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DSJ Global: Your Trusted Partner for Supply Chain Engineering Recruitment

DSJ Global, a leading talent partner, specializes in delivering exceptional mid-senior end-to-end supply chain talent for businesses.

In today's rapidly expanding demand for Supply Chain Engineering expertise, it is crucial for organizations to adopt a proven hiring strategy that can attract and secure the best professionals in the industry.

With 15 years of experience, DSJ Global has amassed extensive knowledge in Supply Chain Engineering, guided by our unwavering values that shape our core. Our commitment to excellence enables us to provide streamlined and consistent talent acquisition services that stand out in the market.

At DSJ Global, we connect candidates and clients through a range of bespoke talent solutions, catering specifically to the needs of the Supply Chain Engineering industry. Whether you require business-critical Engineering professionals through permanent, contract, or multi-hire recruitment solutions, our specialist team is here to provide the support and guidance you need.

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Engineering Jobs

Electrical Manufacturing Engineer

A leading automotive OEM is seeking an Electrical Manufacturing Engineer to join their facility on-site in the Greater Indianapolis area. This Manufacturing Engineer will develop and optimize production processes and equipment to achieve the overall safety, quality, and cost goals of the organization. Responsibilities: Electrical Hardware Design: Ability to read and understand equipment electrical schematics and drawings. Must have a strong background designing new electrical controls circuits for automated equipment including relays, motors, safety circuits, PLCs, and computer Interfaces. Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and Human Machine Interface (HMI) Programming: Ability to read and troubleshoot PLC logic. Mechanical Systems Design: Ability to read and understand product and equipment mechanical drawings and dimensions. Project Management: Demonstrated development and control of project master schedules and budgets. Experience writing project specifications and instructions. Experience managing vendor/team activities during design, fabrication, installation, and integration. Qualifications: BS in an Engineering discipline or related field 3+ years minimum facilities engineering experience in a high production manufacturing environment with exposure to robotics, automated material handling systems, and communication networks. Demonstrated project management milestones or project lead experience This company offers competitive benefits, 401k matching, and an on-site health & wellness center. Additionally, you will get to be a part of a safe and environmentally-conscious plant that values high-quality vehicles.

Negotiable
Lafayette
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Electrical Engineer II

Electrical Engineer 2 Summary: A prominent outdoors company whose cutting edge brands spans from camping to self-defense is looking for a driven Electrical Engineer 2 to impact their industry leading product development and design team. You will be tasked with collaborating daily with top product designers and engineers to optimize product design and development. The job has great internal mobility. If you are a motivated and talented product design engineer, then don't hesitate to apply below. The Electrical Engineer 2 should have the following skills… Experience in project management in a developmental space. Capable of becoming a technical lead for other engineering staff/technicians Experience utilizing and implementing product cost reduction programs. Basic understanding of Data Acquisition equipment/principles Proven track record of handling multiple projects under time constraints Capable of utilizing SMT rework equipment Comfortable utilizing Embedded Firmware in product design and development. C or C++ experience Strong Critical thinking skills with solution driven outlook Ability to collaborate with others professionally. Heightened written and communication skills. Benefits of the Electrical Engineer 2 position… 401k matching Health Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Strong PTO If you are looking to advance your career with a company that values internal growth then don't wait to apply below.

Negotiable
Columbia
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Manufacturing Engineer/CNC Programmer

Manufacturing Engineer | Tulsa, OK Job Purpose: This pivotal role entails leading engineering endeavors aimed at enhancing processes and fostering innovative methodologies for new contracts. The incumbent will offer comprehensive technical guidance while overseeing the training and development of Manufacturing Engineers and CNC Programmers. Key Responsibilities: Offer technical assistance to manufacturing engineering and production departments. Provide programming support for machine probing and offer technical direction. Aid in formulating quotations and delineating machining processes to align with customer specifications, encompassing operation count, work holding techniques, machined features per operation, probing requisites, etc. Contribute to establishing fixturing/method/cutting tools cutting conditions and engage in continuous improvement initiatives. Apply problem-solving methodologies to enhance quality and productivity. Contribute to crafting robust manufacturing processes for intricate aerospace components. Undertake CNC programming utilizing CATIA V5, along with post-processing using existing post-processors and validation via Vericut. Validate cutting tool data in TDM (Tool Data Management) and Vericut Libraries. Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineers to devise cutting strategies and generate requisite documentation. Assist in the evolution of new manufacturing and assembly processes and technologies. Demonstrate proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints, with a grasp of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). Exhibit strong verbal and written English communication skills, fostering a collaborative team environment. Proficiently utilize Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Preference given to candidates with Technical Training, Diploma, or Degree in CNC Programming. Skills/Experience: Minimum of 10 years' experience as a CNC programmer and/or manufacturing engineer, with a requisite background in aerospace and 5-axis operations

