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INTRO D U CT I O N Welcome to DSJ Operations' Relocation Motivations Report for 2013. DSJ Operations, part of the Phaidon International Group, regularly produce specialist market reports and Industry Insights to provide our clients and candidates with niche market intelligence, whilst further re-enforcing our specialism within our chosen vertical markets. We hope you find this report useful and informative. If you have any feedback or comments about this report or require any information on recruitment and careers within the Supply Chain, Procurement or Operational Excellence Spaces please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adam Buck CEO, Phaidon International

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E xecutive Summary This report provides an outline of global relocation trends in 2013. Compiled from a survey of 258 professionals, it provides a detailed overview of relocation trends for the following sectors: - Operational Excellence - Procurement - Supply Chain Based on survey responses, each sector has been analysed in terms of their likelihood of relocation, and allocated a "likelihood of relocation" score out of ten, whereby a high score indicates a higher likelihood of relocation. Overall, the report has found that:

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35.3% of professionals are currently working outside of their native country.

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The majority of professionals are "likely" to relocate: 56.9% of professionals working in permanent

positions are "likely" to relocate and 41.5% of contractors are "likely" to relocate.

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Europe is the preferred region for both permanent and contract professionals, with 44.7% of permanent

staff and 32.4% of contract staff choosing Europe as a preferred region.

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With 29.3% of the vote, the US is overall the most popular location to relocate to on a permanent basis,

and also the most popular location to relocate to on a contract basis (33.3%).

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Career progression is the most likely motive to relocate on a permanent basis (47.7%), followed by

the desire to experience another culture or location (17.3%), and work/ life balance (15.2%). In

comparison, contractors would most likely relocate to get a higher rate of pay (33.3%), to gain specific

skills and experience (31.6%) or to experience another culture or location (31.6%).

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The preferred length of time to relocate for on a permanent basis is 3-5 years (48.2%), followed by "as

long as possible" (20.8%). Likewise, contractors would ideally relocate for 3-5 years (37.8%), followed by

"as long as possible" (27.0%).

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The majority of respondents would require a 21%+ salary increase in order to relocate for a permanent

role (48.7%) or a contract role (32.4%).

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The majority of permanent professionals (58.2%) would consider relocating for a contract role, and the

vast majority of contractors (86.5%) would consider relocating for a permanent role.

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The main motives for permanent staff to relocate as a contractor are to get a higher rate of pay (33.3%),

to gain specific skills and experience (31.6%), or to experience another culture or location (18.8%). The

key reason that contractors would relocate for a permanent position is for career progression (50.0%).


CONTE N T S – INTRODUCTION

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– Executive summary

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– CONTENTS – regional overview

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– Gender comparison

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– SECTOR OVERVIEWS - Operational Excellence

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- Procurement 10 - Supply Chain 12

– ABOUT DSJ OPERATIONS - About DSJ Operations

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- Contact Us 16

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regional overview

Which region would you mos

NORTH AMERICA Permanent: 21.3% Contracts: 18.9%

E Perm Cont

A Perm Cont LATIN AMERICA Permanent: 2.0% Contracts: 5.4%

ANYW Permanen Contract

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st likely consider relocating to?

EUROPE manent: 44.7% tracts: 32.4% MIDDLE EAST Permanent: 1.5% Contracts: 5.4%

AFRICA manent: 0.0% tracts: 0.0%

ASIA PACIFIC Permanent: 17.3% Contracts: 21.6%

WHERE nt: 13.2% ts: 16.2%

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gender comparison

Likelihood of relocation:

17.6%

Actively looking to relocate

31.4%

Likely

54.9%

Likely

54.6%

Unlikely

23.6%

Unlikely

13.0%

Never

3.9%

Never

1.0%

Actively looking to relocate

Salary change expected/ required for relocation: FEMALES

MALES

46.5%

47.6%

30.7% 29.9%

11.4% 11.4% 9.7% 3.7%

0.0% No Willing to take a change reduction

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9.1%

0-10% 11-20% 20%+ increase increase increase

Willing to take a reduction

No change

0-10% 11-20% 20%+ increase increase increase


Ideal period of time to relocate for:

31.9%

38.3%

6.3%

23.5%

0-2 years

3-5 years

6-10 years

As long as possible

21.9%

48.7%

8.0%

21.4%

0-2 years

3-5 years

6-10 years

As long as possible

Most likely motive for relocation:

