Supply chain jobs are in high demand

Supplying the Knowledge: Which Supply Chain Jobs are in Demand and Should Candidates Expect

Call up a big company, any company, a doctor’s office, the customer service department for your newest – though currently malfunctioning – tech gizmo, even the office of your financial adviser. Chances are all of these places have the same issue: no one knows what the other departments in their building are doing. In other words, they need a supply chain manager.

Supply chain managers, or supply chain analysts, carry a heavy load no matter where they work. They must know every corner and curve of their business which means being able to balance their attention between the big picture and the details. From what to order to how to get it to the customer and then be able to explain why it was done this way, supply chain managers must do it all and they must be as efficient as possible in the process. In other words, it requires a lot.Companies expect supply chain managers to be equally comfortable with working alone and leading a team. Analysts must have the competent math skills to develop optimized financial plans and the Excel skills to create and maintain those plans. Then, at the same time, managers must also be able to meet with the various stakeholders in order to convey the best approach to realizing those plans and handle any blockers that appear along the way. Then, when they do, it is on the supply chain manager to smooth out the wrinkles.

So, with all of this work, why apply? Simple, every company from tech start-ups to power management plants to medical conglomerates needs supply chain managers. They’re the glue that holds companies together.