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DSJ Global: Your Leading Partner for Logistics Talent

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

The average salary for Logistics talent has increased by 39% over the last decade and projections from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest a further increase of 10% over the next four years, making it a lucrative time to work in the industry.

Organizations will need to adapt and appeal to top talent through a competitive market, while Logistics specialists can benefit from high demand for their skills.

Ensure you don’t miss out on securing the right Logistics talent for your business by requesting a call back today. If you are an industry professional looking to settle into a new role, DSJ Global delivers high-quality, trusted expertise to progress your career.

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Whether seeking immediate Logistics placements or strategic talent sourcing, DSJ Global's experienced team stands ready with extensive expertise and comprehensive resources, ensuring outstanding results. Partnering with DSJ Global's Logistics team provides distinct advantages:

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Logistics Jobs

This is your gateway to the future of supply chain Logistics - submit your CV/resume or search live roles with us. We connect talented professionals with leading companies in this dynamic industry, so explore exciting career prospects today:

Head of Logistics

We are working with a global leader in electronic appliance manufacturing in their search for a Head of Logistics. In this role you will be responsible for empowering your team to develop them as a unit and individuals as well as overseeing the Logistics, Warehousing and Transport including multiple 3PL sites. As a Head of Logistics, your responsibilities will include: Leading the Logistics function for the entirety of the UK - Oversee and manage the entire logistics operations, ensuring efficient transportation and distribution processes, develop and implement logistics strategies to optimize supply chain performance and coordinate with 3PL providers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of goods. Managing multiple 3PL sites for D2C initiatives - Manage relationships with third-party logistics providers, including negotiating contracts and service agreements and ensure 3PL providers meet company standards for delivery times, cost, and quality as well as conducting regular performance reviews and audits of 3PL providers. Intralogistics and warehouse management - Oversee inventory control processes to ensure accurate and efficient stock management, implement inventory management systems and practices to minimise excess inventory and reduce costs and conduct regular inventory audits to ensure accuracy and integrity of inventory data. Training and development of employees within the logistics/warehouse functions Key skills include: Demonstrable experience in driving growth within a team 3PL experience Inventory planning and management If this position sounds interesting and you would like to discuss it further, please apply with your CV

Negotiable
Oxfordshire
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Safety Director

**Safety Director - Join a Leading Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturer** Are you passionate about maintaining the highest standards of safety in heavy manufacturing? We are on the hunt for an experienced Safety Director to spearhead our safety operations. This is your chance to make a significant impact at [Company Name], where we pride ourselves on excellence and dedication within the metal fabrication sector, right here in Orlando, Florida. As part of our commitment to employee well-being and regulatory compliance, we expect you will bring: - **Expertise in EHS Protocols:** Your deep knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety guidelines will be key as you develop and enforce company policies. - **Strategic Leadership Skills:** You'll lead by example while managing comprehensive safety programs that keep everyone safe. - **Operational Proficiency**: Oversee daily operational aspects related to workplace health including inspections, audits, trainings etc., ensuring adherence with all relevant laws. This role demands not just experience but also passion-a drive towards creating safer working environments across every aspect from machinery operation protocols through emergency response strategies. It's more than a job; it's about protecting lives while upholding industry-leading practices against risks inherent within Heavy Manufacturing sectors. Join us if shaping essential protective measures excites you! Together let's ensure 'safety first' isn't merely something we say-it's what defines us as professionals committed always unto excellence.

Negotiable
Orlando
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Operations and Application Manager

**Operations and Application Manager - A Pivotal Logistics Role in the Netherlands** Are you ready to take your logistics expertise to new heights? We are seeking a seasoned Operations and Application Manager for an esteemed firm specializing in third-party logistics (3PL). This permanent position, based in the dynamic heart of the Netherlands' trade sector, offers an exceptional opportunity to drive operational excellence while managing sophisticated application systems designed for optimal supply chain performance. As our ideal candidate: - You will spearhead daily operations within a bustling 3PL environment. - Your leadership will ensure seamless integration between logistical processes and innovative applications. - Through strategic management, you'll enhance system functionalities that support business objectives. - Extensive Experience in ERP/TMS We're looking specifically for individuals who possess: * **Logistics Operations Acumen:** Bring proven experience from working within complex logistic frameworks. Show us how you've streamlined workflows or improved efficiency metrics before! * **DSJ Global Insight:** Understand industry benchmarks set by leaders like DSJ Global - embrace their standards as part of your modus operandi. * **Third Party Logistic Knowledge**: Demonstrate intimate knowledge about external service providers' roles-how they operate synergistically with broader company goals is key here! * **Talent Acquisition Savvy**: Attracting top-notch talent is essential; showcase recruitment strategies that have successfully built robust teams under your helm. If this critical role excites you-and if leveraging technology alongside team development fits into your career blueprint-we invite skilled professionals passionate about elevating 3PL services through innovation & strategy execution to apply. Join us on this journey where every operation matters!

