Logistics and SCM is one of the few sectors that registered a positive growth even in this time of economic recession and pandemic. More and more people are getting secure jobs in logistics with high paying salaries once they complete their MBA, PG Diploma, Diploma or Certificate courses in Logistics. Now lets see the 5 high paying career opportunities in logistics and supply chain management in international job market
Supply Chain Managers can make a great living and have a big job with a lot of responsibility. They can make anywhere between $56,000 (INR 4,032,000), all the way up to $128,000 (INR 9,216,000) per year. Now the average salary comes to about $84,000 (INR 6,048,000).
There are many more that they do.
The reason is because sometimes their job can be very demanding and stressful, the decisions that supply chain managers make impact many parts of the organization. If a supply chain manager decides “hey we need to work overtime” the warehouse workers have to work overtime. If a supply chain manager decides “hey we’re no longer going to go with supplier A, and we’re gonna go with supplier B”, that could put supplier A’s business at risk, they may have to lay off people, they could lose sales, and so on. So this goes to show how impactful their decisions can be.
Now additionally supply chain managers may have to work irregular hours at times if they have to get up in the middle of the night to have a supplier call across the world, they may have to do that or they may have to travel frequently to national or international destinations. So those are just a few examples as to why supply chain manager salaries are the way they are.
So the single biggest factor to determine your eligibility to become a Supply Chain Manager is your qualification. All big companies in this field are looking for candidates who has done their MBA or PG Diploma in Supply Chain Management with hands-on practical training in various modules. That alone may help you to land a dream job like Supply Chain Manager. Along with that if you have done internship or work experience, it will make things a lot easier for you get selected fast
Distribution Center Manager is a very rewarding career opportunity. These professionals can make a great living. They can make a salary between $52,000 (INR 3,744,000), all the way up to $118,000 (INR 8,496,000). Now, the average salary based on the research I’ve done is about $74,000 (INR 5,328,000).
The reason is it has a lot of responsibility, and it can be overwhelming and demanding as well. Let’s see a few scenarios as to why the job is so stressful and demanding.
Job of a purchasing manager is highly rewarding as well as challenging., based upon our research, they can make anywhere on the low end of $46,000 (INR 3,313,000) to a little bit past $100,000 (INR 7,200,000)
Purchasing Managers can have irregular hours. They may have to at times get up at 2am in the morning to have a call with their supplier in other parts of the globe. They are also responsible for helping reduce costs in the organization as well. Additionally, they help build the strength of a company by partnering with the right suppliers
Typically you need a graduation with specialization in logistics or supply chain management related subjects. There are some companies that do require you to have a MBA in Logistics & SCM, PG Diploma or Diploma with work experience in the industry.
Logistics Managers can make anywhere on the low end of $45,000 (INR 3,240,000) all the way up to $101,000 (INR 7,272,000)
Logistics managers jobs are very demanding, and can be stressful, they are an important piece of the supply chain function that makes things happen. These professionals have a challenging role. They essentially work in a dynamic environment every day. Additionally they deal with hard complex problems, every single day, they essentially make things happen for an organization.
What you need to become a logistics manager is typically the same as all the other careers that we have mentioned so far. You need to have a degree or MBA or PG Diploma or Diploma with specialization in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field.
Supply Chain Analyst is an intermediate level position. Based upon the research we have done supply chain analysts can make anywhere between $46,000 (INR 3,312,000), all the way up to $81,000 (INR 5,832,000). Now the medium average salary is about $61,000 (INR 4,392,000)
Supply Chain Analysts Are the backbone of the logistics and SCM industry today as they are purely data driven for their operations, planning and forecasting. Supply Chain Analysts gather information to leadership to help them in decision making. They can also help repeat strategic supply chains, and execute those projects to improve operational performance.
Supply Chain Analysts are making sure that the data they send to the management is accurate, making sure to have the right data. Analyze it in the right way is key to making good decisions for the leadership.
So to become a supply chain analyst most companies typically require you to have a PG Diploma in Data Analytics in Logistics & SCM. Now having SQL experience, continuous improvement and data analysis experience is great as well.
In SCM Hub we have recently launched a PG Diploma in Data Science for Logistics. Purpose of this program is to help our students to launch their career as Supply Chain Analysts and to meet the great global demand in this area.
SCM Hub International Logistics Business School is a pioneer in the field of logistics and supply chain management studies in Kerala. Being located in Info-park Kochi, SCM Hub is now crossing its 16th anniversary as the leader of Logistics related courses. We have a dedicated LMS portal for online training as well.
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