Negotiable
Tulsa
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Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer | Dallas, TX - Consumer Goods Job Type: Full Time, Direct Hire Pay: $100,000 - $120,000 Company/Job Summary: Join a forward-thinking team in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, dedicated to revolutionizing pet nourishment and fostering strong bonds between pets and their parents. Our company is committed to creating fresh, real foods for pets, operating with integrity, transparency, and a strong sense of environmental and social responsibility. We value innovation, quality, and a positive impact in everything we do, always adhering to the highest standards in our field. Job Responsibilities: Oversee and enhance automation controls for food production equipment in a 24/7 GMP manufacturing setting, ensuring high-quality operation and maintenance. Provide expert troubleshooting support and hands-on assistance for maintenance personnel, acting as a key resource in the facility. Play a pivotal role in integrating new equipment installations, ranging from simple units to complex systems, while complying with safety and electrical codes. Mentor maintenance and operations teams to build a robust and knowledgeable team environment, focusing on automation control systems. Ensure consistency in component specifications, system design, and documentation, supporting safety initiatives and operational performance improvements. Requirements: AS or BS in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, or equivalent training and experience, with a preference for 5+ years in manufacturing controls systems troubleshooting. Proficiency in Allen Bradley equipment and systems, Rockwell Software, and AutoCAD - Autodesk software. Thorough understanding of the National Electrical Code, NFPA requirements, motor control circuits, and Ethernet/IP communication protocols. Experience in calibrating industrial instrumentation and proficiency in Microsoft Office. Strong analytical skills, with the ability to work independently and in a team, multitask effectively, and maintain high integrity and honesty in all tasks. What We Offer: A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability protection, retirement plans, paid parental leave, pet insurance, and more. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our diverse workforce, fostering a culture that values individual differences and contributions.

US$100000 - US$120000 per year
Ennis
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Electrical Engineer

Title: Electrical Engineer Michigan, USA Introductory Paragraph: A Global Pharmaceutical company is currently seeking a highly skilled and experienced electrical engineer to manage facilities-related capital projects at our client's leading pharmaceutical company based in Michigan, United States. As an integral member of the team, you will lead project teams consisting of technician staff as well as contractors/vendors to ensure the successful completion of various projects. Key Responsibilities: - Manage all aspects of facility-related capital engineering projects - Lead cross-functional project teams toward achieving on-time delivery within budget parameters - Design and oversee installation/maintenance/repair activities relating to power distribution systems including UPS system. - Ensure that designs meet necessary regulatory standards Qualifications/Skills Required: -Bachelor's degree or higher qualification in Electrical Engineering -Minimum 5 years engineering experience -Proven expertise in designing & installing critical utility equipment like backup generators, and UPS Systems; extensive knowledge across switchgear/power transformers/wiring schemes , -Sound communication skills both written/oral along with strong leadership qualities when managing external/internal stakeholders alike If you're passionate about being part of cutting-edge research into life-saving drugs while making significant contributions by ensuring optimal functioning utility infrastructure is maintained then please apply now!

US$100000 - US$120000 per year
Michigan
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Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer Introduction: We are currently seeking a Controls Engineer for a permanent position in St Louis, MO. The successful candidate will be responsible for PLC/HMI programming and will need to have at least 5 years of experience in a similar role. Responsibilities: - Develop, implement, and maintain PLC/HMI programming - Troubleshoot and debug PLC/HMI programming - C++ experince is a must - Develop and maintain documentation for control systems - Provide technical support for control systems - Collaborate with other departments to ensure control systems are integrated into overall project objectives Skills: - 5+ years of experience in PLC/HMI programming - Experience with control systems design - Strong problem-solving skills - Excellent communication and collaboration skills

Negotiable
Missouri River Township
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Project Manager

Capital Project Manager A globally renowned chemical manufacturer is looking for a Capital Project Manager at their Texas site. As Capital Project Manager, you will lead cross-functional project teams to effectively implement capital improvements. This role is responsible for project planning and execution of capital projects up to $5M. As Capital Project Manager, you will: Directly manage multiple capital projects using a phase-gate project execution framework Develop project execution plans with focus on scheduling, scope, cost, and risk management Oversee project phases in a timely and safe manner Communicate capital project status to various internal and external stakeholders As Capital Project Manager, you possess: Bachelors degree in an engineering discipline or Construction Management 3+ years of project engineering experience within a chemicals setting Flexibility to work fully on-site within a 9/80 work schedule Interested in the Capital Project Manager position? Please don't hesitate to apply, as this position won't be open for long!

Negotiable
Texas
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Principal Electrical Engineer

Summary: A world-leading Chemicals company is seeking a highly experienced Principal Electrical Engineer to support the design and development of industrial power systems. This individual will be expected to lead critical projects for the electrical design team. The Principal Electrical Engineer will be responsible for: Providing technical support to junior engineers Designing electrical distribution systems Collaborate with global design team Reviewing electrical drawings Consistently meeting time sensitive project deadlines The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering 5-10 years of experience in electrical design engineering Experience designing industrial power systems (transformers, switchgears, E-house, MCC, UPS, etc.) Project Management experience Apply Today!

Negotiable
Allentown
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Engineer Location: Missouri, US Industry: Consumer Goods/ Consumer Electronics Company Overview: Join us, where we turn pursuit into passion. Our success is measured by the moments that matter, and we're dedicated to delivering brands that inspire and move people. Position Overview: As a Senior Electrical Engineer (SEE), you'll lead the design, development, and sourcing of electrical assemblies for new products and upgrades. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, you'll collaborate with cross-functional teams, provide technical expertise, and ensure seamless product development. Key Responsibilities: Lead design, analysis, and evaluation of projects, adhering to engineering principles and business standards. Collaborate with Product Designers and Engineers to integrate PCBs into custom housings and mechatronic systems. Provide expertise in Electronic Circuitry Design for various products, including flashlights and measurement devices. Drive innovation and contribute to product conception and definition activities. Develop PCB designs and interfaces, manage sourcing, and supervise junior Electrical Engineers. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering; Master's degree preferred. 8+ years of electrical engineering experience. Proficiency in project management, technical leadership, and engineering principles. Knowledge of industry standards and familiarity with Data Acquisition equipment. Experience with Embedded Firmware Development and programming in the Windows Operating environment. Excellent communication skills and the ability to travel up to 10% in the US and overseas.

