Department of Supply Chain Management - Careers in Supply Chain Management

Careers in Supply Chain Management

Demand for SCM graduates is high, and job placement is close to 100 percent. Supply chain management majors are prepared for entry level positions such as logistics planner, buyer, supply management analyst or inventory specialist. Career-track progression leads to the vice president level in supply chain-related areas with firms from around the world and in all sectors of the economy, public and private.

Within the supply chain, your career choices are limitless. There are positions for those who enjoy working with other people to negotiate deals, and positions for those who crave analysis. And there is an even greater need for those who can do both.

Starting salaries generally range from $40,000 to $60,000. Frequent recruiters of W. P. Carey graduates include:

  • Exxon
  • Intel
  • Honeywell
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Tektronix
  • Dillards
  • KLA Tencor
  • Knight Transportation
  • Conoco-Phillips
  • General Electric
  • Motorola
  • Boeing
  • Applied Materials
  • Walmart
  • Dell
  • General Mills

Jobs in Supply Chain Management

SCM professionals hold a range of job titles and engage in a wide variety of activities, including process improvements, tactical and strategic capacity planning, quality management, vendor selection, price negotiation, forecasting, quality management, strategy development for supply chain integrations following mergers, and developing and using information systems to track and improve performance. These are just a few of the job titles in the field:

  • Supply chain manager
  • Sourcing leader
  • Procurement specialist
  • Business analyst
  • Commodity manager
  • Supply chain consultant
  • Logistics consultant
  • Category manager
  • Materials project manager
  • Import/export agent