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Did you know there are over 100 manufacturing companies in Chicago? Now is the perfect time to make an industry-specific career change. JSK Recruiting focuses on linking great Chicago companies with exceptional people who are searching for better opportunities. Listening to the wants and needs of each company and individual is the secret to successful matches. JSK is currently searching for great Chicagoland candidates with a Supply Chian skillset. Allow us to help you discover your best opportunity.

Great Supply Chain Companies In Chicago Are Looking For You

Chicago is one of the top logistical hubs in the United States, making it a great place for people who want to work in the supply chain industry. Whether you’re just starting out in your Chicago supply chain career or are a seasoned supply chain professional, JSK Recruiting is here to help connect you with the supply chain companies in Chicago that are looking for your skills. Our focus is on linking great companies with exceptional candidates who are searching for supply chain jobs in Chicago. We take pride in listening to the wants and needs of both the company and the individual to make sure we find successful matches. We are always searching for great candidates in the supply chain field and would love the opportunity to help you discover your next best opportunity.

Chicago Supply Chain Careers


We take the sourcing process a step further than most manufacturing recruiting agencies…


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
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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 
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Job Descriptions for Supply Chain Jobs in Illinois

Qualifications for Supply Chain Jobs

Companies looking to hire supply chain professionals in Chicago are often looking for candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or international transport. There are also other certification courses that you can take to help you stand out in the job market, with many coming from the Association for Supply Chain Management.

Some of the tasks supply chain professionals might be responsible for include:

Analyzing data from operations, logistics, production, and shipping and delivering to find bottlenecks and other issues
Maintaining supply chain inventory and records
Finding cost-effective solutions for processes in the supply chain
Working with other departments and partners to resolve issues as they come up
Ensuring that supply chain processes meet legal requirements and standards
Negotiating prices for raw materials and delivery with suppliers and vendors
Using ERP systems such as SAP, Oracle, JDEdwards, NetSuite and similar to analyze and organize data
Monitoring suppliers’ performance and assessing their ability to meet quality and delivery requirements. Some examples of job titles we often recruit for include Planners, Analysts, Managers, and Directors in the fields of demand, forecasting, scheduling, inventory, and supply chain.

Top Industries We Serve

Besides Chicago supply chain careers, we also help match employers and candidates in the following fields:

Purchasing Professionals

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

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

Manufacturing Professionals

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 Professionals

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

Why Search for Supply Chain Jobs in Chicago Using JSK Recruiting

When you are searching for a Chicago supply chain career, the two most popular options are searching on your own or using an impersonal career search engine. But searching this way will only find you open positions. It will not help you find open positions at companies that will be a good fit for you. That’s because you don’t have someone getting to know the supply chain company in Chicago just as well as they get to know you. That’s why the best way to get your ideal job is to work with JSK Recruiting. We strive to ensure that the hiring company and the job candidate find a mutually beneficial position.  We find the right fit, every time!

When you’re looking for a job in the supply chain or manufacturing industry, JSK Recruiting is the best place for you. We know exactly what you’re looking for because this is exclusively where we work. We also provide thorough screening on both sides of the employment agreement. For example, we always visit the companies looking for new employees to ensure that they prioritize a positive experience. In addition, our candidate screening process is comprehensive, diving into backgrounds to ensure that the personality and experience is the right fit for the company. We know that finding a job can be a long and stressful process for everyone involved. When you work with our company, your JSK recruiter is available whenever you need them.


To learn more about how we can help you, reach out to us today. You can expect a fast response from a knowledgeable recruiting specialist.