Supply Chain Recruiters specialize in recruitment or the logistics industry. The global logistics industry is valued at $7,641.20 billion in 2017. The industry is projected to reach $12,975.64 billion by 2027. These statistics indicate that there is a sharp increase in the demand for global logistics. With this comes the need for qualified, well-trained, logistics employees.
In order to remain competitive in the global marketplace, businesses are cutting operations that do not link to the core operations of the business. Companies are becoming flatter and leaner in an attempt to gain a competitive edge.
The human capital of an organization can secure this competitive edge. But recruitment is often an arduous task that takes up a lot of valuable time. Sourcing the right recruiter is key to ensuring the smooth operations of the business with the most qualified and experienced candidates placed in key positions within the company.
One position that is in high demand is that of a transportation specialist. This individual is required to source and manage transport processes and new routes for the company. A transportation specialist acts as a coordinator. He/she is vital to the operations of an organization that specializes in logistics. The transportation specialist will coordinate the movement of stock, people, products, or materials from one location to another. This individual ensures that all industry regulations are adhered to at all times. Furthermore, the transport specialist is responsible for the preparation of transportation schedules while managing the drivers that transport the stock, goods, products, and/or people.
In the field of transportation specialists, one of the key goals is to ensure that goods, products, stock, and people are transported to the desired destination without any issues. Thus, it goes without saying, that this individual should possess outstanding problem-solving skills as well as customer support, and outstanding communication skills.
The work is very stressful, so this person should be very resilient, have a sense of urgency, and have impeccable time management skills. In order to secure a job as a transportation specialist, the individual is required to hold a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management as well as sound business practices and industry experience. In addition, previous management or transportation supervision experience is desired to successfully fulfill this position.
The logistics industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world because of the introduction of globalization. It is therefore imperative that an organization harness its biggest asset, its human capital, in order to remain competitive.