Supply Chain, Procurement & Operations

We are specialists in supply chain, procurement, operations and food technology roles with over 35 years of experience across our diverse team  

Our networks are vast and we partner with global brands to SMEs across FMCG and consumer, manufacturing and service sectors. We are here to share knowledge and offer creativepragmatic solutions 

The market is talent scarce, but we have the experience and capability to hunt out the right people. With help from our Research and Knowledge Team, who provide the data, insights and technology to optimise our recruitment process, we engage with both active and passive candidates, mapping key skill sets. This includes building relationships with returning Kiwisas well as offshore talent looking to make New Zealand home. We work closely with our full-time Digital Marketer to promote your employment brandso whether a candidate is successful or not, we ensure your brand integrity stands strong.  


We recruit temp, contractpermanent and search roles across New Zealand, with a strong regional presenceWe also focus on technical roles in manufacturing, including new product development, food technology, quality assurance and technical management.  

Types of Roles

  • Demand/Supply/Planners & Manager
  • Production/Manufacturing Managers
  • Warehouse Managers
  • Distribution Centre/3PL Managers
  • S&OP Managers
  • Logistics Managers
  • Transport Managers
  • Procurement & Purchasing Manager
  • Contract/Category Managers
  • Inventory Controllers/Managers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Supply Chain Analysts
  • Quality Assurance
  • Product Development
  • Food/Packaging Technology
  • Operations Managers
  • Import/Export Managers
  • Vendor Managed Inventory

Relevant Articles

Client Testimonials

Ceres Organics

"Having worked with Dan for over 7 years, I have found him to be one of the most agile Supply Chain and Procurement recruitment specialists I’ve dealt with. His attention to detail, ability to identify the right fit – almost with a sixth sense - and his knowledge of the wider industry ensures the best candidate selections are brought forward – a vital service component when time is precious and talent is hard to find. I highly recommend Dan as the solutions provider of choice to fill those challenging Supply Chain and procurement roles."


Rob Appleyard - Head of Operations and Supply Chain, Ceres Organics

ERoad Drive Buddy

"I’ve enjoyed working with Tribe across a variety of roles and disciplines. Good people who listen and deliver.”

Mike Sweet - Chief People Officer, EROAD


"After 9 senior roles were approved to hire as a part of a significant transformation and acceleration of our procurement team, we evaluated several top specialist search firms including Tribe for the delivery of this project. Tribe were appointed to the delivery of this project based off their business partnering focus, specialist knowledge in the team, and delivery model.

They executed to their SLA’s perfectly, and continued to partner and advise rather than ‘sell’ throughout the whole process. Prior to this engagement, our senior leaders and recruitment team had little understanding or relationship with Tribe. After their delivery, they cannot speak highly enough of them nor would we hesitate to use them again for any Procurement resourcing.

The fact that they were able to execute in a market as depleted as this, makes their delivery all the more impressive."

Ryan Mulholland - Talent Business Partner, One New Zealand

REM Systems

“We have engaged Tribe for several positions in our Purchasing department. We were impressed from the first moment when we started the process: from asking proper questions, professional and rigorous process, asking for full job description and matching adequate candidates exactly as per our requirements. They listen, they promise, they deliver."

Ivan Marin - Purchasing Manager, Rem Systems LTD

NZ Blood

"Tribe were brilliant, three vacant roles, three placements and all perfectly skill set matched. I dealt with Joe Francis, he was great, followed up with me, checked in, put forward great candidates and was a pleasure to work with Joe and Tribe"

Louise Denham - National Supply Chain Manager, New Zealand Blood Service

Rocket Foods LTD

"Joe is an asset to your company. His knowledge of his field and understanding of who we were looking for produced the best candidate."

Matesha Ababa - Chief Operating Officer, Rocket Foods Limited

"Joe is an amazing consultant, and I would highly recommend him to any company seeking high quality candidates."

Lesley Mackman at Detmold Group

How Can We Help

Daniel Percival - Tribe

Daniel Percival

Head of Supply Chain, Procurement and Operations
+64 27 403 0801

Joe Francis - Tribe

Joe Francis

Supply Chain, Procurement and Operations
+64 272964379

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