Supply Chain Manager Resume Templates & Examples

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Hello, future supply chain manager!

If you’re reading this right now, it means you’re on the hunt for a new job. And if you want to land that dream job as a supply chain manager, then you need to use your resume to show how well-suited you are for the position.

But what makes a good supply chain manager resume? It might not be as easy as it looks. That’s why we created this guide—to help you write a killer supply chain manager resume that will get you noticed by recruiters and hiring managers alike.

Methodology

The goal of this guide is to give you real data what the “must haves” of supply chain manager resumes are.

To do that, we compiled and analyzed data from supply chain manager resumes and 29 supply chain manager job listings to get the data used for this our supply chain manager resume guide. 

In addition to supply chain manager-specific resume data, we built a database of nearly 1 million resumes and job listings, and we use a propriety machine learning model to understand the anatomy of the best resumes in general.

Quick note: using the data below can help you build a competitive resume, but it’s always important to be creative, unique, and personal to stand out.

If you want more info on our methodology, you can check it out here.

Supply chain manager resume objective data + supply chain manager objective examples

Pop quiz: do supply chain manager’s really need to use an objective? 

In general, whether or not you need an objective or professional summary can depend a lot on your personal career level (check out our article on resume objectives), but this is what our analysis found for supply chain manager’s specifically:

  • 32% of supply chain manager’s included an objective section
  • 27% of supply chain manager’s included a professional summary
  • 47% of supply chain manager’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Supply chain manager objective examples

Lifelong supply chain manager seeking a new employment. Strong record working collaborative and executing key initiatives to help meet company-wide targets .

Prolific and results-driven supply chain professional able to win independently or collaboratively team. Seeking to join a reputable company as a supply chain manager to help meet goals and KPIs.

As a supply chain manager, my objective is to use my expertise in logistics, inventory management, and team leadership to streamline operations, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction. I am seeking a position that will allow me to utilize my skills and experience to drive operational efficiency and contribute to the success of the organization. I am a detail-oriented and proactive problem-solver with a strong track record of implementing successful supply chain strategies. I am confident that my skills and experience make me an ideal candidate for a supply chain management position.

A supply chain manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the various activities that take place within a supply chain, including purchasing, production, distribution, and logistics.

A supply chain manager is responsible for coordinating and optimizing the movement of goods, services, and information within an organization.


Skills for supply chain manager resumes

These are the skills that occurred most frequently in in supply chain manager resumes, which means they tend to be core competencies or highly desired skills. 

Of course, you should only list skills that you actually have, and you should prioritize skills most relevant to the job you're applying for. But these are good core skills to include on your resume.

To get more detail on building a powerful skills section, take a peek at our article on resume skills.

*Note: to find skills our machine learning model basically looks for common words, so take these with a grain of salt and use your best judgment. 

Most common supply chain manager resume skills

Most common hard skills for supply chain manager resumes: business intelligence solutions, enterprise resource management, risk management, quality management, and inventory management.


Most common soft skills for supply chain manager resumes: analytical skills, conflict management, problem solving skills, customer-service skills, and collaboration


Other good supply chain manager resume skills

  • Project management
  • Cost accounting skills
  • Solid grasp on technology
  • Financial statement literacy
  • Problem solving
  • Business ethics
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems
  • Risk assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Inbound and outbound operations
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Budget management
  • International purchasing
  • Continuous improvement
  • Chain operations
  • Inventory management

Supply chain manager skills section examples

Note: these examples are formatted the same here just because it’s simple, but we have more detailed formatting advice (and examples) in our guide to resume formatting.

Supply chain manager skills example 1

Project management | management | solid grasp on technology | financial statement literacy | sales | leadership | problem solving

Supply chain manager skills example 2

Cost accounting skills | communication skills | business ethics | communication skills | enterprise resource planning (erp) systems | communication skills | risk assessment

Supply chain manager skills example 3

Continuous improvement | strategic planning | customer-service skills | collaboration | sourcing and procurement | communication skills | budget management

Work experience for supply chain manager resumes

Your work experience section is almost always the most important part of your resume. Because it’s difficult to pull trends from this kind of section, this section is mostly just examples. 

For some advanced strategies for writing about work experience on a resume, refer to our article on building a strong work experience resume section. We also have a guide on writing a resume with no experience if you’re just starting your career.

For now, it’s good to remember that the most important experience for any supply chain manager resume is the most relevant experience.

A couple examples for you:

Supply chain manager work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Supply Chain Manager

Table Your Needs, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Monitor financial markets and the performance of individual securities
  • Contact prospective clients to present information and explain available services
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Supply Chain Manager

Candor Corp, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Repair or replace malfunctioning components, parts, and other mechanical or electrical equipment
  • Bathe animals, trim nails, clip hair, and attend to other grooming needs
  • Manage transportation execution across all lanes and programs for a regional node (Maryland, Southern Texas, Midwest and Pennsylvania).
  • Managed carrier relationships at a local, regional and national level and identified opportunities for improvement through ongoing carrier communication.
  • Primary manager responsible for driving performance in key metrics such as safety, on-time to pick/depart, OT to Destination, rejections, Tender accept, App Compliance, Case Response Time and compliance.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Supply Chain Manager Intern

Gekko & Co, 2013-2012

Responsibilities

  • Has autonomy to make decisions relating to carrier relationships and the responsibility to display solid decision-making and judgment on which problems to escalate and when to escalate problems that require input from cross-functional teams or senior leadership.
  • Responsible for inbound and outbound performance across key metrics: Managed carrier engagement, driving carrier value proposition: Revenue, Tractor Utilization, Tour Quality and Critical Pull Time.
  • Partnered with Transportation Operations Teams and Building Operations’ Senior leadership to drive process improvements that reduce: Misloads / Trailer Damage / Gate Delays / FC Loads Delays and Breakdowns.
  • Provided guidance on best practices from Supply & Demand planning perspective for new projects and initiatives..
  • Built collaborative relations with an international supplier base to ensure unhindered supply chain operations..

