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LifeWork Search Expands Their Supply Chain Recruiting Scope 2012

Search and Recruitment Firm Responds to Industry Growth and High Demand for Supply Chain Talent

(Westport, MA) – Responding to increased demand for supply chain talent, LifeWork Search announces the promotion of Nick Pedro to Account Executive.  The search firm has built a reputation as the leading supply chain planning recruiting company and now is looking to expand its supply chain scope.  Nick joined the team back in 2010 as a Project Coordinator and has quickly moved into an Account Executive role where he will be starting up and leading all transportations and logistics recruiting efforts. 

"We saw a 200 percent increase in our supply chain business in 2011," said Jason Breault, Managing Director of LifeWork Search, "and much of that growth is fueled by the fact that, as a result of the recession, more and more companies are starting to appreciate the value supply chain offers to the bottom line.  It would be irresponsible of us if we didn’t expand our scope within supply chain to respond to the increased demand.” 

“I am excited to take the lead in growing our scope of coverage”, stated Nick Pedro at LifeWork Search.   Since Nick joined the team he has been instrumental in filling demand planning, supply planning, master scheduling and S&OP roles with companies in the Food & Beverage, Consumer Goods, Consumer Electronics, Building Products, Pharmaceutical, Hi-Tech and Automotive industries. 

“I talk to many supply chain professionals day in and day out and have noticed the heightened demand for supply chain talent across the board, specifically in the transportation and logistics arena.  Over the past two years I have gotten to know many top supply chain personnel and made great connections at leading organizations.”  

Nick believes his timing may be perfect, as just last month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics predicted the U.S. will generate approximately 270,200 logistics-related job openings in the U.S. each year, and close to 1.1 million by 2016.  “Although rapidly growing, the logistics industry will inherit new problems when it comes to hiring”, added Nick.  “Fluctuating fuel costs, government regulations, and rising demands from consumers to deliver products faster and at a lower price will call for a skillset that is harder to find.  This will have a big impact on companies, in all industries, to retain talent in the coming years, especially when there’s already a talent shortage in supply chain.”

 

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