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DSJ Global: A Leading Logisitics Talent Partner

The logistics industry plays a crucial role in the global economy, and its significance cannot be emphasized enough. According to the leading industry body CIPS, the market is projected to reach an impressive £15.5tn by 2023, with an estimated 54.5 billion tonnes of goods moved annually. In this fast-evolving landscape, staying ahead with the latest technologies and prioritizing consumer experience and satisfaction is vital for businesses..

In this dynamic environment, DSJ Global emerges as a leading talent partner, specializing in mid-senior end-to-end logistics talent. Our expertise lies in securing business-critical talent through various recruitment solutions.

Guided by our core values, DSJ Global delivers a streamlined service that we are truly proud of. Our commitment to uniting talented professionals with industry-leading companies spans the globe. Investing in world-class technology ensures we offer consistent, exceptional service, fulfilling the needs and desires of our valued customers.

If you are seeking to secure top talent within the procurement industry or are a professional looking for your next opportunity, the specialized team at DSJ Global is here to connect candidates and clients through a range of bespoke talent solutions. Trust DSJ Global for your logistics talent needs and unlock new possibilities for success in this rapidly expanding field.

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We are a trusted talent partner. When working with DSJ Global’s logistics team, you can expect to receive:

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Over 14 years of experience and professional knowledge in the logistics industry

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Supply Chain Logistics Jobs

Head of Logistics

We are working with a global leader in electronic appliance manufacturing in their search for a Head of Logistics. In this role you will be responsible for empowering your team to develop them as a unit and individuals as well as overseeing the Logistics, Warehousing and Transport including multiple 3PL sites. As a Head of Logistics, your responsibilities will include: Leading the Logistics function for the entirety of the UK - Oversee and manage the entire logistics operations, ensuring efficient transportation and distribution processes, develop and implement logistics strategies to optimize supply chain performance and coordinate with 3PL providers to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of goods. Managing multiple 3PL sites for D2C initiatives - Manage relationships with third-party logistics providers, including negotiating contracts and service agreements and ensure 3PL providers meet company standards for delivery times, cost, and quality as well as conducting regular performance reviews and audits of 3PL providers. Intralogistics and warehouse management - Oversee inventory control processes to ensure accurate and efficient stock management, implement inventory management systems and practices to minimise excess inventory and reduce costs and conduct regular inventory audits to ensure accuracy and integrity of inventory data. Training and development of employees within the logistics/warehouse functions Key skills include: Demonstrable experience in driving growth within a team 3PL experience Inventory planning and management If this position sounds interesting and you would like to discuss it further, please apply with your CV

Negotiable
Oxfordshire
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Safety Director

**Safety Director - Join a Leading Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturer** Are you passionate about maintaining the highest standards of safety in heavy manufacturing? We are on the hunt for an experienced Safety Director to spearhead our safety operations. This is your chance to make a significant impact at [Company Name], where we pride ourselves on excellence and dedication within the metal fabrication sector, right here in Orlando, Florida. As part of our commitment to employee well-being and regulatory compliance, we expect you will bring: - **Expertise in EHS Protocols:** Your deep knowledge of Environmental Health & Safety guidelines will be key as you develop and enforce company policies. - **Strategic Leadership Skills:** You'll lead by example while managing comprehensive safety programs that keep everyone safe. - **Operational Proficiency**: Oversee daily operational aspects related to workplace health including inspections, audits, trainings etc., ensuring adherence with all relevant laws. This role demands not just experience but also passion-a drive towards creating safer working environments across every aspect from machinery operation protocols through emergency response strategies. It's more than a job; it's about protecting lives while upholding industry-leading practices against risks inherent within Heavy Manufacturing sectors. Join us if shaping essential protective measures excites you! Together let's ensure 'safety first' isn't merely something we say-it's what defines us as professionals committed always unto excellence.

Negotiable
Orlando
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Operations and Application Manager

**Operations and Application Manager - A Pivotal Logistics Role in the Netherlands** Are you ready to take your logistics expertise to new heights? We are seeking a seasoned Operations and Application Manager for an esteemed firm specializing in third-party logistics (3PL). This permanent position, based in the dynamic heart of the Netherlands' trade sector, offers an exceptional opportunity to drive operational excellence while managing sophisticated application systems designed for optimal supply chain performance. As our ideal candidate: - You will spearhead daily operations within a bustling 3PL environment. - Your leadership will ensure seamless integration between logistical processes and innovative applications. - Through strategic management, you'll enhance system functionalities that support business objectives. - Extensive Experience in ERP/TMS We're looking specifically for individuals who possess: * **Logistics Operations Acumen:** Bring proven experience from working within complex logistic frameworks. Show us how you've streamlined workflows or improved efficiency metrics before! * **DSJ Global Insight:** Understand industry benchmarks set by leaders like DSJ Global - embrace their standards as part of your modus operandi. * **Third Party Logistic Knowledge**: Demonstrate intimate knowledge about external service providers' roles-how they operate synergistically with broader company goals is key here! * **Talent Acquisition Savvy**: Attracting top-notch talent is essential; showcase recruitment strategies that have successfully built robust teams under your helm. If this critical role excites you-and if leveraging technology alongside team development fits into your career blueprint-we invite skilled professionals passionate about elevating 3PL services through innovation & strategy execution to apply. Join us on this journey where every operation matters!

