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Supply Chain Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nürnberg, Bayern
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description YOUR TASKS Supply-chain continuous improvement: Maintains focus on Supply-Chain performance indicators and on the related reporting systems Defines the BU Supply-Chain progress plan
Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Antwerp
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager A leading FMCG Company is seeking an experienced Senior Supply Chain Planning Manager to be based in Antwerp. This position is responsible for managing overall
Customs Compliance Lead
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$130000 per annum
  • Description Customs Compliance Lead (in fast growing $2bn+ retailer!) Transportation & Compliance Manager San Francisco, CA $100,000 to $130,000 + bonus + competitive benefits package A successful and
Transportation Team Lead
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chiswick, London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Team Lead - Logistics/ Transportation A 4PL logistics company is now looking for a Team Lead for their transportation team in the UK. This company is a Growing, Global logistics company with their
Purchasing Manager
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Procurement Manager A Food & Beverage organization is seeking an experienced Procurement Manager based in Miami. They are looking for someone who can lead and drive strategic changes to their
Material Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nashua, New Hampshire
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A leading life science organization in the Nashua, NH area is urgently looking for a Materials Manager to join their team.This role will manage all materials-related functions for multiple
Sr. Quality Engineer
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Our client, one of the world's fastest growing power supplies companies is looking for a Sr. Quality Engineer to join their rapidly expanding team. This company has received recognition from their
Director of Procurement, Indirects
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Indirect Director of Sourcing A leading Consumer Goods organization is seeking an experienced Director of Sourcing based in New Jersey. Are you ready to lead and drive strategic changes to
Director of Procurement, Indirects
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Indirect Director of Sourcing A leading Consumer Goods organization is seeking an experienced Director of Sourcing based in New Jersey. Are you ready to lead and drive strategic changes to

A supply chain manager is responsible for the overall management and smooth supply of raw materials, equipment, and other logistical requirements. Supply chain managers oversee purchasing necessary raw materials and other equipment, deliveries as required, and ensure that the supply flow fulfills a company’s production requirements. Supply chain managers work to meet and manage customer demand, efficiently delivering final products to their destination on time.  
A supply chain manager should be able to bring new and innovative ideas that will help the organization to deliver its final products to the market more quickly or in higher volumes. The planning or implementation of process improvements may vary from simply reallocating shifts within specific departments, or bringing in advanced technology for better management of parts and raw materials during the production process. 

Job Specification, Salary, Outlook

 A supply chain manager may coordinate and oversee the overall supply chain management, or a specific part of the supply chain. Key responsibilities of the role include developing and maintaining policies on various procedures and general logistics, improving teamwork between the customer service team and sales team, and maintaining comprehensive inventory systems for material and equipment demand.  A supply chain manager communicates directly with vendors and suppliers, so it’s essential for them to analyze the cost effectiveness of the raw materials. 

How much does a supply chain manager earn? It depends on a number of factors, but the average salary for supply chain managers in the United States is $80,378 per annum, with a range of $49,829 - $123,239. Typical factors that impact the level of salary include supply chain knowledge, job location, management skills, experience, and academic background. In the United Kingdom, supply chain managers can expect an average salary of £39,320 per year, with a range of £26,690 - £56,026. Many companies offer additional benefits along with the salary package, such as private health insurance.  

Job Description 

 Supply chain managers oversee the production of raw materials or imports to be utilized by the organization. It’s essential for them to track and monitor the raw materials as they’re shaped, combined or altered to form new kinds of products. They monitor the product creation process to ensure that production meets consumer demand.  They may also work to develop efficient delivery systems for optimal shipments to other manufacturers, for further product development or direct supply to customers.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Reviewing supply chain practices in accordance with new standards, environmental policies, laws and regulations
  • Implement improved or new supply chain processes
  • Selecting the most viable transportation routes to maximize economy by consolidating warehousing, or combining shipments and distribution 
  • Developing cost lists and material costs forecasts
  • Negotiating terms and pricing with vendors, suppliers, and freight forwarders
  • Evaluating vendor manufacturing capability through measurements and on-site visits
  • Monitoring supplier performance to evaluate standards of delivery and quality
  • Monitoring quotas and forecasts to determine or identify changes and their impact on the supply chain process
  • Meeting vendors and suppliers regularly to discuss performance and production changes or forecasts
  • Developing systems or procedures to select or evaluate suppliers
  • Collaborating with other teams and departments, such as quality assurance and procurement 
  • Documenting various physical supply chain processes, such as workflows, position responsibilities, cycle times as well as system flows
  • Analyzing inventories to reduce waste, increase inventory turns, or optimize customer service

Key Skills & Qualifications

Supply chain managers generally require a bachelor’s degree and years of practical experience. A degree in finance, business, supply chain management or industrial engineering is relevant to this position. Supply chain managers can improve their professional credentials and opportunities for progression by attaining certification from an accreditation organization. 

Required job skills:

  • A degree in Business Analytics, Logistics, Mathematics, or a relevant field 
  • Proven experience in research, analysis, data mining, and reporting
  • Professional and job experience as a Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Coordinator Analyst, or a similar role
  • Solid working knowledge of relational databases, Microsoft Office, and ERP systems 
  • Comprehensive understanding of supply chain processes (e.g., warehouse management, inventory planning)
  • Ability to manage the logistics of all aspects of the supply chain, from product creation or development to the final shipment of finished goods
  • Organizational and management skills
  • Exceptional SCM communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Aptitude for troubleshooting and problem solving
  • Excellent attention to detail

Job Trends  

 Most companies or organizations prefer candidates with prior functional and industry experience in supply chain management. More and more companies are looking for qualified and experienced supply chain management candidates (as opposed to materials and logistics), so expertise and professional credentials in this field provides good opportunities for employment.  Overall, job prospects in supply chain management look healthy.
Supply chain management job may be suitable for you if you value variety in your work and are interested in working within a range of different sectors. You may get the opportunity to work for a huge variety of organizations, from manufacturers and charities, small local firms and much larger chains.