Supply Chain Director directs an organization's overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of raw materials, selection of vendors, and distribution of finished goods. Evaluates past performance data to forecast needs and production scheduling. Being a Supply Chain Director develops strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations. Typically requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Supply Chain Director typically reports to top management. The Supply Chain Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Supply Chain Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.