or 4680), prismatic, flat wound cells in pouch and hardware cell designs. Experience with materials, electrode design, and electrochemical cell design Experience with CAD solid modeling and engineering drawings S. Citizenship required for government clearance and or data/software access. If this sounds like you - Apply!

Negotiable
Baltimore
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HVAC Engineer

Job Title: HVAC Engineer Location: Pennsylvania Industry: Pharmaceuticals Summary: HVAC Engineer needed to join a global Pharmaceutical company in Pennsylvania. My client is a pharmaceutical company with operations in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. They focus in the development and production of prescription medicines, vaccines, and over-the-counter healthcare products. The team is currently seeking a motivated, hard-working, highly skilled HVAC Engineer to help with the operations and maintenance of the HVAC system. HVAC systems include air handling systems, chilled water systems, heat rejection systems (i.e., cooling towers and heat pumps), heating hot water systems, humidification systems, dehumidification systems, and refrigeration systems (including temperature controlled environments, freezers, and refrigerators). Responsibilities: Ensure that HVAC systems comply with global engineering requirements. Perform risk assessments for HVAC systems to ensure safe installation, operation, and maintenance of HVAC systems and equipment. Oversee the installation, commissioning, and qualification of HVAC systems. Troubleshoot HVAC systems during startup and operations. Ensure that all documentation is complete and compliant with GMPs. Document the user requirements for HVAC systems and building automation sequences of operation. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering 5+ years experience in HVAC engineering for clean environments If you are interested in the HVAC Engineer role, then please apply today or reach out to Gavin Wojtas for more information ().

Negotiable
Philadelphia
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Utilities Engineer

Job Title: Utilities Engineer Location: Pennsylvania Industry: Pharmaceuticals Summary: Utilities Engineer needed to join a global biopharma company based in PA. My client is a pharmaceutical company with operations in the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and consumer healthcare products. They focus in the development and production of prescription medicines, vaccines, and over-the-counter healthcare products. This role will work with the project team, global engineering, and the maintenance team to implement the maintenance program for the utilities systems for the drug substance facility. Utilities systems include clean utilities (WFI, Purified water, clean compressed air, nitrogen, etc.), black utilities (steam, domestic hot and cold water, chilled water, fire protection, etc.), and associated chemical treatment systems. Responsibilities: Document the user requirements for utilities systems and sequences of operation for automated utilities systems. Perform risk assessments for utilities systems to ensure safe installation, operation, and maintenance of utilities systems and equipment. Oversee the installation, commissioning, and qualification of utilities systems. Document maintenance plans and spare parts requirements for utilities systems. Meet GMP regulations. Qualifications: BS in Engineering required. 5+ years' experience in utilities engineering for GMP manufacturing required. If you are interested in the Utilities Engineer role, please apply or reach out to Hayeun Kim () to know more.

Negotiable
Pennsylvania
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Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer

We're seeking a Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a global healthcare leader, we focus on developing science-based nutrition products to enhance lives. The Sturgis location has been a hub of impact for over 70 years, contributing essential nutrition to families worldwide. Responsibilities: In this role, you will implement and maintain plant equipment and systems to ensure safety, quality, and productivity. Your expertise in bulk liquid processing, spray drying, dry blending, powder handling, and Clean-in-place (CIP) will be pivotal. Key Duties: Apply engineering knowledge to independently solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions. Plan and execute detailed engineering phases, managing schedules and coordinating project work. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, department managers, and external resources. Provide technical support for liquid processing systems, spray drying, powder handling, and CIP. Implement new manufacturing methods and conduct process optimization's. Design process systems adhering to regulatory requirements, Engineering Standards, and safety regulations. Identify and implement cost reduction and productivity improvement projects. Qualifications: Required: B.S. in Engineering or equivalent experience. 5+ years of engineering/project management experience or advanced education. Proficiency in Auto-CAD. Strong communication and leadership skills. Technical knowledge in process flow, P&IDs, and sanitary process design. Familiarity with OSI soft Data Historian. Preferred: Degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Knowledge of regulatory standards for infant formula and nutritional. Clean-in-place (CIP) experience. Background in the food/medical industry under FDA regulation. Benefits: - Potential sign-on bonus - Industry Best Health care / well-being programs - Paid time off - 401K with a generous company match - Pension Plan - Industry best relocation package - Competitive compensation along with 7% bonus

