Supply chain management links several organisational boundaries, from the sourcing of raw materials through to the end user. This supply chain complexity triangle focuses greatly on the co-ordination of manufacturing and the control of materials and logistics. BiS Henderson work closely with employers to provide a holistic supply chain recruitment service, ensuring key candidates with the requisite skills are identified and secured.
The value chain today calls for employees with experience in far more than the loading and off-loading of goods and driving lorries. Sought after skills include product development and design, sourcing, planning and supplier-customer liaison. Bis Henderson have a team-led approach and recruitment consultants will have a collective background knowledge of candidates registered on the database and will know which of these will meet the client’s supply job specification.
Supply chain recruiters appreciate that an employer will often look for soft skills with the ability to form co-operative buyer-supplier relationships. These attributes may not be immediately apparent in an applicant’s C.V, but can be easily identified by an experienced consultant when meeting face-to-face. A candidate who is unable to communicate well with the interviewer is unlikely to perform any differently with colleagues or customers.
Effective supply chain management should both create and communicate the strategic vision to gain and maintain a commercial advantage over competitors. Geographical spreads and cross-culture operations require flexibility and the expertise to negotiate effectively in areas such as certification and border clearance. With this in mind, candidates with language skills are often advantageous. In an increasingly volatile and dynamic market, recruiting the top talent ahead of the competition is crucial.
The client could easily overlook the potential of a new skill when drawing up the supply job specification, especially if they are replacing a retiring employee. Bis Henderson recruiters have a wealth of experience in identifying candidates with the prime qualities and cross-functional capabilities and the ability to achieve market-based goals.