• 5 Steps to Convincing Your Boss That a Sabbatical is a Good Idea 

    8 months ago

    ​Asking for a career break is rarely easy, but a sabbatical offers more than a chance for you to recharge. Time away can be a vital opportunity for a company to identify stress points, reduce expenses and test aspiring leaders before they move up. This guide will walkyou through every step you need to take to convince your boss to say yes.   

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    8 months ago

    ​Hong Kong’s job market relies on sourcing exceptional talent from the global job market, and it is often the case that you must be ready and willing to negotiate an attractive salary package while hiring for a skilled, technical or senior role within the procurement and supply chain sector.   When making job offers to some of the best candidates in your sector, it will pay ...

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  • Driving Diversity in End-to-End Supply Chain

    8 months ago

    ​In end-to-end supply chain women only fill 15% of senior positions despite making up 37% of the workforce, according to a report from Gartner. How we can we address this imbalance and drive diversity forwards? By demonstrating that gender diversity a commercial imperative - and business leaders agree. A report by McKinsey & Company found that 90% of CEOs said they prior...

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  • Promoting Successful CMO Collaboration in the Life Sciences Industry

    10 months ago

    ​​As the life sciences industry transitions towards complex biopharmaceuticals and highly customized devices and treatments for patients, supply chain operations is also becoming increasingly complex. In the recent report, Dare To Be Different: It’s time to revamp collaboration in life sciences contract manufacturing[1], Accenture describes how life sciences companies and co...

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  • DSJ Global to Host Round Table at Procurement Leaders: Agility & Transformation Forum 2019

    11 months ago

    ​We are delighted to announce that Nick Barber, Executive Director, and Christine Corson, SVP – Procurement & Sourcing Recruitment, will be hosting a round table session at this year’s Procurement Leaders: Agility & Transformation Forum, taking place September 10th- 11th, 2019 in Chicago. This industry-leading event brings together senior procurement executives acros...

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  • Why You Should Always Decline a Counter Offer

    12 months ago

    ​“We’ll match what they’re offering.” It’s a moment that can catch you off guard. You’ve done the difficult bit, after all. You’ve survived marathon interview rounds, had your experience and expertise challenged, and come out on top – success, you’ve been offered the job! The only thing left to do was to rip off the band-aid and hand in your resignation. Unfortunately, your ...

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  • How will China’s surging R&D investment impact hiring?

    about 1 year ago

    ​​In 2018, China’s corporate spending on research and development (R&D) surged by 20%. While PwC reported that Chinese companies spend on R&D grew the most globally in the 12 months to June 2018, at an increase of 34%. However it’s being measured, one thing is clear: Chinese firms are investing heavily in R&D and are almost to the point of parity (in terms of spe...

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  • Christine Corson Named a Finalist for the Women in Sales Awards 2019

    about 1 year ago

    ​We are thrilled to shares that DSJ Global Senior Vice President, Christine Corson, was a finalist in this year’s Women in Sales Awards for the category “Best Woman Sales Director”. This award recognizes excellence in sales management and team development. Finalists in this category not only had to demonstrate strong sales performance, but also how they executed team develop...

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  • The US China Trade War’s Impact On APAC Supply Chain

    about 1 year ago

    ​This article is continually updated as changes occur during the trade war.The supply chain and procurement industry in 2019 has so far been marked by the escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, the US and China, with each country imposing escalating tariffs on the other. Despite a 90-day ceasefire reached at the G20 summit, stakeholders all along the...

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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    about 1 year ago

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Randy Chan, Head...

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  • How changes to the Automotive industry is affecting procurement

    about 1 year ago

    ​The automotive industry is on the cusp of major disruption. On the horizon are mass-produced electric vehicles fully connected to the Internet of Things, perhaps even ones that drive themselves. On-demand vehicles could change the way people own or rent cars, much in the same way streaming services disrupted audio and video. Therefore, many argue it is crucial auto industry...

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  • DSJ Global has launched in Charlotte, North Carolina

    about 1 year ago

    ​DSJ Global, a Phaidon International brand, is excited to announce the opening of the Charlotte, North Carolina office. Since the brand’s launch in 2008, DSJ Global has experienced significant and compounded growth, evolving from an initial presence in London, to operating from five offices across the US including, New York, Boston, Dallas, Chicago and now Charlotte.DSJ Glob...

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  • Procurement Sector Tackles Plastic Pollution

    over 1 year ago

    ​In recent years, the issue of sustainability has become an urgent global topic, with plastic pollution identified as one of the most dire threats to the planet’s survival. Many feel the time is now for corporations and conglomerates that have relied on plastics in the past to find solutions to reduce and recycle throughout their supply chain.​One Word: PlasticsPlastics have...

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  • Supply Chain Management in 2019: The Impact of AI

    over 1 year ago

    ​Artificial Intelligence is becoming more commonplace in people’s daily lives than ever before. From ‘smart replies’ in email at the click of a button (‘Thanks!’, ‘Let’s do it!’) in response to your email content, chatbots so accurate you think you’re speaking with a real person, to Google’s algorithm of course, using machine learning from previous searches to show you the ‘...

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  • Sourcing Challenges in 2019

    over 1 year ago

    ​AI/IoT integrationThe digital transformation is well underway and AI/IoT seems poised to bring revolutionary change to procurement. However, the road will not be easy as the technology is still in its early stages of use; according to Harvard Business Review, just 7% of manufacturers are using it to automate production activities and AI has not been widely adapted in SCM. T...

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  • Sourcing is a Science

    over 1 year ago

    ​As the web of global procurement continues to expand and evolve, so too are the methods used to obtain parts, supplies, and services at optimal price points. Gone are the days of instinct or precedent that made the job somewhat predictable and stable; today’s sourcing specialists must have skills, both tangible and intangible, to help their companies improve their bottom li...

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  • Will blockchain transform the supply chain in 2019?

    over 1 year ago

    ​What is blockchain technology?Invented in 2008, blockchain technology is a distributed database which contains records of digital information that is very difficult to tamper with. It’s a permanent, public record of a chain of transactions, linked using cryptography, accessible to many users who can view and add data. Considered secure by design, it is resistant to modifica...

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  • The Impact of Sugar Tax on the Consumer Sector

    over 1 year ago

    ​The introduction of the Sugar Tax is affecting the way the food and beverage and related industries operate in many ways. From marketing to sourcing, companies are taking new approaches to cut costs and stay competitive.​The Impact of Sugar Tax on the Consumer SectorSignificantly, the new tax has caused the industry to reexamine the amount of sugar they include in every ser...

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  • Supply Chain and Demand: IT Procurement in Boston

    about 2 years ago

    ​Boston is not afraid to do things differently. An open-minded approach to innovation is a key factor behind the region’s phenomenal growth; between 2010 and 2014, the city grew at twice the national rate and added 45,000 new jobs.[1]The willingness to break with convention is also seen in the region’s approach to procuring technology and all related sub-categories. Previous...

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  • Procurement is the Secret to Life Sciences Digitization

    about 2 years ago

    ​Procurement is fast becoming a more dynamic area for the life sciences industry, with innovations such as blockchain, machine learning and digitization shifting it from a back-office function to a board-level, strategic discipline. Professionals with the skills to drive improved procurement performance are in short supply. A recent CPO survey from Deloitte[1] found that alm...

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