Education for supply chain manager resumes

For most positions, work experience is more important than education, although it can be important for new grads or for fields in which specific classes are industry-standard. 

So it’s not a big section, but it’s still important, and often, supply chain manager job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

Check out our blueprint for education on resumes for our full playbook on education sections.

Data from our sample of 963 supply chain manager resumes

  • 9% supply chain manager resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 58% supply chain manager resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 29% supply chain manager resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% supply chain manager resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Supply chain manager resume education examples

EDUCATION

Master of Arts

York College, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • AP Scholar
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • AP Scholar

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Alfred State College, 2016

Certifications for supply chain manager resumes

Certifications aren’t a strict requirement for every job, but there are almost always certifications you can get to boost your chances of success. 

If you want to see how to build these sections, we have a guide about certifications on resumes.

We did a little research and found certifications can help supply chain manager’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Supply chain manager certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

SAP Certified Application Associate – Supplier Relationship Management 7.2

SAP America, Inc., 2019

Certified in Production and Inventory Management

Association for Supply Chain Management, 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Demonstrated Logistician Program, SAP Certified Application Associate – Supplier Relationship Management 7.2, Certified in Transportation and Logistics and Distribution

Supply chain manager resume action verbs

Using our database of nearly 1,000,000 publicly available resumes, we compiled an index of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 963 supply chain manager resumes and job postings to uncover which action verbs are most commonly used by supply chain manager’s and supply chain manager employers.

The most common action verbs on supply chain manager resumes are: program, process, assist, prepare, and manage.

The most common action verbs on supply chain manager job postings are: lead, plan, review, handle, and perform.

Other action verbs for supply chain manager resumes: 

  • Field
  • Develop
  • Design
  • Test
  • Direct
  • Create
  • Monitor
  • Track
  • Organize
  • Resolve

Full supply chain manager resume example

Lastly, we wanted to give you a couple full supply chain manager resume examples.. 

Please note: you can write a better resume than this. This is just a quick illustration to show you how these pieces might fit together. 

If you’d like to see “perfect” resumes, we have a showcase of resume examples.


Supply chain manager resume example

Kristy Kelley
Supply Chain Manager

1362 Turkey Pen, Brooklyn, NY


A supply chain manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the various activities that take place within a supply chain, including purchasing, production, distribution, and logistics.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Supply Chain Manager

Table Your Needs, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Manage relationships with suppliers and contract manufacturers, develop new programs, and direct quarterly business reviews.
  • Control all inventory to ensure lowest level material flexibility and conduct physical inventory across all supplier locations at end of quarter.
  • Develop OEM initiatives to market build a direct sell program.
  • Working closely with suppliers, customers and logistics to improve operations, reduce cost and timely shipments.

Associate Supply Chain Manager

Candor Corp, 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring timely payment to suppliers & transporters.
  • Inventory control, vendor development, vendor analysis.
  • Working on SAP for Placement of PO, Inventory Management, contract, pricing and invoicing information and various reports.
  • Accurately calculating total supply chain costs in relation to proposed new projects.

Supply Chain Manager Intern

Gekko & Co, 2013-2016

Responsibilities

  • Instrumental in maintaining optimal customer service level during several paradigm shifts involving consolidation of warehouses, force majeure, and initial phases of a new ERP implementation with minimal customer disruption.
  • Lead, drive and coached Planning, Procurement & Import/Export of Traded Products as well as Warehousing and Logistics strategies to ensure the efficient implementation of business process improvements, productivity, supply security, key performance indicators (KPIs) in accordance to Company’s standards and goals.
  • Create Operations Budget, forecasting and planning models for long and short-term goals.
  • Managed finished goods inventory levels and safety stock in support of end customer sales.

CERTIFICATIONS

SAP Certified Technology Associate – SAP Solution Manager, Mandatory and Managed System Configuration (7.2 SPS10)

SAP America, Inc., 2019

Certified Procurement Operations Manager

Next Level Purchasing Association, 2016


SKILLS

Project management | problem solving | leadership | communication skills | communication skills | planning | strategic planning


EDUCATION

Master of Arts

York College, 2019

Associate of Applied Arts

Alfred State College, 2016

What experts say about supply chain manager resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Just remember that the more relevant your experience and accomplishments to the types of roles that you’re applying to and the more significant the accomplishment you don’t want to just put something very basic that everybody does, make sure it’s significant and relevant and speaks to that end-to-end supply chain experience that you’ve developed throughout your career number.” – Top 5 Tips to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume | SCM Talent Group


“If you have certifications, make sure to list those, recruiters search on those very frequently. They prefer certain certifications that align with the kind of role they’re looking to fill.” – Core Elements of a Supply Chain Resume | SCM Talent Founder Reviews HIS OWN Resume


“Describe what you did, but you also want to add the accomplishment and, most importantly, quantify the result. You can use dollar signs, percentage symbols, and so forth, and this will definitely help you stand out amongst the competition.” – Top 5 Tips to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume | SCM Talent Group

Want help with your supply chain manager resume?

We hope you enjoyed our guide to crafting the perfect supply chain manager resume. We put a lot of love into it, so we hope you found it useful. Hopefully this will help you land your dream job. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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