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Supply Chain talent trends report


At any given time, there are thousands of Supply Chain roles being advertised within Australia. This time of transformation comes with challenges for the economy, with the Supply Chain industry feeling the effects. In order to remain competitive, businesses must be agile and adapt to the changing landscape. The way to recruit and retain talent is evolving; keeping up with the latest trends and understanding candidate's priorities is key to stand out in this competitive market. 

Being solution focussed and thinking strategically is key to unearth and retain top talent. Now is the time to understand candidates' priorities, and take the opportunity to highlight the businesses' main focusses. Candidates are looking to businesses who prioritise hybrid working, salary benefits, EVP, and offer opportunities for learning and development​.

In this report, our specialist teams of supply chain recruiters in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne explore some of  the biggest trends set to shape the sector in the coming year, and provide insights into the current job market in Australia.

Contact our specialist recruiters to find the right talent for your team. 

Snapshot of Supply Chain talent trends:

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  • Job market snapshot

  • Industry trends and challenges

  • Business focus areas

  • Hiring trends

  • Candidate priorities

  • Salary guide 


Job market snapshot.
Australia's economy faces challenges with rising prices and labour issues, but opportunities exist for businesses that adapt and invest. The job market may see increased talent pools due to government migration efforts.

Industry trends and challenges.
The demand is high for experienced planners in the FMCG sector, challenges in logistics such as pallet and labour shortages, and the need for modern leadership styles and data-driven decision making in the supply chain industry.

Business focus areas.
Companies focuses are changing to prioritise sustainability, candidate experience, technology investment, flexible work and visa legislation changes.

Hiring trends.
Strategic workforce development, temp contracting, and rightsizing are key considerations for businesses navigating market uncertainties.

Candidate priorities.
Candidates are clear on what they are looking for in their next career move. Companies focuses are changing to developing and implementing programs that attract, retain, and develop talent.