1. Career Progression 36.6%

1. Career Progression 28.4%

2. Salary & Bonus/ Pay Rate 19.7%

2. Salary & Bonus/ Pay Rate 19.0%

3. Experience Another Culture 19.7%

3. Experience Another Culture 18.1%

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O perational E xcellence permanent P RO F E S S I O NA LS With a relocation score of 8.22 out of 10, professionals working in permanent positions within Operational Excellence are more likely to relocate than those working in Supply Chain or Procurement. The majority of professionals are "likely" to relocate (60.0%) and 30.9% are "actively looking to relocate". No respondents stated that they would never relocate for a permanent position. With regards to the most popular locations for relocation, with 44.9% of the vote, Europe is the most popular region to relocate to, for the following reasons: -

High quality of life for individuals, family and children

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A preference for European culture

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Opportunities for partners to find a job

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A preference to return to a home country or location that candidates had previously lived in, and to be

close to close to friends and family

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Developed market with opportunities for professional growth

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Same currency, no borders

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Demand for Operational Excellence skill-sets in Europe, and several opportunities

For example, a respondent in South Africa said: “Europe is urgently trying to recover from the recession and

realises that China and Japan are threats to industry. Thus exiting new developments are underway and will call for various experienced people to support these developments.�

Most popular region to relocate to:

Europe 44.9%

Salary change expected/ required for relocation: 49.0% 42.9%

2.0% Willing to take a reduction

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4.1%

2.0%

No change

0-10% increase

Likelihood of relocation: Actively looking to relocate

30.9%

Likely

60.0%

Unlikely

9.1%

Never

0.0%

Most likely motive for relocation:

Career Progression 53.1% 11-20% increase

20%+ increase


Following Europe, North America was favoured by 20.4% of respondents, and Asia Pacific by 10.2%. 16.3% of professionals stated that they would consider relocating anywhere; however no professionals expressed a preference to specifically relocate to Africa. The US was the favoured country to relocate to, with 16.3% of respondents expressing a preference to relocate there, followed by the UK, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. In line with the other sectors, the most popular motive for relocation is career progression (53.1%), and the ideal time period for relocation is 3-5years (46.9%).

KEY FACTS

contract P RO FES S I O N AL S

- Permanent professionals within Operational

- With a relocation score of 8.0 out of 10,

Excellence gained a relocation score of 8.22.

with

60.0% of professionals "likely" to

relocate and 30.9% "actively looking to

Operational Excellence contractors are less

likely to relocate than those working within

Supply Chain or Procurement.

relocate". - The majority of Operational Excellence - Permanent

professionals'

most

likely

contractors are "likely" to relocate (63.3%).

motive for relocation is career progression

(53.1%), followed by a desire to experience

another culture or location, and work/ life

- The US is the most popular country to

relocate to, followed by the UK.

balance. - Europe is overall the most popular region to - The majority of professionals would expect

relocate to as a contractor.

or require a 11-20% or 21%+ salary change

to relocate for a permanent role, with

- When

42.9% of respondents requiring a 11-20%

for relocation, the majority of contractors

increase, and 49.0% requiring a 21%+

answered either "to gain specific skills or

experience" or "to experience another culture

or location".

salary increase to relocate.

asked

the

most

likely

motive

- 57.1% of permanent staff would consider relocating on a contractual basis, of which

- The majority of contractors would relocate

the majority (41.4%) would do so to

for a permanent role.

get a higher rate of pay, followed by to

choosing career progression, experiencing

gain specific skills and experience (24.1%)

another culture or location and professional

and to experience another culture or

With respondents

training as the three top reasons to do so.

location (13.8%).

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Procurement permanent P RO F E S S I O NA LS Permanent professionals within Procurement gained a relocation score of 8.09 out of 10, with 56.1% of professionals "likely" to relocate and 28.0% "actively looking to relocate". Permanent professionals' most likely motive for relocation is career progression (44.6%), followed by a desire to experience another culture or location (20.3%), and work/ life balance (17.6%). In line with other sectors, the ideal period of time to relocate for is 3-5 years (51.4%), followed by "as long as possible" (20.3%). The majority of permanent professionals would expect or require a 21%+ salary increase in order to relocate. The key justifications that respondents gave for such a salary increase were: - To compensate for a higher cost of living and to match market destination payment levels - To remunerate career progression - To compensate for relocation costs, disruption and adjustment, including housing, schooling, different tax

structures, language lessons and regular flights home

- To make relocation away from home a worthwhile and attractive opportunity - To cover the various risks of relocation (eg. loss of a partner’s job) - To support family and to significantly improve lifestyle expectations For example, one respondent currently working in Germany stated: “Based on my own experience working in

three different non-native countries, TAX and cost of living play a key role in your salary, and if you are going to a higher cost of living country, the 10-20% is definitely not enough. This would be a downside for you.”

