Over the last 18 months we have seen a consistency in the requirements for Supply Chain Managers develop.
As companies continue to invest in their supply chain teams, a core set of competencies are essential for the success of the applicant for the role. Companies are now screening for these 9 competencies when conducting interviews.
These core competencies are in high demand and those who master all of them are set up for success.
Companies are now looking for a core set of 9 skills:
This list is also supplemented by soft skills such as:
While most Supply Chain Managers have some of these competencies, very few have perfected all of these. Those who have mastered this skill-set are progressing rapidly in their career and are progressing from Supply Chain Manager to Director very quickly.
As supply chain in Ireland continues to develop into a “value-add” function, we anticipate to see these skills becoming a requirement.
If you are a Supply Chain Manager and possess 7 of the 9 skills, and looking for opportunities to round out the skill-set, please feel free to get in touch with myself or any of the supply chain team.