Career Opportunities for Majors in Supply Chain Managememt


Simply stated, Supply Chain Management (SCM) is the way business gets done. SCM involves the movement and transformation of raw materials through a series/network of suppliers and buyers in order to create products and services for customers. Each firm performs design, planning, execution, control, and monitoring of supply chain activities with the objective of creating shareholder value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand, and measuring performance globally.

The Department of Supply Chain Management and Marketing Sciences takes a cross-functional approach, giving students the tools they need to manage all aspects of a business process, from procurement, strategic partnering and alliances, manufacturing/service development, information flow, cycle time management, logistics and distribution, to supplier/customer relationship management. The Supply Chain Management curriculum is highly competitive and regularly benchmarked against top business schools in the nation. In 2009, the Rutgers Business School supply chain program was ranked 11th nationally by AMR Research. Students can obtain a B.S., MBA and Ph.D. degree in Supply Chain Management.

The Supply Chain Management Department also partners extensively with industry leaders to develop practical solutions in response to problems encountered by the business community relative to the management of the end-to-end supply chain. Students interact regularly with practicing supply management professionals as adjunct faculty, guest speakers and in class projects.

Major corporations and professional organizations support the SCM program through generous scholarship programs. Corporations sponsoring ‘Honors Track Scholarships’ include AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Converge, Johnson & Johnson, Panasonic, International Flavors & Fragrances, L’Oreal, Unilever, and Rutgers. Rutgers SCM students have also received scholarships from the Institute for Supply Management and the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Buyer/Senior Buyer Director, Worldwide Procurement Quality Analyst Security Analyst
Category Lead Distribution Manager Senior Procurement Specialist
Chief Procurement Officer Executive, Special Supplier Relations Six Sigma/Lean Manager
Commodity Manager Inventory Manager Strategic Planning
Contract Analyst Management Consultant Strategic Sourcing Manager
Contracts Manager Materials Analyst/Manager Supplier Management Analyst
Demand Planner New Product Procurement Planner Supplier Quality Project Manager
Director of Contracts, Pricing and Procurement Operations Manager Supply Chain Manager
Director of Corporate Materials Pricing Analyst Supply Manager
Director of Supplier Relations Procurement Specialist/Manager Traffic Manager
Director, Contracts and Procurement Production Process Analyst Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Director, Strategic Planning Project Manager Vice President, Supply Management
Director, Supply Chain Management Purchasing Agent/Analyst/Assistant Vice President/Director of Procurement
Director, Supply Line Management Purchasing Manager/Director Worldwide Procurement Analyst

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
A&P Exelon Corporation MetLife Novartis Pharmacy
AmerisourceBergen Genesis Healthcare PSEG
AstraZeneca Hoffmann-LaRoche Panasonic
Aventis Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield Praxair
BD IBM Engelhard Corp. Schering-Plough
Bayer HealthCare Intel Time Warner
Bed Bath & Beyond Itochu Tyco International
Benjamin Moore JPMorgan Chase Unilever
Bristol-Myers Squibb Johnson & Johnson Updata
Colgate-Palmolive Merck Wachovia
Government Agencies
Department of Defense NJ State Purchasing
NJ Department of Treasury UMDNJ

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Supply Chain Managememt

In 2009, 100% of juniors with SCM majors received summer internships or 6-month co-op positions. In the MBA program, 100% of first year students received internships and 100% of graduating second year students received employment offers.
Although the Supply Chain and Marketing Sciences major is new, the Rutgers Business School has many successful alumni working in supply chain and related areas of management:

Organization Job Title
Bed, Bath & Beyond Brand Manager
Logistics, Engelhard Director
Supply Chain Management, BD Director
AstraZeneca Executive Director and General Manager
Benjamin Moore Logistics Manager
Distribution, Johnson & Johnson Manager
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharmacy Procurement Manager
Johnson & Johnson Senior Procurement Analyst
Supply Management, Estee Lauder Senior Vice President
Supply Management, AmerisourceBergen Senior Vice President
Sandoz Strategic Sourcing Manager
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Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Supply Chain Managememt

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