Most popular region to relocate to:

Europe 41.9%

Salary change expected/ required for relocation:

Likelihood of relocation: Actively looking to relocate

28.0%

Likely

56.1%

Unlikely

12.2%

Never

3.7%

Most likely motive for relocation:

47.3% 28.4%

Career Progression 44.6%

10.8% 12.2% 1.4% Willing to take a reduction

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No change

0-10% increase

11-20% increase

20%+ increase


With 41.9%, of the vote Europe is the most popular region to relocate to, followed by Asia Pacific (24.4%) and North America (23.0%). Of all respondents asked, 9.5% are willing to consider relocating anywhere and only a mere 1.4% would consider relocating to Latin America. No respondents would consider relocating to Africa or the Middle East. The UK is the overall most sought after country to relocate to, with 16.2% of the professionals choosing the UK, followed by Germany (12.2%), and the US (10.8%). Singapore received 9.5% of the vote and Switzerland 8.1%.

KEY FACTS

contract P RO FES S I O N AL S - Permanent professionals within Operational

- With a relocation score of 8.62 out of 10,

Excellence gained a relocation score of

8.09, with 56.1% of professionals "likely"

to relocate than contractors working within

to relocate and 28.0% "actively looking to

Procurement contractors are more likely Supply Chain or Operational Excellence.

relocate". - 75.0% of Procurement contract professionals - Permanent

professionals'

most

likely

are "actively looking to relocate", and 12.5% are

motive for relocation is career progression

"likely" to relocate.

(44.6%). - With 25% of the vote, the Netherlands is - Europe is the most popular region to

the overall most popular country to relocate

relocate to. The UK is the most popular

to. as a contractor. Overall, Europe is the most

popular region to relocate to.

country to relocate to.

- Permanent professionals are split almost

- Contractors' most likely motive for relocation

50:50 as to whether they would relocate

is to experience another culture or location

on a contract basis, with just over half of

(62.5%).

the respondents (50.6%) stating that they

would not relocate as a contractor.

- Procurement contractors are the most demanding in terms of the rate change they

- Of those who would relocate as a

would require in order to relocate for another

contractor, the key motives for doing this

contract role, with a huge 62.5%, of contractors

are "to get a higher rate of pay" (35.1%),

requiring a 20%+ rate increase to relocate.

to experience another culture or location (29.7%), and to gain specific skills or

- The majority (37.5%) stated that the ideal

experience (24.3%).

period of time to relocation for is 3-5 years.

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Supply Chain permanent P RO F ES S I O NA L S The majority of Supply Chain professionals working in permanent roles (48.9%) are "likely" to relocate, and 30.2% are "actively looking to relocate", resulting in a relocation score of 8.09 out of 10. No Supply Chain respondents answered that they would "never" relocate for a permanent role. Europe is once again the most sought after region to relocate to, with 47.5% of the vote. Second to Europe is North America (20.0%), followed by Asia Pacific (17.5%) and Latin America (5.0%). No respondents chose Africa or the Middle East as preferred regions to relocate to. 10.0% stated that they would relocate anywhere. When asked which country Supply Chain professionals would ideally relocate to, the most popular country emerged as Switzerland (20%), closely followed by the UK (17.5%). With 57.5% of the vote, Supply Chain professionals are the most certain that career progression is the key reason to relocate. Other popular reasons to relocate included: - For a new challenge or job progression - To obtain new skills, networks, experience, exposure, cultural awareness and professional growth - To work in a booming country or growth area - For individuals and their family to experience another culture or location - Proximity to family or to return to native country - Work/ life balance - Salary/ bonus and tax benefits

Most popular region to relocate to:

Europe 47.5%

Salary change expected/ required for relocation:

Likelihood of relocation: Actively looking to relocate

30.2%

Likely

48.9%

Unlikely

20.9%

Never

0.0%

Most likely motive for relocation:

50.0% 27.5%

Career Progression 57.5%

5.0% 15.0% 2.5% Willing to take a reduction

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No change

0-10% increase

11-20% increase

20%+ increase


Supply Chain professionals are the most demanding in terms of the salary increase they would require in order to relocate, with half of the respondents requiring a salary increase of 21%+. The most ideal period of time to relocate for is 3-5 years (55.0%) followed by "as long as possible" (22.5%). Supply Chain as a sector has the highest proportion of permanent staff that would consider relocating on a contractual basis (67.5%), of which, the majority would do so in order to gain specific skills or experience (44.4%), followed by to gain a higher rate of pay (22.2%) and to experience another culture or location (18.5%).

