Technical Operations

Technical Operations

DSJ Global: Your Leading Partner for Technical Operations Talent

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

With 15 years of experience in overcoming extensive hiring challenges, DSJ Global is well-positioned to provide tactical solutions to your talent shortages across the entire supply chain, enabling you to hire the right talent to help you achieve optimal supply and demand goals.

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DSJ Global's specialist Technical Operations team is dedicated to optimizing operational efficiency through innovation and advanced technology. The industry's increasing demand for streamlined processes, automation, and sustainable practices has fueled remarkable growth for Technical Operations professionals, amplified by the enduring impact of global events.

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Technical Operations Jobs

Are you ready to be at the forefront of Technical Operations jobs in the supply chain industry? At DSJ Global, we specialize in connecting talented individuals with the most exciting supply chain roles in Technical Operations. If you're ready to shape the future and take your career to new heights, click here to begin your job search and unlock a world of possibilities in this rapidly evolving field.

EHS Specialist

Company Overview: A leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials, is currently seeking a Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for its Des Moines, IA production facility. Job Responsibilities: Maintain compliance with process safety management programs. Monitor and ensure EHS compliance, including Tier II, stormwater, and wastewater reporting. Manage industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Collaborate with all employees effectively and cooperatively. Ensure accuracy and legal compliance of all EHS programs, documents, and analysis for improvements. Conduct thorough incident investigations, root cause analysis, and provide recommendations for prevention. Coordinate with directors on new equipment and facility designs to ensure safety. Lead the Safety Committee and develop EHS training programs. Stay updated on safety regulations and maintain safety equipment and supplies. Provide timely reports to facility staff and executive management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in safety field preferred, or equivalent experience. 2+ years of safety experience required. Knowledgeable in safety codes, OSHA regulations, EPA, and hazardous materials. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and work off-shifts as needed.

Negotiable
Des Moines
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Production Manager

Production Manager Required for Leading Manufacturing Firm Manufacturing Team Asbury Park, NJ Job Summary: A leading manufacturing firm is searching for an experienced Production Manager to lead manufacturing operations in one of their Primary Facilities in Asbruy, NJ. At a company with over 50 high-quality brands and $3 billion + in revenue annually, the individual chosen will ensure the manufacturing operations are in accordance and meets quality standards. The experienced Production Manager will be reporting directly to the VP of Operations while being responsible for creating production plans and schedules, determining production goals, and ensuring the team has the resources to meet production targets. The Production Manager is expected to have injection molding and extrusion experience and the ability to improve operations and efficiency while reducing costs. The Production Manager will be responsible for: Coming up with strategies to improve operations and efficiency while reducing costs Ensuring that production processes align with quality standards Identifying areas for improvement in production processes Work with and develop in cross functional teams to and strategies to ensure overall plant safety Hiring, training, and supervising production staff in regards to safety and company policies Staying up to date with new equipment, industry practices, and processes to drive improvement throughout the facility The Production Manager will have the following skillset: Ability to lead and manage cross functional teams at all levels Injection Molding or Extrusion experience a must Strong communication, leadership, and problem solving abilities 4+ years experience in a manufacturing environment 4+ years management experience in a relevant environment Ability to operate at a high level on the production floor Apply Now!

Negotiable
Asbury Park
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Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) Supervisor

A leading Food Manufacturer is in need of a Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor Title: Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor Location: Greater King of Prussia, PA Area A leading multi-billion dollar food and beverage manufacturer is seeking a strong Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor to ensure their products are held to the highest standards. The Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor will oversee a team of quality professionals, and make proactive changes to the quality program as needed to ensure issues do not persist. Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor Responsibilities: Develop/lead a team of quality professionals, ensuring company/state/federal standards are being met at all times Participate in plant audits to detect potential quality issues before they arise Utilize root-cause analysis to rectify quality issues and work with team to correct processes to prevent future issues Investigate incidents in the areas of food, quality, and safety, proactively make changes to ensure issues do not persist Work cross functionally to maintain plant compliance, and ensure plant operations run smoothly Develop/implement improvements in the areas of food, quality and safety Responsible for setting goals in the areas of food, quality and safety and ensuring those goals are met Qualifications for the ideal Food, Safety and Quality Supervisor 2+ years Quality Assurance / Food Safety experience in a food manufacturing or similarly regulated environment Experience in a USDA or FDA Regulated Manufacturing facility Expert food safety background HACCP certification a plus SQF certification a plus FSQA experience in a USDA/FDA or similarly regulated manufacturing environment Clear and confident communicator Ability to manage a team of professionals Bachelor's degree preferred Working knowledge of Food, Safety and quality principles Perks: Internal growth opportunities Onsite gym Onsite medical facility Comprehensive benefits plan Extensive PTO