Negotiable
Missouri
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Systems Engineering Manager

Role: Systems Engineering Manager Location: Huntsville, Alabama Industry: Aerospace Join a Leading Aerospace Innovator A renowned aerospace company is seeking a talented Systems Engineering Manager to join its dynamic team. With over 40 years of experience, the company is a preferred supplier of structures for various launch vehicles, including rockets like Ariane and Vega. About the Company: The company combines agility, speed, and innovation with decades of proven quality. Its divisions include Satellites, Launchers, and Lithography, contributing to the success of customers' launches with market-leading know-how. The company has global operations with locations in the USA, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Germany, Finland, and Portugal. Location: The company's headquarters is in Huntsville, AL, a booming city in Aerospace and Automotive industries. A new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is opening in Huntsville, AL, to meet growing demand. Role Overview: The Systems Engineering Manager will be responsible for performing all structural analysis and certification of launch vehicles and spacecraft. The manager will manage development projects for metallic and composite structures, ensuring the highest standards of quality and safety. Requirements: Strong background in structural analysis and certification for aerospace applications. Experience managing development projects, particularly with metallic and composite structures. Knowledge of launch vehicles and spacecraft design and engineering principles. Why Join Us: Opportunity to work with a global leader in aerospace innovation. Chance to grow professionally and lead a team in the next 6 months. Be part of a team that helps discover space, explore planets, and undertake countless other scientific missions. If you are a knowledgeable and motivated individual looking to make a difference in the aerospace industry, apply now and join the mission to push the boundaries of space exploration!

Negotiable
Huntsville
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Process Materials Parts Engineer

Job Title: Process Materials Parts Engineer - Onsite Oxnard, CA Salary: Starting at $138,000 Company Summary: Join a dynamic team at the forefront of technology innovation in the aerospace and defense sector. They pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries of what's possible, ensuring the safety and security of our world through cutting-edge microelectronics solutions. As a Process Materials Engineer, you'll be instrumental in refining processes and driving efficiency to deliver mission-critical products. The Process Materials Parts Engineer will be responsible for: Advanced Microelectronics Processing: Lead the refinement of microelectronics processes from bare die to assembled components, ensuring compliance with rigorous standards for hermetic sealing and reliability. Equipment Procurement and Calibration: Collaborate with vendors to select and calibrate manufacturing machinery, optimizing production capabilities for high-reliability microelectronics. Bid and Proposal Support: Contribute expertise in microelectronics manufacturing capabilities to bid and proposal efforts, showcasing our competitive edge in the industry. Process Improvement and Leadership: Identify opportunities to enhance manufacturing proficiency, drive continuous improvement initiatives, and potentially lead a team in achieving operational excellence. The Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineer should have the following qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field. Advanced degree preferred. Proven experience in microelectronics manufacturing processes, including epoxy dispensing, die attachment, wire bonding, and soldering. Strong proficiency in experimental design and process optimization, with demonstrated leadership capabilities. Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external vendors. Benefits: Competitive compensation package with performance-based incentives. Comprehensive skills training and tuition reimbursement to support continuous learning and professional development. Opportunity to work in a collaborative and supportive environment where your contributions are valued and recognized. Join this team at the forefront of innovation and make a meaningful impact on the future of aerospace and defense technology. Apply now!

Negotiable
California
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Process Operations Manager

Job Title: Process Operations Manager - Onsite (Oxnard, CA) Salary: Starting at $138,000 Company Summary: Join a pioneering team dedicated to advancing operational efficiency in the microelectronics manufacturing within the aerospace and defense sector. Our company is committed to excellence, innovation, and continuous improvement, ensuring the highest standards of quality and productivity. As the Process Operations Manager, you'll lead a team of skilled engineers in optimizing processes and driving operational excellence. The Process Operations Manager will be responsible for: 1. Leadership in Operational Efficiency: Direct a team of Engineers focused on enhancing operational efficiency within the facility, including technical training, throughput optimization, downtime reduction, and process refinement. 2. Team Building and Development: Provide direction and support to the Process Engineering team, including recruitment, training, and performance evaluations. Form a team of specialized "process experts" capable of contributing insights for future projects. 3. Execution of Improvement Initiatives: Ensure seamless execution in managing improvement initiatives, maintaining product quality, and schedule adherence. Mentor engineers in problem-solving methodologies aligned with the Focused Improvement (FI) Pillar. 4. Data-Driven Decision Making: Analyze performance metrics of processes and products, utilizing data for informed decision-making and continuous improvement. Identify and address technical losses, offering guidance to the team on escalation procedures. Additional duties include: - Coordinating support and mentorship for process engineering during project execution to ensure timely delivery and smooth implementation. - Participation in the Plant Leadership Team. - Cultivating a culture of excellence with zero tolerance for defects. - Advocating for the company's vision and values. Basic Requirements: 1. Educational Background and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Business preferred, coupled with over a decade of experience in microelectronic manufacturing. Minimum of 7 years in a manufacturing setting, with at least 3 years in a managerial capacity overseeing staff with various educational backgrounds. Benefits: 1. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance. 2. Opportunity for career growth and advancement in a dynamic and innovative work environment. Join us in revolutionizing microelectronics manufacturing and driving excellence in operational performance. Apply now!

