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Supply Chain Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Supply Chain Manager— Chemicals This client is a leading chemicals development and manufacturing company based in the Greater Boston area. In this newly-created role, the...
Supply Chain Planner
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Supply Chain Planner New Jersey 12 month contract Pharmaceutical Company Our client, a growing
Senior Manager, Regional Supply Chain || Top Global MNC
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Salary: $720000 - $1500000 per annum, Benefits: From 720k - 1.5m HKD (flex)
  • Description This is for the Senior Manager, Regional Supply Chain position at a top global MNC based in Hong Kong. Requirements for the Senior Manager, Regional...
Head of Supply Chain
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Head of Supply Chain  An exciting new start-up with one of the most innovative products/services in the world is currently looking to develop a new...
Supply Chain/Customer Service Expeditor
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Plattsburgh
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Our client has an immediate need for an entry/associate level Supply Chain Expeditor to play an intergral part in their supply chain department. This is...
Demand & Supply Planner
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Demand & Supply Planner A market leading FMCG organization is currently undergoing a complete supply chain restructure and are looking to expand their supply chain...
Global Supply Planner - Urgently needed!
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Basel
  • Salary: $95000 - $105000 per annum
  • Description Global Supply Planner - Urgently needed! We are currently working with a young and innovative Medical Devices company who are growing rapidly and are already a...
Logistics Manager – Benelux and DACH
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Cologne
  • Salary: Competitive Package
  • Description A leading multi-billion Material Sciences/Chemical Company is seeking an experienced Logistics Manager to be based in the Cologne Area. This position is responsible for the...
Materials Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Florida
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description - Supply Chain & Operations Team - Greater Orlando Area A global manufacturing company is looking for a Materials Manager to join their rapidly expanding

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.