The management capabilities of HR/HC/MC Drivers are being considered, especially for large logistics companies who operate on rotating shifts. In order to manage driver fatigue as well as support a progressive company culture, drivers are more regularly being reviewed for their ability to step up into management positions.
NSW is a candidate short market and more employers are focusing on cultural fit and skills rather than industry and systems experience.
We are finding that more roles are becoming broader especially within small to medium sized businesses. For example an inventory controller could be expected to have a forklift licence and some purchasing experience.
We are seeing more opportunities become available at the mid-level up to Warehouse Manager at the $100k salary mark. Whilst the senior end of the market is relatively quiet at the moment and there isn’t a lot of movement of Supply Chain Managers and Logistics Managers.
Salary levels have plateaued which could account for the lack of candidate movement.
Hotspots of demand
In NSW Demand & Inventory Planners continue to be an area of shortage with technical skills, communication skills and cultural fit being extremely important to employers recruiting for these roles.
Transport Allocators are also in demand but candidates are not being enticed to move, as generally employers are not offering the right level of salary for this position.
Candidates across the board are not in abundance at the moment at the mid-level salary range of $70 - $100k. This is forcing companies to offer competitive salary packages and progression opportunities if they want to attract top talent.