FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Supply Chain Planner

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Supply Chain Planner

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Make Decisions

  • $72,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Supply Chain Planner Do

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain—the system that moves a product from supplier to consumer. They manage the entire life cycle of a product, which includes how a product is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

Duties

Logisticians typically do the following:

  • Manage the logistical aspects of a product’s life cycle from design to disposal
  • Direct the allocation of materials, supplies, and products
  • Develop business relationships with suppliers and clients
  • Understand clients’ needs and know how to meet them
  • Design strategies to minimize the cost or time required to transport goods
  • Review logistical functions and identify areas for improvement
  • Propose improvements to management and customers

Logisticians oversee activities that include purchasing, transportation, inventory, and warehousing. They may direct the movement of a range of goods, people, or supplies, from common consumer goods to military supplies and personnel.

Logisticians use software systems to plan and track the movement of products. They operate software programs designed specifically to manage logistical functions, such as procurement, inventory management, and other supply chain planning and management systems.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Supply Chain Planner

A bachelor’s degree is typically required for most positions, although an associate’s degree may be sufficient for some logistician jobs. Industry certification and work experience in a related field is helpful for jobseekers.

Education

Logisticians may qualify for some positions with an associate’s degree. However, as logistics becomes increasingly complex, more companies prefer to hire workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Many logisticians have a bachelor’s degree in business, systems engineering, or supply chain management.

Bachelor’s degree programs often include coursework in operations and database management, and system dynamics. In addition, most programs offer courses that train students on software and technologies commonly used by logisticians, such as radio-frequency identification (RFID).

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although not required, certification can demonstrate professional competence and a broad knowledge of logistics. Logisticians can obtain certification through APICS or the International Society of Logistics (SOLE). To become certified, a logistician typically needs to have a certain amount of education and work experience and to pass an exam.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Prospective logisticians can benefit from previous work experience in a field related to logistics or business. Others gain work experience while serving in the military. Experience allows a worker to learn about products and supply chain processes. Some employers allow applicants to substitute several years of work experience for a degree.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Logisticians need strong communication skills in order to collaborate with colleagues and do business with suppliers and customers.

Critical-thinking skills. Logisticians must develop, adjust, and carry out logistical plans. They often must find ways to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Organizational skills. Logisticians must be able to perform several tasks at one time, keep detailed records, and simultaneously manage several projects in a fast-paced environment.

Problem-solving skills. Logisticians must handle unforeseen issues, such as delivery problems, and adjust plans as needed to resolve the issues.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Supply Chain Planner?

Send To A Friend

Supply Chain Planner Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Supply Chain Planner Career Paths

Supply Chain Planner
Supply Chain Manager Operations Director
Supply Chain Director
14 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager Director Of Purchasing
Director Of Materials Management
7 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Manager
Senior Manager-Supply Chain Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Operations Manager
Logistics Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Facilities Manager Logistics Manager
Logistics Director
9 Yearsyrs
Purchasing Manager Category Manager Merchandising Manager
Planning Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager
Director Of Supply Chain Management
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Material Manager Logistics Manager
Supply Chain Logistics Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Buyer Production Manager Logistics Manager
Logistics Project Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Material Manager
Global Supply Chain Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Warehouse Manager Logistics Supervisor
Customer Logistics Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Planning Manager Warehouse Manager Quality Control Manager
Production Control Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Plant Manager Inventory Manager
Supply Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Lead Technician Functional Lead
Supply Chain Lead
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Planner Production Control Manager Production Planning Manager
Demand Planning Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Demand Planner Demand Planning Manager
Plans And Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Supply Chain Lead
Supply Chain Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Supply Chain Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Manager Logistics Operations Manager
Logistics Program Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Show More
Share

Do you work as a Supply Chain Planner?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Planner/Buyer 4.0 years
Master Planner 3.7 years
Inventory Planner 3.7 years
Logistics Planner 3.4 years
Business Planner 3.3 years
Supply Chain Lead 3.0 years
Supply Planner 2.9 years
Demand Planner 2.8 years
Top Careers Before Supply Chain Planner
Buyer 9.1%
Planner 5.5%
Internship 4.7%
Top Careers After Supply Chain Planner
Buyer 6.7%
Planner 4.1%

Do you work as a Supply Chain Planner?

Supply Chain Planner Demographics

Gender

Male

48.3%

Female

41.1%

Unknown

10.6%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

12.7%

Black or African American

10.2%

Unknown

3.9%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

35.9%

Mandarin

12.0%

Chinese

9.8%

French

7.6%

Cantonese

7.6%

Portuguese

6.5%

Korean

4.3%

Italian

3.3%

Japanese

2.2%

German

2.2%

Swedish

1.1%

Bulgarian

1.1%

Hungarian

1.1%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Wolof

1.1%

Albanian

1.1%

Fuzhou

1.1%

Polish

1.1%
Show More

Supply Chain Planner Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.9%

Michigan State University

10.8%

Pennsylvania State University

9.0%

Arizona State University

6.5%

Western Michigan University

5.8%

University of Houston

5.4%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.3%

Northeastern University

4.3%

Northern Illinois University

4.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.0%

San Jose State University

3.6%

Purdue University

3.6%

Ohio State University

3.2%

Case Western Reserve University

3.2%

Central Michigan University

3.2%

Strayer University

2.9%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

2.5%

University of Texas at Dallas

2.5%

University of North Texas

2.5%

Sacred Heart University

2.5%
Show More
Majors

Business

39.9%

Supply Chain Management

15.8%

Management

5.9%

Industrial Engineering

4.9%

Marketing

4.8%

Finance

3.6%

Accounting

3.6%

Operations Management

3.1%

Economics

2.5%

Project Management

2.3%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Engineering And Industrial Management

