The logistics, procurement and supply chain sectors are large employers of interim managers and directors. There are many reasons for this, some of which are detailed below, but it's worth pointing out that interim positions aren't always quite what they seem. They can be used as trial periods, or the needs of the company might change during the temporary employment period.
As a recruitment consultancy, we deal with both candidates and employers, however we're not interested in simply filling vacancies and forwarding CVs. Our commitment to these industries means that we can offer a focused and effective solution to companies' interim employment requirements that is far more likely to match appropriate candidates with the high-pressure positions offered.
There are lots of reasons why candidates actively seek interim employment in the logistics, supply chain and procurement industries, and just as many reasons why employers are always looking for interim staff. Even at managerial and director level, employers' need for temporary staff is something Cast UK are constantly asked to deal with; in fact, it has become one of our areas of expertise.
Maternity, holiday cover and sickness can create short-term opportunities in our sectors just as they can in any other. In industries that are by their nature always on the move, interim employment needs can arise through relocation, setting up new offices or handling individual contracts where specific expertise is sought.
Candidates might also look for interim employment to gain experience or to "get a foot in the door" of large companies. Positions advertised as interim can put off many career-minded individuals or those seeking stability, so the field of candidates is often a little smaller than would be the case in full-time positions - which increases each candidate's chances of landing the job. Sometimes companies who find exceptional managers and directors through interim positions are tempted to hold on to them. So even if you're looking for a permanent position, applying for an interim one can end up being a longer-term solution, albeit through the back door.
Cast UK is a recruitment consultancy with a difference. We recruit only at managerial and executive level in three closely-linked sectors: procurement, supply chain and logistics. Not only that, but every single one of our consultants, all the way to the top of the company, has a background in at least one of these areas.
That brings a unique understanding of both the positions available and the candidates who are seeking to fill them. Time and again we are commended by employers for the quality and suitability of candidates. In fact, 70 percent of our business comes from existing clients.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.