Regardless of what level you have reached in your career in Supply Chain or logistics and regardless of which particular sector you are working in there are a number of key competencies that you should be able to demonstrate in a Supply Chain CV or a logistics CV.
Put simply key competencies are the skills you possess which demonstrate your ability to do the job and these key competencies should be emphasised throughout your Supply Chain CV or your logistics CV.
Listed below you’ll find a list of key competencies for those pursuing a career in Supply Chain and Logistics.
Depending on what level you have reached in your career (and which sector you work in) you’ll find that a couple, some or many of these competencies can be used in your supply chain CV or logistics CV.
• Strong customer focus
• Excellent negotiation and communications skills.
• Ability to manage various projects
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to translate customer needs into a coherent, flexible support strategy
• Ability to work well under continual time deadlines
• Ability to cross collaborate with other teams
• Professional qualification
• Knowledge of SAP
• Ability to complete assigned project tasks.
• Ability to manage multiple issues at once and prioritize own work.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Project Management experience
• Good planning skills
• Good supplier management skills
• Good negotiation skills
• Good contract development/analysis Skills
• Thorough supplier evaluation skills
• Thorough price/cost analysis skills
• Good strategic/long-Range planning skills
• Good financial analysis skills
• Strong Leadership ability
• Problem solving ability
• Ability to adapt to change, identify risks and manage them appropriately
• Collaboration. Able to work well across an organisation’s boundaries.
Once you have decided which of the key competencies fit best with your experience then you can start to build them into your CV. Remember you need to provide solid, real life examples to prove those key competencies. It is not enough to say you can do something you must be able to verify your claims.
Your CV is your own individual marketing tool – you are selling yourself to the employer and as such the language you use in your CV is critical.
The following is a list of ‘good’ selling words and words that help to highlight your strengths, when used to describe a skill that you hold or a task that you have achieved.
These words are ‘extra boosting’ selling words. These words serve to really emphasise a skill or achievement.
Of course with all CVs the golden rules still apply
No longer than 2 sheet of A4 paper
No spelling mistakes
Simple, clear formatting
Keep your CV concise