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Hot Job: Supply Chain Consultant

Hot Job: Supply Chain Consultant

Published on - 11/15/2019


As the supply-chain side of the logistics industry experiences rapid growth, supply chain consulting is becoming the new “it job” in the industry. Here we explain the ins and outs of the supply chain consultant position so you can examine if it could be the right fit for you.

Job description:

A supply chain consultant’s main duty is to work clients through the process of examining their supply chain issues through tactical planning, procedure re-organization and implementation of new technologies when necessary. This individual helps their clients to develop the necessary tools, methods, and knowledge to develop their customer base, build a competitive advantage in the industry and grow their client’s profit margins.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying clients’ problems, prospects, and dangers
  • Conducting interviews with clients’ employees during client visits
  • Developing strategies to solve client issues and reporting these findings to the client
  • Working alongside client to effectively implement solutions

Skills to possess:

  • Critical thinking and reasoning
  • Ability to work in a team setting
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to creatively solve problems
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail

Why it’s important:

Consultants are typically hired from outside the logistics company that they work for; therefore, they have the ability to provide a third-party perspective into their supply chain operations. This outside viewpoint will allow consultants to give unbiased opinions on how to improve the efficiency and operations of a company without the fear of being reprimanded by their employer.

If you’re a company looking to hire a supply chain consultant in the logistics industry or if you’re a prospective consultant looking for an employer, then contact CS Recruiting to see how they can help your staffing needs.