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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 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:

Director of Supply Chain

Position Overview: As the Senior Director of Supply Chain (Logistics Focus), you will be responsible for overseeing and optimizing our logistics operations, ensuring seamless movement of goods and materials from suppliers to customers. You will play a pivotal role in strategizing, planning, and executing logistics initiatives that align with our company's growth objectives. Key Responsibilities: Logistics Strategy: Develop and execute a comprehensive logistics strategy that aligns with company goals and objectives. Team Leadership: Lead and inspire a high-performing logistics team, fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation. Optimization: Continuously assess and improve logistics processes to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and maintain high service levels. Supplier and Carrier Relationships: Manage and build strong relationships with suppliers and carriers to ensure reliable and cost-effective logistics solutions. Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks within the supply chain, ensuring business continuity. Technology Integration: Implement and leverage cutting-edge logistics technology and systems to enhance operations. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business, or a related field. MBA or advanced degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in supply chain management with a strong focus on logistics. Proven track record of leading successful logistics teams and implementing process improvements. Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills. In-depth knowledge of logistics management software and tools. Strong analytical and data-driven decision-making abilities. What We Offer: Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses. Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, and retirement plans. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. A collaborative and inclusive work environment.

Negotiable
Miami
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Production Supervisor

DSJ Global is currently partnered with a leader in the Food Manufacturing space looking to bring on a Continuous Improvement & Production Supervisor in Florence, SC. Our client is looking for a high-energy individual with proven & strong CI experience who is excited by the opportunity to drive operational efficiencies and to join a collaborative and growth-driven organization. Requirements: Ensure high-quality and efficient production in the managed area Promote a continuous productivity improvement climate that encourages suggestions for operational improvement Provide clear direction to workers regarding safety protocols and procedures Meet the production plan targets by coordinating and managing the workflow Monitor and ensure the availability of materials required for production. Maintain a safe work environment and adherence to established procedures Uphold and enhance the overall quality and quantity of production in the managed area Train and lead team members to drive a high-performance environment and encourage growth Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, ideally in Engineering (Industrial, Mechanical, Process, etc.) 2-3+ Production, Maintenance, or CI leadership experience, within a Food/Bev (or heavily regulated) environment preferred Practical and proven experience with Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, and/or Continuous Improvement Black Belt/Green Belt training or certification highly preferred

US$80000 - US$95000 per annum
Myrtle Beach
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Project Engineer

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

US$110000 - US$125000 per year
Seattle
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Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager Location: Miami-Fort Lauderdale Area We have partnered with one of Americas top tech and logistics provider for secondary devices markets, searching for a top performing Logistics Manager to understand high level Logistics, large scale shipments, warehousing, and customer service. Some particulars on this role: Perks & Benefits: Medical and Dental Competitive Base and Bonus Growth and promotion from within Job Responsibilities: Shipping, receiving, inventory management Customer Service management Importing and Exporting processes Claims management Warehousing Managing different flows of goods Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent experience International Shipping Booking containers Importing and Exporting Freight programs If the above sounds like the next step in your career, apply above.

Negotiable
Miami
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Head of Warehousing

We have a current opportunity for a Head of Warehousing on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Zurich. For further information about this position please apply.

Negotiable
Zurich
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Sales Manager - Sea and Air Freight

We have a current opportunity for a Sales Manager - Air and Sea Freight on a permanent basis. The position will be based in Germany. For further information about this position please apply.

