March 15, 2021 – According to executive recruiters, the best companies know that to stay competitive in a time of rapid change, consumer disruption and the fast pace of globalization, they need to treat their operations and supply chain as a strong competitive asset rather than a cost line. Complex, global, time-sensitive supply chains and their increasing strategic importance have raised the bar for supply chain executives everywhere. This has made the recruitment of senior executives within the supply chain an active area for search firms.
SCM Talent Group, a provider of professional and executive supply chain talent solutions, recently appointed former Egon Zehnder recruiter Hinesh Patel as senior partner and head of executive search. He will provide firm-wide leadership for all executive search and senior-level client engagements, spanning the full spectrum of the supply chain discipline. “Hinesh is an outstanding leader, and I am confident that his extensive executive search and business management experience will help us improve the value we deliver to our growing and evolving client base,” said Rodney Apple, founder and managing partner of SCM Talent Group. Mr. Patel formerly led the U.S. supply chain and operations practice for Egon Zehnder. In this role, he supported clients in CEO succession, leadership assessment, and talent development strategy, filling senior-executive searches ranging from CEO to SVP of supply chain.
Prior to Egon Zehnder, Mr. Patel was vice president and officer, strategy and M&A with Hillenbrand Inc. He also held various leadership and executive roles with companies that include Milliken & Company, Eaton and Honeywell. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Serving the Supply Chain Sector
SCM Talent Group is a supply chain recruitment and executive search firm that connects senior talent with manufacturers, retailers, wholesale distributors, and supply chain service providers. The firm supports most industries with clients ranging from startup to Fortune 500 and its practice areas include strategic sourcing and procurement, manufacturing, operations, inventory planning, logistics, and quality and continuous improvement.
Mr. Apple founded SCM Talent Group in 2004. He leverages two decades of end-to-end supply chain recruiting and executive search experience. Having filled 1,000-plus supply chain positions to date from chief supply chain officer to analyst, Mr. Apple spent over 10 years leading professional and executive supply chain recruitment for four Fortune 500 corporations: Home Depot (led the recruitment to build their first supply chain department), Coca-Cola Co., Kimberly-Clark, and Cummins.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media