US$138000 - US$155000 per annum
California
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Energy crisis along the value chain –    Four companies on the road to sustainability  Image
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Energy crisis along the value chain – Four companies on the road to sustainability

​​DSJ Global discovered how four companies are saving energy and reducing emissionsRising prices, persistent inflation – what affects private households burdens the supply chain industry to an even greater extent. While energy-saving measures used to be simply related to a company's own Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and sustainability strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, they are now part of essential processes that could secure long-term cost savings and eco-optimize a company’s future.But what can be done along the supply chain to keep control over rising energy costs? How can firms reduce their carbon footprint to both cut emissions and minimize consumption? Yumiko Moehlmann, Head of Quality & HSE at DSJ Global, asked. Reducing the carbon footprint as a business When asked, "What is your company doing to become more sustainable and save energy?" 51% of participants responded with a clear "reduce carbon footprint." 20% of companies are sourcing more sustainable raw materials for their production while 16% are switching to energy-saving solutions for lighting. 12% also said they are raising awareness among their employees through education and training. To gain further insights, Yumiko Moehlmann personally surveyed her network in the Quality and HSE area on the topic, talking to four companies along the supply chain to provide insights into how their companies are defying rising energy prices - or not. Energy targets firmly anchored in corporate cultureCOO at a global player in the e-mobility sectorThe e-mobility sector is considered a pioneer in sustainability. A global player and client of DSJ Global also pursues this mission at the level of corporate culture. They have clearly defined environmental and energy goals and woven them into their corporate strategy. "We raise awareness on the topic of energy," explains the COO. By visualizing the costs and energy consumption of equipment and production, their company create awareness among employees, who can adjust and optimize their actions and processes accordingly. There are also detailed shutdown lists to ensure that sensitive machinery is operated correctly and that all employees are taught the right procedure. This saves resources and protects the equipment. Furthermore, efforts to switch to the most modern and energy-saving machines support the company’s current measures. Although these machines have to meet certain requirements, they are much more efficient and cost-effective to operate.For example, the global player has already converted to a decentralized compressed air network with small local systems that run when they are needed. Previously, they were in continuous operation even though it wasn't necessary. ​In-house gardening as a delicious solution​Director Global EHS at a tier 1 automotive supplier​One easy-to-implement option for indirectly reducing one's own emissions is to switch to so-called green electricity, i.e. electricity from renewable sources. Electricity from solar, wind or even biogas produces less CO2 during production and is therefore considered better for the environment. Yet upon closer inspection, these promising effects might be lower in reality, according to the Director for Global EHS at a tier 1 automotive supplier. ​This long-time customer of DSJ Global has already converted many areas to green energy. However, the Director was skeptical– he saw it as clear "greenwashing." ​Greenwashing refers to the attempt by organizations to achieve a "green image" through communication, marketing and individual measures without having systematically anchored corresponding measures in the operational business. ​"Electricity is ultimately the same for everyone," says the Director. The percentage from renewable sources doesn't change the fact of how much energy is consumed, he said. Consequently, a widely advertised switch to green electricity is not effective, since ESG must be primarily about reducing the company's own emissions. ​For the Director, however, it would be more effective to switch all light sources in operation to resource-saving LEDs. ​Unfortunately, the biggest problem cannot be solved so easily: According to lifecycle analyses that the automotive supplier initiated for each product, their supply chain leaves the largest carbon footprint.  ​They found that commuting had a particularly heavy impact as well. After two years of pandemic home office regulations, more and more companies are looking to return to the office to strengthen collaboration within departments and teams. ​As the Director explains, his company is currently looking for a solution to make this more sustainable. Some employees have no other choice than their car, but for others, covering the cost for public transportation or even leasing a bike is an option. In addition, smaller on-site office spaces could help reduce emissions if a location has a larger catchment area with longer commutes.​In other areas, there's room for more creativity: some locations of the automotive supplier, the director said, have established in-house gardens to more sustainably source the fresh fruits and vegetables provided to employees each day. "In the past, fruits and vegetables were delivered daily," the Director explains. "Inhouse gardening stops the supply chain and their vans, saving tons of CO2, and the company cafeterias use the homegrown fruits and vegetables instead."​The initiative has been so well received that entire teams are now getting personally involved. In the "Lunch & Learn" format, employees educate themselves via open lectures on a variety of topics while enjoying a company-funded lunch.​Global Sustainability Manager defies initial pessimism​Head of Health, Safety, Environment, Sustainability, Quality, at a global player in the chemical industry​There is less optimism at a company in the CHEMPARK network. The head of HSSEQ sees very little potential – apart from putting a stop to production – for saving energy.​Reducing commuting and the associated emissions as well as the energy required through more flexible home office solutions is only possible to a limited extent in the case of this company, he says. ​But the company does not want to give up. It has recently hired a Global Sustainability Manager and hopes for sustainable change, even if any structures have to develop before they take effect and lead to savings. ​Photovoltaics as an alternative to costly investments​Senior Manager Mineralization at a building materials manufacturer​The possibility of saving energy in cement production is a question that also occupies the senior manager for mineralization of a building materials manufacturer. In fact, the only way to do this, the senior manager says, is to stop production or shut it down – neither of which are economically viable options, of course.​Since the manufacturer buys its electricity on the stock exchange, it’s possible to obtain it more cheaply, yet that depends on the production processes. They need to be optimized to allow for a more cost-effective tariff. ​Another option is to invest in more energy-efficient plants. "Some of our equipment is 60 or 70 years old," the senior manager says. "New machines are inevitably more energy efficient, but realistically we can't replace all the machines because the cost would be far too high."​How his company nevertheless tries to counteract the enormous costs and has been reducing the overall need for externally produced energy for years. Their method of choice: photovoltaic systems on the factory roofs. This is already proving effective: The resulting savings could light up an entire small town. ​Heat recovery as the vision of the future​Senior EHS Manager at a global semiconductor company​Since they are renting in their current location, this global semiconductor company has little room to maneuver. ​"We're turning down the heat, relying on home offices and reduced hours," explains DSJ Global's client. Long-term goals are few and far between since, as a tenant, they can't seek extensive renovations. ​Still, there are innovative ideas: Since the production machines give off a lot of heat, the Senior EHS Manager and his team are working on using this to generate electricity via heat recovery.​Funding for production conversion in sight​As difficult as cost savings and emissions reductions are: A competitive, climate-friendly industry is essential for sustainable growth and the fight against climate change.  ​At the beginning of December 2022, Germany’s Economics Minister Robert Habeck announced climate protection agreements that he would conclude with industry in 2023 to stimulate necessary investments in the use of hydrogen. This is the best alternative to fossil energy sources, especially in the steel and chemical industries. Under the climate protection agreements, companies receive both subsidies and monetary support if they convert to green production.  ​When and to what extent these funds will come remains to be seen. Until then, it's up to innovative ideas like indoor gardens and company-owned photovoltaic systems to make the value chain more sustainable. ​Conclusion​Opinions on how to save energy along the value chain vary widely, Yumiko Moehlmann confirms. "Many companies don't want to or can't change anything, or position themselves better. Others invest a lot in it." ​She sees the promised climate agreements as a positive sign. After all, as some of the examples cited show, companies especially need help with the enormous costs of switching to greener production. ​Yumiko and her team of experts at DSJ Global are closely following how the energy crisis is affecting HSE and sustainability strategies and how different companies are adapting. Whether the companies that are not currently planning any changes will aim for more sustainable production in the future remains cause for speculation.​Your partner for sustainable niche professionals​In addition to HSE talents, our global network continues to grow in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability.​Reach out to our talent experts today, to discuss us supporting you with a vacancy, or as a professional keen to make their next career move. ​​Submit a vacancy​Send CV​Contact​Yumiko Moehlmann​Head of Quality & HSE, DSJ Global​yumiko.moehlmann@dsjglobal.com​+49 30 726211418

