We believe every supply chain challenge has a recruitment solution. From opening a factory, finding new suppliers, improving your forecast accuracy, implementing ERP systems and setting up direct to consumer deliveries, we find you the people who can solve, hone, fix, apply and streamline your operations.
With a track record of delivering bespoke solutions and over 80 years combined supply chain recruitment experience, we’re in the perfect place to understand and help you with whatever you need. This page will give you an insight into some of the stuff we’ve done.
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Group Procurement Manager
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Director of Innovation
Global Teamleader Consumer Insights
Talent Acquisition Manager
Global Food Business
Director - 3PL Logistics Europe
Head of Logistics
Director - Supply Chain Development
Global Food Business
Pod's approach to recruitment is a breath of fresh air. Their passion to understand their clients business, the role profile and the culture means that we're able to quickly move through the recruitment process with a high calibre of candidates.
Pod Talent partnered with the KP Snacks recruiting team and myself to help us search for and select a candidate for a deeply specialist role. It required hard to find capabilities, role specific experience and the ability to operate with agility on in our industry. Pod talent took this request seriously and delivered candidates who would take this seriously as well. They were an exceptional partner to resource our needs for our expanding department.
Our requirements are niche and our standards are high, yet I have consistently been sent shortlists which nail my expectations. My feedback has been taken on board and tweaked as our business needs have evolved. I feel I have found a true partner who will conduct a search with as much passion and detail as if conducting it myself.
The team at Pod have been nothing but excellent, providing considered service to both ourselves and the candidates we have spoken to. We applaud you for the initiative you have taken and look forward to working with you in the future.
Throughout the entire experience, they were friendly, approachable, helpful and patient, often going the extra mile and rendering their services even after office hours. I cannot recommend Pod Talent highly enough. Caroline is an outstanding consultant and I, unequivocally, would recommend to any of my compatriots that, if the need arises, it would be in their best interest to work with her and Pod Talent.
As a candidate for a job position, It is not easy to feel fully comfortable during a recruitment process with the recruitment company in charge of the process. Specially if this new position involves moving to another country with your family. You can think that this company is doing their job and only focusing on their own interests. That was not my experience with Pod Talent. I always felt they were always supporting me during the process, providing the information required, giving advice through all the process and try to defend my interests whilst looking for a win-win result.
Pod Talent stand out from the crowd. They are passionate about what they do and have truly invested in partnering with us; really getting to understand our business and culture. They have been able to find excellent candidates for challenges roles, finding people who were both a strong technical match and, most importantly, a great culture fit. Pod Talent are a brilliant partner to any business and I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I have worked with Pod on logistics vacancies in several UK & European locations and have been very satisfied with the service provided. The shortlists provided by Pod are always of a very high quality. All the positions were filled quickly and with the right candidates. I appreciate Pod's very open collaboration, very good understanding of the client’s needs, solid source of candidates both from local and international markets and high quality pre-screening. I look forward to working with Pod again.
I worked closely with Pod to identify a suitable role to transition into. They were incredibly professional throughout and approached the challenging strategically, focusing on skill set and cultural fit to prospective employers. I am now using Pod to support in the recruitment for roles in my team and would recommended them to others looking to recruit/looking for roles.
Pod were amazingly supportive and thorough throughout the process, providing useful notes and giving prompt and constructive feedback, as well as checking in with me after I've accepted and making sure I am settling in OK into the new role. I have to say, of all of the recruiters I’ve spoken with over my career, Pod are the most professional and 'on top of it' with their follow ups.
I had the great pleasure of working with Pod on several assignments in Europe and North America. They showed great professional spirit, thorough understanding of customer needs, and great follow up. I am impressed by their timelines and commitments as well as the great understanding of their field of specialisation. For sure we will together again in the future.
I met Pod whilst searching for my next job opportunity. After our first meeting, they were very quick to come back to me with a potential role. They supported me all the way by providing valuable insights into the company and the role. They dedicated time to connect with me at every step of the recruitment process and I ended up getting a global role for a great organisation in Switzerland. They are passionate about doing their best and very dedicated and I am very grateful for all of their help, I highly recommend them.
