Operations & Supply Chain 2016 Salary Guide

Alan Li January 28, 2016 3 mins read

The global economic slowdown and a lack of available qualified professionals are the most significant factors affecting growth in the supply chain and operations space. Many international firms have slowed down their hiring processes.

Whilst the talent pool of supply chain and operations professionals is quite large, the nature of the industrial and manufacturing sector means each industry requires specific experience and skills. Therefore, companies within a specific sector are looking for the same skillset but with limited supply.
 
Demand for qualified quality and indirect procurement talent from B2C/consumer industries is increasing while demand for professionals from B2B industries is decreasing. The trend is moving towards the B2C/consumer sector.
            
Across the supply chain and operations sector, the ratio of male/female workers changes dependent upon the function. Whilst male professionals dominate technical positions, women account for the majority in non-technical roles. For example, in technical/quality/logistics, the male/female ratio is around 80:20; and for procurement/customer service/order management, the male/female ratio is around 40:60. This trend has remained the same over the last year and significant changes are not forecast in the next few years.
 
Chinese professionals that are fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English are in high demand. Multinationals and local companies require professionals with China experience, both from a policy and products/service point of view.
 
An increasing number of senior regional roles are relocating to China in the supply chain and operations area. Shanghai is the Asia Pacific (APAC) or Asia headquarters for a growing proportion of multinational companies. Professionals working at these organisations have the opportunity to gain international experience within the APAC region.
 
Whilst some companies hire contract/temporary staff for non-core positions or use agencies to help establish their supply chain process, this is not a common trend in China.
 
Certain professional certificates are essential for supply chain and operations professionals. For example, talented individuals with a Black Belt qualification are always in demand, and procurement professionals with CISCM certificate are also in demand and obtain higher pay.

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING - COMMERCE & INDUSTRY | BASIC SALARY (PER MONTH)
ROLE SALARY (PER MONTH)
PRESIDENT ¥80k - 150k
GENERAL MANAGER ¥50k - 120k
EHS MANAGER ¥20k - 60k
SERVICE DIRECTOR ¥25k - 40k
SERVICE MANAGER ¥15k - 30k

 

SUPPLY CHAIN – COMMERCE & INDUSTRY | BASIC SALARY (PER MONTH)
ROLE SALARY (PER MONTH)
OPERATIONS VP ¥60k - 100k
GENERAL MANAGER ¥50k - 120k
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR ¥40k - 70k
SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR ¥40k - 70k
PLANT MANAGER ¥25k - 60k
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER ¥20k - 40k
SOURCING MANAGER ¥18k - 35k
LOGISTICS MANAGER ¥16k - 35k
PRODUCTION MANAGER ¥20k - 35k
SUPPLIER QUALITY MANAGER ¥20k - 40k
SOURCING ENGINEER ¥12k - 25k
SUPPLIER QUALITY ENGINEER ¥10k - 25k
R&D ENGINEER ¥10k - 25k
SUPPLY CHAIN SUPERVISOR ¥8k - 20k
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Operations Director | Financial Services, Industrial & Life Science Recruitment
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