SCM Talent Group is a national supply chain recruiting and executive search firm that recruits across the full spectrum of the supply chain discipline
SCM Talent Group, LLC was founded in Atlanta, GA by Rodney Apple in 2004. Rodney has worked in supply chain recruiting for the majority of his 22-year career, both in corporate recruiting (Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Kimberly-Clark, Cummins, PWC) and executive search environments. To date, he has successfully filled more than 1,000 supply chain positions ranging from executive-level in Fortune 500 headquarters settings to leadership and staff-level roles across large networks of manufacturing and distribution facilities within the United States.
Spanning almost a decade, Rodney worked onsite at the corporate headquarters for The Coca-Cola Company and The Home Depot where he led professional and executive recruiting for both of their Global Supply Chain organizations. This experience allowed Rodney to gain a deep understanding of end-to-end Supply Chain Management and is where he began building his vast network of contacts and relationships within Logistics, Global Sourcing & Procurement, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Continuous Improvement, Engineering, Quality, Sustainability and related disciplines.
Building upon his successes at Home Depot and Coca-Cola, and subsequent supply chain recruiting projects with Kimberly-Clark, Cummins and PWC, Rodney decided to expand the company’s service offerings in 2012 beyond exclusive retained client engagements. SCM Talent Group currently offers a broad range of customizable supply chain recruiting services that include Retained Executive Search, Contract Staffing and Contingency Search. The firm is headquartered in downtown Asheville, NC and our supply chain recruiters support clients across most major industries throughout the United States.
Founder Rodney Apple began working in supply chain recruitment supporting PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen Consulting as they built their supply chain advisory practices.
Rodney recruited and built the very first Supply Chain department for The Home Depot (1 VP, 1 Director and 11 Sr. Supply Chain Managers) and subsequently led all professional and executive recruitment for their Global Logistics and Supply Chain organization.
SCM Talent Group was officially founded by Rodney Apple in Atlanta, GA soon after he left The Home Depot.
SCM Talent Group’s first client was The Coca-Cola Company where Rodney consulted onsite at their HQs in Atlanta for 6 years, leading all manufacturing and supply chain recruitment for North America.
Rodney landed a client engagement with Kimberly-Clark where he led recruitment for their supply chain, manufacturing and continuous improvement organizations.
Rodney engaged with Cummins to help recruit talent for their newly formed Supply Chain Center of Excellence (COE).
Rodney relocated SCM Talent Group from Atlanta, GA to Asheville, NC and began expanded the firm’s staff and service offerings beyond retained client engagements.
Rodney became the Supply Chain Career Coach for APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain management with over 45,000 global members.
SCM Talent Group purchased a new office space in downtown Asheville, NC, more than quadrupling office space to support the firm’s rapid growth.
Rodney was selected for the brand new APICS Magazine department “Professional Development” where he contributes articles with insightful career tips and advice designed specifically for supply chain management professionals.
Supply Chain Recruiting Services
Your hiring needs will vary over time depending on company growth, economic climate, attrition rates and many other factors. Our broad portfolio of customizable supply chain recruiting services is designed to meet the hiring needs of any organization regardless of size, scope and complexity.
- Retained Executive Search
- Contract Staffing
- Contingency Search
Supply Chain Practice Areas
We have helped numerous clients build, optimize and transform their supply chain organizations by placing top talent into key positions that span corporate headquarters, regional/field offices and hundreds of factory and warehouse locations throughout the United States. Our expertise spans:
- Supply Chain Management
- Global Sourcing & Procurement
- Quality & Continuous Improvement
Supply Chain Industry Expertise
We have worked with a broad array of industries with a strong focus on manufacturers, retailers, wholesale distributors and e-Commerce companies. We understand how supply chains differ in each industry and where skills and experiences are transferable, allowing you access to untapped talent that expands beyond your industry or market segment. Some industries we work with include:
- Consumer Goods
- Retail & eCommerce
- Food & Beverage
- Hi-tech & Electronics
- Healthcare & Medical Device
- Wholesale Distribution
- Private Equity
Supply Chain Talent Solutions
Helping Companies Hire Better
Due to his depth and breadth of supply chain recruitment experience, Rodney has been featured in various supply chain trade journals and news outlets providing expertise on how to solve the supply chain talent crisis, tips on what to look for in your next supply chain hire, and more.
Rodney also authors The Supply Chain Talent Blog and hosts in-house webinars where he shares best practices in supply chain recruiting, talent acquisition, job search strategy, resume optimization and related topics.
Accelerating Supply Chain Careers
In addition to leading SCM Talent Group, Rodney has been serving as the APICS Career Coach since 2014 (APICS is the leading professional association for supply chain and operations management consisting of 45,000+ members in 100+ countries). In this role, he is responsible for providing supply chain career development advice and content for APICS members which includes publishing white papers and hosting corresponding webinars on a quarterly basis. In addition, Rodney serves as the APICS Magazine Author for the “Professional Development” department.
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Our mission is to serve as your long-term, trusted advisor and strategic business partner in supply chain recruiting and to provide you with the most accomplished talent in the marketplace – the right talent, at the right time, at the right cost.