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

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Client Testimonials

Brooke Riley - Head of HR, Trilogy  image

After our return to the office post COVID-19 lockdown we had a few staff members we needed to recruit – and FAST.  I put the emphasis on fast as it was so key to the success of the roles that we were hiring.

We felt so lucky to have the support of Lidya, Georgia and Yannie on the three hires that we needed (and Emma you too – it’s always just really great knowing you are there and able to pick up the phone when I need it).  They were super responsive, submitted amazing candidates, and all in record time!  All three of them made the recruitment process so easy for us – ensuring they only submitted the right candidates for our business, who were in our budget and who could work within our timeframes.  We ended up hiring three superb employees and I’m so thankful that we had the Tribe team to help us as we couldn’t have done it without them.

What I loved the most was how fast the team were to respond and how well they “got” what type of person we needed.  Even the reference checks were submitted in record time. 

Brooke Riley - Head of HR, Trilogy

Watch: Josie Lambert – FOOD NATION, Co-founder image

“Tribe Team and Yannie our Consultant in Supply Chain & Operations listened to our requirements, helped shape our thinking on what we needed, and then found the perfect team member to join us. We were an emerging start-up looking for our first team member to join the business and had no job description to start with. Tribe helped to mould the role around top talent in the market, searched locally and internationally to ensure they could meet the broad skillset and expertise we were after. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the Tribe Team again.”

Watch: Josie Lambert – FOOD NATION, Co-founder

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

"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

Harley Gee - Operations Manager, Shimano NZ image

"We approached Tribe needing help with an unconventional and hybrid role within our business. The role involved Demand Planning and Financial Analyst work. Yannie listened to our needs, she knew the landscape of Supply Chain careers and talent out in the market and was quick to present several candidates. Her and Jackie in the Finance team at Tribe worked together to ensure they uncovered all options. We were able to hire a great candidate within a week’s time of working with Yannie, on what was a challenging role! Not only did our hire have the right technical background, but most importantly they fitted in well with our team - and they have proved to be a great fit with our culture. I would highly recommend Yannie for any supply chain recruitment needs and sourcing great Demand Planners."

Harley Gee - Operations Manager, Shimano NZ

Mike Sweet - Chief People Officer, EROAD image

"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

Andy Huge - Chief Operating Officer, FOODCHAIN image

"Tribe have been amazing, nailed the client brief in three assignments out of three, presenting exactly the calibre of candidate we are looking for!" 

Andy Huge - Chief Operating Officer, FOODCHAIN

Loren Astridge - General Manager, Bevie image

"Yannie was heavily involved in the initial brief and took both jobs running at full pace.  I simply can’t fault her approach, communication and promptness of reply.  She made my job as a hiring manager incredibly easy – listened to feedback and very quickly and competently put very good candidates in front of us.  She was very responsive on email  I am incredibly happy with our selection and the whole process was very easy and efficient. 

Yannie is outstanding – do all you can to keep her is my advice."

Loren Astridge - General Manager, Bevie

Ryan Mulholland - Talent Business Partner, Vodafone image

"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, Vodafone

How Can We Help

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Daniel Percival

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

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Brad Gatehouse

Head of Accounting & Finance
+64 27 611 3638

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Joe Francis

Supply Chain & Operations
+64 272964379

Bringing value to you beyond your next role
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Yannie Chen

Supply Chain & Operations
+64 27 245 2641