Negotiable
Netherlands
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Warehouse Specialist (M/F/D)

**Warehouse Specialist - Join Our Team in Maulbronn, Germany** Are you looking to advance your career with a dynamic role in warehouse management? We are seeking an organized and proactive individual to take on the position of Warehouse Specialist. This permanent opportunity is situated in the scenic town of Maulbronn, nestled within one of Germany's key automotive sectors. As a vital cog in our supply chain operations, here's what you will be doing: - **Picking & Packing**: Carefully select and prepare products for shipment ensuring accuracy. - **Goods Recording**: Diligently record incoming items verifying their condition against shipping documents. - **Storage Management**: Strategically organize goods within the warehouse maximizing space efficiency while maintaining product accessibility. - **Inventory Operations**: Perform removals and relocations as needed while keeping meticulous inventory records up-to-date. To succeed at these tasks we expect that candidates possess: *Strong organizational skills*: Your ability to sort products effectively helps maintain smooth operation flow. *A systematic approach*: Proper storage strategies prevent damage and ease access making sure orders can be filled quickly. Please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Maulbronn
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Supply Chain Director (M/F/D)

**Supply Chain Director - Automotive Sector** Are you a strategic leader looking for an exciting new challenge in the automotive industry? Our esteemed client, based in Frankfurt, Germany, is seeking a dynamic Supply Chain Director to enhance their operations. This permanent position offers the opportunity to play a pivotal role within a forward-thinking company that thrives on innovation and exceptional logistics management. Key Responsibilities: - Oversee all aspects of supply chain management including planning, procurement, inventory control, demand forecasting and distribution. - Lead continuous improvement initiatives across various departments ensuring efficiency and effectiveness are always at peak performance. - Develop strategies aimed at minimizing costs while maximizing quality throughout the entire supply chain process. Essential Skills Required: Automotive Expertise: Deep understanding of automotive sector dynamics will be crucial as it directly pertains to your day-to-day decision-making processes regarding logistical challenges unique to this field. *Logistics: You should possess advanced knowledge about transportation systems from scheduling through delivery; adeptness here ensures goods move smoothly both internally & externally without compromising timelines or budgets. Planning Proficiency: Strategic foresight when planning resource allocation so production runs uninterrupted even amidst unforeseen complications - your anticipation skills make certain no stone remains unturned during execution stages! People Management The ideal candidate must exhibit strong leadership qualities. This role demands someone who can not only lead with authority but adapt quickly changing market conditions whilst maintaining operational excellence every step way! If interested, please don't hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Frankfurt am Main
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Commercial Director

Are you ready to take the helm of commercial strategy in a dynamic and expanding supply chain logistics solution service provider? Our client's headquarters are strategically located in Antwerp. They seek an experienced Commercial Director who is not only adept at sales and freight forwarding but also possesses strong leadership skills for people management. Your Role: Strategize, lead, and energize our commercial team towards achieving unparalleled success. Drive growth by forging robust relationships with key accounts within the logistics sector. Champion innovative solutions that meet ever-evolving customer needs while capitalizing on market opportunities. Skills Required: Sales Acumen: Leverage your exceptional negotiation talents to close deals effectively; experience within Belgium's local context will be highly advantageous. Freight Forwarding Knowledge: Apply comprehensive understanding of freight operations to streamline processes and enhance service delivery standards. Key Account Management: Cultivate lasting partnerships through strategic account planning-your relationship-building prowess should translate into sustained business expansion People Management Proficiency: Inspire your team with visionary leadership-you'll need proven managerial expertise coupled with excellent communication capabilities to drive performance across all levels

Company car,medical insurance
Belgium
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Logistics Engineer (m/f/d)

