Supply Chain and Logistics Executive Resume Example

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When you are an executive, or when you are aspiring to be an executive, you need to write a resume that makes you stand out. A resume for an executive position needs to show your leadership experience. It also needs to prove to the hiring manager that you will add value to the company.

When you are looking for an executive job as a supply chain or logistics executive, you will want to highlight your experiences reducing costs, your IT knowledge, and your project management skills.

Read below for tips on how to write a resume for an executive position with a focus on supply chain and logistics management. Then, read a sample resume for someone with supply chain and logistics experience, as well as consulting experience.

Tips for Writing a Supply Chain and Logistics Executive Resume

Include a resume summary. When applying for a competitive executive job, you want to show how you are a unique candidate. One way to do this is to write a resume summary or profile. At the top of your resume, either in a couple sentences or bullet points, highlight what makes you an ideal executive for the position (including your leadership experience and any skills related to the industry). You could also include (either instead of or in addition to a summary) a resume headline that defines you as a candidate in one phrase or sentence.

You might also include a “Core Proficiencies” section beneath your summary or headline, which lists your main skill sets as they relate to the job.

Focus on the job. Tailor your resume to fit the particular job you are applying for. Look carefully at the company’s mission statement and goals, as well as the job listing. Then, highlight skills and abilities that relate to the company and the job. You could add keywords from the job listing to your resume.

For example, if the company is looking for someone to increase profitability, you might mention your history of impacting the bottom line of other companies.

Highlight your achievements. Rather than going into extensive detail about your work duties, focus on specific achievements you have made. Think about a particular goal you helped achieve, or a problem you solved. For example, mention how you met specific targets or made improvements to a company’s operations.

One way to highlight your achievements is to start each job history with a brief description of your duties. Then go on to highlight one to three specific achievements at the company.

Focus on reducing costs. Employers want supply chain managers and executives who are able to reduce costs. The best way to show your experience keeping costs down is to include numbers in your resume. Provide specific data on how you have helped reduce costs in the past. If you don’t have this experience, use numbers in other ways to show you have added value to companies in other ways. For example, mention how you helped increase the efficiency of a workforce, or how you reduced accidents or delays. Using numbers is a quick way to show an employer that you can make positive changes to a company.

Touch on other key supply chain skills. Beyond cost reduction, there are other skills that employers look for in supply chain and logistics executives. Focus in particular on any of your IT skills, particularly your experience with any enterprise technology tools like enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and software. Also highlight any project management experience you have had, as well as any experience with risk assessment.

Keep it brief. As an executive (or aspiring executive), you likely have a lengthy work history. However, hiring managers don’t want to have to read through a five- or six-page resume. Instead, include only the most relevant work experience. Keep your resume to one or two pages.

Edit, edit, edit. Don’t forget to thoroughly edit your resume before submitting it to an employer.

Proofread for any spelling or grammar errors. Also make sure the formatting is consistent. For example, if you use bold for one section title, use bold for all section titles. Make sure the font is legible, and that there is plenty of white space on the page.

Supply Chain and Logistics Executive Resume Example

The following is an example executive resume for someone with supply chain, logistics, and consulting experience.

JOHN MARTELL
2901 City Street
Dallas, Texas 75000
(555) 555-5555
jmartell2@gmail.com

Supply chain, operations, and consulting executive with more than twenty years of experience.

Core Proficiencies: Supply Chain/Sourcing | Logistics | Manufacturing & Engineering | Strategic Planning | Process Redesign | Cost Reductions | Benchmarking and Reporting | Operations Improvement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

IBC Corporation
Senior Managing Consultant, Supply Chain Strategy
20XX - 20XX            

Consulted on SCM/operational issues, primarily to leading consumer products & retail companies, with focus on improving supply chain (including procurement/sourcing), S&OP, Logistics, Transportation, PLM, & Inventory processes.

  • Identified business intelligence/reporting needs in Western Europe at the world’s largest beer company.
  • Led assignment to analyze dashboarding requirements for a large consumer products company.
  • Developed the top-level framework for the global sourcing for one of the world’s largest Retailers.
  • Led the technology strategy development for a private label food manufacturing for a $70B grocer.
  • Developed supply chain benefits and execution details for one of the world’s largest steel companies, in conjunction with a major SAP engagement to support consolidation of over (100) acquisitions.

PepsiCo, Frito-Law Division

Section Manager, Production/Operation
20XX - 20XX

Led a team of approximately 50 salaried associates, including five Managers, for a three-shift facility, with six production areas:  potato chips, corn, extrusion, baked products, pretzels, and packaging as well as four of the support functions: quality, laboratory & analytics, safety, and sanitation/food safety.

 

  • Supported new product tests, test markets, intermediate scale production and equipment development.
  • Improved customer service metric by 8% over previous year, measured across hundreds of tests.
  • Reduced overall facility downtime by 20% and achieved aggressive production downtime goal.

Arthur D. Little, Inc.                                                                                                                  Management Consultant, Operations, SCM, Engineering, & Strategy
20XX - 20XX

Led or participated in over 25 engagements in business process redesign, productivity, R&D/product development and strategic planning in the United States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe.

  • Co-led strategic management of technology (R&D) engagement for a +$5 billion Korean oil and chemical producer. Developed technology strategy for four divisions, redesigned technology processes, and identified activities required for new R&D center in central Korea.
  • Assisted a major integrated steel producer in closing the purchasing function at its mill and reopening at headquarters, as well as identifying immediate cost reductions. Savings estimated at $15 million per year from improvements. Following this success, invited to restructure maintenance organization. 
  • Led a re-engineering of the engineering change order process for one of the world's largest automotive component suppliers. New process design allows for more rapid change processing, fewer technical and financial resources spent for change incorporations, and superior engineering solutions.
  • Designed feasibility, evaluation, and start-up plan for new manufacturing facility in free-trade zones. Used dual approach to evaluate economics and design operational requirements.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) 
Deputy Project Manager, Receivership Oversight Analysis Project (Consultant)
20XX - 20XX

Led cross-functional team of 33 finance, accounting, and reporting professionals in the planning, development, and execution of a major project.                

  •   Co-led team for analysis of over half trillion dollars in inception assets ($0.58 T) from over 200 banks.
  • Jointly sold $11 million dollars of consulting/staffing projects to multiple client functional areas.
  • Primary expert on performance of over $30 billion in structured transactions for oversight organization.

The Ford Motor Company
Marketing Leadership Program (MBA Internship)                                                   
20XX - 20XX

Co-developed corporate strategy in affinity marketing (including organizational and operations restructuring) for presentation to North American executive management.

ADDITIONAL CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

Independent Consulting

20XX - Present       

  • Consulted with more than a dozen companies in diverse areas including: turnaround management, intellectual property, strategic planning, retail, credit scoring, M&A, promotional products, and telecom.
  • Designed new product development processes for a well known life sciences client.
  • Restructured operations at an Indian manufacturing company for a major global conglomerate.
  • Developed sourcing strategy for a major national energy company reviewing all areas of manufactured products and services ($1.2 billion). Savings from project expected to surpass $30 million annually.

EDUCATION

The University of Texas
Master of Business Administration                                                                                 

Lehigh University
Master of Science, Manufacturing Engineering                                                     

Lehigh University
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineer

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Languages:  French (Fluent), Spanish (Basic)
  • Developed internationally cited economic index
  • Quoted in over 100 newspapers & magazines, including Wall Street JournalCrain’s, and Money

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