Supply chain manager

Supply chain manager

“A supply chain manager is responsible for critical evaluation and analysis of suppliers and contracts”

Every organisation has to buy goods and services—meaning that supply chain professionals work everywhere, from global corporations to market stalls. The supply chain manager apprenticeship will train you in purchasing, expediting, inventory management, delivery and receipt of goods, and quality control. You’ll work as a supply chain controller for internal or external contracts, a supply chain designer, or a supply chain scheduler. Depending on whether you take a managerial or specialist pathway, you could be the operational lead on relationships with suppliers and coordinate improvement activity across supplier contracts with respect to quality, cost and delivery, or you could plan, design and implement solutions for new products, modifications and change to existing products and materials, and to plan new facilities within the supply chain.

Duration: 12 to 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely A-levels or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 5 (Higher)—equivalent to a foundation degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum