The rapid growth in online retail operations provides a significant challenge for supply chain recruitment within the industry sector. Bis Henderson’s recruitment team has the strategic insight to help clients meet the increased demand for expansion in the work-force from boardroom to the shop floor. With international interest in UK brands, there is considerable value in extending capacity in multiple operating countries and a need to recruit the best talent who can not only identify and improve cost savings, but also have a knowledge of foreign languages and cultural differences.
In order to select the right candidates for short-listing and interview, specialist supply chain recruiters on the Bis Henderson team will liaise closely with the client, drawing up a detailed candidate profile and a wish-list for the role. Building a close recruiter-client relationship ensures a clear understanding of the company’s ethics and future plans, enabling an accurate and time-saving search for the ideal employee.
Online retail is often subject to seasonal peaks with the need to fill gaps in the workforce at short notice in order to keep up with consumer demand. Bis Henderson will help with the forecasting and planning of these gaps in supply chain jobs and have the right staff in place at the right time. The future of the retail supply chain lays in the meeting the increased call from consumers for rapid and guaranteed delivery. This may well require cultural change programs to be in place, with employee flexibility and re-location to overseas hubs, avoiding priority shipping costs and bringing the network closer to the customer.
Within the Bis Henderson database suitable candidates will be approached who have expressed an interest in supply chain employment outside of the UK and have an adaptable approach to meet the challenge.
There is also no doubt that with the increasing consumer expectations for fast and efficient delivery of goods, there is a growing pressure for supply chain retailers to respond to their needs. This calls for investment in the latest technology with highly experienced personnel to manage and maintain it.
Bis Henderson is able to swiftly search the candidate network for the most suitable match with the technical knowledge and expertise required, ensuring the client promise is achieved, with an efficient and seamless service.