Logistics and Supply Chain Recruitment – Young Talent and Management

Inspired-Careers focuses on recruitment of young talent and managers in logistics and supply chain in Europe.

High Potential Supply Chain Recruitment

It’s true that youth are the future, but even more important is that the youth will be the ones to determine the future. Young logistics and supply chain talents are tomorrow’s leaders and experts, who have fresh ideas and the capabilities to create change within an organisation. Inspired-Careers works to identify these high potential candidates while they are still studying and mentors them in starting their careers.

Coaching Young Talent and Managers

Inspired-Careers coaches young talents and managers to develop their ambitions, so that they can make the right career moves and continue to provide value to the organisations they work for.

At LinkedIn, Inspired-Careers maintains a group called ‘Inspired Logistics & Supply Chain Young Professionals’. Young professionals can easily register themselves and stay in direct contact with Inspired-Careers.


Our coaching draws on our vast experience in supply chain management and related work areas, with expertise ranging from S&OP to operations; from production to distribution; from warehousing to transport and from procurement to supply chain finance.

Beyond the match in Supply Chain

With a proven track record and a large international network, we will go ‘beyond the match’ to realise the best and most sustainable match between the candidate and the organisation.

Inspired Careers specialises in the following industries: Food, FMCG, Fashion/Apparel, MedTech, High Tech, Retail, Sustainability Services (CSR) and E-Commerce.

Supply Chain Recruitment Process

During a recruitment process, Inspired-Careers will (amongst others) perform the following activities:

Recruitment process Inspired-Careers

Typical recruitment assignments Inspired-Careers has performed in the past:
Supply Chain Planner, (Senior) Demand Planner, Production Planner, Material Planner, Warehouse Planner, Supply Chain Analyst, Supply Chain/ Logistics Engineer, Logistics Specialist, (Senior) Supply Chain Manager, S&OP Manager, Demand Planning Manager, (Senior) Operations Manager, Logistics Accountmanager, (Senior) Project Manager (SIX SIGMA), Continuous Improvement Manager, (Senior) Logistics Manager, (Senior) Production Manager, Customer Service Manager, Sourcing Specialist, Buyer, Buying Manager, (Senior) Consultant Supply Chain, Sustainability & Quality Coordinator, Sustainability & Quality Manager.

Hiring a recruitment company
The five main reasons why companies hire a recruitment company?

1 – Tight labour market
The talent market has become very tight (2019) and companies struggling more and more to attract the right talent. More and more candidates are passive and there are less active job seekers. “Just” placing and advertisement will not tap into the passive resource pool.

2 – Lacking internal expertise
Internal recruitment staff does not necessarily understand the complexity of supply chain and will struggle to identify to right candidates. If the role is beyond the internal expertise and specialised external recruitment company might be the way to go. In addition, because the in house recruiters don’t have regular senior supply chain positions they might struggle to build, maintain and stay in contact with the supply chain network.

3 – Time and cost
Supply Chain professionals have a significant impact on the bottom line results of a company. Leaving a position open for too long will cost significantly more than the external recruitment cost.|

4 – Best in class talent
Companies realise that their success is directly linked to the quality of their talent. The best recruitment practises we have seen in the market has always been a combination of in house recruitment resources and external recruitment partners.

5 – Discretion
Sometime discretion is essential, i.e. if there is still a person in the role you want to recruit for. Reaching out to the market confidentially without an external recruitment company is virtual impossible.

Interested in more information? Feel free to contact Marielle van Gastel (also outside office hours) via +316 139 600 30 or mail to