KEY FACTS

contract P RO FES S I O N AL S - 48.9% of Supply Chain professionals

- 45.5% of Supply Chain contractors are "likely"

in permanent positions are "likely" to

to relocate and 36.4% are "actively looking to

relocate, and 30.2% of respondents are

relocate".

"actively looking to relocate". - Europe and Asia Pacific are the most popular

- The most likely motive for relocation is

regions to relocate to as a contractor.

career progression (57.5%), followed by a

desire to experience another culture or

- The UK and the US are the most popular

location (17.5%) and work/ life balance

countries to relocate to.

(12.5%). - The most likely motive for relocation is "to - With 47.5%, of the vote, Europe is the most

gain specific skills or experience" (45.5%)

popular region to relocate to. Switzerland

followed by "to experience another culture or

location" (27.3%) and work/ life balance (18.2).

is the most popular country to relocate to.

- The most popular period of time to

- The most popular period of time to relocate

relocate for is 3-5 years (55.0%).

for is 2-5 years (45.5%).

- The majority of professionals would

- No contractors were willing to take a reduction

require 20%+ salary increase to relocate

in salary in order to relocate.

for a permanent role. - The vast majority of contractors would

- 67.5% of permanent professionals would

relocate for a permanent role (90.9%), with

relocate for a permanent role, of which

respondents choosing career progression as

the opportunity to gain specific skills and

the top reason to do so (70.0%).

experience is the key motive for relocation

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ABOUT D SJ O PE R AT I O N S DSJ Operations is a specialist supplier of Procurement, Supply Chain and Manufacturing Excellence professionals. With dedicated teams of consultants who are specialised within a single vertical market, DSJ Operations have unrivalled technical knowledge and depth of network access. Specifically we hold expertise within the following industry sectors: OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE -- Lean, Six Sigma, TPM, WCM, BPI -- Continuous Improvement across all functions -- Business Process Management -- Quality Management -- Plant Management -- Operations Management -- Engineering PROCUREMENT & SOURCING -- Direct and indirect positions -- Strategic Category & Sourcing Managers -- Supply Development & Procurement Engineering -- Global Category Leaders -- All levels from senior buyer to CPO SUPPLY CHAIN -- Supply, Demand and Production planning -- S&OP and IBP -- Supply Chain Excellence -- Supply Chain Process Improvement -- End to End Directors & Heads of Supply Chain -- Logistics, Distribution and Warehousing

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Our business model is “niche and specialist�, delivering an executive search style service at a competitive timeframe. We do not advertise as a first line solution; however utilise our global networks of industry professionals to headhunt and refer relevant candidate shortlists. Our unrivalled global networks enable us to raise the bar on quality, quantity and time frame, whilst operating on a competitive and comparable fee structure. All of our consultants are trained on the full 360 recruitment process meaning they will be responsible for the whole recruitment cycle for each assignment. This enables them to build first hand relationships with both clients and candidates and ensures a smoother and transparent recruitment process. We also have offices based in London, New York, Singapore and Zurich allowing us to network globally 24hrs a day. Operating as part of the Phaidon International group, DSJ Operations is a subsidiary of DSJ Global.

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LONDON

SINGAPORE

NEW YORK

ZURICH

33 King William Street

Samsung Hub

245 Park Avenue

Stockerhof

8th Floor

3 Church Street, #09-02

39th Floor

Dreikoenigstrasse 31 A

London, EC4R 9AS

Singapore, 048493

New York, NY 10167

Switzerland, 8002 Zurich

T +44 203 005 5565

T +65 6589 4458

T +1 212 209 7311

T +41 44 208 3 680

* In Switzerland, DSJ Global operates as a trading style of Phaidon Capital (Schweiz) GmbH.

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enquiries@dsjglobal.com www.dsjoperations.com

LONDON

SINGAPORE

NEW YORK

ZURICH

33 King William Street

Samsung Hub

245 Park Avenue

Stockerhof

8th Floor

3 Church Street, #09-02

39th Floor

Dreikoenigstrasse 31 A

London, EC4R 9AS

Singapore, 048493

New York, NY 10167

Switzerland, 8002 Zurich

T +44 203 005 5565

T +65 6589 4458

T +1 212 209 7311

T +41 44 208 3 680

* In Switzerland, DSJ Global operates as a trading style of Phaidon Capital (Schweiz) GmbH.

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