Supply Chain & Operations

General Requirements

  • Strategic thinking & analytical skills
  • Ability to understand international and functional management issues
  • Leadership skills
  • Information systems knowledge
  • Ability to work in teams, strong EQ
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Skills required

  • Aptitude for numbers, critical analysis and problem solving
  • Strategic thinking
  • Quantitative skills, analysis and synthesis of data
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Creative / Ability to conceptualize
  • Strong technical skills (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Client relationship building
  • Project Management
  • Specific industry experience/knowledge would be an asset
  • Process improvement experience
  • Experience developing and implementing strategy across multiple business groups
  • Background in engineering and strong technical acumen in statistics / finance would be an asset

Type of Jobs

  • Procurement – Buyer/Planner, Supply Manager, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Manager, Store/Warehouse Supervisor, Commodity Manager
  • Operations – Inventory Manager, Materials Manager, Operations Manager/Analyst, Production Manager, Quality Manager
  • Supply Chain & Logistics – Logistics Planner/Analyst/Coordinator/ Specialist, Supervisor, Warehouse and Distribution/ Team Lead, Supply Chain Analyst, eCommerce and Last Mile Manager
  • Industry Experts – Supply Chain Consultant

Technical Preparation/Knowledge Building

  • Rotman Curriculum (see Rotman MBA Electives Guide) – Core Courses and Electives
  • Knowledge in change management theory, statistics, strategy
  • Excel Skills or Data Analytics Programs – particularly for roles involved in measurement analysis
  • Project Management Skills – consider Project Management Certification/Training (e.g. Six Sigma)
  • Knowledge of specific industry (e.g. If seeking a role in Operations at a hospital, have knowledge of the Healthcare Industry)
  • Business Design and Innovation theories

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