Negotiable
Netherlands
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Warehouse Specialist (M/F/D)

**Warehouse Specialist - Join Our Team in Maulbronn, Germany** Are you looking to advance your career with a dynamic role in warehouse management? We are seeking an organized and proactive individual to take on the position of Warehouse Specialist. This permanent opportunity is situated in the scenic town of Maulbronn, nestled within one of Germany's key automotive sectors. As a vital cog in our supply chain operations, here's what you will be doing: - **Picking & Packing**: Carefully select and prepare products for shipment ensuring accuracy. - **Goods Recording**: Diligently record incoming items verifying their condition against shipping documents. - **Storage Management**: Strategically organize goods within the warehouse maximizing space efficiency while maintaining product accessibility. - **Inventory Operations**: Perform removals and relocations as needed while keeping meticulous inventory records up-to-date. To succeed at these tasks we expect that candidates possess: *Strong organizational skills*: Your ability to sort products effectively helps maintain smooth operation flow. *A systematic approach*: Proper storage strategies prevent damage and ease access making sure orders can be filled quickly. Please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Maulbronn
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Supply Chain Director (M/F/D)

**Supply Chain Director - Automotive Sector** Are you a strategic leader looking for an exciting new challenge in the automotive industry? Our esteemed client, based in Frankfurt, Germany, is seeking a dynamic Supply Chain Director to enhance their operations. This permanent position offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role within a forward-thinking company that thrives on innovation and exceptional logistics management. Key Responsibilities: - Oversee all aspects of supply chain management including planning, procurement, inventory control, demand forecasting and distribution. - Lead continuous improvement initiatives across various departments ensuring efficiency and effectiveness are always at peak performance. - Develop strategies aimed at minimizing costs while maximizing quality throughout the entire supply chain process. Essential Skills Required: Automotive Expertise: Deep understanding of automotive sector dynamics will be crucial as it directly pertains to your day-to-day decision-making processes regarding logistical challenges unique to this field. *Logistics: You should possess advanced knowledge about transportation systems from scheduling through delivery; adeptness here ensures goods move smoothly both internally & externally without compromising timelines or budgets. Planning Proficiency: Strategic foresight when planning resource allocation so production runs uninterrupted even amidst unforeseen complications - your anticipation skills make certain no stone remains unturned during execution stages! People Management The ideal candidate must exhibit strong leadership qualities. This role demands someone who can not only lead with authority but adapt quickly changing market conditions whilst maintaining operational excellence every step way! If interested, please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Frankfurt am Main
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Commercial Director

Are you ready to take the helm of commercial strategy in a dynamic and expanding supply chain logistics solution service provider? Our client's headquarters are strategically located in Antwerp. They seek an experienced Commercial Director who is not only adept at sales and freight forwarding but also possesses strong leadership skills for people management. Your Role: Strategize, lead, and energize our commercial team towards achieving unparalleled success. Drive growth by forging robust relationships with key accounts within the logistics sector. Champion innovative solutions that meet ever-evolving customer needs while capitalizing on market opportunities. Skills Required: Sales Acumen: Leverage your exceptional negotiation talents to close deals effectively; experience within Belgium's local context will be highly advantageous. Freight Forwarding Knowledge: Apply comprehensive understanding of freight operations to streamline processes and enhance service delivery standards. Key Account Management: Cultivate lasting partnerships through strategic account planning-your relationship-building prowess should translate into sustained business expansion People Management Proficiency: Inspire your team with visionary leadership-you'll need proven managerial expertise coupled with excellent communication capabilities to drive performance across all levels

