Consultants in Logistics
A division of Davies & Robson Supply Chain Consultants

SME Logistics Recruitment

Our small business recruitment solutions are designed to deliver the logistics management and performance that your business needs. We understand that you would like a professional service to recruit your key logistics management positions. A solution that efficiently identifies genuinely suitable candidates without making demands of your time – providing a high level of service whilst remaining good value.


With years of experience advising business leaders on their supply chain management needs, Davies & Robson has a keen sense of the skills, experience, and character required to perform in different logistics environments.

By taking the time to listen to how your business and operations work we can build a picture of who should be managing your operations - the experience that they need, where they might be found, and why the position would be a good move for them. Ultimately focussing on the most committed candidates who are the best culture fit for your business.


Davies & Robson has supported numerous SMEs to recruit key logistics management positions. By taking the time to listen to how your business works and understand the challenges ahead, we focus on matching a candidate’s character and culture fit as well as the skills that they require. We have considerable experience in sourcing, identifying and attracting those that can rise to the challenges of performing in these environments.

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The SME Challenge


The challenge of managing logistics operations in smaller businesses is identifying those candidates with the experience and character to support the full breadth of the role.

Often in these environments candidates assume far wider areas of responsibility than in more straightforward management positions in larger operations. Responsibilities can often include stock management, systems, demand planning and customer services. Identifying those candidates with the initiative needed to identify and make changes, who possess commercial awareness, and are able to work autonomously with a willingness to learn, is crucial to successful SME logistics management appointments.


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    The Brief

    Gaining an understanding of what your business really needs from the successful candidate.

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    Utilising multiple candidate sourcing methods to develop a comprehensive selection of candidates for assessment:

    • Proactive LinkedIn research and approaches
    • Online advertising in select and targeted media
    • Inhouse and 3rd party database resources
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    Establishing the basics: strong CV evidence of the relevant and required experience, location, UK/EU working entitlements, salary.

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    Selecting those with the strongest experience on their CVs – looking for those who have held the required management responsibility, demonstrated a performance focussed approach and are used to an environment of similar complexity and demands.

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    Telephone Assessments

    Verifying candidates’ experience and motivations for the role – Checking their CV claims and testing their assertions of operational performance and people management.

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    Davies & Robson Interview

    Identifying the strongest candidates using our experience of logistics skills and character assessment led interviews.

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    Client Interviews

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    Appointment of Successful Candidate

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Using our Supply Chain expertise to accurately match candidates with your real operational and business needs

Maximising the chances of the best possible candidates being introduced to the recruitment process

Fully outsourcing the process to enable you to get on with running your business

Future proofing your logistics management needs in appointments by listening to your business plans


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