There won’t be a shortage of employment opportunities in the world of supply chain and logistics next year. This $1.3 trillion industry is the largest global job creator. How do you think Amazon publicly guarantees to make deliveries in under an hour? Big Box Giants like Walmart are now able to restock products within 24 hours. Thank you, supply chain!
Constantly evolving in sync with the latest technology, there will be plenty of job security and opportunities following this career path. We’ve listed the top five supply chain jobs for 2019:
Median salary: $100,740 | Number of new jobs: 118,680
Distribution Managers are the gatekeepers of Supply Chain. They organize the storage, transportation and distribution of goods in business. They must ensure the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a favorable cost. Usually professionals in this field control stock, organize shipments, monitor the flow of goods, operate IT systems, negotiate contracts and manage employees.
From the Marines to Uline, organizations look for top distribution managers to invest in running their daily operations smoothly while keeping their eye on the long term goals.
Median Salary: $74,5900 | Number of new jobs: 148,700
The growing demand for Logistic planner jobs in the U.S. will rise 7 percent by 2026, imagine! Logistic planners are the master strategists in the world of freight and transportation. Organizing and moving the entire life cycle of a product, including the shipping and receiving of goods and supplies…Using the resources at your disposal such as trucks, people and equipment you will routinely analyze and solve challenges through a central office. Manufacturing and Freight industries are the biggest employers.
SUPPLY CHAIN ENGINEER
Median Salary: $85,8800 | Number of new jobs: 257,900
Supply chain engineers optimize the production chain. They analyze all business processes, develop measures for improvement and implement them with the internal production departments of the company and/or with the suppliers. They build and maintain relationships with vendor and distributors. In a large company, they might report to the Supply Chain Manager. Great opportunity to utilize strong technical and analytical skills. Also important are excellent communication skills, feeling for sales and strong sense of responsibility. Companies such as Nike, McDonalds, Starbucks, Cisco, Unilever, and Inditex are focused on finding top quality supply chain engineers.
Median Salary: $37,3400 | Number of new jobs: 520,700
Quality management ensures that an organization, product or service is consistent quality. Their goal is to ensure that the product or service their organization provides is as close to perfect as possible and meets all standards and expectations. It’s critical for businesses that their products meet legal regulations and customer expectations, and quality managers work diligently to make this happen. Quality management has 4 components: quality planning, quality assurance, quality control and quality improvement. Perfect career for detailed oriented solutionists. Big employers are manufacturing organizations, pharmaceutical, textile, chemical, healthcare, banks, education and food and beverage industries.
Median Salary: $66,6100 | Number of new jobs: 520,400
Buyers are the people who decided which products get to the shelves, clothes racks and aisles of stores. Also known as Purchasing Agents, they analyze, negotiate, evaluate and research the best products for companies to sell to their customers. Strong decision makers and have an affinity for numbers because the better buyers are forecasters of market trends.Buyers find themselves working in wholesale and retail environments. Often industries such as paper and industrial goods as well as the farming look to employ highly skilled buyers.
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