Logistics Engineer (Contract Logistics) Our client is a global leading logistics service provider currently expanding their project management team for their contract logistics product. They are looking for a strong capable Logistics Engineer to join the team and work on developing and optimising new customer projects and processes, customising systems with IT and developing process flow and layout designs of warehouses for their customers. Your Responsibilities Development, improvement and implementation of new customer projects and processes Development of optimization and solution approaches in warehouse logistics Creation of databases and database queries with MS Office products Development / programming of reports and analysis tools (e.g. with VBA) Local operational support and training of new employees Monitoring and development of SIGMA projects on various Your Profile Completed business studies with a focus on logistics or a comparable qualification Ideally, relevant / several years of professional experience in warehouse logistics Very good handling of common MS Office applications, warehouse management systems and warehouse technology VBA knowledge desirable and a high level of IT understanding Good knowledge of spoken and written German and English Creativity, ability to work in a team and high commitment Innovative, proactive and solution-oriented thinking and acting Benefits Flexitime, time recording and mobile working Extensive induction with an individual induction plan and permanent contact person Lively corporate culture with flat hierarchies Individual personnel development programs as well as further training and qualification opportunities Capital-forming benefits and company pension plans Employee Mastercard with monthly net credit and various employee discounts If you would be interested in developing yourself professionally in an exciting and supportive environment that promotes strong collaboration and growth opportunities dont hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Germany
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Project Manager (Contract Logistics) (m/f/d)

Project Manager (Contract Logistics) Location: Remote Our client is a global leading logistics service provider currently expanding their project management team for their contract logistics product. They are looking for a strong capable project manager to join the team and work on new customer onboarding, working on complex projects, designing logistics processes and IT processes. Your Responsibilities Independent structuring, management and control of customer implementations and migrations Preparation of decision documents for the Steering Committee Creation of budgets, timelines, risk analyses, gap lists and work packages for the project team Preparation and moderation of customer workshops Project documentation as part of project management, including reporting and controlling activities Interface within the team to colleagues from the operations, IT and customer departments Your Profile Completed university studies in the field of industrial engineering, project management, or business change management with a focus on transport, logistics, IT or controlling First project experience Experience in managing complex projects and designing logistics processes and IT processes Experience in transferring technical innovations to existing business processes and business models with the aim of further developing them as part of the digital strategy Independent, responsible and structured way of working Confident handling of common MS Office applications Very good knowledge of German and good English, both spoken and written Benefits Positive working atmosphere through a relaxed and relaxed atmosphere, appreciation and team spirit Comprehensive training with an individual training plan and a designated contact person Lively corporate culture with flat hierarchies Individual personnel development programs as well as further training and qualification opportunities Capital-forming benefits and company pension schemes Employee Mastercard with monthly net credit as well as various employee discounts If you would be interested in developing yourself professionally in an exciting and supportive environment that promotes strong collaboration and growth opportunities dont hesitate to apply!

Negotiable
Germany
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Ocean Freight Import

**Ocean Freight Import Specialist - Breda, Belgium** Are you looking to navigate your career towards a rewarding destination within the logistics sector? A leading company in the field is searching for an Ocean Freight Import Specialist to join their dynamic team in Breda. This permanent position offers a chance to be at the forefront of freight forwarding operations and contribute significantly to our client's success. Key Responsibilities: - Manage all aspects of ocean freight imports - Coordinate with international agents and service providers - Ensure compliance with customs regulations - Monitor shipment progress providing updates as necessary Required Skills: *Freight Forwarding Knowledge*: Understand different modes of transportation, consolidation services, and shipping documentation specifics required for efficient movement of goods across borders. *Logistics Coordination Expertise*: Be adept at planning, organising, managing resources effectively ensuring that shipments are delivered on time while optimising costs. *Savvy Communication Abilities*: Liaison confidently between internal departments (sales/customer service) external partners like carriers or custom officials maintaining clear communication channels throughout each import transaction process from start-to-finish! If you have experience steering through complex logistic challenges can work autonomously but also thrive when contributing collaboratively - we want hear from YOU! Apply today set sail into exciting new horizons where your expertise will not only recognised appreciated integral part driving growth prosperity.

Negotiable
Breda
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Global Tender Manager- Healthcare