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Addressing the UK Energy Crisis: Embracing Sustainability

The United Kingdom is currently facing an energy crisis, a situation that has far-reaching implications for various sectors, including supply chains. The depletion of fossil fuel reserves, closure of aging power plants, and overreliance on imported natural gas have strained the nation's energy infrastructure. Factors like extreme weather events and limited investment in new energy infrastructure further exacerbates the situation, leading to potential disruptions in energy supply.In this blog, we will explore the UK energy crisis and the need for sustainability, discuss job opportunities in sustainability, and delve into the impact this crisis is having on supply chains.The Need for SustainabilityTo address the UK energy crisis, sustainability must be at the forefront of the nation's energy strategy. Here's why sustainability is crucial:Climate Change Mitigation: The transition to renewable energy sources is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change. By embracing sustainable alternatives like wind, solar, and hydropower, the UK can significantly decrease its carbon footprint and align with global climate goals.Energy Security: Diversifying the energy mix with renewable sources enhances energy security. A heavy reliance on imported energy resources makes the UK susceptible to geopolitical tensions and market fluctuations. By developing domestic renewable energy infrastructure, the country can reduce dependence on foreign supplies and increase resilience.Economic Opportunities: Transitioning to a sustainable energy system opens up substantial economic opportunities. Investment in renewable energy projects, research and development, and green technologies can drive job creation, stimulate economic growth, and position the UK as a leader in the clean energy sector.For more information on the need for sustainability, download our latest report on making a case for sustainable business practice.Job Opportunities in SustainabilityEmbracing sustainability in the energy industry not only addresses the UK's energy crisis but also unlocks numerous job opportunities. The transition to renewable energy sources and sustainable practices fosters job creation across various sectors, including:Renewable Energy: The growth of renewable energy requires skilled professionals in engineering, project management, and operations. From installing and maintaining wind turbines to managing solar farms, these jobs offer stable employment prospects while contributing to a greener future.Energy Efficiency and Conservation: Improving energy efficiency is a crucial aspect of sustainability. Energy auditors, retrofitting specialists, and sustainable design consultants play vital roles in reducing energy waste and optimizing energy consumption in buildings, industries, and transportation.Research and Development: Advancing sustainable technologies requires continuous research and innovation. Scientists, engineers, and researchers specializing in areas like battery storage, smart grid systems, and clean fuel development have the opportunity to shape the future of the energy industry.Impact on Supply ChainsThe UK energy crisis has significant implications for supply chains across sectors. Here are a few effects observed:Disruptions in Operations: Energy shortages can lead to disruptions in manufacturing and distribution operations. Businesses reliant on a stable energy supply may experience delays, decreased productivity, and potential bottlenecks in the supply chain.Rising Energy Costs: Escalating energy prices put pressure on businesses' operational costs, impacting their bottom line. Higher energy expenses can strain supply chain budgets and lead to price increases for consumers.Increased Focus on Resilience: The energy crisis highlights the importance of building resilient supply chains. Companies are recognizing the need to diversify energy sources, invest in energy-efficient technologies, and explore localized renewable energy generation to reduce vulnerability to energy disruptions.The UK energy crisis demands a swift transition towards sustainability, and businesses play a vital role in driving this change. If you are a forward-thinking company seeking to build a sustainable business and contribute to a greener future, we invite you to request a call back from DSJ Global.At DSJ Global, we understand the importance of sustainability and the benefits it brings to businesses. Our team of experts specializes in guiding companies by actively providing talent pools with sustainable skill sets, helping you to navigate the complexities of renewable energy adoption, energy efficiency measures, and sustainable practices.By requesting a call back from DSJ Global, you will have the opportunity to discuss your specific business needs, goals, and aspirations. Our knowledgeable consultants will provide tailored advice and solutions, empowering you to make informed decisions that align with your vision of creating a sustainable business.Together, let us embark on a journey towards a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous future. Request a call back from DSJ Global today and take the first step towards becoming a sustainability leader in your industry.

