We provide rapid access to high-impact supply chain executives.

At SCL Search, our primary focus is permanent placements, but when an executive leaves their position or a critical project is underway, it’s important to secure an interim resource fast.

We deliver the help your team needs when you need it most.

Whether you need an interim professional to help transform an operation or function, effectively manage logistics operations or people, we’ll help you find the right person for the time you need them.

We focus on interim roles in:

  • Executive level
  • Mid- to senior-leadership and management roles
  • Functional specialists in supply chain planning, technology implementation, industrial engineering

Why interim staff may be needed

There are many reasons interim placements may be necessary – some planned, some unexpected.


You may need to quickly fill the position of a member of staff who has resigned or been dismissed. You may need to cover maternity, sick leave, or a sabbatical. Sometimes it is to do with business restructuring, a merger or acquisition.


You may have a specific issue to address, fix or improve, a short-term goal that needs a certain skill such as implementation of automation or a new warehouse management software.


It may be that you can’t find a permanent hire fast enough but need to fill a role in the short term while the right candidate is found.


Increasingly, businesses are choosing to hire interim executives with a specific set of skills and niche expertise to solve a problem or lead a set project. It enables them to address a temporary skills shortage without increasing headcount.

Interim Candidates
  • Vice President, Operations

    Ref. # 7987

    Toronto, ON
    • Over 25 years of leadership experience in supply planning, transportation, distribution.
    • Worked in CPG and food manufacturing, retail distribution.
    • MBA, Bachelor of Science (Engineering), Six Sigma, Project Management certifications.
    • Managed teams of over 300 staff with budgets in excess of $60M.
    • Implemented new ERP systems on multiple occasions, re-aligned people, process and systems, identified and mitigated organizational risks.
    • Transformational leader, created and implemented supply chain strategy, vision and mission within multiple organizations.
    • Available immediately, targeting $250K base (flexible).
  • Director, Transportation

    Ref. # 7986

    North of Toronto, ON
    • Over 30 years’ experience managing complex transportation operations.
    • Experience is primarily non-asset based ground transport, complex national and international transportation management.
    • Managed Pricing, Integration & Implementation, Operations & administration teams.
    • Led the implementation of a new TMS and GPS tracking systems.
    • Ensured compliance in highly regulated environments.
    • Available immediately at $130K (flexible).
  • SVP Supply Chain

    Ref. # 7964

    Toronto area
    • 25 years of global experience in supply chain, manufacturing and operations.
    • BA, Lean Six Sigma certification.
    • Transformational leader, proven track record in leading supply chain transformations for omni-channel retailers and CPG manufacturers.
    • Created supply and demand planning processes, developed global S&OP processes.
    •  Identified cost savings of over $15M through improvements to planning and product quality.
    • Targeting a permanent role in the GTA, but open to an interim leadership role.  Target compensation in the $310K+ range.
For more information on our interim management services, please contact us.