A supply chain project manager provides front-end support to new business developments and strategic alliances from a supply chain standpoint, including contract negotiation and definition and operational delivery. This position works closely with all areas of the organization, such as sales, finance, operations, etc.
Their responsibilities and duties include creating the company's supply chain strategy and analyzing data from shipping and delivering to find issues. A supply chain project manager also evaluates and reports on KPIs, monitors logistics, and maintains supply chain inventory and records. They might also have to train and guide employees, find cost-effective solutions, and collaborate with other departments.
The position requires skills like attention to detail, strong communication, creative problem solving, a strategic and analytical mind, and proficiency in relevant computer software. A bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics, or a similar field is the minimum educational requirement along with relevant proven work experience.
As a supply chain project manager, you will be required to perform a lot of duties, but you'll be compensated for them handsomely. The average hourly salary for a supply chain project manager is $41.85, which equates to $87,062 annually.