Much has changed within the field of purchasing and supply chain management over recent years, with considerable impact being seen in in the industry. It is therefore essential that supply chain recruitment adapts accordingly to those changes in order to secure company profitability and future growth.
Bis Henderson, as a specialist logistics and supply chain recruitment consultancy, appreciate that the nature of the relationship between supplier and the client has evolved considerably. The bar has risen in terms of the required skills and training for supply chain professionals and when hiring new recruits, employers now frequently look for multi-skilled personnel who can adapt to environmental and technological developments in procurement systems.
Skills in fact often overlap, which requires excellent team work and collaboration, understanding when to step up to a challenge and when to step back and allow a colleague to take control. Liaising closely with the client throughout the supply chain recruitment process, Bis Henderson has the time-served experience to select the candidates who will be the right match for the vacant role and the recruiting team know exactly which solid and soft skills are needed for the position.
Supply chain management today requires a wide range of attributes, including an understanding of e-procurement and e-business systems. There should also be an understanding of global and multi-cultural issues and with overseas hubs now becoming increasingly common, knowledge of a foreign language is often beneficial.
The Bis Henderson recruitment team will ensure a clear and in-depth candidate profile is agreed with the client and in place. When selecting applicants for short-listing, recruiters will look not only for skills and experience, but also for assurance that the candidate will be compatible with company ethics and fit in well with the existing supply chain team.
Bis Henderson has the industry experience to identify and secure the top talent available for supply chain jobs, ensuring they have the expertise required to deal effectively with clients and suppliers in an expanding global market.