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Supply chain salaries up in 2017

Supply chain salaries up in 2017

The 2017 Robert Walters Global Salary Survey has revealed that salaries for mid-level supply chain professionals will increase by 11%, compared to 4% on average across all levels of seniority in 2017.

In light of ongoing economic uncertainty, employers are looking to invest in improving supply chain functions to deliver cost efficiencies, offering generous salaries to secure top calibre professionals in this field.

Neil Morgan, Manager at Robert Walters, comments: “While employers are confident of continued growth in 2017, they also recognise that a shifting political and economic climate will require them to invest in supply chain functions in order to maintain efficient and cost effective processes.

“As such, demand for mid-level supply chain professionals is high, with employers looking for candidates who can demonstrate a combination of strong technical skills and the ability to develop and implement effective strategies.”

Across a range of roles, salary growth for contract professionals will outstrip that for permanent roles as employers look to take on short-term professionals to complete specific supply chain projects.

At the junior end, contract buyers will see salaries increase by 8% while at more senior levels contract supply chain managers will see salaries increase by 11%.

Morgan continues: “In light of significant economic and political changes, employers recognise that widespread overhauls of their supply chain strategies will be necessary. These projects will require short-term staff to provide both strategic insight and core technical support.

“With these projects expected to be undertaken by firms across a range of industries, supply chain professionals looking to take on contract professionals can expect to see high demand for their skills.”

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