Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Plugging the gaps

Demand for managerial interims in the logistics industry is at a record high, according to supply chain recruitment specialists George Henderson Recruitment.

Over the past five years the company has seen a steady increase in clients seeking to fill temporary senior positions, ranging from project managers to commercial managers and managing directors. Since the beginning of 2006 the company has placed over twice as many interims compared to the same period last year.

Mark Botham, managing director for George Henderson said: “The supply chain industry is undergoing constant change and is presenting more challenges as a result. Our findings suggest that many logistics operators are now turning to interims to address these challenges, without having to pull internal resource from core activities.”

He also goes on to say that: “Many interims are brought in as specialists to resolve the specific issues that sometimes occur following a merger or an acquisition. Others provide an immediate solution to filling the voids left by sudden resignations or long-term sickness.”

Aside from the salary, candidates are attracted to short-term positions because of the variety of challenges they can experience in a relatively short period of time.

“The changing face of the supply chain and the rising awareness of temporary management roles on both sides of the recruitment process, will continue to fuel the growth of the interim market.”