Recruiting to fill a supply chain executive search position, possibly at board level, calls for much more than simply filling the vacancy with an applicant who has the qualifications on paper. Attracting the right calibre of candidate requires, amongst other considerations, ensuring a cultural match with the existing team and the corporate ethics of your supply chain business.
In order to fully appreciate exactly what attributes are needed to establish compatibility, specialist supply chain executive search recruiters must have hands-on experience of working within the industry, as this always pays dividends throughout the logistics and supply chain recruitment process. Specialist supply chain recruitment consultants Bis Henderson has a collective wealth of experience at director, senior and middle management levels with a solid background in all aspects of the logistics and supply chain sector.
This depth of knowledge from an operational perspective is invaluable in executive search. Supply chain executive search recruitment specialists are able clarify the candidates expectations and easily identify those who will give a long-term commitment to the role. Potential recruits will be short listed ready for the client’s final selection, ensuring that every one of them is thoroughly briefed before interview to clarify what the position entails and that they meet the client specifications.
The candidates must be able to demonstrate that they have the right experience, attitude and motivation to excel in an executive role. Senior positions often require second or even third stage interviews, which should be managed throughout by the specialist executive search team in order to establish continuity.
The employment package should be presented as an attractive long-term proposition with future benefits, especially as the candidate’s current employer may well put forward a counter-offer in order to retain them. The better the candidate the more rewarding the counter-offer is likely to be and the recruitment team should liaise closely with the client to be prepared to respond quickly to this.
Logistics jobs, supply chain and purchasing recruitment at executive level requires a solid background within the industry sector in order to add value to the client’s employment strategy and deliver the right candidate for the role at exactly the right time. This is where specialist supply chain & logistics recruiters like Bis Henderson can really add value to your business.