Company car,medical insurance
Belgium
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Logistics Engineer (m/f/d)

Logistics Engineer (Contract Logistics) Our client is a global leading logistics service provider currently expanding their project management team for their contract logistics product. They are looking for a strong capable Logistics Engineer to join the team and work on developing and optimising new customer projects and processes, customising systems with IT and developing process flow and layout designs of warehouses for their customers. Your Responsibilities Development, improvement and implementation of new customer projects and processes Development of optimization and solution approaches in warehouse logistics Creation of databases and database queries with MS Office products Development / programming of reports and analysis tools (e.g. with VBA) Local operational support and training of new employees Monitoring and development of SIGMA projects on various Your Profile Completed business studies with a focus on logistics or a comparable qualification Ideally, relevant / several years of professional experience in warehouse logistics Very good handling of common MS Office applications, warehouse management systems and warehouse technology VBA knowledge desirable and a high level of IT understanding Good knowledge of spoken and written German and English Creativity, ability to work in a team and high commitment Innovative, proactive and solution-oriented thinking and acting Benefits Flexitime, time recording and mobile working Extensive induction with an individual induction plan and permanent contact person Lively corporate culture with flat hierarchies Individual personnel development programs as well as further training and qualification opportunities Capital-forming benefits and company pension plans Employee Mastercard with monthly net credit and various employee discounts If you would be interested in developing yourself professionally in an exciting and supportive environment that promotes strong collaboration and growth opportunities dont hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Germany
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Project Manager (Contract Logistics) (m/f/d)

Project Manager (Contract Logistics) Location: Remote Our client is a global leading logistics service provider currently expanding their project management team for their contract logistics product. They are looking for a strong capable project manager to join the team and work on new customer onboarding, working on complex projects, designing logistics processes and IT processes. Your Responsibilities Independent structuring, management and control of customer implementations and migrations Preparation of decision documents for the Steering Committee Creation of budgets, timelines, risk analyses, gap lists and work packages for the project team Preparation and moderation of customer workshops Project documentation as part of project management, including reporting and controlling activities Interface within the team to colleagues from the operations, IT and customer departments Your Profile Completed university studies in the field of industrial engineering, project management, or business change management with a focus on transport, logistics, IT or controlling First project experience Experience in managing complex projects and designing logistics processes and IT processes Experience in transferring technical innovations to existing business processes and business models with the aim of further developing them as part of the digital strategy Independent, responsible and structured way of working Confident handling of common MS Office applications Very good knowledge of German and good English, both spoken and written Benefits Positive working atmosphere through a relaxed and relaxed atmosphere, appreciation and team spirit Comprehensive training with an individual training plan and a designated contact person Lively corporate culture with flat hierarchies Individual personnel development programs as well as further training and qualification opportunities Capital-forming benefits and company pension schemes Employee Mastercard with monthly net credit as well as various employee discounts If you would be interested in developing yourself professionally in an exciting and supportive environment that promotes strong collaboration and growth opportunities dont hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Germany
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Ocean Freight Import

**Ocean Freight Import Specialist - Breda, Belgium** Are you looking to navigate your career towards a rewarding destination within the logistics sector? A leading company in the field is searching for an Ocean Freight Import Specialist to join their dynamic team in Breda. This permanent position offers a chance to be at the forefront of freight forwarding operations and contribute significantly to our client's success. Key Responsibilities: - Manage all aspects of ocean freight imports - Coordinate with international agents and service providers - Ensure compliance with customs regulations - Monitor shipment progress providing updates as necessary Required Skills: *Freight Forwarding Knowledge*: Understand different modes of transportation, consolidation services, and shipping documentation specifics required for efficient movement of goods across borders. *Logistics Coordination Expertise*: Be adept at planning, organising, managing resources effectively ensuring that shipments are delivered on time while optimising costs. *Savvy Communication Abilities*: Liaison confidently between internal departments (sales/customer service) external partners like carriers or custom officials maintaining clear communication channels throughout each import transaction process from start-to-finish! If you have experience steering through complex logistic challenges can work autonomously but also thrive when contributing collaboratively - we want hear from YOU! Apply today set sail into exciting new horizons where your expertise will not only recognised appreciated integral part driving growth prosperity.

