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DSJ Global: A Leading Supply Chain Planning Talent Partner

By 2028, the Europe supply chain planning sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.5 percent, driven by the increasing life cycle stage and the rising number of businesses operating within the supply chain.

This high demand for qualified and specialized supply chain planning professionals has resulted in organizations competing to identify the industry’s top talent, and DSJ Global is delivering a high-quality service to ensure businesses can secure the right procurement professionals and individuals can find their ideal role.

As a leading supply chain recruiter delivering mid-senior end-to-end supply chain talent. We help secure business-critical talent through permanent, contract, and multi-hire recruitment in planning, procurement, technical operations, engineering, and logistic services.

Guided by the five values that shape our DNA, DSJ Global delivers a streamlined service that we can be proud of. From uniting talented professionals with industry-leading companies across the globe to investing in world-class technology for consistent, exceptional service, we deliver what customers want, when they want it.

If you’re looking to secure the top talent within the supply planning industry or you’re a professional searching for your next planning opportunity, the specialized team at DSJ Global can connect candidates and clients through a range of bespoke talent solutions.

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Supply Chain Planning Jobs

Inventory Planning Specialist

My client, a dynamic and growing Manufacturing company based in Orlando, FL, is committed to delivering exceptional products/services to our customers while maintaining efficient and accurate inventory management processes. As they continue to expand, they are seeking a detail-oriented and organized Inventory Specialist to join our team. The Inventory Planning Specialist will play a critical role in managing and optimizing inventory operations. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records, coordinating inventory movements, conducting regular audits, and ensuring that inventory levels meet the demands of the operations. Responsibilities: Maintain accurate inventory records using inventory management software and tools. Coordinate incoming and outgoing shipments, ensuring proper documentation and recording of inventory transactions. Perform regular inventory audits to reconcile physical inventory with system records. Identify discrepancies or issues in inventory levels and take corrective actions to resolve them. Monitor inventory levels to ensure adequate stock levels are maintained to support operations. Collaborate with purchasing and warehouse teams to optimize inventory levels and minimize stockouts or overstock situations. Implement best practices for inventory management, including organization, labeling, and storage. Generate reports on inventory status, trends, and discrepancies for management review. Assist in the development and implementation of inventory policies and procedures. Work closely with cross-functional teams to streamline inventory processes and improve efficiency. Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives related to inventory management. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or related field preferred. Lean Six Sigma certification, highly preferred Proven experience in inventory management, preferably in a fast-paced environment. Proficiency in inventory management software and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook). Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with acute attention to detail. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment. Knowledge of inventory control principles, practices, and procedures. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines. Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to inventory management is a plus.

Negotiable
Orlando
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Logistics Expert

Logistics Expert! Company: Leading Market Player in the FMCG Industry in Germany Location: Dusseldorf, Germany (Hybrid Work Option Available) Are you ready to take the helm in delivering optimal logistics solutions for our B2C customers? Our client, a top player in the FMCG industry, is seeking a dynamic Logistics Account Manager to join their team in Dusseldorf. This is your chance to be part of a collaborative, innovative environment where your skills and ideas can make a real difference. Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop and realise logistical targets within the Customer Supply Chain team. Manage the delivery process to ensure optimal balance between customer-focused service and minimal logistical costs. Cultivate strong relationships with customers and internal teams, driving efficient cooperation and identifying opportunities for improvement. Track, evaluate, and report on logistical performance, initiating improvements and implementing logistical agreements with customers. Play a key role in change management, aligning logistics strategies with commercial objectives and customer needs. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in business administration, with a focus on Supply Chain. Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in Supply Chain within FMCG or Retail sectors. Strong knowledge of the entire supply chain and its processes. Proficiency in Microstrategy and PowerBI. Excellent communication skills, fluent in German and English. Engaging personality with strong stakeholder management skills. Competencies: customer-oriented, result-driven, analytical, team player, proactive, perseverance. Hybrid work option with at least 40% home office. Benefits include attractive remuneration, social benefits, company pension scheme, and more. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and be part of a dynamic team driving success in the FMCG industry, we want to hear from you! Apply now and seize this opportunity to shape the future!

