When an employer is searching for suitable candidates in a supply chain recruitment campaign, in order to satisfy the multi-faceted functions within the sector, attributes are required that not only include technical ability but also essential softer-skills. These soft-skills include problem solving, business ethics, customer liaison and good teamwork.
The Bis Henderson recruitment team appreciate that there have been considerable changes in the supply chain landscape in recent years, becoming far more complex and challenging in a competitive market. In many cases, the recruiters will have been involved in the rising career of candidates registered on the BiS Henderson database and will be fully aware of the level of commitment and their long term goals for a future within a supply chain operation. Candidates who are not only specialists in their field but also show an open and flexible approach will shine above others.
One of the benefits of building close relationships with the client and the potential candidate is an in-depth understanding of what both require in order to ensure the engagement is compatible commercially and emotionally. The employer will expect to see evidence of the candidate’s ability to influence and achieve results and the candidate will look for reassurance that the supply chain job will provide key benefits and superior career prospects above other companies in the same sector.
Bis Henderson always spends time with the client before the interviews begin, to establish what are considered to be the preferred qualifications and what are the minimum acceptable standards and experience level. The super-human candidate who is able to tick every qualification may well not exist and inflexible or unrealistic specifications may deter talented applicants from coming forward.
Competition for attracting the best supply chain employees is tough at present and the interview should be structured to give the client a head start in recruiting the best person for the position. Bis Henderson will ensure that the priorities of the client and candidate are met and that even the little issues, both positive and negative which may sway the final decision are never overlooked.