Optimize Your Supply Chain / Logistics Resume
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:
- Optimize Your Food & Beverage Quality / Food Safety Resume
- Create a Power Resume to Land the Executive Food & Beverage Job You Want
- Don’t Let These Résumé Grammar Mistakes Hold You Back
- How and Why to Update Your Résumé, Even if You’re Employed
- Get great food & beverage résumé writing tips and other résumé critique resources in Kinsa’s Career Edge Library