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The State of Flexible Working in Supply Chain Across the US and EU


As the demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential to attract and retain top-tier talent.

Ross Williams, Director at DSJ Global USA, and Emily Cook, Head of Procurement Search at DSJ Global Europe, discuss flexible working across the supply chain industry, including how approaches to flexible working differ between the US and Europe for different types of roles, industries, and company sizes.

Why watch this exclusive interview?

  • Gain insights into the state of flexible working in the supply chain industry post-COVID, how it has evolved since then, and the differences and similarities between Europe and the USA.

  • Find out whether flexible working models are more commonly used in some supply chain industries, for different seniority levels, sizes of companies, or types of roles.

  • Learn about candidate expectations when it comes to flexible working and its impact on accepting new roles - not only encompassing days in the office, but also flexibility in terms of working hours to accommodate responsibilities like child care.

  • Gain an understanding of the impact of flexible working on company culture and recruitment in the supply chain industry.

"My advice to those who need, expect, or request a certain level of flexibility in today's world: be prepared for your own team and direct reports to potentially request the exact same level of flexibility as you.

Many of us, regardless of how junior or senior we are, all have many of the same personal life responsibilities where flexibility can massively help (and take weight off our shoulders to be more productive in work), for example having elderly parents or children to care for."

"In my opinion, offering work-from-home flexibility or any other form of flexible working increases trust, loyalty and engagement from employees.

Companies can attract more talent by offering flexibility and can make job opportunities and offers to candidates more competitive with it.

In addition, organisations that continue to provide options of flexibility also have the opportunity to diversify their workforce, as for example it allows single parents to manage work and childcare more easily."

Keen on further insights?

​Our latest report explores the real impact of flexible working in the supply chain industry - we engaged with top supply chain businesses globally to understand their flexible working strategy.

Offering valuable insights to professionals seeking to understand the state of flexible working in supply chain, and for organisations reflecting on their flexible and working from home policies, both can take away a number of key considerations from this exclusive report. Discover:​

  • 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 working.

  • How companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talent.

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