Supply Chain & Operations

Supply chain and operations entail effectively controlling the movement of materials and services from their origins in raw materials to their final destination at the point of consumption. It is a necessary component of most businesses’ profitability, and thanks to the continued growth of internet retailing, there’s an increasing need for specialists in this industry. 

Salt works with clients and candidates across a range of industries, and we find candidates who can help shape your business with its temporary needs or permanently.

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Jobs: Supply Chain & Operations

Job Industry: Supply Chain & Operations

This role will lead the operations mainly for this food retail and distribution business. It will lead the day to day operation, as well as continuous improvement of the department…




About Our Client My client are a running a FMCG delivery operation, and they need someone that can manage their next phase within the Warehouse and Operations. Needs an individual…

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What is a digital supply chain?

The term “digital supply chain” refers to how advanced digital technologies are developed and implemented to improve traditional supply networks. These technologies include IoT, blockchain, machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics.

The second definition of ‘digital supply chain’ is a supply chain that helps deliver any digital product, such as mobile apps, digital books or music.

Recent trends in the industry

Supply chains can achieve the next level of operational performance by utilising emerging digital supply chain business models and turning the organisation into a digital supply chain.

Several megatrends have a significant impact on supply chain management:

– The continued growth of rural areas around the world.
– The pressure to cut carbon emissions.
– Changing demographics impacting workforce capacity.
– Online activities and environment (individualisation, customisation, access to an abundance of shopping options).

Opportunities to further your career within the Supply Chain and Operations industry

Automation displaces workers in plants, fulfilment centres, and procurement, production planning, and maintenance areas. Despite this, overall recruiting is increasing, and senior executives report that identifying and hiring the right personnel is more complex than ever.

Two transformative digital technologies are currently establishing themselves across industries in the supply chain; Advanced robotics and machine learning. Early adoption of these technologies can help you thrive in the future of the Supply Chain and Operations industry.

Salt’s advice for getting a job in the Supply Chain and Operations industry

  • Employers’ Requirements

    Hard skills:

    • Project management
    • Technical understanding
    • Cost accounting skills
    • Troubleshooting, problem-solving
    • Knowledge of cross-cultural/global issues

    Soft skills:

    • Ability to communicate effectively 
    • Time management
    • Leadership
    • Understanding of customer’s expectations
    • Eagerness to learn

    In the job market, someone with a broad and integrated understanding of logistics is a great candidate. People with a natural curiosity and a desire to comprehend patterns and trends in data are in high demand. 

    Successful applicants must comprehend the increasingly complicated technical components of supply chains and express them effectively and succinctly to non-technical colleagues and consumers.

  • CV Requirements

    When applying for a supply chain job, your CV needs to be noticed by the hiring manager, so it must stand out from the crowd. 

    Tips to get noticed

    1. Showcase all relevant experience
    2. Deemphasise unrelated experience
    3. Emphasise your accomplishments
    4. Focus on results 
    5. Include supply chain relevant skills

    Suppose you can provide real-world examples of how you’ve delivered products and services at the right time and place, correct cost, and at the right quantity and quality. In that case, you can probably secure yourself a spot in the final round of interviews.

  • Interview Preparation

    Today’s employers are increasingly conducting behavioural based interviews designed to assess core competencies needed to succeed in the role. 

    You can expect a series of questions designed to discover and assess past performance, which will help the employer predict future success.

    Top tips:

    1. Fully understand the job you are applying for (duties, experience, skills needed)
    2. Commit your accomplishments to memory to help when discussing the situations
    3. Focus on quantifying past results with metrics
    4. Prepare a list of questions about the opportunity
    5. Ask your supply chain recruiter to clarify any questions

Top Tip

"Utilise advanced analytics to minimise disruption, ensure predictability and influence improvements in the company’s overall performance."

— Mia St Hill, Senior Principal Consultant

Speak with Mia St Hill about Supply Chain & Operations

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