Director, Supply Chain Management Salary
|Salary||$76,218 - $153,719|
|Bonus||$4,860 - $31,081|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $16,107|
|Total Pay (|
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$76,133 - $177,222|
|Hourly Rate||$12.62 - $59.39|
|Bonus||$4,860 - $31,081|
|Profit Sharing||$0.00 - $16,107|
|Total Pay (||$76,133 - $177,222|
Job Description for Director, Supply Chain Management
A director of supply chain management manages and organizes all activities related to the products and goods that a business maintains and supplies to its customers. The supply chain manager's role begins with identifying resources and materials and ends with the purchase of goods by customers; it includes steps such as acquisition of the product, production, and distribution.Read More...
Directors of supply chain management are in charge of a critical part of the business. They must effectively work to find the best prices for their goods, inventory appropriately, and monitor purchasing. They must ensure that needed materials are always in stock, and that the supply available will meet customer demand without having more product than is needed tying up storage space. The responsibilities of a director of supply chain management vary depending on the scope and size of a company. The overall goal of all directors of supply chain management is to reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the supply chain process while ensuring that quality, safety, and customer satisfaction is not negatively affected.
Many directors of supply chain management oversee a smaller group of employees who work in the manufacturing process. Supply chain managers monitor each step of the process, while also assessing employees and goods, creating policies, and formulating partnerships with suppliers.
Directors of supply chain management can work in a variety of fields, including government, communication, and manufacturing. There are also many opportunities available in retail and service, as well as education. A director of supply chain management may specialize in a specific field, such as technology.
Employers may require either a bachelor's or a master's degree in supply chain management or a related field. They also may require prior experience in supply chain management.
Director, Supply Chain Management Tasks
- Work to develop efficient, cost-effective supply chain strategies and manage company inventory.
- Adapt supply chain to deal with changes in the market and suppliers.
- Manage relations with vendors, communicating requirements such as quantity, delivery times, and quality.
- Oversee analysis of supply chain effectiveness, vendor risk, and vendor performance.
Common Career Paths for Director, Supply Chain Management
Though not the most common occurrence, Directors of Supply Chain Management sometimes become Senior Director, Supply Chains, where the average income is $183K per year. The most common career progression for Directors of Supply Chain Management leads to becoming a VP of Supply Chain Management, where average pay is $165K annually. However, many Directors of Supply Chain Management also opt to become VPs of Operations. Typically, a VP of Operations brings home $124K.
Popular Skills for Director, Supply Chain Management
Survey respondents exploit a significant toolbox of skills in their work. Most notably, skills in Performance Management, Strategic Planning, Supplier Management, and Contract Negotiation are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing SAP Materials Management as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Logistics and Data Analysis also typically command lower compensation. A tool kit that includes Supply Chain also typically contains Strategic Planning and Operations Management. The majority of those who know Inventory Management also know Operations Management and Materials Requirement Planning (MRP).
Pay by Experience Level for Director, Supply Chain Management
Pay by Experience for a Director, Supply Chain Management has a positive trend. An entry-level Director, Supply Chain Management with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 98 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Director, Supply Chain Management with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 207 salaries. An experienced Director, Supply Chain Management which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 422 salaries. A Director, Supply Chain Management with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $140,000 based on 280 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
San Francisco is home to an above-average pay rate for Directors of Supply Chain Management, 23 percent higher than the national average. Directors of Supply Chain Management will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+21 percent), Portland (+17 percent), San Diego (+17 percent), and Seattle (+15 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 10 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 6 percent less in Cleveland and 3 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.
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