Professional Logistics Recruiting Services
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America's Premier Logistic Recruiter
Russ Baker is the founder of Distribution Recruiters and leads all search assignments within North America. He is a seasoned executive and has spent close to 45 years working in supply chain, logistics and transportation services with Fortune 500 and privately helped corporations.
Russ has a genuine interest in helping companies and highly talented candidates come together for a win-win solution. His diverse industry experience enables him to identify his client's needs, develop a precise understanding of their individual requirements, and deliver candidates that meet their high expectations.
Over the past 33 years, Russ has established himself as one of the top executive recruiters in supply chain and logistics, and he has personally worked with over 200 organizations in filling their search needs.
Russ received his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Lipscomb University and his MBA in Finance from the University of West Florida. He has been married to his wife, Vicki, for 41 years and has one daughter, Katie. In his spare time, Russ enjoys swimming, cycling, running, and spending time with his three wonderful grandchildren.
Decades of Logistics Recruiting Services.
Russ Baker, the founder, is a seasoned executive with over 45 years of experience working in supply chain, logistics, and transportation services with Fortune 500 and privately held corporations. For the past 33 years, Russ has established himself as one of the top executive recruiters in supply chain and logistics.
How do I know if my company needs a logistics recruiter?
Logistics recruiters need a very specialized knowledge base to be successful at finding the best candidates for your business. For example, you may be looking for a professional to streamline your supply chain management process. The right fit for this position depends on your field, the raw materials you need, and your final product. The right candidate will have significant experience working in a similar industry with a similar product output and number of employees working on the supply side of the business. For many companies, this is a tall order. Even if you could find the right candidate, it’s likely to be a lengthy search process, taking a lot of time and manpower to find and evaluate the most qualified applicants. When you hire a logistics recruiter, all of this gets taken off your plate. We handle the details, and you come in for the final review process to select from an array of qualified candidates.
How do you determine the recruitment needs for my business?
To determine the needs of your company, we take time to talk to you and your management team about what you’re looking for in a candidate. Let’s say you’re a manufacturing company, and you’re looking for a recruit who can get your business up to speed with the latest technologies available in your field. In this case, you’re definitely in good hands. As logistics recruiters, we’re already up to date on all of the most recent technological advances. This means that we’re already working hard to identify candidates who have the education and skills required to plan for and implement new technologies into your existing workflow.
No matter what you’re looking for in a recruit, the helpful, knowledgeable team at Distribution Recruiters is one step ahead. We work with you to identify your goals and the specific results you’re looking for. Then, our recruiters get to work.
What criteria do you use when recruiting candidates?
Our logistics recruiting process is full proof when it comes to finding the most sought after candidates in the industry. If we’re seeking out a freight forwarder, for example, we don’t stop at the core knowledge and responsibilities of the job. We find the best of the best. We make sure each candidate has handled every aspect of shipping with a stellar record of getting products where they need to go in an efficient, cost-effective manner. We believe freight forwarding, supply chain management, and every other link in the distribution chain is not just a science, but an art form built around quality control, cost effective solutions, and satisfactory results.
When does the recruitment process start?
We’re not logistics recruiters who wait for ideal candidates to come to us. We are actively looking for the top professionals in the business at all times. We recruit aggressively to make sure we never miss an opportunity to recruit a qualified, elite professional for your business. Our connections span across all industries and all over the world. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to logistics recruitment.
What if my company is in a specialty field?
Logistics recruiting services don’t end at the most common fields with the most basic needs of companies. Whether you’re looking for a director of transportation, a new CEO, or simply a distribution manager, we have you covered no matter what your specific needs may be. Maybe you need a director who also has experience with supply chain management. Or maybe your nw CEO needs expert knowledge of your industry’s technological advances over the last 10 years. Nothing is too specific for our logistics recruiters. Tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll put together a customized specialty search just for you.
What if the regulations for my business change?
If the regulations for your business or industry change, we are on top of it. Our logistics recruiters are always up to speed on all that’s happening in the world of logistics. We know the exact requirements for employees at all levels, for all facilities, for all suppliers, and for all modes of transportation. We recruit professionals who have all of the proper qualifications and credentials and who are ready to hit the ground running on their very first day.
My company has international needs. Is this something a logistics recruiter can handle?
Just like regulations, logistics recruiters are all aware of changes in customs compliance and the qualifications needed to handle international logistics. Not all industry professionals have the specific skill set it takes to manage international distribution. That’s where we come in. We make sure you get exactly the skills you need in your next recruit.
Once potential candidates are identified by a logistics recruiter, what are the next steps?
All potential candidates will go first through our extensive screening process to make sure they have just the right experience for the job and to ensure they will fit in seamlessly with your corporate culture. Then, this group of qualified candidates are ready for your review. We know we’ll help you find the best possible candidate, but we understand that finding the right fit is extremely important to the success of your business. Your ability to review applicants is a very important part of the logistics recruiting process, and we will be there every step of the way to make sure you’re fully satisfied.
I provide white glove services to my customers. How does a logistics recruiter find candidates for this important service?
White glove services are an excellent offering for customer-facing businesses. Oftentimes, this service is the final incentive that turns a prospective customer into a lifelong customer who is loyal to your business. These professionals need to have the proper skills to do the job and the ability to effectively communicate and provide an exceptional customer experience. It may seem like customer service is less important in logistics recruiting than experience in manufacturing or transportation. However, great customer service may be one of the most significant factors when it comes to growing your business. And there’s nothing more valuable than earning repeat business and referrals from a loyal customers.