Supply Chain Managers :

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

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Indiana Average Salary $70,740.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 10,468
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.24 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Following Directions
Intellectual Risk-taking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Approve changes to business processes
Establish project teams
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Approve expenditures
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Determine administrative policies or standards
Follow office related safety procedures and regulations
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage project life cycle
Manage quality control activities
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage organizational facilities
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Manage project teams
Supervise personnel involved in business operations or analytics
Assign work to staff or employees
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments

Documenting/Recording Information

Write project charter
Prepare forms or applications
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation
Document organizational or operational procedures
Maintain personnel records
Maintain records, reports, or files associated with business operations or analytics
Prepare post project assessment report
Prepare reports related to compliance matters
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Maintain record of organization expenses

Thinking Creatively

Develop staff policies
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Develop computer or data information systems
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or organizational methods or procedures
Develop operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop safety procedures and regulations
Establish employee performance standards

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Examine marketing materials to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor project scope guidelines
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Monitor performance of others
Track facility or production costs

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate program effectiveness
Conduct progress and production reviews
Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities
Evaluate business or management strategies
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate information from employment interviews
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time

Developing Objectives and Strategies

Define project scope
Establish project closure requirements
Develop program or project objectives
Develop organizational goals or objectives
Develop project communication strategies
Develop supply chain strategies

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Analyze financial records to improve efficiency
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Evaluate project status, progress, outputs, or results
Analyze forecasting data to improve business decisions

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