Supply Chain Engineer Job Description

A supply chain engineer is an individual who is educated in the science of logistics and supply chain operations, and is employed as the head of the supply chain operations within a company.

The goals of a supply chain engineer are to properly plan, develop, and implement logistics strategies that will allow a company to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Typically, a supply chain engineer works with a project manager and a team of supply chain engineers to devise the best supply chain strategies for a business.

These engineers also perform logistics analysis that is used to improve the business’s operational performance.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Supply Chain Engineer to join our team and help us streamline our supply chain operations. The ideal candidate will have experience in supply chain management and a proven track record in improving efficiency and reducing costs. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for supply chain management, then we want to hear from you!

Supply Chain Engineer Duties:

  • Coordinate all purchase activities and operations
  • Manage order fulfillment
  • Develop and implement operational processes and procedures to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Evaluate and approve job specifications and detailed drawings
  • Negotiate with suppliers for the best deal
  • Create and implement supply strategies
  • Draft purchase orders
  • Oversee inventory and warehousing operations
  • Manage and analyze purchasing trends
  • Develop and analyze reporting
  • Evaluate performance
  • Deliver presentations
  • Assist with budgeting
  • Promote/market new products
  • Work closely with the sales team to gain as much information as possible
  • Work with other company departments as needed
  • Ensure all supplies, materials, and goods are obtained on time and at a competitive rate
  • Develop and provide overall leadership and direction for the company’s supply chain function
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers
  • Other duties as assigned

Supply Chain Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Model supply and demand, pricing, and production planning processes
  • Develop mathematical models and forecast supply and demand
  • Analyze inventory and production performance to identify bottlenecks and waste
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement plans
  • Analyze data to determine optimal routing, raw-materials purchases, and production schedules
  • Develop new supply chains for products with increasing volumes
  • Formulate and implement new purchasing policies
  • Design and implement new internal processes and procedures
  • Optimize the use of multiple global facilities and warehouses
  • Partner with logistics partners to achieve product quality, on-time delivery, and cost objectives
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Evaluate and recommend new materials, packaging, and vendors
  • Plan, track, and report on expenditures, costs, and margins
  • Develop and execute new supply chain strategies
  • Historian: record business, sales

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Requirements And Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience working in supply chain functions
  • 3+ years’ experience with supplier development
  • 3+ years’ experience working with customer owned materials
  • Knowledge of supplier auditing protocols
  • Knowledge of supplier evaluation metrics
  • Knowledge of supplies

At [Company Name], we believe that a diverse and inclusive team is a key to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages.