Trends by Function: Operations

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key operations trends for 2022.

Business processes, supply chains, and digital and data adoption are top of mind for operations teams in 2022. As they seek to build resilience, efficiency, and innovation within their organizations, leaders within this function are finding independent experts to be a critical source of fast, flexible expertise and in-demand skills to drive their initiatives forward.


2022 Operations Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart

38% Strategy
37% Operations
9% Interim Leadership
9% Organization
7% Transformation



Business Processes

Supply Chain

Innovation and R&D

Business Intelligence and Analytics

Product Strategy and Launch

Human Capital

Interim Leadership

Organizational Effectiveness

Digital Strategy


Project Management

Supply Chain

Clinical Operations

Organizational Design and Workforce Planning

Program Management Office (PMO)

Regulatory Strategy, Process, and Submissions

Process Optimization and Transformation


  • Implement a continuous improvement platform to expedite drug development activities and ensure the team is operating efficiently
  • Establish best practices and processes for supply chain operations including creating a hypothesis, conducting analysis, making recommendations, and building a roadmap for implementation
  • Scope and launch a multi-year cost and customer experience optimization program
  • Manage end-to-end go-to-market portfolio to streamline strategy through global fulfillment and logistics team


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