Supply chain officer

Supply chain officer

“A supply chain officer organises, prepares, sends and tracks the delivery of goods”

Every organisation has to buy goods and services and this means that supply chain professionals work everywhere, from global corporations to market stalls. For many organisations, their biggest cost is the goods and services bought from third parties. This includes all the costs of managing supply including purchasing, expediting, inventory management, delivery and receipt of goods and quality control. Supply chains within and across all other sectors are reliant on the effectiveness of the people who work within them. As an apprentice supply chain officer, you’ll work as a supply chain officer, making sure goods are ordered and delivery of them is tracked. The advanced apprenticeship will train you as a supply chain manager, a role in which you’ll spend your time ensuring that suppliers are supplying or delivering goods correctly.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum