Chicago Supply Chain Careers
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We take the sourcing process a step further than most manufacturing recruiting agencies…
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
We serve employers and candidates in supply chain and manufacturing fields:
- Supply chain professionals, including Planners, Analysts, Managers and Directors for demand, forecasting, scheduling, inventory, and supply chain
- Purchasing professionals, including Planners, Analysts, Managers and Directors for buying, sourcing, and purchasing
- Maintenance professionals, including Supervisors, Managers, Engineers and Mechanics / Technicians
- Manufacturing professionals, including Supervisors, Managers, Superintendents and Directors for plant, manufacturing, shift, sanitation, production, and operations
- Distribution professionals, including Supervisors, Analysts, Managers and Directors for transportation, distribution, operations, warehousing and Logistics
Why Now is the Right Time for a Chicago Supply Chain Career
Jobs in the supply chain continue to grow.
Combined with a high median salary of just under $75,000 per year, working in the supply chain is a smart choice for many. And don’t worry if you don’t have previous experience in the industry. Many supply chain professionals come from other areas. For example, they might transition into a supply chain role after working in logistics, operations, shipping, or inventory management. Some common titles for supply chain jobs in Chicago include:
- Demand Planning Analyst / Demand Planner
- Demand Planning Manager
- Supply Planner / Supply Chain Analyst
- Supply Chain Manager / Director of Supply Management
- Operations Manager / Distribution Manager
- Logistics Analyst / Logistics Planner
- Production Planner / Master Scheduler
- Transportation Analyst / Transportation Planner
Top Industries We Serve
Besides Chicago supply chain careers, we also help match employers and candidates in the following fields:
Sometimes called procurement professionals, purchasing professionals do more than just buy goods and services for their business. They do so in a way that produces the most value for the company at the lowest risk. In order to do this, they must understand the needs of the organization and the supply chain, identify, source and vet providers, and negotiate pricing. Purchasing is another great career path for those looking to make a good income, since many purchasing professionals make a minimum of $70,000 per year. JSK Recruiting is often looking for Buyers, Analysts, Supervisors, Managers, and Directors to work in buying, sourcing, and purchasing.
Some responsibilities of purchasing professionals include:
- Reviewing the quality, reliability, and spend-trends of existing suppliers
- Recommending and making decisions on new suppliers
- Negotiating with suppliers
- Building and managing supplier relationships
- Identifying ways to save money in procurement
Maintenance professionals are extremely important in keeping any manufacturing company up and running. Many manufacturing maintenance professionals can expect to make at least $30 per hour or with overtime $75,000 per year, however, salaries can increase to nearly $150,000 with more experience. A few positions we are often looking to fill for Chicago companies include Supervisors, Managers, Engineers, and Mechanics or Technicians.
Some responsibilities of manufacturing maintenance professionals include:
- Providing mechanical and/or electrical services on any and all kinds of machines and equipment
- Repair, troubleshoot and maintain all sorts of high-speed processing and packaging equipment.
- Read blueprints and Electrical Schematics
- Work on conveyors, gearboxes, valves, sprockets, motors, hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps, PLCs, VFDs, ACDC and related equipment
- Troubleshooting machines’ electrical systems up to 480 volts
- Conducting inspections on equipment
The manufacturing industry is one of the most important sectors of the US and global economy. There’s an incredible opportunity for career growth for those who work in manufacturing. Many positions can expect to pay more than $100,000 per year, with an even higher salary as you gain more experience. A few positions we often hire for include Supervisors, Managers, Superintendents, and Directors in the areas of plant, manufacturing, shift, sanitation, production, and operations.
A few examples of duties and responsibilities for manufacturing professionals include:
- Developing plans to help operations run smoothly
- Run Continuous improvement projects using lean or six-sigma methodologies
- Creating and managing budgets
- Collecting and reviewing data to reduce inefficiencies and waste
- Implementing OSHA compliance programs for the facility
Distribution is a vital part of the supply chain. Professionals in this industry connect manufacturing companies with other manufacturers, contractors, retailers, and even consumers. The typical salary for those starting out is at least $65,000 and can go all the way up to $250,000 for Directors. We are often looking for Supervisors, Analysts, Managers, and Directors in transportation, distribution, operations, warehousing, and logistics.
Some responsibilities distribution professionals may have include:
- Coordinating with vendors and suppliers to ensure that orders are delivered on time
- Scheduling deliveries of products to retail outlets and/or customer warehouses
- Consulting with customers regarding product selection and shipment scheduling
- Identifying market trends to determine which products are likely to be successful in the future