Negotiable
Sturgis
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Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer Industry: Food & Beverage Manufacturing Location: Winchester, VA Summary: A leading US food manufacturing organization is looking to expand their team in Winchester, Virginia with a project engineer. As the project engineer, you will be responsible for leading projects from conception to grave, including planning, organizing, and project implementation. The project engineer will be a key problem solver for both daily activities, as well as large capex projects such as new facilities or equipment installation. As the Project Engineer, you will be responsible for: Leading the development of fully executable projects, providing project management services, and acting as a technical resource from the conceptual phase through execution and commissioning Providing project management services for assigned engineering projects, develop overall project design including line specification project budgets, schedules, and prepare project justification and develops capital requests including cash-flow forecasting. Coordinating external engineering services and partners with internal teams as needed for successful project completion. Collaborating with cross functional teams to support ad hoc and site wide projects. Evaluating and leading manufacturing process projects by analyzing costs, production, timelines, and production principles and providing recommendations for improvement. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Engineering 2+ years of engineering related experience in a manufacturing setting. Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and trouble-shooting skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal). CAD experience preferred. Strong knowledge of engineering standards of design construction and installation. Working knowledge of USDA FDA OSHA EPA City and/or State agencies, etc. for both manufacturing processes and building requirements. If you are interested in this position, apply today!

US$100000 - US$105000 per annum
Winchester
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Technical Engineering Leader

Title: Engineering Manager Industry: Aerospace Location: Atlanta, GA DSJ Global is currently partnered with a Global Aerospace Component Manufacturer out of the Atlanta, GA area. They are looking to bring on a new Technical Engineering Leader that is responsible for leading, supporting, and assisting the Manufacturing and Quality teams on the production floor. Technical Engineering Leader Preferred Skills: Comprehensive grasp of machining techniques, encompassing milling and turning. Knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and its integration into process and quality plans. Fluent in 3D modeling and drafting for manufacturing tooling and fixtures. Collaboration with engineering for new product development, ensuring manufacturability. Interaction with internal and external stakeholders, effectively discussing technical issues and presenting visionary manufacturing opportunities. Awareness of safety and ergonomics in implementing manufacturing processes, with the ability to suggest and implement changes. Strong capability in production troubleshooting, employing cause-and-effect analysis. Implementation of inspection methods and techniques, including interpreting Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) results. Leadership and management of the Quality Assurance Department, including the development and implementation of robust processes using lean principles. Ensuring controls are in place to maintain ISO, NADCAP, AS9100, and Customer accreditations. Required Skills: Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering discipline (Manufacturing, Mechanical, Industrial, etc.) with 5-10 years of relevant experience and demonstrated hands-on manufacturing/shop floor experience. Ability to mentor, teach manufacturing technology, process techniques, and interface with all manufacturing support disciplines (Quality, Planning, Scheduling, Purchasing, Facilities, Safety, and Accounting). Familiarity with MS Office Suite, preferred experience with Siemens NX, CAD/CAM. A minimum of 5 years of experience in relationships with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and 1st-tier suppliers. Please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Atlanta
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Electrical Engineer

Title: Join a Multi-Million Dollar Manufacturing Company as Controls Automation Engineer in Waukesha Introductory paragraph: Are you an Electrical Engineer looking for new career opportunities? Look no further! Our client, a leading manufacturing company working with popular brands like Pepsi and Monster, is seeking to hire a talented Controls Automation Engineer. As part of their growing team based in Waukesha, Wisconsin USA; the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing control system architecture for food & beverage processing equipment. Skills: - Engineering General As an experienced engineer your background should include experience designing industrial systems. - Electrical engineering The ideal applicant must have significant electrical knowledge that enables them to develop efficient solutions when it comes to control automation. Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or higher qualification within relevant field Experience required: At least 5 years work experience as an electrical engineer specifically focused on designing automated process lines. Minimum of 5 years' experience in PLC (Allen Bradley, Rockwell, Siemens) and HMI Responsibilities (not exhaustive): * Develops control strategies using PLC programming software such as Allen Bradley RSLogix5000/Studio5000 platform; * Designs HMI screens according to customer specifications using Ignition or Wonderware InTouch SCADA platforms; * Conduct hardware selection including sensors transmitters valves actuators etc.; * Collaborates closely with other members of project teams during design implementation testing commissioning phases until delivery handover ensuring projects are delivered safely efficiently effectively ; * Provides technical input into proposals tenders quotations bids which may involve conducting site visits preparing costing schedules diagrams flow charts writing reports reviewing documentation provided by clients suppliers subcontractors ; Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity - apply now if interested!

Negotiable
Wisconsin
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Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineer needed for Speciality Machinery Company Senior Manufacturing Engineer | Mid-Level Greater Phoenix, AZ A leading provider or material processing solutions is looking to add a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to their growing team of passionate, talented individuals! The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will lead efforts for improving and maintaining fabrication as well as assembly methods used in material processing systems. The ideal candidate must be familiar with a range of processing and fabrication methods as well as enjoying working hands-on on a manufacturing floor. The selected individual will work directly with the VP of Engineering to prioritize engineering projects and responsibilities for other team members. The Senior Manufacturing Engineer will have the following responsibilities: Develop metrics to monitor manufacturing flow to identify opportunity to improve quality and reduce product costs/cycle-time. Provide leadership to the manufacturing team including progress monitoring and planning. Working directly with procurement team in order to develop critical vendors/suppliers. Advising product development team to ensure manufacturability of new product designs as well as processes/procedures for new product introductions. Lead efforts for scrap reduction in manufacturing processes Develop work instructions to lead production staff and drive SOP. Work directly with leadership team to advise on manufacturing/production goals. Maintain safe practices. The ideal candidate will have the following skill set: Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering REQUIRED 7+ years of experience in similar role - also open to hiring a Manufacturing Engineer, so can apply with as few as 2 years of experience. Familiarity with wide range of fabrication methods and direct hands-on experience on a manufacturing floor. Mechanical design, fixturing, tooling experience. Solidworks experience. Ability to work as a leader across manufacturing engineering projects and for more junior team members. Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills. High analytical and problem-solving ability.

