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Executives and other professionals

Executives and other professionals: Careers in Supply Chain and Operations
Executives and other professionals: Careers in Supply Chain and Operations

Supply chain skills can lead to executive roles in a company. Some of the most prominent examples are Apple's CEO Tim Cook and GM's Mary Barra. At the executive level, you get paid a lot, but there is also a lot of responsibility. You need to make sure that the company, as a whole, is meeting its commitments to your employees, your customers, and your shareholders. Before you get to the CEO spot, there are roles like Chief Operating Officer, Chief Procurement Officer, and Chief Supply Chain Officer. Many of the key financial metrics for a company are lagging indicators that are the result of supply chain performance. Understanding how the supply chain works, from the ground up, can be great preparation for making big decisions at the top of the organizational pyramid. There are roles for virtually any kind of professional to focus on supply chain management. There are accountants who specialized in preparing business plans and measuring financial performance and lawyers who specialize in writing contracts for supply chain services. There are sustainability experts who focus on ways to reduce resources like water and wastes like carbon emissions and there are real estate specialists and economic development folks who focus on where to locate factories and distribution centers.

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Skill Level Beginner
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Business Business Skills Career Development Marketing

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