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Supply Chain Manager

Oversee a company’s logistics and operations in order to maximise process efficiency and productivity.

What's it like to be a Supply Chain Manager?

A key part of the role of Supply Chain Manager is to manage the purchase of raw materials in order to maintain sufficient supplies needed for production. Supply Chain Managers therefore play a crucial role in developing and maintaining good relationships with vendors, suppliers and distributors.

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The role is also responsible for the timely delivery of finished goods to the company’s customers so a solid background in logistics and customer service will be vital for success in this role.

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You’ll need a combination of education and experience to become a Supply Chain Manager. Supply Chain Managers usually have at least a bachelor degree in supply chain management, sales, logistics, or business administration.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in a relevant field, such as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
  2. Gain at least 3-5 years of experience in customer service, logistics or business. Hiring managers will be specifically looking for strong negotiation skills and an ability improve efficiency.

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Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

This degree will prepare you for a range of management roles within logistics and supply chain management.

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Master of Business Administration

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Bachelor of Science

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Latest Supply Chain Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 21 Supply Chain Managers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Supply Chain Management - the heart of an organisation, that pumps the blood (inventory) through the business to its customers.
Reviewer's Qualification
Graduate Certificate of Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Heavy Industry and Spare Parts
The good things
Variety, logical and analytical thinking, and problem solving are key aspects in Supply Chain Management. SCM joins various departments together (Sales, Service / Production, Finance, Operations) an...
The challenges
As Supply Chain is at the heart of inventory-based organisations, it falls between various other departments (Sales, Service / Production, Finance, Operations). Supply Chain can get pulled and push...
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May 2021
Supply chain is diverse function and critical skill at this challenging time
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Logistics Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Supply Chain
The good things
Dynamic, Fast moving and allows thinking on the feet. Learn about end to end supply chain management. Work with multitude of cross functional stakeholders which help sharpen soft skills.
The challenges
Technology is the biggest challenge- having the right tools to do the job is important. Supply chains are critical part of the organisation and right tools / systems enable that.
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