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Supply Chain Manager Job Description (2023)

The following is a sample job description for a Supply Chain Manager to reference when building your resume. Assess the qualifications and requirements listed to get an understanding of what you need to include on your resume for what employers expect in this field.


A Supply Chain Manager is a business leader who is responsible for managing the flow of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. They work with suppliers, customers, and other partners to ensure that the company’s products are available when needed at reasonable prices. They also help identify ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs.

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  • Determining inventory needs based on sales data collected from customers and other sources
  • Planning routes for transporting goods from one location to another based on factors such as distance, weather conditions and seasonal changes
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers for raw materials needed by the company’s production process
  • Developing strategies for improving efficiency throughout the supply chain so that costs can be reduced without sacrificing quality standards
  • Creating and implementing a strategy to ensure that there are enough materials and products on hand to meet demand while reducing costs associated with production and distribution
  • Auditing vendors to make sure they’re following all regulations, policies, and procedures set by the company
  • Manage all aspects of a supply chain, including distribution, inventory management, and vendor relationships
  • Oversee staff working on the supply chain to ensure that they are meeting objectives and deadlines; set standards and procedures for workflow; train employees in new technologies or practices as necessary; hire, train and supervise workers as needed; evaluate performance of employees based on job descriptions and goals set forth by management; provide feedback that helps improve performance; assist in training new personnel or contractors when necessary


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or in a related field. 
  • At least 5 years of experience managing either logistics or purchasing departments in an organization
  • A solid understanding of the principles and practices of supply chain management, including inventory control, transportation planning, and logistics management
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions on your own without being constantly supervised
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Docs, Drop Box
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbal and written)

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