Negotiable
Germany
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Senior Sales Manager - Contract Logistics (m/w/d)

Are you a seasoned sales professional with a passion for logistics and a track record of success in contract logistics? Are you ready to take your career to the next level with a market-leading logistics provider? If so, we have an exciting opportunity waiting for you in North Rhine-Westphalia! About Us: We are a globally recognised logistics provider with a reputation for excellence in contract logistics solutions. With a commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction, we have become a trusted partner for businesses across various industries. Our success is built on a foundation of talented professionals who are dedicated to delivering exceptional service. Position Overview: As a Senior Sales Manager for Contract Logistics, you will play a pivotal role in driving our growth and expanding our market presence in North Rhine-Westphalia. You will lead the sales and business development efforts, working closely with our existing clients and forging new partnerships to achieve sales targets and revenue goals. Key Responsibilities: Develop and implement strategic sales plans for contract logistics services. Identify and target potential clients, understanding their logistics needs and tailoring solutions. Manage and grow relationships with existing clients, ensuring their ongoing satisfaction. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver high-quality logistics solutions. Stay current with industry trends and market developments to identify growth opportunities. Provide leadership and guidance to the sales team, fostering a culture of excellence. Qualifications: Proven track record in sales and business development within the contract logistics sector. Strong knowledge of the logistics industry, market dynamics, and trends. Exceptional communication, negotiation, and presentation skills. Leadership experience and the ability to motivate and mentor a sales team. Goal-oriented mindset with a focus on achieving and exceeding targets. Fluency in both German and English is preferred. Why Join Us: Be part of a market-leading logistics provider with a global presence. Competitive compensation package with performance-based incentives. Opportunities for career advancement and professional development. Collaborative and inclusive work environment that values innovation and excellence. Contribute to shaping the future of contract logistics solutions.

Negotiable
Germany
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Global Logistics Manager

We are currently seeking a Global Logistics Manager to improve the global logistics processes of our client, a chemical manufacturing company in Belgium. The role would be based in Brussels, Belgium. Key responsibilities: Enhancing Warehouse and Internal Logistics Operations: Employ various methodologies, such as RCA, VSM/TOC, 6 sigma to identify and implement logistical improvements. Provide training on Operational Excellence (OE) tools to different levels of staff. Assist in establishing relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and performance monitoring tools. Monitor logistic KPIs across different sites, discuss deviations with site teams, set annual targets, and collaborate with the benchmarking and standardization manager to standardize KPIs. Evaluate the level of automation, recommend enhancements, and oversee their development. Supporting Logistics Operations in Production Environments: Develop new logistical concepts through scouting, testing, and evaluation. Assess proposed plant designs from a logistics perspective, identifying major operational expenditure impacts and potential improvements. Determine and elaborate on the optimal level of automation. Project Management: Lead or participate as a team member in key technical, organizational, or systems-related projects. Help sites identify, define, and prioritize logistics improvement projects. Participate in regular Quality Management (QM) updates and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) workshops. Key Qualifications: At least 7-10 years of experience in an operational or operational excellence role within an industrial environment. Proficiency in various operational excellence methodologies (such as lean6sigma) and a track record of implementing operational excellence practices on the shop floor. Experience in logistics operations in both warehouse and production environments, Strong technical background. Excellent knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a big plus. Experience in change management within a multi-site and multi-cultural setting. Proven project management experience.

Negotiable
Brussels
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National Director of Transportation

National Director of Transportation A leader in the consumer goods industry is looking for their next Director of Transportation in the greater Atlanta area. Are you a dedicated leader who is consistently trying to develop their team and make sure that you, the team, and the company always come out on top? Then this role might be for you! Key requirements of the Director of Transportation include: Strong Knowledge of the transportation industry including LTL, FTL, and Ocean Transportation. 10 or more years of relevant experience in Transportation AND a minimum of 7 years of managerial experience in Transportation. Demonstrated experience managing other staff members and desire to constantly develop themselves and the team around them. Bring a high level of energy, and contagious enthusiasm to the workplace. Ability to work on a hybrid schedule, preferred relocation to the area. Key responsibilities of the Transportation Director include: Responsible for ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and of the highest quality while maintaining a positive work environment. Set strategy in the Transportation space but also develop the overall logistics of the team. Continue to gain a great understanding of the industry and consistently execute big results in a breakthrough way. Benefits: Competitive base salary with bonuses and LTI options. Hybrid/Flexible work schedule. Health insurance.

Negotiable
Atlanta
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Senior Regional Logistics Manager

Our client is a Tier-1 Multinational Retail Corporations who is currently expending their business across APAC. They are looking for an ideal talent who has years experiences in managing 3PL, Import/ Export and familiar with Retail industry. They would like to invite suitable and qualified candidates to join their growing company! ​ Responsibility Be a role model leader by acting with integrity and respect, approaching responsibility with confidence and ownership, and inspiring superior performance in our 3rd party vendors and within the business's Supply chain Build strong, effective relationships with the 3rd party vendors and imports customs team. Also serve as a best practices resource as it relates to the performance and management of our other Japan 3rd party logistics providers Establish key metrics to monitor the vendor's performance; assist (but do not own) with processes or training that will increase performance against stated key metrics; including the leveraging of company's resources as necessary. Lead the vendors to meet business's expectations, service levels and product to the store deadlines Understand and enhance the productivity and service levels as it relates to the flow of own goods Train and develop 3rd party teams so they can function independently and maintain brand integrity. Stay connected to the merchandising/receipts calendar and ensure shipping deadlines are met Involved in the strategic linkage of the APAC/Japan Office team and business partners in Transportation, Supply Chain, DC Operations, Finance, Inventory, and IT, to the 3rd party and responsible for assisting with strategic execution as it relates to the movement of goods from origin to receipt in Japan stores and Direct to Consumer. Manage 3PL Japan DC Operations, Delivery to stores and Direct to Consumer Develop communication and operational tools as needed Ensure vendors are operating in compliance with local laws Evaluate vendor performance and make recommendations to the leadership; research alternative partners in the area if needed Proactively arrange proactive 3rd party visits and store visits with actionable feedback Maintain a working knowledge of the technology/systems that support the 3rd party vendors, provide properly structured feedback to IT and Systems regarding ongoing issues and needed improvements. Requirement Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or similar discipline Experience in Project Management, leadership skills 5+ years' experience in Vendor Management specifically retail operations/or transportation Experience in development of operational strategies and instructional design Knowledge of various applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint Efficient in communicate in English and Japanese Flexible to travel as necessary for the business needs Excellent organizational skills with ability to work well under pressure and deadlines Visa Sponsor for candidates outside of Japan ​ If you are interested in this position, please feel free to share your lateste CV through ​

Negotiable
Japan
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Transportation Manager

Summary DSJ Global is currently partnered with a leader in the whole sale supply chain service and is looking for a Transportation Manager. This individual must be knowledgeable with compliance in Federal Transportation Regulations and Safety Standards. This position will be responsible for the safety of a large fleet of drivers and maintain KPI's designated to company standards. Responsibilities This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a smooth operation of the Transportation Department and helps provide 24 hours coverage Provide general supervision of all transportation supervisors and functional processes within the department Primary responsibility is to maintain a properly staffed and trained department that supports the warehousing function by offering the highest levels of logistics support This position involves the planning, directing, and coordination of all delivery and back haul activities Must keep product moving smoothly, accurately, and efficiently Must drive key performance indicators for cost savings and maintain efficient utilization of manpower through proper scheduling and training to provide the highest levels of customer service at the store level Coordinate the investigation of accidents or unsafe conditions through the company safety department Maintain fleet in a safe manner in accordance with company and governmental standards Ensure that routing parameters offer cost-effective solutions that will drive profitability Manage and benchmark transportation aspects of profit and loss statement Oversee all department re-bids and re-routes Conduct scheduled performance reviews for all Management staff Provide training as needed to maintain an efficient and knowledgeable work force Enforce general company policies and issuance of coaching/disciplinary documentation to teammates All final written warnings and terminations will be presented and administered by this position with the approval of the General Manager and/or the Human Resources Manager Have knowledge of back haul and transfer procedures Establish and provide departmental coverage and leadership and maintain the highest level of managerial professionalism at all times Assist Warehouse leadership with resolution of issues between warehousing and distribution Provide additional assistance with projects and other activities as assigned Be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, vendors, and teammates The environment encompasses all areas of a Distribution Center This position may require work in hot and cold temperature extremes and exposure to dust, dirt, fumes, noise, potentially harmful chemicals, solvents and components, and working in close to proximity to other teammates Required Skills/Abilities: Have 3 - 5 years of experience in all facets of outbound transportation, preferably in the food service industry Understand mainframe computer software relating to record keeping Have strong analytical and communication skills with proven ability to work within the framework of the Team Candidates may be subject to a background check and drug screen, in accordance with applicable laws Benefits Day 1 Benefits available: medical, dental, and vision insurance, FSA/HSA and company-paid life insurance Get paid early Get paid fast 401(k) with annual company match Paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave accrual, college tuition reimbursement, and more! This opportunity has a high ceiling for growth in the Transportation Operations space. If this sounds like you, do not hesitate to apply now!

