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 none 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 these 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 seven of the nine skills, and looking for opportunities to round out the skill-set, please feel free to get in touch with me via my details below.