Optimize Your Supply Chain / Logistics Resume

August 11, 2014 in Career and Job Search Tips, Resume Tips



Want to know exactly what a recruiter wants to see on your food & beverage Supply Chain or Logistics resume?

We have the information you need.

Today, Kinsa continues our series of resume optimization posts, each dedicated to a specific professional job category within the food & beverage industry.

Last quarter, our recruiters shared what they and their clients look for in Food & Beverage Quality and Food Safety resumes. Below, they detail best practices for strengthening your Supply Chain or Logistics resume – so recruiters take notice:

From Karen Engelmann – Account Manager:

  • Quantified accomplishments. Not surprisingly, the best resumes include information on cost savings and efficiencies gained. Whenever possible, include hard numbers to support your achievements.
  • Employees managed. Include information on the size of your staff.
  • Transportation and forecasting experience. When applicable, outline the types of transportation for which you were responsible (e.g., domestic, import/export, TL, LTL), as well as the types of planning/forecasting experience you have.
  • Purchasing specifics. When addressing your purchasing experience, the details matter. Recruiters want to know:
  • the annual spend for which you were responsible
  • any cost savings you implemented
  • everything (products) you were responsible for purchasing

From Robert Navarro – Account Manager:

  • Specific, relevant experience. Include the experience you have that pertains to sourcing of materials, purchasing, production planning, inventory management, warehousing and distribution.
  • Contract negotiation skills. Detail the type of experience you have with contract negotiation.
  • Software experience. Explain the types of ERP [Enterprise Resource Planning] and transportation-specific software systems with which you’ve worked.

From Laurie Hyllberg – Vice President:

Certifications. If you work in Supply Chain and have an APICS (American Production and Inventory Control Society) certification, or are a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), feature them in your resume. These are the most globally recognized designations for supply management professionals and need to be noted.

Looking for more executive food & beverage resume advice?

Check out these earlier posts from Kinsa: