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VP of Supply Chain
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Greenville, South Carolina
  • Salary: £140000 - £160000 per annum
  • Description Vice President of Supply Chain Operations required for Global Automotive Manufacturer VP Level $140,000 - $160,000 + bonus Greenville, SC Our client is a leading Automotive Manufacturing company and
EMEA Supply Chain Project Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Brussels
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job: EMEA Supply Chain Project Manager We are working exclusively with a Pharma company is going through a European supply chain transformation. They are looking for a supply chain
Supply Chain Director
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Ghent, East Flanders
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Describe the job: Supply Chain Director A Medical Technology company is going through a European wide Supply Chain transformation. They are looking for several senior professionals
Head of Supply Chain - Food & Beverage
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Head of Supply Chain Operations required for Food & Beverage CompanyExecutive Level Charlotte, NC One of the nation's premier food and beverage company is looking for a Head of Supply Chain
Supply Chain Manager - Healthcare
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Supply Chain Manager - Healthcare Level: ManagerialLocation: Nashville, TNA premier healthcare organization is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager to join their team
Supply Chain Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Title: Supply Chain Manager Salary: Highly Competitive Company Summary: An award-winning company is seeking an experienced individual to lead their Supply Chain team
Supply Chain Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description Supply Chain Manager required for a Growing Aerospace Organization Manager LevelLos Angeles, CA A leading organization is seeking an experienced Supply Chain Manager to join their Fabrication
Supply Chain Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Salary: US$80000 - US$90000 per year
  • Description Supply Chain Manager required for a Growing Food Production Company Manager Level Elwood, IN A rapidly growing produce organization is looking for a Supply Chain Manager to grow their team! The
Supply Chain Manager - Consumer Goods
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description Supply Chain Manager of Direct Procurement for a Consumer Goods company Upper Level ManagementSupply Chain ManagerAtlanta, GA A major Food & Beverage company is looking for a Supply Chain

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.