Negotiable
Breda
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Global Tender Manager- Healthcare

Global Tender Manager - Health-care Location: Benelux Job Description: This client is a global market-leading freight forwarding company seeking an experienced and dynamic Health-care Global Tender Manager. This role is essential for managing and optimising their tender processes for key health-care and pharmaceutical clients. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in the health-care or pharmaceutical vertical within the logistics or freight forwarding industry, with robust knowledge of both ocean and air freight operations. This position demands a strategic thinker with the ability to foster strong relationships and drive excellence in service delivery. Key Responsibilities: End-to-End Tender Management: Lead and manage the entire tender process from initiation to submission, ensuring all deadlines are met and proposals are competitive and compelling. Develop comprehensive tender strategies tailored to health-care and pharmaceutical clients, emphasising value-added services and competitive pricing. HCIV Pricing: Oversee Health-care Industry Vertical (HCIV) pricing, ensuring accuracy, competitiveness, and alignment with market trends. Collaborate with internal pricing teams to refine and optimise pricing models for health-care logistics solutions. Temperature-Controlled Transport: Maintain and expand expertise in temperature-controlled transport solutions critical for health-care and pharmaceutical products. Stay abreast of market developments and regulatory changes impacting temperature-controlled logistics. Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key health-care customers, understanding their needs and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. Collaborate closely with internal account managers, sales teams, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and coordination. Market Insights and Strategy: Conduct market analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and competitive dynamics within the health-care logistics sector. Develop and implement strategic initiatives to enhance this clients service offerings and market positioning. Internal Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including operations, finance, and compliance, to ensure holistic and cohesive service delivery. Provide training and guidance to internal teams on best practices in health-care tender management and pricing. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Extensive experience in the health-care or pharmaceutical vertical within the logistics or freight forwarding industry. Proven track record in managing tenders and pricing strategies for health-care clients. Strong knowledge of ocean and air freight operations. Expertise in temperature-controlled transport solutions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and internal teams. Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Proficiency in relevant software and tools for tender management and pricing analysis. Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunity to work with a leading global freight forwarding company. Dynamic and supportive work environment. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you are a seasoned professional with a passion for health-care logistics and a proven ability to manage complex tender processes, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join this team and contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional logistics solutions to their valued health-care clients.

Negotiable
Amsterdam
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Niederlassungsleiter Deutschlandweit (m/w/d)

Werden Sie Niederlassungsleiter/-in Deutschlandweit (m/w/d) in der Logistik-Speditionsbranche! Unser Kunde ist ein international agierendes Unternehmen im Logistik- Speditionsbereich und gehört in Europa unter die Top 10. Sie sind auf der Suche nach einem erfahrenen und motivierten Niederlassungsleiter oder einer -leiterin. In dieser Position übernimmt man die Rolle des Niederlassungsleiters übergangsweise an verschiedenen Standorten in Deutschland. Aus diesem Grund erfordert diese Position eine hohe Reisebereitschaft. Qualifikationen: - Circa 5 Jahre oder mehr Erfahrung als Führungskraft - Die operative Steuerung mit Kennzahlen kennen - Reisebereitschaft - Logistik oder Spedition Kenntnisse Aufgabenbereiche: - Mitarbeiterführung ab 100 Mitarbeitern - Gesamt Budget verantwortlich für die jeweilige Niederlassung - Umsetzung operativer Ziele durch effiziente Prozesse inklusive Kostenkontrolle - Schnittstellenfunktion zu anderen Unternehmensstandorten Wenn sie bereits erfolgreich in diesem Sektor tätig waren und bereit sind, diese Herausforderung anzunehmen, sende uns bitte noch heute Ihren Lebenslauf!

Negotiable
Deutschlandsberg
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Regional Fulfillment Operations Manager

A global leader in the E-Commerce space is seeking a Regional Fulfillment Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA. This role involves overseeing third-party logistics partners, driving innovative solutions for supply chain and logistics challenges, and ensuring compliance with safety and operational regulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operations management, project management, and continuous improvement methodologies. RESPONSIBILITIES Supervise third-party logistics partners who have team members dedicated to our account. Track key performance indicators, vendor performance scorecards, and develop business cases to support improvements and changes in logistics processes. Lead the creation, design, and execution of forward-thinking solutions to address supply chain and logistics challenges within logistics network, emphasizing efficiency, speed, scalability, and predictability. Work collaboratively across teams to gather and define comprehensive business requirements, ensuring solutions meet the specific needs of supply chain and logistics operations. Manage relationships with various internal customers within the third-party facility and work cross-functionally across the organization. Identify opportunities to enhance the cost and quality of services provided. Develop documented business cases, present them to peers and leadership for approval, and oversee project management. Partner closely with systems teams to create and refine capability roadmaps outlining the development and integration of new technologies, tools, and systems required to implement proposed solutions effectively. Drive the development of innovative solution designs that leverage industry best practices and emerging technologies to address the unique challenges of the e-commerce platform operations. Ensure compliance with OSHA, food safety, and facility regulations while achieving operational goals and prioritizing safety. Travel regularly to fulfillment centers. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Business, Logistics, Operations, Engineering, or similar, or equivalent practical experience. At least 5 years of experience in managing vendors or third-party logistics partners. Strong abilities in project management and continuous improvement practices. Experience overseeing inbound, outbound, or quality operations with an in-depth understanding of critical metrics, inputs, and outputs. Demonstrated excellence in operations management, including troubleshooting, capacity planning, and cost control. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the setup and launch of new networks or facilities. Proficiency in cross-dock operations. History of successfully training and leading high-performance teams. Knowledge and application of continuous improvement methods such as Lean Six Sigma or Kaizen. Experience developing training manuals and standard operating procedures.

US$160000 - US$200000 per annum
Atlanta
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Logistics News & Insights

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The Race to Dominate the Battery Supply Chain

In an electrified age, batteries are more than just power sources for our devices and vehicles; they're the backbone of modern technological advancement. From smartphones and laptops to electric vehicles and renewable energy storage, the battery's role is pivotal. As we sprint towards a greener future, the intense race to master the battery supply chain, encompassing Supply Chain Logistics, Supply Chain Planning, and Supply Chain Procurement, has never been fiercer. In this article, DSJ Global shares the latest battery supply chain updates and explores their wider implications.Supply Chain Logistics: The Movement MaestroIn the intricate tapestry of battery production, Supply Chain Logistics stands at the center, orchestrating the smooth flow of materials, resources, and information. It's not just about getting from point A to B; it's the intricate coordination of steps that that ensures timely delivery, optimizes storage, and minimizes waste.Every electric vehicle battery, laden with precious materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel, serves as a testament to the prowess of logistics. From mines to labs and then onto the manufacturing floors, logistics ensures that every component reaches its intended destination in optimal condition. It also manages the challenges of diverse transportation modes, ensuring the chain remains unbroken.The increasing demand for batteries also introduces the challenge of scale. As production numbers soar, logistics must continually adapt, scaling up operations without compromising efficiency or sustainability. This involves strategic warehousing, inventory management, and route optimization to reduce carbon footprints.The Art and Science of Supply Chain PlanningThe skyrocketing demand for batteries places a premium on astute Supply Chain Planning, which must manage meeting today's needs while forecasting tomorrow's challenges and opportunities. With the help of data analytics and AI, manufacturers can preempt bottlenecks, ensure timely deliveries, and keep the production wheels turning efficiently.Procurement: The Strategic Sourcing GuruIn the vast landscape of battery production, the art of sourcing and securing materials is paramount. Here, Supply Chain Procurement emerges not just as a function but as a linchpin of strategic importance. A skilled Procurement professional is akin to a master chess player - always several moves ahead, anticipating market shifts, geopolitical ramifications, and fluctuating demands.Securing materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel requires a blend of foresight and agility. Adept Procurement teams build robust relationships with suppliers, ensuring a consistent supply even during market upheavals. Ethical considerations further complicate the Procurement landscape. With concerns over mining practices in various regions, the onus is on Procurement specialists to guarantee that materials are sourced responsibly, aligning with both company values and global sustainability standards.Cost-effectiveness remains a cornerstone. Strategic sourcing professionals employ a mix of negotiation skills, contract management expertise, and market analytics to ensure that materials are not only of the highest quality but also procured at the best possible price points. This balancing act between quality, ethics, cost, and future-readiness makes Supply Chain Procurement an indispensable pillar in the battery supply chain.Balancing Act: Environment and ProductionWhile diving deep into logistics, planning, and procurement, we mustn't lose sight of our environmental compass. The quest for battery dominance needs to be complemented by sustainable mining, innovative recycling solutions, and the pursuit of alternative battery technologies.​​Mastering the battery supply chain requires Logistics, Planning, and Procurement to all play in harmony, and as we navigate the challenges of the environment, economy, and geopolitics, expertise in these areas becomes paramount. If your organization is seeking talent or insights to enhance its battery supply chain, please request a call back today from DSJ Global.Looking to hire key Supply Chain talent?Speak to a consultant

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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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How to Negotiate a Salary

​When seeking a new job, it’s imperative to know the market, understand where you fit within it, and form a realistic salary expectation to stick to. A good talent partner will help you to know your worth within the industry and organization you’re interviewing for and will assist with communicating those expectations back to the hiring manager, but no one is a better advocate for you than you. Learning how to negotiate a salary when you receive a job offer is a vital skill for both now and in the future, and when done appropriately, will put you in a better position not just financially, but also in terms of how valued you feel in your role. We know that feeling appreciated and adequately compensated for our time, effort, and expertise has a direct impact on productivity, engagement, and general happiness within a company, so salary negotiations play an important part for both sides.It can be difficult to communicate those expectations as a professional hoping to onboard with a new company, and there is certainly a residual stigma around speaking about money and asking for more that is hard to overcome.At DSJ Global, we have observed that professionals who negotiate their salary are presented with a much better job offer, so good communication skills and an understanding of your contribution can really pay off. As a general rule, always assume the offer is up for negotiation. And don’t forget to approach the process with positivity, as chances are the hiring manager isn’t crazy about negotiating, either. Here are our top tips on how to negotiate for the salary you deserve.Know the industry salary trendsTrying to negotiate for a higher salary without being familiar with industry trends will get you off to a bad start. Information is your biggest asset and conducting some research as well as speaking openly to a talent partner that knows your industry, the hiring company, and what you have to offer, will vastly improve your bargaining power. You can be a negotiating pro, but without being able to back up your requests with solid reasoning, it will be harder for the hiring company to take your expectations seriously. Pay particular attention to the most sought-after roles and skills within your industry and think about how your experience relates. Being able to recognize when your skills are transferable to a particularly in-demand area will add to your negotiation power. Start negotiating only when you have a firm offerThere is a process to be followed when it comes to receiving and accepting a job offer and understanding the etiquette will help your negotiation when the time comes. If you are interested in a position but it doesn’t meet your salary expectation, resist the temptation to bargain until the company has given you a formal offer. This is your signal that your skills, expertise, and personality are a strong match for the business and the role, and is a great asset to you when it’s time to tell them why you’re worth the higher salary. Once the ball is in your court, you can use the fact that they think you’re right for the job along with your understanding of the industry and the market to your advantage, making it harder for them to dismiss your requirements.It can also be worthwhile to take a reasonable amount of time to consider the offer rather than jump into negotiations. Tell the hiring manager that you’re serious about the offer and the position, but that you need some time to consider the whole picture. Be gracious and enthusiastic but take the time you need to prepare for negotiations and signal to them that there may be elements of the offer that don’t align with your requirements. Chances are they’ll have a counteroffer in mind for you.Build the business caseIn order for a company to seriously consider your request for an increased salary offer, it must make commercial sense for the business. Make a strong case, show that you understand the company's current financial situation, and know who has the power to negotiate. “A request for an increase in salary needs to come with justification as to why," advises Associate Director, George Aplin. "Increased offers are going to go through several discussions and approvals and unless you present a clear business case, you'll give the employer a reason to decline. Stick to facts and sell the tangible value you’re bringing to the business, including your unique skills and experience that exceed what is usually required for the role.”While likeability shouldn’t be underestimated in the hiring process and a large part of your job offer will be to do with character fit, it’s not enough for them to like you when it comes to financial compensation. They have to believe your worth in fiscal terms, so don’t expect your personal compatibility to get you the salary increase you want. Instead, explain precisely why your requirements are justified in a business sense; your glowing personality will just make them glad your business case checked out.Suggest an exact number for your salaryTime is of the essence, and hiring managers are particularly strapped for it while conducting interviews alongside their other duties. Therefore, they’ll likely appreciate a direct approach to your negotiation in terms of giving them the exact offer you’re looking for. It can be a powerful strategy in that it keeps the ball rolling and avoids pointless back and forth. Research from the Columbia Business School suggests that candidates who use a specific number end up with a final offer much closer to the figure they were hoping for. Your potential employer will assume you have done your research on your market value and want to stay competitive in their offer. Don't suggest a range, you will always get offered the lowest if the manager knows there's room to haggle down.Reveal your current salary when negotiatingOutside the US, the hiring manager may ask what you are currently earning, which can be awkward if you feel you are currently being underpaid. It might be tempting to lie and state a higher salary more in line with what you’re seeking, but if you're unhappy with your current pay, it can be valuable to tell them why. Include all your benefits, bonuses and confidently explain the figure you're hoping for while making the case for why. If anything, they’ll have a more genuine understanding of what you know your worth to be and that salary is important enough for you to walk away from a role that isn’t aligned with your requirements.Have a walk away pointKnow your limits and your expectations and keep them firmly in mind. Have a pre-considered ‘walk away’ point - the figure you’re absolutely unwilling to drop below. Base this on your financial need and the market value of the role, but keep in mind the role itself. Why are you interviewing for the position in the first place? Is your passion for the work worth lowering your salary expectations? Get help negotiating your salarySpeaking with a specialist talent partner will help you understand your worth in the context of current industry trends and the wider job market, too. At DSJ Global, we can evaluate your profile against the wider talent pool, as well as align your expectations with that of our current database of hiring companies. We'll help you pitch your value at the right price during the salary negotiation process, giving you the best chance to make your next position a rewarding and fulfilling one. Get in touch for tailored advice.