Negotiable
Germany
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Demand Planner ( m/w/d)

Exciting Opportunity: Demand Planner Company: Leading Market Player in the FMCG Industry in Germany Location: Dusseldorf, Germany (Hybrid Work Options Available) Are you ready to make your mark in the fast-paced world of FMCG? Our client, a prominent player in the industry, is seeking a talented Demand Planner to join their team in Dusseldorf. This is your chance to shape the future of demand planning for a renowned company that values innovation, excellence, and teamwork. Key Responsibilities: Develop demand plans using statistical forecasts enriched by insights from commercial teams, spanning operational and tactical horizons. Anticipate and respond to business dynamics, incorporating factors like NPD, promotions, seasonality, and events into demand plans. Drive key performance indicators (KPIs) including service level, waste reduction, and forecast accuracy with a PDCA mindset. Collaborate closely with stakeholders, particularly sales and supply planning teams, on a daily basis. Contribute to organizational improvement initiatives and participate in cross-functional projects to enhance S&OP maturity. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in logistics, Supply Chain Management, or related field. 2-3 years of proven experience in FMCG, Supply Chain, Logistics, or Transportation Planning. Proactive attitude with strong analytical skills. Customer-focused approach with the ability to act swiftly and decisively. Demonstrated responsibility and initiative in driving change. Excellent communication skills, adept at managing time pressure and adapting to changing priorities. Knowledge of SAP, MicroStrategy, MS Office, and planning/dashboarding software preferred. Fluent in English. If you're ready to take your career to the next level and be part of a dynamic team driving success in the FMCG industry, we want to hear from you! Apply now and seize this opportunity to shape the future of demand planning with a leader in the field.

Negotiable
Germany
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Director/Senior Director Supply Chain

Onsite 4 times per week (Friday WFH) near Lake Union, Seattle area. MUST HAVE: Food & Beverage Industry Background, CPF preferance highly desired We at United aim to provide our customers with easy access to a diverse range of authentically Italian products. The high quality and well-crafted olive oils we represent bring the taste of the Mediterranean and the character of Italy directly to you. Since 1916 United Olive Oil Import Co. is a leading importer of award-winning olive oil from the richest soils and most authentic brands from all of Italy. We carry products of the highest quality - and distribute internationally, but what makes us unique is that we are a family! The Asaro family has been operating the farms on its estate for over a hundred years, and every brand and product United represents are fully farm to table and family grown. It is this authentic touch that we bring to all the olives we harvest, and this Italian care that we deliver directly to your home! We are seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to join our team as a Director of Supply Chain. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in building and optimizing our Supply Chain processes, with a focus on S&OP (Sales and Operations Planning) and demand management. As we transition to utilizing Oracle, we need a strategic thinker who can lead the development of a robust planning and shipping framework. Key Responsibilities: Develop and implement a comprehensive Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process. Lead and optimize demand forecasting and management activities. Oversee logistics, transportation, and shipping operations to ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align supply chain strategies with overall business goals. Drive continuous improvement initiatives in supply chain processes. Provide leadership and guidance in a fast-paced, evolving environment. Requirements: Bachelor's degree with 11+ years' experience in Supply Chain management 5+ years of people management experience Solid customer service and supply chain background, exceptional interpersonal skills, and adept at identifying customer trends and working across functional groups. Agility in taking initiative to solve issues, partner and build processes that simplify and build customer experiences. Proficient with ERP systems (QuickBooks and NetSuite) and Microsoft Office programs. Excellent organizational and time management skills. Strong collaboration skills with a high focus on teamwork and growth mindset. Deliver high quality work with integrity and exhibit a professional and positive attitude.

