Thursday 20th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Industry jobs on the up, reveals recruiter survey

The number of advertised job vacancies in supply chain and logistics increased in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest research from specialist recruiter, Robert Walters.

Entitled European Jobs Index, the study showed that vacancy levels rose by 22 per cent on a national average, between the second and thirds quarters of 2013.

It also revealed that employers in the Midlands advertised nearly a third more jobs throughout this period, with job vacancies up by 18 per cent in London, and 21 per cent in the North West and North East.

“These figures provide solid evidence of supply chain and logistics experts delivering real value to businesses, with employers reaping the benefits from reduced costs and improvements to operational efficiencies,” said manager of Supply Chain Recruitment at Robert Walters, Neil Morgan.

“Category management roles remain among the most buoyant as firms look to obtain better value from suppliers, while the automotive, financial services and public sectors have been among the most actively recruiting sectors.”