US$70000 - US$70001 per year
King of Prussia
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Plant Manager

Leading Building Materials (Manufacturing) Company is requiring a Plant Manager Job Title: Plant Manager Location: Greater Philadelphia A multibillion-dollar Building Materials company is seeking an experienced Plant Manager to ensure day-to-day operations run smoothly. This role will work cross functionally across multiple manufacturing departments and play a key role in the development of the production team. Responsibilities of the Plant Manager: Understand and drive company objectives to ensure KPIs are met, as business dictates Develop projects that will ensure business goals are being achieved Ability to work cross functionally across production departments to maintain company standards Proactively address plant issues to ensure problems to not persist Develop and train a team of production professionals Spear head operational production planning to ensure business needs are being met Manage and Develop cost control plan to make sure plant is remaining within budget Qualifications of the ideal Plant Manager: 5+ Years of manufacturing experience in heavy manufacturing environment Bachelor's degree required LEAN/Six Sigma certifications or tactical knowledge a plus Experience Building and maintaining relationships with customers and other internal/external stakeholders Experience in a manufacturing environment Benefits/Perks 401k match Comprehensive benefits package Long term incentives Growth Opportunities

Negotiable
Philadelphia
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EHS Manager

Bilingual EHS Manager Join an industry leader providing innovative disposable tabletop products for over 75 years prioritizing safety, quality, and innovation. Primary Purpose: Ensure a safe working environment by coordinating, designing, implementing, and communicating safety, health, and environmental programs. Build and maintain a robust safety culture. Essential Responsibilities: Ensure facility compliance with federal OSHA and/or state safety regulations. Write, implement, and maintain safety programs, policies, and documentation. Establish training schedules, conduct HSE meetings, and track compliance. Conduct incident reviews, root cause analysis, and corrective actions. Organize Safety Committee meetings and engage all employees in HSE programs. Identify and advise management on safety concerns, conducting safety audits and facility inspections. Manage plant environmental programs, ensuring compliance with local and federal regulations. Assist with GMP/SQF programs for food safety audits. Foster a positive work environment and drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, and productivity. Required Skills and Abilities: Fluent in Spanish. Knowledge of manufacturing best practices, Paterson machinery/operations, and SOPs. Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, and lean practices. Familiarity with federal and local safety and environmental regulations. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English; bilingual in Spanish required. Strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making abilities. Effective leadership skills to motivate teams and foster safety commitment. Flexible, self-directed, and motivated to improve processes. Ability to prioritize rapidly, adapt to changes, and conduct off-shift incidents/investigations occasionally. 5 years of related safety experience; printing or paper converting experience preferred.

Negotiable
Reno
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FSQA Supervisor

Work with a leading US manufacturer of quality foods and many popular brands in grocery stores across the nation. This role is a great starting point for growth within the company. Responsibilities: Develop and maintain the HACCP program for the site Sample and inspect all raw materials and finished products Coordinate with management on all areas of safety and quality in production Ensure all food safety and employee safety Conduct sanitation inspections and quality walk-throughs Assist FSQA Manager and Specialist to lead site food safety Supervise and train direct reports Ensure compliance to Federal and State regulations Create new FSQA policies and procedures and trains employees on new policies Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required 5+ years of food safety/Quality experience or related field Supervisory experience or leadership background preferred HACCP Certification preferred

Negotiable
Salina
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EHS Specialist

Work for a leader in iron casting manufacturing dating back to 1945 in Lincoln, Nebraska. This foundry's products can not only be found in the United States but around the world! This company serves the infrastructure, agricultural and construction markets and are most recognized by their iron frames, grates, and manhole covers. Responsibilities: Head of day to day Environmental Health and Safety compliance for the site Manage all EHS permits and investigations (air, stormwater, wastewater, industrial hygiene, etc) Main point of contact for all EHS needs and issues Staying up to date on all changes in state/federal regulations and compliance Conduct all trainings and programs to instruct safe practices on site Run incident investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective actions Qualifications: Degree in Environmental Health and Safety or related field 2-4 years of EHS experience Experience with best manufacturing practices Ability to work in hot and loud environments

Negotiable
Lincoln
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EHS Specialist

EHS Specialist Position Are you passionate about driving change and ensuring compliance? Do you thrive in a structured environment, mastering your knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)? If you're detail-oriented, adaptable to shifting priorities, and meet deadlines with ease, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Company Overview: A leading manufacturer and distributor, is currently seeking a Facility Environmental Health and Safety Specialist for its Wisconsin production facility. Job Responsibilities: Maintain compliance with process safety management programs. Monitor and ensure EHS compliance, including Tier II, stormwater, and wastewater reporting. Manage industrial hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Collaborate with all employees effectively and cooperatively. Ensure accuracy and legal compliance of all EHS programs, documents, and analysis for improvements. Conduct thorough incident investigations, root cause analysis, and provide recommendations for prevention. Coordinate with directors on new equipment and facility designs to ensure safety. Lead the Safety Committee and develop EHS training programs. Stay updated on safety regulations and maintain safety equipment and supplies. Provide timely reports to facility staff and executive management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in safety field preferred, or equivalent experience. CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, Instructor Certification preferred. 3-5 years of safety experience required. Knowledgeable in safety codes, OSHA regulations, EPA, and hazardous materials. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and work off-shifts as needed.

Negotiable
Madison
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Maintenance Engineer

Having been in the business for 70+ years, this company specializes in creating high-quality products for the foodservice industry. They are dedicated to producing the best possible products while staying true to their traditions, ensuring that customers enjoy authentic food at home. Responsibilities Oversees maintenance management decisions within the department Acquires knowledge of equipment and manufacturing processes Trains and manages skilled tradespeople such as mechanics, electricians, and plumbers Provides expert technical and engineering advice to enhance facility performance Utilizes a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Utilizes CAD software to gather information and design custom alterations to equipment Selects equipment vendors Troubleshoots mechanical processes Installs and starts up new equipment and processes Generates innovative ideas to reduce costs Supervises equipment design modifications Monitors and manages energy usage Conducts research and provides justification for alteration requests Negotiates and oversees contract work Authorizes, delegates, and follows up on maintenance work orders, schedules preventive maintenance for equipment Ensures the safety and security of physical plant and facilities Completes administrative tasks accurately Communicates department projects with plant management Requirements Minimum 3+ years of experience in Maintenance Engineering Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology, Electrical Engineering or related field Good mechanical and technical knowledge Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills Utilities experience (ammonia refrigeration, low pressure steam boilers, electrical systems, HVAC) Certifications - RETA CARO/CIRO, Boiler License, Electrical License, Universal Refrigerant License Benefits Relocation Package Full Benefits package

Negotiable
Des Moines
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Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager - Food & Beverage (1st Shift) Perfect role for a current Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Manager! *Provides relocation assistance A leading dairy manufacturer is seeking a Maintenance Manager based in Milwaukee, WI. This company is a well-established company that has been producing high-quality food products for over 100 years. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the maintenance team and ensuring that all maintenance activities are carried out safely, efficiently and effectively. Responsibilities: Improve overall safety and efficiency of plant machinery while collaborating cross-functionally across the plant Oversee a team of maintenance technicians striving for plant excellence Develop and implement a preventative maintenance program Ensure all state and federal regulations are met and maintained, and perform corrective actions for all equipment efficiency Guarantee all maintenance work is compliant with company policies and procedures Operate CMMS and PLC programming to further develop the maintenance department Requirements: High school diploma is required 5+ years of experience in Maintenance in food & beverage manufacturing 3+ years of supervisory experience of Maintenance Technicians PLC experience Experience with CMMS Experience with GMPs, Union, Safety, and Worker's Comp Desirable: Bachelor's Degree Knowledge of ammonia refrigeration Knowledge of fabrication, welding, and machining methods Experience in a food production environment Benefits: Competitive bonus Tuition reimbursement Internal growth - promote from within!

Negotiable
Milwaukee
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Quality Engineer

DSJ Global is working with a leading heavy manufacturing equipment company based in Woodridge, Illinois. We are searching for an experienced and dedicated Quality Engineer to join the team on a permanent basis. Qualifications: - STEM Bachelor's degree - 3 years of experience using 8D methodology - Root cause analysis - Experience talking to suppliers Skills: The ideal candidate should have knowledge or expertise related to: - Supplier experience preferred - Strong analytical skills - Excellent communication abilities both written & verbal

Negotiable
Woodridge
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Maintenance Manager