US$160000 - US$220000 per annum
Seattle
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Production Planner

Production Planner Richmond, VA One of the largest Homebuilding corporations in the nation organization is seeking a fast-paced, highly-motived Materials Planner to join their growing team. This is an excellent opportunity to cultivate your career with a well-established, respected company that values employee advancement. You will be responsible for maximizing production efficiencies, purchasing materials, and ensuring that the plant has the proper materials available in a timely manner to meet production schedules. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of inventory management, production scheduling, and forecasting. Supply Chain Planner Responsibilities: Executing purchase orders for materials in an efficient manner with emphasis on timeliness, quality, customer service and cost. Ensure materials are delivered and received on time, to assigned plant location(s), to meet production schedules. Act as subject matter expert on material status, availability, quality, and cost . Make decisions on material substitutions during supply chain disruptions. Projecting and forecasting material requirements based on production levels and demands. Managing lead times for different materials. Coordinate vendor performance and product quality feedback with the corporate Procurement team to build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and ensure good communication . Drive improved inventory record accuracy through understanding and use of DMS and other materials systems and make manual adjustments when needed. Supply Chain Planner Qualifications: Experience in Inventory Control, Purchasing, Planning/Forecasting, or Supply Chain Bachelor's degree preferred Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong working relationships Willingness to learn and take initiative Results driven with the ability to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities Ability to work both independently and as part of a team Benefits: Comprehensive Health, Life and Disability Insurance. 401(k) (Full-time employees are eligible to contribute immediately ). Employee Stock Ownership Program. Vacation and Holidays.

Negotiable
United States of America
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Senior Materials Manager

I am working with a global manufacturer of specialized equipment for road building! They are a leading in environmental Infrastructure Company. They are looking for someone to lead their team as a Senior Materials Manager for a company who is looking to a make an impact. If this is you, keep reading! The Senior Materials Manager Responsibilities: Oversee material storage, transportation/delivery including raw/purchased items/ internally fabricated products Drive operational excellence by executing 5-year strategic roadmap. Recommend solutions to improve materials movement processes reducing waste while increasing quality & efficiency. Track key metrics and measure to gauge the success of the function. Ensure alignment and effective execution of the master schedule by working closely with Tactical buyers and Material Planning The Senior Materials Manager Skill Set: BS or BA degree required and Advanced University Degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) preferred in Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Finance, or related field. ASCM or APICS certification as CSCP, CPIM, CLTD, ISM certification, desired 8+ years' progressive experience in Materials Management Has a strong leadership background to be able to jump into leading a team Oracle ERP experience and manufacturing experience preferred If this aligns with your experience, apply today!

Negotiable
Chattanooga
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Supply Chain Lead

Supply Chain Lead What Will You Do? Utilize SAP transactions and tools comprehensively to monitor employee throughput and productivity, ensuring timely order fulfillment for customers and production requirements. Conduct performance evaluations for assigned employees, including behavior observation, performance measurement, and providing constructive feedback and guidance on developmental goals. Exemplify leadership expectations by maintaining a positive attitude, professionalism in appearance and demeanor, fostering creativity, productivity, quality, punctuality, and safety consciousness. Actively participate in investigating and implementing approved ideas from team members to enhance operational efficiency. Ensure the development and implementation of Standard Work procedures within their area of responsibility. Cultivate positive relationships with customers, clients, supervisors, and colleagues through consistent positive behavior and effective communication. What Will You Need? Relevant warehouse and shipping experience coupled with a demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and enhancement. A high school diploma (or equivalent) or pertinent experience in production order and warehousing operations. An understanding of business fundamentals acquired through either a business-related degree or equivalent experience. Exhibit proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word applications. Showcase outstanding communication abilities, both verbal and written, in various contexts such as in-person, over the telephone, and through written correspondence. Maintain a commendable work history characterized by self-motivation, sound judgment, productivity, and a commitment to safety. Work Environment Environment: Operates within the manufacturing plant's indoor setting, subject to fluctuating temperatures, humidity levels, noise, and dirt. Physical Risks: Navigates through hazards including powered vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrian traffic, alongside exposure to sharp objects and moving machinery. Handling Hazardous Materials: Works with a variety of hazardous substances such as oils, grease, paint, solvents, coolant, pressurized gases, acids, caustics, cleaners, and metals. Flexible Schedule: Adapts to a variable work schedule, with hours adjusted according to job requirements. Dynamic Work Environment: Faces rapidly changing workloads and priorities, managing multiple requests from various individuals and departments, often with conflicting deadlines. Extended Work Hours: May be required to work shifts lasting up to 12 hours, with additional Saturday shifts being commonplace.

