Supply chain professionals with technical and communication skills are in high demand as business booms and complexity grows.

I just talked with several recruiters who see significant growth potential in supply chain management jobs. Thus, they have launched a concerted effort at mid-level supply chain management jobs. They were curious as to what companies need, which types of positions are most prevalent, what types of skills are needed, etc. This compliments what Jack Welch said at APICS 2015.  Supply chain professionals are in demand!

What we both saw is that supply chains are increasingly important to executives. Supply chains are becoming more complex and require higher skills levels technically – along with robust communication skills.  A few of the emerging roles and skills include:

  • Planners
  • Buyers
  • Logistics analysts
  • Import/export
  • Operations managers

What are you doing to make sure you KEEP your top notch talent and to continually have an eye out for what talent you’ll need to stay ahead of the curve? Your competition is starting to think about it. Those with top talent will thrive and have vast opportunities to leapfrog the competition.