SCL Search has focused primarily on permanent placements since 2015.

We specialize in sourcing talent for supply chain positions at varying levels of seniority, from operations management to C-suite.

Exclusive Partnership

There is a myth that multiple search firms will cover a broader search, and deliver results faster.

But in fact, the opposite is true. If you pit one firm against another, they may race against each other (for a brief while) to send resumes quickly. But you will only get a surface-level search from each firm. They’ll check their database to see who they’ve got, and that’s as far as they’ll go.

Plus, working with multiple recruiters can hurt your brand as an employer.  Multiple recruitment firms will inevitably approach the same candidates for the same role, which dilutes the offering and makes it less appealing.

At SCL Search, we partner exclusively with our clients.  We focus on quality over quantity, and we work hard to build long-term repeat client relationships.

Partnering with one search firm allows us to dedicate resources to research, network and headhunt to uncover the very best candidates for your requirements, rather than just pulling resumes out of a database.

Flexible Pricing

We offer 3 pricing models for permanent placements, depending on the nature of the search:  contingency, engaged and retained.

For more details on pricing and which option is best for your situation, please contact us.

Success Track Record

Because of our specialized focus, our fill rates for permanent placements are much higher than the industry average. We will only take on a search if it fits within our niche and we are confident we can fill the role.

We fill over 70% of our contingency searches, and 100% of our engaged and retained searches. Across the recruitment industry, the average fill rate for contingency firms is only 30%.


Hiring managers are often faced with the challenge of filling open positions while maintaining confidentiality, particularly when the role is sensitive or high-profile, and the company doesn’t want to tip off competitors or disrupt internal operations.

Over 30% of our searches are confidential in nature. We might be replacing an underperformer, searching for someone to backfill an upcoming retirement, or hiring for a new position that hasn’t been announced within the organization.

We have several methods we employ regularly to maintain the confidentiality of our clients.


We have a database of over 20,000 supply chain professionals, and have access to millions of profiles through online databases. Through direct recruitment (aka headhunting) we are able to fill most of our job openings without ever posting a job ads.


When we do post ads, we do so in a way that protects our client’s anonymity. We craft job postings that are deliberately vague, so that they don’t reveal sensitive information


We require candidates to sign a non-disclosure agreement before discussing details about confidential job opportunities.


Our standard practice is to withhold the name of our client in our initial discussions. We normally don’t disclose the name of our client until after we have determined the candidate is a potential match, and after our candidate signs an NDA.

Permanent Candidates
  • Senior Director, Distribution ref #9079

    Ref. # 8013

    West GTA
    • 20+ years’ experience building successful teams, managing complex warehousing and distribution operations.
    • Degree in Economics.
    • Extensive experience in both retail and 3PL distribution.
    • Turned around multiple DC operations – conducts root cause analysis through financial investigation and employee surveys, then driving change to fix operations.
    • Implemented robotic picking, WMS, Engineered Labour Standards.
    • Available with 3 weeks’ notice in the $190K range.
  • 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. # 7977

    West GTA
    • Over 25 years of experience in logistics, working for a major retailer and in freight brokerage.
    • Primary focus is setting up and managing carrier relationships.  Final mile, mid-mile, long-haul.
    • Oversees over $80M budget nationally (inbound and outbound)
    • Manages carriers via KPI scorecards for various modes of transportation: road, rail, flatbed, LTL, TL.
    • Led various logistics projects, uncovering cost savings of over $4M annually while reducing damages and improving customer service levels.
    • After 5+ years at his current employer (retailer) he is ready for a change.  Targeting $140K+ range.
  • 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.
  • Director, Operational Excellence

    Ref. # 7963

    Toronto Area – open to relocation
    • 12+ years of experience in continuous improvement, focused on warehouse / distribution initiatives.
    • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from U of T, MOST certification, Six Sigma Green Belt.
    • Led the design and implementation of $22M improvement initiatives for 18 distribution centres across North America.
    • Project work includes transportation routing, optimized picking in DC, greenfield design, new product launches for a major retailer, implementation of automated pick systems, implementation of new WMS.
    • After nearly 6 years at her current company, she is ready for a new challenge.  Available with 3 weeks notice in the $160K+ range.
  • Director, Warehouse Operations

    Ref. # 7962

    Toronto area
    • Over 20 years’ of experience managing warehousing and distribution operations in 3PL, manufacturing.
    • Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from University of Toronto, Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Certificate.
    • Led several turn-arounds including post-acquisition integration of a family owned business requiring a major re-structure.
    • Empowering style of management, led teams of 80+ full time staff with additional temp staff across multi-site operations.
    • Full P&L responsibility.  ERP experience includes SAP S4 Hana
    • Available with short notice in the $145K range.
For more information on our interim management services, please contact us.