Negotiable
Oklahoma
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Sr. Director, Commercial Supply Chain

Summary: This role leads the supply planning team and has overall responsibility to ensure we have enough inventory to fulfill demand while minimizing write-offs due to product expiry. Role will have direct reports and be responsible for clinical and commercial products. Essential Functions: Ensure we have feasible supply plans and maintain adequate inventory levels to meet our global commercial, clinical and development needs across the full breadth of our supply chain (critical raw materials, intermediates, Drug Substance, Drug Product and Finished Goods). Ensure that supply plans and safety stock targets adequately reflect risks related to demand, production performance, quality, shelf life and other key variables. Lead the selection and implementation of a supply planning system. Determine how to grow the supply planning team and segment work across multiple staff/ geographies while retaining ability to integrate and optimize plans across the entire supply chain. Work cross functionally with program management, process development, quality, regulatory, commercial, finance, logistics, clinical supply and CMO / supplier management to ensure that supply plans are feasible. Determine capacity requirements for production and storage. Perform scenario planning as needed to support operational and strategic decision making. Lead efforts to determine optimum filling strategies, container sizes and production scales. Ensure we have robust tools for supply planning as our supply chain grows in complexity and we approach commercial launch. Lead the implementation of and serve as business owner for ERP processes related to inventory ordering and inventory management. Project costs of goods sold under multiple scenarios. Oversee activities to project inventory spend. Oversee activities to project expected inventory levels in terms of units, months on hand and value. Oversee creation of supply dashboards to help organization understand overall status and risk areas. Oversee provision of supply forecasts to suppliers and CMOs. Define and monitor KPIs including forecast accuracy, delivery performance, yield, and reject rate. Proactively identify potential supply risks and initiate actions to mitigate. Support the process to select new CMOs and suppliers. Support process to negotiate commercial supply agreements with CMOs and suppliers. Develop and own the commercial launch plan from a supply perspective. Design and Lead the Sales & Operations planning process as we approach commercial launch. Requirements: B.S./ B.A. degree or Advanced Degree (preferred). 12+ years of experience working in pharmaceutical / biotech supply planning. Strong Knowledge of GMPs. Strong Experience leading Cross-Functional teams. Strong experience managing direct reports. Strong experience working with CMOs and Suppliers of pharma materials. Excellent analytic skills. Excellent communication skills. All Vaxcyte employees require vaccination against COVID-19.

US$252000 - US$280000 per annum
San Francisco
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Senior Solutions Design Manager

