Supply chain coordinator jobs are classified as operations, supply chain, or logistics positions. They are responsible for overseeing and supervising the supply chain staff, providing guidance and ensuring that all staff are performing high-quality work that meets company standards. The supply chain coordinator delegates tasks to other supply chain workers to make sure that purchasing and inventory requests are completed in a timely manner. They are also responsible for assisting the supply chain and purchasing teams to reduce supplier lead times and material costs. Supply chain coordinators also work directly with buyers and upper management, as well as customer service, inventory control, finance, and production staff. Additionally, they communicate with outside suppliers and customers.
Supply chain coordinators may work in any number of industries; however this position is most often found in manufacturing, engineering, and production companies where many different types of materials are purchased and inventoried. The day-to-day responsibilities of supply chain coordinators vary depending on their organization and industry, but they typically involve some material scheduling, planning, negotiating, purchasing, and expediting. Additionally, the supply chain coordinator manages the schedules of the supply chain employees on a daily or weekly basis. This position is generally full time and takes place in an office setting. Some travel to supplier locations may be required. These coordinators usually report to the operations manager, supply chain manager or departmental director.
Supply chain coordinator jobs generally require a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years' experience in the related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and multitasking skills are required. These professionals must have experience in the supply chain field and be comfortable leading others. Supply chain coordinators should also be proficient with basic computer software, which may include industry- or position-specific programs.
Supply Chain Coordinator Tasks
Adapt supply chain to deal with changes in the market and suppliers.
Work with supply chain planners to develop efficient supply chain strategies and manage company inventory.