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Top Careers in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Careers in logistics and supply chain management are in great demand with plenty of opportunities for professionals looking to integrate and optimise the product delivery process to customers. Here we focus on a few popular options.

Procurement Manager

A procurement manager is responsible for buying goods for the company by securing acquisitions at the most competitive prices. The position offers an excellent career opportunity for candidates who are highly skilled in communication, negotiation and networking.

Aside from a professional qualification and managerial acumen, one can also enter this role by gaining the experience and required skills while working as an assistant in the procurement department.

Other management roles to consider: production manager, warehouse manager.

Demand Planning Analyst

Demand planning involves all the processes required in an organisation to ensure the correct management of stock levels, inventory, and billing processes.

A role as Demand Planning Analyst involves a significant quantitative analysis and careful planning on the job and requires strong math skills and attention to detail.

Other planning and analyst jobs to consider: operations research, inventory manager.

Distribution Centre (DC) Supervisor

The responsibilities of a Distribution Centre Supervisor include the daily management of the distribution centre and the timely delivery of products to customers.

Good financial and time management skills are must-haves to manage expenses, maximising output and minimising loss. Although relevant training and qualifications are preferable, practical experience is appreciated.

Other similar roles to consider: warehouse supervisor/manager.

Supply Chain Consultant

A rewarding area of specialisation in the logistics and supply chain field is consultancy. A supply chain consultant advises businesses on supply chain activities, vendor and inventory management.

Accumulating practical supply chain experience, additional qualifications, and working towards a managerial position can all become the entry ticket to a consultancy-based role in the industry.

Other similar consulting roles: customer relations consultant

If you are looking to enter or work in the supply chain and logistics field, focus on developing a good understanding of the industry and its processes. Also, keep up to speed with new trends and practices as this is a very dynamic industry.

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Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector.

Our agency specialises in professional placements (senior and specialist talent) and exclusive skills recruitment to a wide range of industries, including JSE’s top 100 companies, SMEs and the Public Sector. -- Patricia Koekemoer

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2 Comments
    • Muneer
      Apr 01, 2018 21:39 pm Reply

      Sir I had completed diploma in shipping aircargo and logistics management.
      And graduated in ba english

      • admin
        Apr 30, 2018 15:30 pm Reply

        Good day,

        Thank you for the comment. Please keep an eye on our jobs page for positions you qualify for.

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