Supply chain manager


A supply chain manager is responsible for developing and implementing a supply chain strategy for the development of the offshore wind farm. They usually work with procurement managers and oversee the sourcing, logistics, and inventory management of materials and components required for offshore wind projects. Supply chain managers work with contracted suppliers and local authority bodies to secure supply chain packages.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management.

Typical employer

Developer or EPCI contractor.

Place of work

Onshore in an office but will regularly go off site and meet with supply chain companies.

Typical working pattern

Full-time. Flexible working arrangements may be available.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a relevant field such as logistics, business administration or engineering. Experience in supply chain management and contract negotiation in a similar field such as oil and gas and the fabrication sector.

Highly desirable qualifications include ones from Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include tender managers, procurement managers, and business development managers.

Highly transferable from relevant industries such as construction, fabrication and procurement.

Career possibilities

Supply chain managers can progress to become senior supply chain managers and project managers.

Full time salary estimate

€50,000 (procurement manager) -€100,000 (project manager) per year, depending on experience.