Logistics and supply chain careers are increasingly high paying, diverse, and in demand.
With the talent gap growing wider every day, ambitious current and future supply chain professionals have many interesting opportunities. And not only that — Logistics and supply chain careers are increasingly high paying, according to LinkedIn’s State of Salary Report 2017.
According to Rob Byrne of Logistics Bureau, “Through its extensive span of activities, the supply chain sector offers wide-ranging possibilities for employment and career progression. The variety of functions involved — product design, procurement, warehousing, production, transport, distribution, sales, for instance — encourage demand for new employees.”
Here’s a look at five of the top logistics and supply chain careers available to today’s professionals.
Top 5 logistics and supply chain careers
1) Customer Satisfaction Director
Automation and analytics are taking over in fulfillment centers, and the options for building a load, planning a route, and confirming shipments are extending. Forbes contributor Kevin O’Marah writes, “Customer contact at the point of delivery may be your best chance to make a great impression and renew the business.”
The industry once thought of the customer satisfaction director as a “logistics manager.” But as technology revolutionizes the sector, this role has — and will continue to — evolve.
2) Distribution Center Supervisor
These are professionals who administer all the daily activities of a distribution center. They manage expenses, minimize losses, and are responsible for ensuring that goods are sent to buyers at the right time. This role requires juggling complicated tasks to keep processes running smoothly.
3) Procurement Manager
Procurement managers are responsible for finding the most competitive prices to buy goods for their company. If you have excellent communication and negotiation skills, love working with numbers, and are adept at establishing professional networks, this could be a great career option for you.
4) Demand Planning Analyst
As a demand planning analyst, you would be responsible for analyzing your company’s inventory and billing processes, managing stock levels, and purchasing goods. If you’re someone who enjoys quantitative analysis, this is a fulfilling option.
5) Supply Chain Consultant
Supply chain consultants provide a third-party perspective to companies regarding vendor and inventory management, or any aspects of their supply chain and logistics activities. This is a great option for seasoned supply chain professionals looking for a career shift, as experience is a plus when it comes to consulting.
These logistics and supply chain careers represent just five of the many exciting options available to professionals these days. What career paths do you find most exciting/fulfilling/promising?
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