Global Tender Manager - Health-care Location: Benelux Job Description: This client is a global market-leading freight forwarding company seeking an experienced and dynamic Health-care Global Tender Manager. This role is essential for managing and optimising their tender processes for key health-care and pharmaceutical clients. The ideal candidate will possess deep expertise in the health-care or pharmaceutical vertical within the logistics or freight forwarding industry, with robust knowledge of both ocean and air freight operations. This position demands a strategic thinker with the ability to foster strong relationships and drive excellence in service delivery. Key Responsibilities: End-to-End Tender Management: Lead and manage the entire tender process from initiation to submission, ensuring all deadlines are met and proposals are competitive and compelling. Develop comprehensive tender strategies tailored to health-care and pharmaceutical clients, emphasising value-added services and competitive pricing. HCIV Pricing: Oversee Health-care Industry Vertical (HCIV) pricing, ensuring accuracy, competitiveness, and alignment with market trends. Collaborate with internal pricing teams to refine and optimise pricing models for health-care logistics solutions. Temperature-Controlled Transport: Maintain and expand expertise in temperature-controlled transport solutions critical for health-care and pharmaceutical products. Stay abreast of market developments and regulatory changes impacting temperature-controlled logistics. Relationship Management: Build and maintain strong relationships with key health-care customers, understanding their needs and ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction. Collaborate closely with internal account managers, sales teams, and other stakeholders to ensure seamless communication and coordination. Market Insights and Strategy: Conduct market analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and competitive dynamics within the health-care logistics sector. Develop and implement strategic initiatives to enhance this clients service offerings and market positioning. Internal Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including operations, finance, and compliance, to ensure holistic and cohesive service delivery. Provide training and guidance to internal teams on best practices in health-care tender management and pricing. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Extensive experience in the health-care or pharmaceutical vertical within the logistics or freight forwarding industry. Proven track record in managing tenders and pricing strategies for health-care clients. Strong knowledge of ocean and air freight operations. Expertise in temperature-controlled transport solutions. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and internal teams. Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Proficiency in relevant software and tools for tender management and pricing analysis. Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package. Opportunity to work with a leading global freight forwarding company. Dynamic and supportive work environment. Opportunities for professional development and career advancement. If you are a seasoned professional with a passion for health-care logistics and a proven ability to manage complex tender processes, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Join this team and contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional logistics solutions to their valued health-care clients.

Negotiable
Amsterdam
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Niederlassungsleiter Deutschlandweit (m/w/d)

Werden Sie Niederlassungsleiter/-in Deutschlandweit (m/w/d) in der Logistik-Speditionsbranche! Unser Kunde ist ein international agierendes Unternehmen im Logistik- Speditionsbereich und gehört in Europa unter die Top 10. Sie sind auf der Suche nach einem erfahrenen und motivierten Niederlassungsleiter oder einer -leiterin. In dieser Position übernimmt man die Rolle des Niederlassungsleiters übergangsweise an verschiedenen Standorten in Deutschland. Aus diesem Grund erfordert diese Position eine hohe Reisebereitschaft. Qualifikationen: - Circa 5 Jahre oder mehr Erfahrung als Führungskraft - Die operative Steuerung mit Kennzahlen kennen - Reisebereitschaft - Logistik oder Spedition Kenntnisse Aufgabenbereiche: - Mitarbeiterführung ab 100 Mitarbeitern - Gesamt Budget verantwortlich für die jeweilige Niederlassung - Umsetzung operativer Ziele durch effiziente Prozesse inklusive Kostenkontrolle - Schnittstellenfunktion zu anderen Unternehmensstandorten Wenn sie bereits erfolgreich in diesem Sektor tätig waren und bereit sind, diese Herausforderung anzunehmen, sende uns bitte noch heute Ihren Lebenslauf!

Negotiable
Deutschlandsberg
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Regional Fulfillment Operations Manager

A global leader in the E-Commerce space is seeking a Regional Fulfillment Operations Manager in Atlanta, GA. This role involves overseeing third-party logistics partners, driving innovative solutions for supply chain and logistics challenges, and ensuring compliance with safety and operational regulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operations management, project management, and continuous improvement methodologies. RESPONSIBILITIES Supervise third-party logistics partners who have team members dedicated to our account. Track key performance indicators, vendor performance scorecards, and develop business cases to support improvements and changes in logistics processes. Lead the creation, design, and execution of forward-thinking solutions to address supply chain and logistics challenges within logistics network, emphasizing efficiency, speed, scalability, and predictability. Work collaboratively across teams to gather and define comprehensive business requirements, ensuring solutions meet the specific needs of supply chain and logistics operations. Manage relationships with various internal customers within the third-party facility and work cross-functionally across the organization. Identify opportunities to enhance the cost and quality of services provided. Develop documented business cases, present them to peers and leadership for approval, and oversee project management. Partner closely with systems teams to create and refine capability roadmaps outlining the development and integration of new technologies, tools, and systems required to implement proposed solutions effectively. Drive the development of innovative solution designs that leverage industry best practices and emerging technologies to address the unique challenges of the e-commerce platform operations. Ensure compliance with OSHA, food safety, and facility regulations while achieving operational goals and prioritizing safety. Travel regularly to fulfillment centers. QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as Business, Logistics, Operations, Engineering, or similar, or equivalent practical experience. At least 5 years of experience in managing vendors or third-party logistics partners. Strong abilities in project management and continuous improvement practices. Experience overseeing inbound, outbound, or quality operations with an in-depth understanding of critical metrics, inputs, and outputs. Demonstrated excellence in operations management, including troubleshooting, capacity planning, and cost control. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with the setup and launch of new networks or facilities. Proficiency in cross-dock operations. History of successfully training and leading high-performance teams. Knowledge and application of continuous improvement methods such as Lean Six Sigma or Kaizen. Experience developing training manuals and standard operating procedures.

US$160000 - US$200000 per annum
Atlanta
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News & Insights

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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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