Senior Solutions Design Manager (m/f/d) Our customer is a global leader in Logistics Services, covering Supply Chain Services, Freight Forwarding, Value Added Logistics. This household name is one of the largest and biggest players in the Logistics Services market and right now they are currently looking for multiple Senior Solutions Design Managers to join their growing team to support in the onboarding of new customers and creating of Contract Logistics solutions for their customers. The Role * To develop and design supply chain solutions for the most complex projects * Manage solution design deliverables across highly complex projects * Model scenarios of current and future operational solutions & present and advise alternative cost benefit analysis & value models * Advise the customer in new & innovative solutions which address the customer needs and demonstrate clear solution fit * Support the development of a commercial framework for proposed solution with Business Development & Key Account Managers in order to achieve DSC's growth, contract retention and continuous improvement objectives. Your Responsibilities * To coach the assigned SD team members on specific skills/ project needs * To lead/ support the SD workstream in the pursuit of new business/ renewal of existing ones * Provision of solutions/ analytical support for implementation/ re-engineering needs for key/ strategic projects as assigned * To establish optimal costing/ commercialisation for New/ Existing business * Engage and work closely with operations team on implementation of assigned projects * Engage and work closely with BD and sector team on proposing solution design needs * Outline solutions and commercial proposals in appropriate formats for presentation to internal / customers. Participate in customer presentations where required * Develop and maintain good and effective communication across the business * Actively seek to understand and apply innovation be it facility, fleet, technology or safety to solutions * Develop collaborative relationships with customers to understand their priorities and requirements * Delivers services and solutions to customers that meet budget, quality and service levels * Drives / supports development of new / innovative services and solutions to meet customer needs, supporting the growth agenda * Ensures our solutions are competitive by understanding the competitive environment in which we operate as well as our competitors solutions and approaches, allowing us to differentiate ourselves from their offering when required. * Designing solutions to deliver business growth, retain and improve existing business o Identify & manage Solution design resource requirements o Manage the budget and resolve spending issues o Coach the team in the use of resource calculation & costing tools o Validate solution results against key financial BCA (Business Case Approval) expectations. o Drive CAPA culture & process (corrective & preventative actions) o Create opportunities for the team to develop key SD skills o Govern the quality of Concept Of Operations documentation o Develop customer coaches to help us win business o Develop capabilities of Solution Design team o Validate & sign off Solution Design plans for projects o Set clear priorities aligned to the strategy o Drive and embed compliance culture to H& S and other regulatory standards Your Requirements * Wide ranging knowledge of divisional products and capabilities * Extensive knowledge of all Sectors, Customers and Products * End to End SC Experience * Full understanding of all SD tools, techniques and procedures * Warehouse, transport and supply chain knowledge at a detailed level. * Sales experience is beneficial * Must have exposure to modeling of complex warehousing, logistics / transport operations, etc * An advanced user of tools such as Microsoft Excel to perform complex data analysis * Experience in at least one modeling / simulation tool * Demonstrable track record in working with a diverse range of cultures * Degree / Masters in relevant discipline e.g., engineering, or supply chain management * 3 to 7 years of relevant experience in solution design and transport management * German fluency at business level

Negotiable
Germany
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Senior Buyer - Stamping and Tooling (m/f/d)

My client offers body solutions that make tomorrow's mobility safe. Innovative and economical lightweight products ensure that people are optimally protected in the event of an accident. As a supplier to the automotive industry, they develop and produce complex metal and hybrid structures for body-in-white and chassis that are lightweight, economical and crash-proof. After all, the vehicles of the future - from electric to autonomous - also require bodies that ensure the greatest possible safety for all those involved in an accident in the event of an emergency. As a global player, we offer our customers in Europe, Asia and North America comprehensive expertise in the areas of economical lightweight design and crash performance. The family-owned company, which has been in existence since 1785 is made up of the Automotive, Ecotec, Mobility and WITTE Tools business units. With over 8,000 employees and 27 production plants in 11 countries, my client represents the largest division in the group. After a peak in growth over the last few years, they are looking for a Senior Buyer for Stamping Parts professional Responsibilities: As a Senior Buyer for Stamping Parts, you will play a key role in managing the purchasing activities with a focus on stamping parts, ensuring the procurement of high-quality components. Your responsibilities will include: Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies for stamping parts to optimise costs, quality, and delivery time lines. Supplier Management: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers while actively seeking and evaluating potential new suppliers. Negotiate contracts and terms to secure favourable agreements. Cost Management: Drive cost reduction initiatives through effective negotiation, value engineering, and process optimisation. Monitor market trends and pricing to make informed purchasing decisions. Quality Assurance: Collaborate with quality assurance teams to ensure that all stamping parts meet or exceed established quality standards. Address and resolve quality issues promptly. Risk Management: Identify potential risks in the supply chain and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure a stable and reliable source of stamping parts. Volume Management: Oversee a purchasing volume of 100 million euros, managing budgets effectively and optimising procurement processes to achieve cost-efficiency. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, production, and logistics, to align procurement activities with overall business goals. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master's degree or relevant certification is a plus. Proven experience as a Senior Buyer or similar role, with a focus on stamping parts within a manufacturing environment. Demonstrated success in managing a purchasing volume of at least 100 million euros. Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. In-depth knowledge of the stamping parts market, suppliers, and industry trends. Proficient in procurement software and tools. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Negotiable
Attendorn
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Director of Master Planning

