apicsAU has announced the final element to its professional development to members and the broader supply chain community by launching a dedicated career portal and signing a preferred recruitment partner agreement with specialist supply chain, procurement and logistics recruitment company, Vertical Talent.
apicsAU is a non-profit, professional community providing leadership and innovation, education and training, and professional development for the Australian supply chain, procurement and logistics domain.
apicsAU provides its corporate partners with the opportunity to find qualified professionals in the supply chain domain. The apicsAU Career Portal, totally dedicated to the supply chain, is available to all apicsAU members to view and apply for positions vacant and to post their CV in a section for Positions Wanted, when looking for the next step in their career.
Dr Pieter Nagel, CEO, apicsAU, said the vision to foster members throughout their entire professional career has come to fruition today with the Career Portal launch.
“Last year, we launched a Career Development Special Interest Group that allows members to access vital resources to assist them in their professional development. Resources consist of a Q&A forum where they can post questions about their career pathways, research whitepapers about the state of play in the job market, advice articles on resume writing, job interviews and new trends. Recently we launched a Career Development podcast that gives members another avenue for absorbing career advice.
“Now, with the launch of the apicsAU Career Portal, members can review the skill sets required for various roles, post their own CV when actively looking for the next challenge, and commence developing relationships with specialist supply chain recruitment providers who can mentor them through their career pathway. This, in my view, is a key component of what apicsAU can offer to its members and the broader supply chain community.”
Dr Nagel said Vertical Talent has been a very collaborative preferred recruitment partner, recommending important features to the Career Portal to ensure that apicsAU fully addresses the requirements of the market.
“Professional development is one of the centrepieces of our services to members including short courses, networking events, site visits, regional symposiums, conferences and awards. The recruitment partnership with Vertical Talent allows us to provide specialist career development advice to our individual members. Together, we can provide talent acquisition advice to our corporate members and partners,” Dr Nagel said.
“Vertical Talent has been a long-time supporter of apicsAU and has demonstrated commitment to members and to the wider supply chain community. I am pleased to be formalising our relationship today.”
Brendan O’Keeffe, supply chain practice manager at Vertical Talent, said the partnership with apicsAU is addressing a serious issue for supply chain professionals regionally and globally where a professional recruitment partner enables career path support and trends in the marketplace.
“According to a recent whitepaper from Michigan State University, two of the top six issues keeping supply chain managers awake at night is capacity and talent. Through our partnership with apicsAU we aim to offer the professional supply chain community expert advice for industry growth and development.”