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Should your business offer flexible working? Talent experts at DSJ Global advise

The adoption of flexible working has increased over the last few years as technological advancements make it easier to work from anywhere at any time. This has left many companies facing the question of whether to embrace flexible working on a permanent basis. Can the future be flexible in the supply chain industry, and do companies need to offer it to attract and retain the best talent? We spoke to some of the talent experts at DSJ Global to find out how industry leaders are balancing the growing need to remain competitive in the hiring landscape with their business requirements and objectives.The supply chain industry has traditionally been reliant on on-site work, so flexible working in the supply chain industry presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Matt Wood, Executive Director Europe at DSJ Global confirms: “We have to remember that the nature of the roles we recruit in supply chain sometimes means that people must be in the office. You can’t run a production site from your home office; you need to be on-site. The same goes for roles working in quality control, manufacturing processes and health & safety.”How many supply chain companies offer flexible working?As part of DSJ Global’s report, ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’, we surveyed top business leaders in the supply chain industry to find out how their company has been impacted by the rise of flexible working. 63% of clients said they currently offer flexible working, 20% offer fully remote roles, and the remaining 17% do not offer any flexible working options. We asked Emily Cook, Senior Vice President – Head of Procurement Search at DSJ Global, if the results were in line with her experiences finding top talent for leading supply chain firms: “This isn’t surprising - more companies are decreasing fully remote positions, and we are also seeing more companies offering flexibility on a case-by-case situation. However, bear in mind that some candidates have declined offers based on flexibility not being offered formally in their contract, as they are worried the terms could change or be taken away at any minute.”Matt provides insights from a client perspective: “A key requirement when hiring for supply chain roles is the ability to build relationships and trust with your key stakeholders quickly. Most of our clients need candidates who can be in front of their stakeholders and accessible to them throughout these processes so even for positions that can be carried out fully remotely, such as procurement, I rarely see companies offering 100% remote positions.”Flexible working – the positivesOne of the biggest advantages of flexible working in the supply chain industry is increased productivity and loyalty. By allowing employees to work from home or alternative hours, companies can help their staff to achieve a better work-life balance and feel more in control of their lives, which in turn can lead to higher levels of motivation and engagement. Flexible working can also help companies to attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive job market, with many professionals looking for companies that offer flexible working arrangements.Out of the 17% of businesses DSJ Global surveyed that don’t offer any flexibility, 38% plan to introduce it for these reasons. Emily states: “Candidates are asking about flexibility as much as they ask about compensation; it is an increasing priority for them. Companies are losing out on new talent and their own existing talent due to not giving flexibility on working hours or working from home, so we are seeing more and more companies increase their flexibility offering.”Flexible working – the challengesOne of the biggest challenges of flexible working in the supply chain industry is maintaining effective communication and collaboration between team members. When employees are working remotely or outside of traditional hours, it can be difficult to ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goals. This can lead to misunderstandings, missed deadlines, and other communication-related issues, all having an impact on company culture.DSJ Global’s survey found an equal split with 37% each experiencing a positive or negative impact on company culture due to flexible working, with the remaining 26% unchanged. Emily advises: “Having a team and company culture that is supportive, collaborative, and approachable is what people are often looking for when changing roles. Some managers believe this is better formed when the team is together on site, but companies need to adapt and learn new ways of maintaining a positive company culture while navigating flexibility for the team. This could come from structure or innovative methods of team collaboration.”Can flexible working improve hiring and retention challenges?The biggest hiring challenge according to DSJ Global’s clients is a shortage of qualified candidates (37%), followed by increasing competition for top talent (20%). 10% find it is a struggle to retain talent. Emily offers her experience with how businesses can improve their hiring and retention based on candidate attitudes towards flexible working: “The current market is very candidate driven. During COVID, professionals were worried about changing roles while there was instability in the market, but in 2021-22 we saw an influx of candidates feeling more secure in taking the risk. In the last 6-12 months, with talks of the recession, the risk has gone back up for candidates and so they are less are likely to move. “However, there is a shortage of qualified candidates on the market and a lot of the candidates we are supporting are also in two or three other processes, so companies must be competitive with speed of their interview process, salaries and additional benefits. We are also seeing more counteroffers to compete with retaining talent, including more flexible hours and increasing responsibility. It’s due to this competition that salaries are increasing, which is why more companies are struggling to retain talent.”Final considerations for businesses considering flexible workingRemote and hybrid options play a central role in both hiring decisions and company culture. The number of days people are expected to be in the office affects the success of a company's hiring strategy and helps retain existing talent, as 67% of survey respondents agree. However, for 16% of supply chain leaders, it comes at the expense of productivity, and in 37% of cases it has a negative impact on office culture. We asked Emily for her key takeaways for clients asking whether to offer flexible working:“I would advise that if supply chain businesses want to attract and retain the best talent, they need to offer some sort of flexibility and at-home working, but they need a clear structure to ensure it doesn’t affect the company culture.”Matt offers another word of warning for European organisations offering remote working on a global scale: “It’s clear that hybrid and flexible working is the norm now but at management and senior management level roles, often responsible for global teams and multiple sites, there has been a requirement to manage a complicated schedule around global colleagues and stakeholders for a long time. Don’t under-estimate the impact that “cross-border” remote working has on this dynamic – it isn’t as simple as being employed by a UK company in a 100% remote role and doing so from the beach in Spain – there are tax implications as well as eligibilities when working in other locations.”Learn moreThe future of flexible working in the supply chain industry is explored further in DSJ Global’s report, ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’, where we surveyed business leaders to provide you with insights on how productivity and company culture has been impacted by the increasing prevalence of flexible working, the benefits and challenges it has brought to business leaders, and how companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talent.Click here to download ‘The Impact of Flexible Working’ report.If you would like to talk to us about your current talent needs, fill in our form and one of our consultants will call you back.  ​

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How to Avoid Bias in Job Descriptions

There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and experience as possible to a workplace leads to integration, success and growth to those businesses who dedicate effort into attracting a diverse talent pool. The first step to make when aiming to achieve a balanced workforce is to ensure job advertisements avoid signs of unconscious bias. This helps present you as a welcoming and forward-thinking employer. You will also discover that your job positions attract a rich wealth of resumes after eliminating bias in your job descriptions. Biased job descriptions can discourage capable and talented candidates from applying for a role they are perfect for, and problems can be found both within the language and content of your job descriptions. Thankfully, it is easy to avoid bias in job descriptions through simple edits and considerations. Follow these rules to attract a diverse and successful talent pool.What is Unconscious Bias?​Though the majority of us strive to encourage inclusiveness and diversity, unconscious bias incorporates the assumptions we make about groups based on gender, ethnicity, age and class due to the structures we live in. When writing job descriptions, this will most often come through in gendered or other biased language.  Unconscious bias can discourage qualified candidates who feel like a job description is looking for a specific type of person, and are unintentionally excluded. ​Are Your Job Titles Inclusive?​Unconscious bias affects many aspects of language, through to job titles themselves. Many job titles are gendered, and successful efforts have been made to reframe traditional roles such as chairman (chairperson), fireman (firefighter) and councilman (council member).Even modern descriptors hold a bias. Have you ever seen a job from a hip company seeking a ‘rockstar’, a ‘guru’ or a ‘ninja’? These are fun titles which give candidates a vivid impression of a company's culture, but all of these terms still hold gendered connotations. A mother in her 40s with the qualifications and experience required may not want to apply for a role with ‘ninja’ in the title. These job titles can also give the (often false) impression of a company dominated by men or entrenched in a ‘lad’ culture where others are not welcome. ​Ensure your job titles are gender-neutral, avoid discouraging older applicants and are descriptive of what the job entails (e.g. ‘Magento Build Project Manager’).Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns​This is a fast and effective way of cleaning up your job descriptions, and a simple rule to follow when advertising new roles. Don’t include gender-specific pronouns in your job description. Stick to they/their and you when referring to the candidate. ‘S/he’ is also an acceptable replacement for gender-specific pronouns,  This rule also applies to collective nouns. Phrases such as ‘guys’ can be easily replaced with ‘team’ or ‘folks’. Check For Biased Language​This is where judgement can be more complicated. When describing the ideal candidate for a role, job descriptions do lean towards using phrases which contain unconscious bias. For example, typically masculine traits include ‘assertive’ and ‘competitive’. While women have every ability to be assertive in the workplace, this can also be viewed as loyalty and supportiveness through a ‘feminine’ lens. This also works the other way. Roles which may be classically applied to by women may include words such as ‘bubbly’ or ‘nurturing’ to unconsciously encourage female applicants and discourage applications from men. Avoid Presenting A Toxic Work Culture​When presenting your work culture, language choices can give applicants the vision of a ‘bro’ culture of after-work beers, chats about matchday and, in worse case scenarios, sexual harassment. Phrases such as ‘work hard, play hard’ and ‘banter’ will not only put off the majority of female applicants but many men too. Consider the wide spectrum of lifestyles your potential applicants could follow and elements of your work culture which will appeal to many, not just a single generation or lifestyle.Consider Your Job Requirements​Alongside bias in language, the general content of your job applications are worth reviewing to make them more inclusive. This includes avoiding job descriptions which contain an exhaustive list of skills needed for the role. In general, men are usually much more confident in their suitability for the roles they apply for, even if they don’t have all of the required skills for the role. Meanwhile, women are much more cautious about applying for roles. The more in-depth and specific a job description is, the less likely a qualified or near-qualified woman will apply for it, even if she ticks more boxes than a male applicant. Avoid this by outlining only the absolutely essential requirements for the role (such as education levels, years of experience, skills qualifications) followed by general ‘desired’ or ‘nice to have’ requirements. This will lift barriers to entry which often stop those with low confidence or imposter syndrome to apply. Provide a smaller amount of boxes to ‘tick’ to attract a larger and higher quality range of candidates. ​The best approach is to create descriptions which use succinct and direct language. Make your descriptions easy to follow, read and digest. Use Online Tools To Eliminate Bias in Job DescriptionsLarger companies have now invested in software to help highlight and change job descriptions and other materials to remove signs of unconscious bias. Recruitment software OnGig uses a text analysis tool to help remove biased language. Textio is a leading ‘augmented writing’ software for recruiters which will eliminate gendered or biased language or job requirements while still ensuring your chosen language has the passion and impact you want to encourage applications. ​​Want to learn more about diverse recruitment strategies? Contact Our Team

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Do Employers Interview the Best Candidate First?