Job Overview:The Director of Master Planning is responsible for leading the development and execution of comprehensive master production schedules to support our manufacturing operations. This role requires strategic thinking, strong leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams to optimize production efficiency, minimize lead times, and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Key Responsibilities: Strategic Production Planning: Develop and implement strategic production plans and master schedules to meet customer demand while maximizing production efficiency and resource utilization. Ensure alignment of production schedules with sales forecasts, inventory targets, and operational capacity. Demand Forecasting and Analysis: Collaborate with sales, marketing, and finance teams to forecast demand and analyze market trends, customer preferences, and product lifecycle data. Use statistical models and forecasting techniques to anticipate future demand and adjust production plans accordingly. Capacity Planning and Optimization: Evaluate production capacity, labor resources, and equipment availability to identify constraints and optimize production schedules. Implement capacity planning strategies to balance workload, minimize bottlenecks, and maintain optimal production levels. Inventory Management: Work closely with inventory management teams to optimize inventory levels and minimize excess inventory and stockouts. Develop inventory replenishment strategies to ensure timely availability of raw materials and components to support production schedules. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams including production, procurement, logistics, engineering, and quality assurance to align production plans with overall business objectives. Foster effective communication and collaboration to address production-related challenges and drive continuous improvement initiatives. Performance Monitoring and Reporting: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor production performance, schedule adherence, and on-time delivery. Analyze production data and performance metrics to identify trends, areas for improvement, and opportunities for optimization. Process Improvement and Optimization: Lead continuous improvement initiatives to streamline production processes, reduce lead times, and enhance operational efficiency. Implement best practices and process optimization methodologies to drive cost savings and improve overall productivity. Team Leadership and Development: Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the master planning team. Foster a culture of accountability, collaboration, and innovation to drive team performance and achieve departmental objectives. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master's degree preferred. Minimum of 8 years of experience in production planning, scheduling, or master planning, with 5 years in a leadership role. Proven track record of successfully developing and executing production plans and master schedules in a manufacturing environment. Strong analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis, forecasting, and capacity planning. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams. In-depth knowledge of production planning principles, scheduling techniques, and supply chain management concepts. Experience with ERP systems, production planning software, and data analytics tools. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and effectively manage competing priorities.

Negotiable
Orlando
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Development & Cost Merchandiser

Overview: Are you passionate about the fashion industry and have experience in development & cost merchandising? We are seeking an experienced professional to join our client, one of the world's leading fashion brands in the global apparel industry. Based out of their location in Egypt, this permanent role offers exciting opportunities for growth within an innovative and dynamic company. Key Responsibilities: Collaborate with the design team to understand product requirements, specifications, and target costs. Source and evaluate potential suppliers and materials based on quality, cost, and production capabilities. Negotiate pricing, terms, and delivery schedules with suppliers to achieve cost targets without compromising quality. Conduct regular cost analysis to identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvement. Work closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure timely and accurate development of prototypes and samples. Monitor and track the progress of product development, providing updates and recommendations as necessary. Conduct competitive market research to stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and product innovations. Collaborate with the finance team to develop and manage product cost budgets and forecasts. Ensure compliance with company policies, ethical sourcing standards, and quality control guidelines. Stay updated on relevant industry regulations, sustainability practices, and social compliance requirements. Qualifications/ Skills Required (not limited to): Extensive knowledge about various aspects like material sourcing quality control etc., gained relevant experience preferably within either retail/fashion sectors. Strong organizational abilities; ability to multitask effectively while maintaining high attention levels on details Good analytical skills capable enough not only spotting issues but also putting forward possible resolutions. Excellent written/oral English language proficiency

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Egypt
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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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