Negotiable
Scottsdale
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Controls Automation Engineer

Job Title: Controls Automation Engineer Job Location: Greater Buffalo New York ( Angola) Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000 a year Job Type: Full-time A global food & beverage company is looking to hire a Controls Automation Engineer to their growing team. The Controls Automation 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 3 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 insurance

US$90000 - US$110000 per year
Buffalo
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Sr. Program Manager

Senior Program Manager needed for Defense Company Senior Program Manager Greater St. Louis A Defense Manufacturing Supplier is looking to add a Senior Program Manager to their subdivision focused on heat transfer solutions utilized in marine, commercial, and industrial markets. They are looking for someone with a technical manufacturing background who will be able to approach this role from a business-minded perspective - focusing on expanding utilizations of this technology to expanding markets. The Senior Program Manager will have the following responsibilities: Provide leadership to program and project team to ensure cooperation across teams and resolve any complications / conflict. Manage budgets, schedule, and lead times to ensure that production programs and capacity goals are met. Lead bid and proposal activities and sure that requirements of proposal are met for new and existing customers. Actively seek new business opportunities with the Business Development Team. Allocate and control contract budgets for labor, material, and services. Lead lean six sigma efforts within these programs. Mentor junior staff and coach on strategic problem solving. The ideal candidate will have the following skill set: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, or similar field. 7+ years of industry experience. Experience leading programs through full product lifecycle. Knowledge of program management tools and procedures, Program Management Certification preferred. Strong communication skills. Experience with earned value cost accounting and reporting. Knowledge of DoD regulations is strongly preferred. Strong communication skills. Strong presentation skills.

Negotiable
Missouri River Township
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Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager needed for Aerospace Company! An Expanding Aerospace Company is looking to add a Engineering Manager to their growing team of passionate, talented individuals! The Engineering Manager will oversee and direct the engineering department focused on new product development and R&D - from concept through design and into pre-production and manufacturing planning. This individual will have multisite leadership responsibilities, and therefore will need to be open to traveling for this position! The Engineering Manager will have the following responsibilities: Lead advanced composites engineering team through R&D and prototype development, through pre-manufacturing and documentation. Manage outside engineering consultants and contractors. Lead NPI and supply technical opinion/advise on bid and proposal processes. Serve as lead for corrective action team - working cross functionally with manufacturing and quality teams. Set and oversee Engineering Budget. Advise in annual budgeting processes and strategic planning. Technical lead for manufacturing team based in Mexico. Support vendor selection and development. Mentor junior staff and coach on strategic problem solving. The ideal candidate will have the following skill set: Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering, or similar field. 7+ years of industry experience, 2+ years of experience in a supervisory role. Experience with physical/mechanical testing and analysis. Strong knowledge of composite materials and adhesives for aerospace applications. Knowledge of aerospace quality standards. Ability to lead and coach a team of junior engineers and technicians. Strong communication skills. Ability to speak, write, and read Spanish is preferred.

Negotiable
Gardena
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Lead Electrical Engineer

Title: Lead Electrical Engineer Introduction: Join an industry-leading Fortune 500 global industrial gas company and take your career to new heights. We are seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the role of Principal/Lead Electrical Engineer in Houston, Texas. Job Description: As our new Principal/Led Electrical Engineer, you will play an instrumental role in overseeing electro-mechanical-thermal systems development for custom machinery projects. You'll be responsible for ensuring that all products meet design specifications while adhering to safety standards. Responsibilities Include: * Engage in start-up and commissioning for electrical distribution equipment and motors. * Oversight of specifications and purchasing of key electrical equipment such as medium and low voltage switchgear and motor control centers, transformers, VFD's, UPS systems, DC systems, etc. Responsibilities include writing and/or reviewing purchase specifications, evaluating quotations, performing/reviewing technical bid evaluations, vendor document review, and factory acceptance testing. Qualifications & Skills Required: Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree (preferably) in Engineering Experience: 5 years minimum experience working within relevant chemical or oil and gas engineering industries. 5 years minimum leadership/supervisory experience required.

US$130000 - US$170000 per year
Philadelphia
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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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