Many supply chains across healthcare, consumer packaged goodsand other industries have been disrupted on a global level by COVID-19. While some areas of business have slowed, supply chain has soared, and this is likely to continue to be the case even after the pandemic has ended.
Supply Chain professionals often wear multiple hats and their responsibilities day to day can vary. With that in mind, we’re sharing 4areas of supply chainsyou may want to considertargeting in your job search.
The primary responsibility for purchasing is making sure the supply chain is efficient and cost-effective. These positions are crucial to minimizing overhead while ensuring a smooth stream of production.
To be competitive in this field, consider a becoming a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM).
Key titles to search for include Purchasing Clerk, Purchasing Liaison, Procurement Specialist, and Material Planning Manager.
Demand planning is the process of forecasting demand through evaluating historical data. This is used to support production planning and inventory management. This includes a wide array of roles in Optimization and Analytics.
To be competitive in this field, consider a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) course.
Key titles to search for include Demand Planning Analyst, Processing Engineer, Business Analyst and Product Specialist.
To apply for an entry level supply chain planning role, click here.
Inventory management optimizes the supply chain by overseeing the uninterrupted production and sales of products at minimum cost to the company. It includes supervision of current inventory onsite as well as the flow of goods from manufacturers to warehousesto point of sale.
If targeting this kind of role, consider becoming Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
Key titles to search for includeInventory Analyst, Inventory Manager,and Deployment Planner/Manager.
To apply for and inventory management role, click here.
Warehouse & Logistics:
Warehouse and logistics workers are an essential pillar of the supply chain and are under heavy demand. These workers perform both the administrative and physical functions associated with storage of goods and materials. Amidst the pandemic these are considered essential workers and are likely in demand roles at many companies.
Many warehouses are taking added precautions for the health and wellbeing of their warehouse workers, including staggering shifts. By being willing to work at unconventional times of the day or week, you can be a competitive applicant.
To be competitive in this field, consider a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) course.
Key titles to search for include Warehouse Manager, Warehouse Lead, Production Supervisor,Logistics Manager and Receiving Manager.
To apply for a warehouse management position, click here.
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