1.8%

Communication

1.6%

International Business

1.5%

Psychology

1.5%

Computer Science

1.3%

Biology

1.3%

Chemistry

1.0%

Mechanical Engineering

1.0%

Information Systems

1.0%
Show More
Degrees

Bachelors

52.9%

Masters

28.7%

Other

10.0%

Associate

5.3%

Certificate

2.4%

Diploma

0.4%

Doctorate

0.3%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary
Average Yearly Salary
$72,000
View Detailed Salary Report
$52,000
Min 10%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$72,000
Median 50%
$99,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Fremont, CA
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Supply Chain Planner make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Supply Chain Planner in the United States is $72,307 per year or $35 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $52,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $99,000.

Real Supply Chain Planner Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 15, 2015 $139,261
Supply Chain Planner (Senior Supply Planner) Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Nov 17, 2016 $135,000 -
$155,000
Senior Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 17, 2015 $135,000
Biotech Global Supply Chain-Long Term Planner Bayer Healthcare LLC Berkeley, CA Jan 05, 2015 $131,934
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 22, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 18, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 17, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 15, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 26, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 25, 2016 $130,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Sep 02, 2015 $128,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 24, 2015 $128,000
Supply Chain Planner (WW Reverse Logistics Manager) Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 09, 2016 $128,000 -
$148,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 09, 2015 $128,000
Customer Supply Chain Planner Logitech Inc. Newark, CA Dec 09, 2016 $110,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Aug 08, 2016 $109,400
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 09, 2016 $109,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA May 08, 2016 $109,000
Principal Supply Chain Planner Medtronic, Inc. Memphis, TN Dec 22, 2016 $100,000
Supply Chain Planner Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Jul 09, 2015 $97,460
Supply Chain Planner III BASF Corporation Southfield, MI Sep 13, 2016 $95,018
Associate Supply Chain Planner Integrated Resources, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 01, 2015 $93,915
Supply Chain Planner Conexant Systems, Inc. Irvine, CA Mar 12, 2015 $75,000
Supply Chain Planner Biogen, Inc. Cambridge, MA Oct 05, 2016 $74,000 -
$77,000
Global Supply Chain Planner Hasbro Managerial Services LLC Providence, RI Aug 02, 2016 $73,500
Supply Chain Planner Solvay USA Inc. Princeton, NJ Dec 22, 2016 $72,030
Supply Chain Planner Cummins Inc. Whitakers, NC Oct 14, 2016 $70,699 -
$75,300
Supply Chain Planner Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Aug 03, 2016 $70,400 -
$84,800
Supply Chain Planner Cummins Inc. Columbus, IN Mar 08, 2016 $70,400 -
$84,800
Supply Chain Planner-Senior Cummins Inc. Memphis, TN Jan 11, 2016 $68,848 -
$81,600

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Supply Chain Planner?

Have you worked as a Supply Chain Planner? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Supply Chain Planner.

Top Skills for A Supply Chain Planner

  1. Supply Chain
  2. Customer Service
  3. Inventory Levels
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Communicate process and service issues to Business Management, Manufacturing, Sales, Customer Service, Supply Chain and Technical Service.
  • Provided Leadership in Business Unit towards Customer Service and Supply Chain goals providing constant priority visibility and influencing material flow methodologies.
  • Monitored development of inventory levels, including identification of reducing inventory levels, red- zone metrics and market specific trend calculations.
  • Schedule and place purchase orders simultaneously working to improve inventory turns, minimize excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Coordinated timely delivery of raw materials to avoid stock outs and production interruptions.

How Would You Rate Working As a Supply Chain Planner?

Are you working as a Supply Chain Planner? Help us rate Supply Chain Planner as a Career.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Supply Chain Planners

  1. Washington
  2. Colorado
  3. Virginia
  4. New Jersey
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Connecticut
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Rhode Island
  9. Pennsylvania
  10. Texas
  • (354 jobs)
  • (274 jobs)
  • (338 jobs)
  • (305 jobs)
  • (60 jobs)
  • (148 jobs)
  • (60 jobs)
  • (38 jobs)
  • (364 jobs)
  • (763 jobs)

Top Supply Chain Planner Employers

Jobs From Top Supply Chain Planner Employers

Supply Chain Planner Videos

Working in Supply Chain Management at Beiersdorf

Inventory Demand Planner and Supply Chain Planner

Integrated Planning - Optimization for the entire internal supply chain

Related to your recently viewed content