July 9, 2018 – Executive search firm ON Partners has named longtime supply chain veteran Heidi Hoffman as partner and leader of its supply chain practice. She will be based in the firm’s Atlanta office.
Considered a pioneer in the recruitment of senior supply chain executives, Ms. Hoffman specializes in the recruitment and development of senior executives in strategic sourcing, procurement, manufacturing, operations, logistics, distribution, customer service, planning, quality, engineering and operational excellence for industrial, consumer, retail, life sciences and technology companies globally.
“We are extremely fortunate to have someone with Heidi’s level of expertise and industry knowledge joining the ON team,” said Tim Conti, ON Partners’ co-founder and managing partner. “Her fantastic track record in the executive search space and specifically in placing supply chain executives is a real asset to the firm and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her join us.”
Ms. Hoffman’s management and consulting experience spans more than 20 years. Most recently, she served as a senior client partner at Korn Ferry, where she led the firm’s global supply chain center of expertise in North America. Previously, she was with Russell Reynolds, where she founded and led the firm’s global supply chain practice and headed the North American industrial sector.
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Earlier in her career, Ms. Hoffman was a member of the operations group of Booz & Company, where she consulted on supply chain, process redesign, productivity improvement and change management initiatives for a wide range of manufacturing and services companies.
Ms. Hoffman is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Institute for Supply Management. She also serves on the leadership council of Franklin and Marshall College.
With a primary focus on technology, energy/clean tech, consumer, industrial and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-suite, board directors and senior executive talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. The firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Menlo Park, CA, Minneapolis, MN and San Francisco.
Supply Chain Sector
According to recruiters, globalization, digital disruption, financial markets, low-cost country sourcing and customer service pressures have transformed supply chain from a tactical function into a strategic one. Global recruiters Spencer Stuart says that as speed to market, fulfillment rates and a global footprint become competitive advantages, companies need supply chain leaders with the right mix of business and financial acumen, risk management skills, and international experience.
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In addition, the logistics and supply chain business will be looking to fill 1.4 million jobs between now and 2018, according to a new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Annual Industry report, developed in collaboration with Deloitte.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in logistics are estimated to grow by 26 percent between 2010 and 2020. By 2020, 70 percent of the world’s companies will use advances such as predictive analytics and wearable technology in their supply chains, said Deloitte. “This shift will have a deep impact on the roles and skill sets required in the future,” said Morgan Philips Executive Search, which specializes in the supply chain sector. “Companies will require candidates with a complete understanding of the business to effectively assimilate emerging technologies and add value to their supply chain.”
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