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Sep 13, 2017

4 strategies to get a job in supply chain, logistics and procurement

With globalisation making even the furthest reaches of the globe connected, now is a great time to be looking into the field of logistics, supply chain and procurement. The industry is a growing field in Australia providing significant opportunities for employment in a variety of disciplines and offering competitive pay as well as benefits.

If you are looking to start your career or wanting to change your career, the supply chain, logistics and procurement sector offers some fantastic opportunities. A progressive career in logistics can give you a great career pathway.

Our recruitment consultants know how to get you started. Here are the top 4 tips to land you a job in supply chain, logistics and procurement.


Get Experience

It is essential to get a feel of what the industry is like. An internship is a great way to gain experience and get a feel of what the industry is like. Most major companies such as Aurizon run graduate schemes designed to give people a taste of what it is like working in the industry and to gain valuable experience. Going on a graduate scheme can introduce you to renowned companies and help provide first-hand experience.

One option of getting into logistics is to get a degree in Logistics Management. There are several university institutions that offer courses in the area that can lead to a career within logistics. They also give degree-level knowledge of the field itself providing you with knowledge of the best management practices.

There are also many CIPS qualifications(Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply), online courses or TAFE qualifications including: Supply Chain Management, Warehousing Operations, Diploma in Procurement and Supply.


Gain Skills 

Some of the key skills to a career in logistics are having the ability to solve problems, be analytical, and communicate with anyone, including colleagues and clients alike. Many positions also involve elements of contract analysis and negotiation.

Being proactive and completing the training in your own time shows you’re passionate, hardworking and keen to be a part of the industry that would impress the employer.



Talking to people who are currently working in logistics can be very helpful to gain insights into how to get there. Have you thought of attending different local events or meetups?

For example, you can check out events and meetups on Meetup, Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA) or Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).


Talk to an expert

Contact a trusted recruitment company specialising in supply chain, logistics and procurement recruitment, so that they can provide you with a tailored advice and insights into the trends in Australia. We have operated and specialised in the Supply chain, logistics and procurement Recruitment sector since the company's inception in 2006.

We have partnered with Logistics companies from boutique specialists through to world-wide organisations and have undertaken global recruitment assignments for technical and managerial positions and bulk recruitment campaigns for both blue collar and white collar positions.


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