What does a Supply Chain Manager do?

A Supply Chain Manager has an important role in the planning, organizing and carrying out of large-scale projects. A Supply Chain Manager reviews data and then enacts a plan in order to make improvements to the supply chain system. They work to promote top-notch performance from workers and lower the overall costs of items used in projects.

A Supply Chain Manager is the contact point for many large purchases made from outside of the company for projects. They ensure fair prices and negotiate with company representatives to set to it the parent company is receiving the best possible price for good solid. Additionally, a Supply Chain Manager had detailed awareness of stock on hand and actively monitor what is being used and support builders by making sure they have the tools needed.

  • Seek to improve all aspects of the supply chain department by reviewing current methodology and processes
  • Work closely with the IT department to create effective databases to manage and organize warehouse inventory
  • Train and instruct other members of the Supply Chain team
  • Maintain a friendly and professional relationship with vendors while promoting company initiatives and values
  • Research and seek out the most cost-efficient shipment procedures and methods
  • Organize and oversee inventory by keeping a detailed database of available inventory and expected usage per project
  • Research partner companies and seek to negotiate best-price contracts to increase business revenue
  • Plan and implement supply chain optimization projects
  • Experience managing and improving supply chain data, information and processes
  • Actively seek to improve all aspects of the supply chain by streamlining steps and locating the best prices for inventory
  • Professional communication skills are essential when conversing and negotiating with vendors
  • Exceptional ability to conceptualize large-picture projects and foresee challenges and needs to be addressed
  • Top-level understanding of all aspects of supply chain processes
  • Ability to research companies and determine the best vendors to reach out to for various projects
  • Previous experience with Supply Chain Management is essential
  • Experience working in and maintaining databases using Microsoft Excel and others relevant to company processes
  • Supply Chain Management certification is strongly preferred

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
6%
2 - 4
30%
5 - 7
41%
8+
23%

Common Skill Sets

Bridge Builder
MS EXCEL
SAP ERP
Oracle ERP Cloud
Decision Making
Powerpoint
Data Structures
Highly Organized

Supply Chain Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Supply Chain Manager
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L4
Leader of Supply Chain
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Supply Chain Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

CA$87,778 /yr
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CA$56k
Median: CA$88k
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