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.  

Tribe Supply Chain

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


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

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, Vodafone

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

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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