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Frequently Asked Questions:

  • How many Supply Chain Director jobs are available on Pertemps?

    There are 6 Supply Chain Director jobs available on Pertemps right now.

  • What does a Supply Chain Director do?

    Supply chain managers and directors oversee and manage every stage of the production flow, from purchasing the raw materials to the delivery of the final product.

    Tasks required include:

    • Determines what goods, services and equipment need to be sourced.
    • Devises purchasing policies, decides on whether orders should be put out to tender and evaluates suppliers’ bids.
    • Negotiates prices and contracts with suppliers and draws up contract documents.
    • Arranges for quality checks of incoming goods and ensures suppliers deliver on time.
    • Interviews suppliers’ representatives and visits trade fair.
    • Researches and identifies new products and suppliers.
    • Stays abreast of and ensures adherence to relevant legislation regarding tendering and procurement procedures.
  • What are the entry requirements for a Supply Chain Director?

    Although not restricted to a particular qualification, entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is also possible with A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award, S/NVQs at level 3 or above, or an apprenticeship. Off and on-the-job training is provided, and professional qualifications are available. Chartered status may also be achieved.