As Q3 comes to a close, our specialist recruitment teams have provided insight into the jobs market within Supply Chain.
In this Q3 Review, we will be looking at; an overview of the supply chain market in general, the most frequent roles placed across the country, highest paying roles our specialists have placed and some workplace insights surrounding flexibility, workplace wellness and workplace benefits.
Job flow has picked up significantly in Supply Chain in general in the junior to mid level markets. However, it is still very slow on the senior market side of things. The jobs market continues to be candidate driven with a shortage of overall top talent. There is an increase in need for Supply Chain qualifications for those seeking employment and
also a significant increase in more flexibility and remote working options.
Most Popular Roles By Region:
Highest Paying Roles - Our Teams Have Placed
The most flexibility is present at Global Manager level. Roles at manager level and above would have most flexibility, for instance a Global Procurement Manager may be able to manage efficiently remotely and also manage their suppliers remotely on a daily basis, therefore working from home is more of an option for these professionals. More and more companies are offering the option of working from home. This helps to reduce costs for employees, and also helps with employee engagement as this option is not usually provided to new staff.
To address work life balance for many employees, companies are offering more flexibility in remote working. Dell for example have a very flexible policy on this to allow employees to spend less time commuting and more time with family. During the summer months, companies like Kerry, Pepsi & Trend Micro provide their staff with the option of Summer hours, allowing them to accumulate hours over the week and therefore leave early on Fridays. While supply chain is still a very traditional industry, employee wellness is gradually becoming more of a focus. HR functions are beginning to see these not only as initiatives for current employees, but as tool for attracting talent also.
Healthcare, pensions and bonuses are now standard benefits among supply chain professionals. At senior level there is also a car allowance & share program. Additional benefits available include education assistance and working from home.