​When it comes to interviews, there's always a debate about whether being the first or last candidate interviewed is beneficial. We'll explore the strategies behind scheduling interviews and whether employers typically interview the best candidate first.Do Employers Interview Best Candidate First?There is no one-size-fits-all answer to whether employers interview the best candidate first. The reality is that different employers have different strategies when it comes the scheduling process. It’s important to remember only the top candidates will be interviewed and therefore there is something interesting about your experience that the hiring manager will be looking to touch upon within the interview.The Case for Interviewing FirstSome hiring managers may choose to interview the strongest candidates first. This can be advantageous for a number of reasons. By interviewing the top candidate early, employers can gauge other candidates' performances against the benchmark set by the best candidate. This can also help streamline the hiring process if the best candidate impresses the interviewer and is a clear fit for the position.The Case for Interviewing LastOn the other hand, some employers may prefer to save the best for last. This can allow them to get a better understanding of the overall candidate pool and make it easier to identify the top candidate's strengths and weaknesses. By interviewing the best candidate last, employers can also ensure they have a lasting impression of the strongest contender, which may be useful during the decision-making process.Other FactorsMany other factors can influence the order in which candidates are interviewed, such as scheduling conflicts, interviewer preferences, or internal processes. Therefore, it's important not to read too much into the order of your interview.FAQsTo help you navigate the often complex world of interviews, we've answered some commonly asked questions.Does Being Interviewed First Mean Anything?Being interviewed first doesn't necessarily indicate your standing as a candidate. It's important to remember that there are many reasons why an employer may schedule interviews in a certain order, and it's often unrelated to the perceived quality of the candidates.Does the Order of Your Interview Matter?While the order of your interview may have some impact on how your performance is assessed, it's crucial to focus on what you can control: presenting your skills, experience, and personality in the best possible light. Ultimately, being well-prepared and confident will have a much greater impact on your chances of success than the order in which you are interviewed.How Long After an Interview Should You Hear Back?The time it takes to hear back after an interview can vary widely depending on the company, the position, and the number of candidates. Generally, you can expect to hear back within one to two weeks, but it may take longer in some cases. If you haven't heard back within this timeframe, it's acceptable to follow up with the employer or your talent consultant to inquire about the status of the hiring process.Why Choose Us?At DSJ Global, ourteam of experts are dedicated to providing you with the latest insights, tips, and advice to help you succeed in your job search with us. Whether you're looking for guidance on career progression, interview preparation, resume writing, or salary negotiation, we're here to support you every step of the way.Get in Touch NowReady to take your career to the next level?Submit your CV today and discover relevant roles. Contact ustoday to learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve your career goals.

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The Impact of Flexible Working

​Assessing the adoption of flexible working in the supply chain industrySince its introduction to the masses, flexible working has revolutionized the world of employment. As the demand for supply chain professionals continues to grow worldwide, strategies to facilitate flexible and remote working have become essential in attracting and retaining top-tier talent.For many, some degree of flexibility is essential to achieving a healthy work-life balance. This can in turn, result in a happier and more productive workforce, which benefits businesses. However, moving processes away from the office can also have a negative impact on company culture, as teams interact less, decreasing productivity. The ambiguity of the situation made us wonder: What is the real impact of flexible working? To answer this question, here at DSJ Global we engaged with top businesses to understand their flexible working strategy. Exploring the state of flexible working across the supply chain, we take a look at the following: How productivity and company culture has been impacted by hybrid and flexible working patterns What leaders see as the benefits and the challenges to flexible workingHow companies plan to use flexible working to attract and retain top talentOffering valuable insights to professionals seeking to understand the state of flexible working in supply chain, and for organizations reflecting on their flexible and working from home policies, both can take away a number of key considerations from this exclusive report. ​Download your copy of the report by completing the form below:​

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Global Job Confidence Index 2021

​​The annual DSJ Global Job Confidence Index aims to measure the beating heartbeat of the Supply chain and procurement labor market, their confidence in the economy, securing or finding a job, compensation and bonus, flexible working patterns, and whether the bull-bear factors in employment have altered.

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The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot

​The historical events of the past year made most firms pivot and re-evaluate their talent acquisition processes. Despite the resetting of traditional workplace rules, on the back of many businesses continuing to limit travel and in-person collaboration, what can be said for the virtual recruitment landscape then?​At DSJ Global, a subsidiary brand of the Phaidon International group, we recently engaged with our supply chain and procurement network. In the latest survey, the mandate is clear: 84% of respondents report that they are still conducting digital interviews.How can employers capitalize on a dynamic talent market when face-to-face contact has primarily been refuted? The answer lies deep-rooted in crafting a hyper-personalized, virtual recruitment strategy that accurately assesses a candidate’s competencies and skill set, whilst also providing an immersive user-experience online. Download our complementary guide to discover the digital-fast tactics that can keep your talent pipeline flowing, so you can lead from the front. ​This Guide Covers: The Virtual Recruitment Landscape: Reset and Reboot? Recruiting Remotely: A New Playing Field Idiosyncrasies and Nuances of Virtual Recruiting Decoding the Virtual Recruitment Landscape

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