Maintenance Manager Company Summary: With health and well-being as a top priority, this farmer-owned brand has provided families across the United States with fresh, high quality, and delicious dairy products. You will play a key role in making a difference that matters. Currently seeking a Maintenance Manager for their fluid milk and cream plant, you would collaborate with the plant engineer to focus on total improvement of safety, quality, reliability, and efficiency. The Maintenance Manager will be responsible for: Ensuring employees are operating efficiently, safely, and effectively by managing through supervisors and directly with employees. Utilizing mechanical and electrical expertise to maintain systems, utilities, buildings, and grounds. Staying informed with continually updating industry codes and regulations relative to mechanical and electrical systems. Implementing corrective actions identified by key performance indicators to enhance equipment effectiveness. Ensuring corporate policies and procedures are implemented in everyday maintenance and major projects. The Maintenance Manager should have the following qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent is required. 5 years' experience of maintenance supervision in food manufacturing. 3 years' supervisory experience of maintenance technicians. Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Capability of leading others through developing organizational and operational processes. Benefits/Perks: Comprehensive Benefits Package 401(k) with company match Paid vacation and holidays Tuition reimbursement Career growth opportunities Employee referral program Service recognition with employee rewards If you are interested in the Maintenance Manager role, then please don't hesitate to apply.

Negotiable
Wisconsin
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Technical Operations News & Insights

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The Impact of Flexible Working

​Assessing the adoption of flexible working in the supply chain industrySince its introduction to the masses, flexible working has revolutionized the world of employment. As the demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential in attracting and retaining top-tier talent.For many, some degree of flexibility is essential to achieving a healthy work-life balance. This can in turn, result in a happier and more productive workforce, which benefits businesses. However, moving processes away from the office can also have a negative impact on company culture, as teams interact less, decreasing productivity. The ambiguity of the situation made us wonder: What is the real impact of flexible working? To answer this question, here at DSJ Global we engaged with top businesses to understand their flexible working strategy. Exploring the state of flexible working across the supply chain, we take a look at the following: How productivity and company culture has been impacted by hybrid and flexible working patterns What leaders see as the benefits and the challenges to flexible workingHow companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talentOffering valuable insights to professionals seeking to understand the state of flexible working in supply chain, and for organizations reflecting on their flexible and working from home policies, both can take away a number of key considerations from this exclusive report. Download your copy of the report by completing the form below:​

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How the Head of DSJ Global Berlin Supports Diversity in the Supply Chain Industry

When Phaidon International approached Yacine Fall in 2019, the Berlin office had only just opened. It offered tremendous potential for growth, which Yacine saw and seized. Originally from the south of Germany and a passionate dancer to this day, Yacine had moved to Berlin to study sports and economics. Upon graduation, she wanted a career that empowered her to decide for herself where to go and how to progress. At DSJ Global, she entered the world of end-to-end Supply Chain and has advanced to brand head for DSJ Global in Berlin in just four years. We spoke to Yacine about the importance of International Women’s Day, how she encourages diversity both within her team and at the companies she consults, what advice she would give her younger self, and more. What are you proudest of in your career?“There have been quite a lot of things I’m super proud of, including the progress I’ve made as a person. My team at DSJ Global broke a very long-standing record in January, and it was one of the goals I’d set myself when I became head of DSJ Global in Berlin. I’m very proud that we achieved this as a team, that everyone contributed to a collective effort. It was not a one-man or one-woman show."I’m also proud of the growth I’ve seen and supported. We are now twelve people in the Berlin office. When I started in 2019, we were three. For this year, my goal is to guide several team members into their first management role, which will allow us to grow even further.”Why do you think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day, especially in the workplace?“I think it’s important to celebrate International Women’s Day to highlight it and create awareness around it. But I think it’s even more important to make it an actual effort and to center a mission of change. Of course, that’s not something that is done within one day. Rather, every day must be part of the DNA of a business and must be driven forward – not only by women but as a collective effort to change something. "I’m very happy that I found my way into a company that is making an honest effort in changing things. I’m part of an office where we have a very diverse leadership team and very proud of all the other women who are coming into managing roles and actually dominating the management table by numbers. Let’s see what the next year brings!”How do you encourage gender diversity internally in your brand? “For me, it’s not only about gender diversity. In my team, we have quite a good balance between male and female. Diversity also means that you have people of the LGBTQ+ community, people of different races, people of different ages, different nationalities, different languages. That’s what we’re trying to embody in our brand. "To achieve it, we make our hiring as transparent as possible. That involves asking the same questions to everyone to prevent a biased interview process, as well as speaking to as many people as possible. We try to get to know the candidates on an individual level even if they don’t seem like the perfect fit on paper. That’s what I base my own hiring on. "So far, my efforts reflect in the team. Of course, that’s not something you can simply check off a list. There’s always room for improvement. Therefore, we’re working closely with our Talent Acquisition Team to make sure they know the kind of people we’re looking for. That’s very important to me and the DSJ Global hiring strategy.”How do you encourage gender diversity in your sector?“As partners for the companies we’re working with, we engage with them on eye-level and truly consult them."Within end-to-end Supply Chain, especially when you look towards the automotive industry, it’s very male dominated. We make an active effort to highlight female talent or candidates from minority groups to make sure they are actually seen and represented in front of our clients. "It’s an active effort on our part to provide a diverse shortlist. Sometimes, when we find an outstanding female professional looking for a new opportunity, we also contact companies to introduce this candidate. "Of course, female talent has always been a topic, but compared to when I first started, far more companies are telling us directly they expect a certain quota of female candidates in the shortlists we provide. To me, that shows that they’re actually trying to make an effort and address a lack of diversity in their company. Especially bigger companies now have more guidelines in place to avoid discrimination. "But it’s still a long way to go for end-to-end Supply Chain. The roles that we work on at DSJ Global are at a certain seniority level and we can only work with the professionals who are already there. In the future, I think we will see more female talent since a lot of company programs are targeting diverse candidates early on in their careers. You can tell that awareness is increasing year by year, which is a very good thing to see.”What advice would you give your younger self?“The advice I would give to myself in the early stages of my professional career is that you don’t have to apologize for being loud or speaking your mind. Especially now as a female leader, I have far more confidence in myself and in the things I’m saying. I realised that when I first started in the corporate world, I always tried to blend in. I would tell my younger self to not dim your light just to not blind other people. Be there, be vocal, speak your mind. Then you’re going to find your place.”What advice would you give other women and women of color in the professional world? “Especially for women of color, when you’re raised in a very white environment, we usually fall into the trap that you always feel like the eyes are on you and that you draw a lot of attention by the way that you look. Oftentimes, we want to be everybody’s darling and become a people pleaser to not step on anyone’s toes. "But to actually change the way things work in the world, you need to step on people’s toes and have uncomfortable conversations. To gain the strength to do that, it’s very important to find your allies within a company quite quickly, for example, find your sponsors and mentors. Surround yourself with them, speak to them, use them and then it’s going to be far easier to gain the confidence to have these uncomfortable conversations and step on other people’s toes a little bit.”For more interviews with the inspiring women at Phaidon International, please visit our hub here.

