Supply chain leaders offer career tips in new guide for executives

Career advice from supply chain leaders from all over the globe has been compiled into a new, free guide for supply chain executives. The downloadable guide comes from Alcott Global, who organise numerous conferences and other events, and provide Executive Search solutions for the world’s top companies in eCommerce, supply chain, logistics, and tech in transportation.

Supply chain leaders offer career tips in new guide for executives
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As some of our readers may be aware, the team at Alcott Global, including Radu Palamariu, the Managing Director for Europe & Asia, produce numerous podcasts featuring executives from the world of logistics, supply chain and ecommerce. The company has also organised numerous conferences, including some huge virtual events that took place during the pandemic.

In 2021 alone, Alcott Global hosted over 200 supply chain and human resources leaders, professional coaches, and trainers in over 50 podcast episodes and 4 global supply chain summits.

A frequent topic during these podcasts and events is career development and skills. Hence, keen to group all of the advice on these topics from executives in one place, Alcott Global has produced a downloadable pdf titled ‘Career Advice for Supply Chain Executives 2022′.

The document, which can accessed here, spells out what today’s supply chain leaders believe to be “must-have traits” as well as how diverse talent will benefit business, and valuable career advice.

Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain, EVP at Philips, is one of those to have her advice featured in the report. During her podcast appearance, she encouraged those seeking a career in supply chain to build resilience:

“As you know, supply chains are always under pressure, so my advice to people working in supply chain or choosing to have a career in supply chain is: build your own resilience. You need to be able to not take everything too personal and at heart, because the nature of being in supply chain is that there will always be something that needs to be improved, there will always be something that maybe goes wrong.”

Manish Bundhun, Chief Human Resources Executive at The Rogers Group, also features in the document. He emphasised the need to keep on learning:

“I believe the ability to keep learning is what separates the best from the rest, the ability to keep learning and investing in yourself. So be clear on always sharpening the saw, always having objectives in terms of learning. That helps people to remain agile, whatever situation comes at them. It gives them a lot of resources.”

The full list of leaders featured in the report is as follows:

  • Ivanka Janssen, Chief Supply Chain, EVP, Philips
  • Mette Johansson, Founder & Owner, Metamind Training
  • Andrew Bryant, Motivational Speaker & Executive Coach, Self Leadership
  • Manish Bundhun, Chief People and Transformation Executive, Rogers Group
  • Michael Corbo, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Colgate-Palmolive
  • Douglas Augusto Guilherme, VP of Global Supply Chain, Ecolab
  • Francesca Gamboni, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Accell Group
  • Robbert Van Trooijen, SVP, Head of LATAM and The Caribbean, A.P. Moller-Maersk
  • Swati Patil Rao, Senior Director – Head of APAC Supply Chain & Logistics, Zoetis Inc.
  • Andreu Marco, COO, Holland & Barrett
  • Jim Carling, Segment VP Human Resources, TE Connectivity
  • Roberta Duarte, Global Headquarters Ocean & Logistics HRBP, A.P. Moller – Maersk
  • Susan Johnson, EVP Global Connections and Supply Chain, AT&T
  • Tim Hourihane, Vice President Global Supply Chain & Logistics, Zoetis Inc.
  • Emer Cunningham, VP Internal Medicine Global Supply Chain, Pfizer
  • Francisco Betti, Head of Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production, World Economic Forum
  • Radu Palamariu, Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Europe, Alcott Global
  • Shub Faujdar, Head of Training and Development, Alcott Global
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