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Top Manufacturing Jobs: Supply Chain High in Demand. What Others?

Wanted Analytics shares the following observations: Companies have been focusing more on their supply chain security as a way to prevent losses and ensure quality of their products – especially in today’s global market. This is being seen all the way to the US government, which announced a National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security last week. Companies that are focused on their supply chains are hiring along with this trend. Over the past 90 days, more than 49,000 job ads were posted online for supply chain and logistics management. This is a 24% increase over the same 90-day period last year.


Some companies that have placed the most job ads for supply chain specialists include Deloitte, McKesson, Pensky, IBM, the Army National Guard, Target, and Boeing. All of these companies have increased the volume of job ads over the past year. While Deloitte placed the most job ads for these skills, IBM saw the greatest year-over-year growth, increasing hiring over 500%.


Our Hiring Scale™ shows that supply chain professionals are likely to be moderately difficult to recruit. Hiring has increased, while the talent supply of supply chain skilled workers has not grown as fast. Recruiters in San Jose, CA are currently experiencing a more competitive talent marketplace and see a longer time-to-fill for open positions. In San Jose, job ads stay online for an average of 7 weeks. In comparison, the national average is 6 weeks – one full week shorter than in San Jose. Employers with job openings in this area are likely to spend more on the recruiting process and attracting potential candidates.


Hiring Scale for Supply Chain Managers in San Jose vs. Nationally


Hiring Scale for Supply Chain professionals in San Jose 

Source: WANTED Analytics


You can compare the difficulty involved in filling these jobs to conditions in other parts of the United States. Below are the 5 places currently finding supply chain manager jobs easy-to-fill. Sourcing from these locations will reduce the time-to-fill by up to 1 & 1/2 weeks.


Easiest Locations to Recruit Supply Chain Managers vs. San Jose, CA


Best Markets for Hiring Supply Chain ManagersSource: WANTED Analytics


Recruiters that may be struggling with sourcing candidates, should ensure they are looking at people that have these skills along the entire supply chain. The most commonly advertised job titles that require supply chain management are below. Of these 20 titles, only 5 include “supply chain” or “supply.” If you only search for candidates that include “supply” in their job titles, you may be missing candidates.


  1. Supply Chain Manager
  2. Buyer
  3. Supply Chain Analyst
  4. Business Analyst
  5. Project Manager
  6. Purchasing Manager
  7. Senior SAP Consultant
  8. Operations Manager
  9. Materials Manager
  10. Business Technology Analyst
  11. Supply Chain Specialist
  12. Warehouse Manger Unit Supply Specialist
  13. Logistics Manager (or Analyst)
  14. Warehouse Manager
  15. Supply Chain Manager Automated Logistical Specialist
  16. Commodity Manager
  17. Material Handler
  18. Demand Planner
  19. Procurement Manager
  20. Manufacturing Engineer
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