US$70001 - US$80000 per annum
Rocky Mount
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Regional Sales Manager (m/f/d)

A global logistics provider is seeking a Regional Sales Manager for the South-Eastern territory of Germany. Are you a results-driven sales leader with a passion for the logistics industry? Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in the world of air and sea freight, overseeing a team of 20 Sales Managers? Join our global logistics provider and lead the way to success in South-Eastern Germany! Why Choose Us? Global Leader: Become part of a respected global logistics provider with an extensive reach across 45 countries. Career Advancement: Elevate your career as you lead a dynamic team of 20 Sales Managers in a strategic territory. Hybrid Work Model: Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work arrangement, combining remote and in-office collaboration. Competitive Package: We recognise and reward your contributions with a competitive salary, performance-based bonuses, and comprehensive benefits. Industry Expertise: Immerse yourself in the intricate world of air and sea freight logistics within our expansive global network. Key Responsibilities: Develop and execute a strategic sales plan to meet and exceed revenue and growth targets in South-Eastern Germany. Lead, mentor, and empower a team of 20 Sales Managers, cultivating a high-performance culture. Cultivate strong relationships with key accounts and identify new business opportunities within the air and sea freight sectors. Monitor market dynamics, competitor activities, and customer feedback to adapt and refine sales strategies. Promote our brand and comprehensive logistics solutions to South-Eastern Germany, ensuring a strong market presence. Collaborate seamlessly with cross-functional teams to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Qualifications: Substantial experience in sales leadership, with a focus on the logistics industry, particularly in air and sea freight. A Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, or a related field. An MBA is considered a plus. Outstanding communication and negotiation skills, with fluency in both German and English. Strong analytic acumen, capable of making data-driven decisions. Proven ability to lead, mentor, and develop high-performing teams. Willingness to travel within the South-Eastern Germany region as required.

Negotiable
Germany
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The Push 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 linchpin 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 more prominent. Let's unravel this intricate web and explore its implications.Supply Chain Logistics: The Movement MaestroIn the intricate tapestry of battery production, Supply Chain Logistics stands out as the unsung maestro orchestrating a harmonious movement of materials, resources, and information. It's not just about getting from point A to B; it's the meticulous choreography of interconnected steps that ensure timely delivery, optimize storage, and minimize waste.Every electric vehicle battery, laden with precious materials like lithium, cobalt, and nickel, serves as a testament to the prowess of logistics. From the rugged mines to the sophisticated labs and then onto the manufacturing floors, logistics ensures that every component reaches its intended destination in optimal condition. It manages the challenges of diverse transportation modes, from ships crossing tumultuous seas to trucks navigating intricate road networks, 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. It's not just about meeting today's needs but 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. It's 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 gurus 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 saga.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 is like conducting an intricate symphony of Logistics, Planning, and Procurement, with each playing its part in harmony. 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 orchestra, please request a callback 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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Logistics

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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