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What Lies Ahead for the International Supply Chain Industry?

​The international supply chain has undergone huge changes over the past few years. There have been moments of challenge, opportunities for development, and situations that have exposed breaks and fractures right along the line. In our role as a supply chain recruiter, we’ve seen businesses scramble to adapt to shifting conditions - with firms upping the ante on their recruitment efforts to build resilient teams and cope with seismic change. But, as we start to emerge from the impacts of the global pandemic, what lies ahead for the international supply chain industry and the people within it? Supply chain disruptions have become public knowledge. Before the recent supply chain crisis, most people who weren’t in the industry knew very little about the international supply chain. However, today - thanks to media coverage - there is a lot more understanding of it. For many consumers, this quest for greater knowledge has often been the result of trying to find out why they don’t have access to preferred goods or products. Transparency is a priority. Partly due to the increased focus on the supply chain, and also because of the problems that have been revealed within many networks during the crisis, transparency is being prioritized. CEOs, consumers, and investors have all been shocked by the fragility of supply chains in many areas and this has led to a surge of transparency-focused change. In the future, this approach will become the norm and all stakeholders will expect transparency, as opposed to asking for it. China has a bigger role on the world stage. China may have started out as a low-cost manufacturer but today it has moved from being a key seller to an impressive buyer, and competitor too. China is going to continue to have a big influence on the international supply chain industry in the years to come, expanding beyond out-of-date perceptions of its potential to be an even bigger player on the world stage. Digitization on a much bigger scale. Like many sectors, businesses within the supply chain are currently going through a wave of digitization - and this looks set to accelerate in the years to come. As a supply chain recruiter, we’ve seen an abundance of opportunities arise in digital skill sets and jobs that support organizations that leverage intelligent supply chains using technology. There are many advantages to doing this, not least in terms of transparency and being able to gain real-time insights on which to base better business decisions.Automation across the board. Greater digitization will also pave the way for the use of more automation across the industry in the coming years. There are many ways in which automation has the potential to make a difference, whether that's with respect to speeding up processes by automatically generating documents or automatically sharing information for the purposes of collaboration or analytics. As a supply chain recruiter, we’ve helped many organizations, and individuals, to overcome challenges in the past few years. Looking ahead to the future, these are some of the key factors signaling what lies ahead for the international supply chain industry. Request a call back from one of our specialist recruiters if you need to get the talent in place to help overcome some of the key industry challenges.

