2024 Talent Trends: Operations

April 9, 2024

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 2024.

Supply chain optimization and IT and tech transformation remain high priorities for operations leaders, driven by the need to enhance efficiency and adapt to evolving market dynamics. Skills such as project management and risk management are essential for driving these complex initiatives and mitigating potential disruptions.


2024 Operations Trends - Independent Talent Project Categories pie chart
24% Strategy
33% Operations
19% Transformation
5% Organization
19% Interim Leadership


Interim Leadership

Business Processes

Supply Chain

IT and Tech Transformation

Manufacturing Excellence


Project Management

Supply Chain

Financial Controls, Accounting, and Audit

Risk Management

Technology and Systems Implementation 


  • Provide an unbiased perspective on governance and standard operating procedures to the VP of operations
  • Serve as interim Director of Sustainability to develop and execute a sustainability program
  • Develop and maintain a cross-functional quality improvement program
  • Orchestrate and lead end-to-end global supply chain strategies
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