Throughout the project the feedback was insightful and honest – they delivered high quality candidates, were flexible when needed and worked with us in a true partnership, and all within pre-set timescales. We have built a team of exceptional procurement professionals because of their belief in KraftHeinz and industry-leading recruitment techniques. Overall the project has been a fantastic success and we would not hesitate to use Pod again!
I worked at Pod for 3.5 years and I cannot stress enough how welcoming and values driven the business is. Now I've moved to an in-house role I am lucky enoufh to be working with Pod as a recruitment consultancy and it's great to see them in action from the 'client' side. If you are looking to hire, I would always recommend Pod to be your partner.
Pod Talent are a brilliant example of what great agency partnership should look like and they are one of Danone's strongest agency partners. They are passionate about what they do and always get to the bottom of stakeholder’s need to secure the best fit candidates for us. They are in all essence, a true business partner and are not afraid to challenge our way of thinking to find the best solution that fits our needs.
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Gousto make award winning food boxes that make home cooking simple and tasty. They deliver fresh ingredients and delicious recipes 7 days a week.
Tails do tailor made dog food, based on your dog's unique nutritional needs, that is delivered to your door!
M&S are a clothing, home, furniture, beauty, food, flowers & gifting retailer who sell both in their own stores and online.
Fever Tree create the best tasting mixers to complement the world's finest spirits.
Little Freddie baby food uses the highest quality ingredients from all over the world to create exceptional recipes that deliver on taste and nutrition.
Indivior is a global specialty pharmaceutical company working to change patient lives by pioneering life-transforming treatment for addiction and other serious mental health illnesses.
Coty were centralising their colour cosmetics manufacturing into their site in Ashford and as a result had over 100 vacancies. The talent team had filled most of them but had 35 remaining roles and felt the local talent market was exhausted. The talent team were also struggling with capacity to manage the volume of recruitment as well as the number of new starters needing to be onboarded.
Pod were engaged to fill the remaining 35 roles within a 2 month period, from operatives to engineers to planners. One of our team operated as a Coty implant, taking all admin work away from the team from organising assessment processes to sending out contracts. We organised new marketing and advertising campaigns and did a headhunt strategy for each role to unlock new talent.
The talent team had found more time to focus on onboarding and L&D so could prioritise important tasks rather than recruitment admin. All roles were filled within a 2-month period and the factory was back on track, hitting its output and customer services targets.
Kraft Heinz had 15 procurement roles to fill in the Netherlands. The TA team had no functional experience recruiting for procurement roles which meant the quality of candidates had been poor, and they had no rigorous interview process for roles. Lastly, Kraft Heinz had recently been acquired by 3G and had a bad reputation in the market and candidates didn’t want to join.
Pod did an employer brand survey of relevant candidates in the Netherlands and found out more about KH’s brand perception. We then created employer branding based on their unique selling points, knowing this would attract the right type of candidate. We sent an implant to work in their office, who also ran interview training with the whole senior procurement team and co-ordinated all recruitment activities, as well as managed all the sourcing of candidates.
13 out of 15 roles were filled within 3 months, and all were filled within 5. The candidate information pack received great feedback and candidates interviewing were both a good cultural fit and interested in the business. The interview process and training we delivered was implemented as a permanent solution in the procurement team.
Danone were re-locating 3 of their business units into a new site in London, and as a result had over 70 vacancies across Supply Chain & Commercial functions. Supply Chain & Logistics were the biggest bulk of vacancies, with over 25 to fill.
Pod were engaged to fill the 25+ Supply Chain & Logistics vacancies plus a few in Quality Assurance, and we also provided an implant solution at Danone who took care of the Commercial vacancies as well. She managed agency partnerships, created selection tools and ran all assessment and offer processes for each vacancy. Pod then created an internal team that were responsible for delivering on all vacancies within the Supply Chain space.
The talent team at Danone had the capacity they needed to run the project and fill all roles. Pod successfully placed all roles we were engaged on across senior level planning, customer collaboration, 3PL management, supply planners, QA Managers and entry level co-ordinators.