APICS, Inc. (APICS) is a professional association for supply chain management professionals. We provide research, education and certification programs. APICS has over 45,000 members and approximately 300 channel partners in 100 countries. APICS is committed to advancing supply chains and developing people.
How to Get Hired
We asked APICS, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
We pride ourselves on having developed a strong collaborative environment among our employees. While each team has its own set of priorities, every single employee is expected to acknowledge and respect other team priorities, even when they may conflict with an individual's own work timelines and priorities. Therefore, when hiring, we look for candidates that are strong team players, that have demonstrated listening skills as well as good communication/interpersonal skills.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees should match their skills and experiences to the positions we're looking to fill. It's not necessary to know supply chain, but it is necessary for us to see that candidates embrace and value ongoing professional learning. And we love when prospective employees show us that they are familiar with the need to analyze data and use that analysis to make better business decisions.
If you interview with us, be pleasant and courteous. We do our best to put candidates at ease, so if we ask you to explain what you do in your spare time, or to describe the last book you've read, don't be surprised. We want to make sure we're learning about the real you, and we do our best to put you at ease.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We recently restructured the organization, and we've hired a number of candidates into data analysis/project management positions. Our hiring needs this year likely will be focused on replacing employees we lose through attrition.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Interested candidates should monitor our job postings on www.apics.org. Candidates can learn about what we do by following us on social media, and reading our blog discussions about trends in supply chain management. Becoming involved in our volunteer community might also help a candidate demonstrate they are familiar with our products.