Supply Chain Manager Job Description

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What is a Supply Chain Manager?

Supply chain managers develop and monitor a company’s supply chain strategy. Their goal is to improve productivity and efficiency and reduce costs while securing high quality material for their company.

Supply Chain Manager

What does Supply Chain Manager do?

Supply chain managers keep track of logistics and update the company’s inventory. They analyze operational performance and resolve issues. They also collaborate with vendors and suppliers to ensure all operations (e.g. shipping, delivery) meet quality and safety standards.

What skills are needed to be a Supply Chain Manager?

Supply chain managers usually have a degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Business or similar field. They have an excellent understanding of supply chain processes and good knowledge of relevant software and ERP systems. Overall, supply chain manager duties require great project management and problem-solving skills. Make sure to include these as requirements when crafting your own supply chain manager job description.

Supply Chain Manager responsibilities

  • Analyzing supply chain data and performance
  • Maintaining inventory 
  • Supervising and training employees

Supply Chain Manager Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced supply chain manager to ensure our supply chain and logistics operations function properly.

In this role, you’ll collaborate with other departments, such as Operations and Finance, to create effective business plans, so teamwork skills are important. You should also have experience in project management, as well as great leadership and communication ability.

If you meet these criteria and also possess a strategic, analytical mind, we’d like to hear from you.

Responsibilities

  • Create the company’s supply chain strategy
  • Analyze data from shipping and delivering processes to find bottlenecks and other issues
  • Evaluate and report on KPIs
  • Monitor logistics to make sure they run smoothly
  • Maintain supply chain inventory and records
  • Train and guide employees
  • Find cost-effective solutions for supply chain processes
  • Resolve issues that come up (e.g. delays in delivery, accidents)
  • Collaborate with other departments to create coordinated plans for business growth
  • Develop and implement safety guidelines in all aspects of the supply chain (e.g. use of trucks, forklifts)
  • Ensure supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers and vendors to land more profitable deals

Requirements

  • Previous experience as a supply chain manager or in a similar field
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain processes 
  • Working experience of relevant software (e.g. SAP MM)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving
  • A strategic and analytical mind
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or similar field

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