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Finding a Company Culture That Fits

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

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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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Technical-Operations

Talent Trends in Technical Operations Recruitment

Demand for Talent in 2021 After looking at the employment rate from February 2020, it has helped determine where employment within Supply Chain, specifically Technical Operations, has been affected the most going into 2021. Cities and metros that are within 2-5% of that employment rate today are considered healthy, and we will see them move from recovery mode during the pandemic to expansion once again. Cities that are currently at 10% or more compared to their employment rate number from February 2020, are the areas that need the help of recruiters and extra hands on deck to secure top talent. These areas are likely to have a high volume of resumes flooding in due to unemployment rates, and companies may have a tougher time identifying the top talent from the influx of active candidates. Effects on Hiring Processes What do these geographic and employment trends mean for hiring processes in 2021? First, virtually recruiting and remote workers are the new norm for the foreseeable future. This may be a tough concept to adapt to for some Technical Operations teams – most of these roles sit in plants which requires hands-on work. However, companies have managed to incorporate a lot of these manufacturing roles to be remote from a corporate strategy side and just keep a smaller amount of essential workers on the floor. This helps speed up interviewing processes, alleviates relocation difficulties, and is attractive to those candidates who seek flexibility and work-from-home options. Diversity & Inclusion in Technical Operations Along the challenges faced last year related to COVID-19, firms also had to reflect on the need to create more diverse teams. The manufacturing sector in particular tends to lack diversity, and this will be a continued area of focus for many companies and executive leadership teams in the industry for the next several years. Diversity is a business-critical imperative, and teams that are more diverse perform better than their less diverse counterparts. Specialist recruiters can play an important part in helping to solve these challenges. Recruiters can advise on best practices and work with clients on their initiatives to build more diverse teams. DSJ Global aims to be a long-term talent partner for our clients and are empathetic to the challenges they face both within their organizations and the wider world. The Hiring Landscape Overall, COVID-19 has affected the world of recruiting for Supply Chain and the landscape for hiring within companies, large and small. DSJ Global has helped clients to navigate this landscape in the best way possible, helping teams to adapt as circumstances have changed continuously. In 2021, hiring remains a key priority for Technical Operations teams, and DSJ Global will continue supporting clients in securing exceptional talent for their organizations. Get in touch to learn more about these industry trends, or to discuss hiring needs in the year ahead.​

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