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The Most Important Skills You Need to Take Your Logistics Career to the Next Level

​When it comes to developing a logistics career, there are a number of key skills that are vital to have. As a logistics recruiter, we have inside knowledge in terms of what it takes to succeed in this industry. It’s not just a case of being able to demonstrate the right spread of qualifications and experience, but also to show different capabilities and qualities that will ensure you stand out to a logistics recruiter or hiring manager. We've highlighted some of the key skills to note below:Big picture thinking. In any supply chain environment, it’s going to be vital to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Critical thinking, planning ahead, and problem-solving are all key here; from creating contingency plans to being able to identify problematic areas before they arise. Relentless integrity. This means honesty at every level, from customer communication to internal feedback. Instead of covering up issues within the business, strong integrity will ensure that these are quickly dealt with. It’s a crucial quality that hiring managers value highly amongst staff. Being able to respond well under pressure. Working in the supply chain means being able to function effectively in what is often a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. There are serious consequences that can be triggered by problems - such as the costs incurred if a manufacturing line doesn’t have the right materials and has to shut down - and so a calm approach under pressure is essential. The ability to be flexible and adapt. These are qualities we see prioritized often as a logistics recruiter. Change is constant in an industry like logistics; to take your career to the next level it’s essential to demonstrate the ability to adapt when that happens. Exceptional problem-solving ability. It’s one thing to be book smart, but in many logistics roles it’s practical problem-solving expertise that is actually far more valuable. There are many different elements to being an effective problem solver, from analysis and psychology to being able to apply operational data and business development knowledge. A focus on improvement. If you’re keen to take your logistics career to the next level then you need to help the business evolve. A big part of this is having a good grasp of the company’s goals so that you can create opportunities for improvement. This is a key skill that we are often asked to identify as a logistics recruiter, especially by businesses that are focused on growth. Effective management. That could be time management, project management, or people management. Taking your logistics career to the next level will mean being able to plan your time and tasks, being organized and detail-oriented, and being able to coordinate between different teams and people.Are you looking to develop a career in logistics? Take the next step and apply for our current live jobs or submit your CV to become discoverable to all our consultants.

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Logistics

Here’s All You Need to Know About a Career in Logistics

​Most people have a general idea of what the logistics industry involves. However, if you’re planning a career in logistics then it’s important to understand this on a more in-depth level, from the relationships you’ll need to develop with suppliers, the focus on customer needs, to the costs that are involved in transporting goods and materials. We are logistics headhunters with all the experience you need to secure your chosen career in logistics. Logistics underpins the economy. In fact, there are few industries that don’t rely on it in some way. Any enterprise that is making or selling products, or supplying raw materials, is going to require logistics in order to ensure that it can manufacture items and then transport those to the end-user. So, this is a career path with a wealth of opportunities. Employment prospects for logisticians are robust. As a logistics headhunter, we’re able to see the potential that currently exists for those who have skills in this field. Projections for logistics careers show 4% growth between now and 2029, and there are new opportunities arising all the time.A logistics career could take place in a variety of different settings. For example, you might be working in a factory or an office, or a mobile location such as a delivery center. When you’re looking at the desirable role in a logistics career, it’s a good idea to be clear about the environments in which you'd prefer to work. Qualifications are a key step. Due to the increasing complexity of logistics work, there are minimum requirements in terms of qualifications for many roles (e.g., a bachelor's degree). Plus, employers are always keen to see evidence of a candidate who is motivated to learn and develop through acquiring qualifications and training. Like any high-pressure job, there can be challenging moments. Working as a logistics headhunter, we know how much employers value competencies such as flexibility and adaptability under pressure. That’s because a career in logistics can be high-pressure and mean tackling some challenging situations that can quickly unfold. Logisticians have responsibility for consequences right along the supply chain, and if something happens to disrupt operations there can be a big impact on the bottom line. The best way to approach a career in logistics is to see the holistic picture. This is an incredibly valuable attribute, as it means that you’re not only able to effectively do your own job, but also see where it fits in terms of the broader supply chain. There are courses and training available that can help you to get a clearer idea of the way that your role impacts others and how an effective logistician can make a difference. Being a logistics headhunter means that we are ideally positioned to support those keen to begin, or develop, a career in this field. If you are looking to progress your career in logistics, take a look at our live roles or submit your CV today.​

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