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2019 Supply Chain & Procurement Salary Guide

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19-12-2019
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2019 salaries for Supply Chain professionals such as Planning Manager, Logistics Manager & Head of Production

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Production & Operations Salaries  (€)

  Dublin Cork Limerick Waterford Galway
Operations Manager
 
Low 75,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
High 105,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Average 95,000 90,000 85,000 85,000 90,000
 
 
Operations Director
 
Low 125,000 115,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
High 145,000 130,000 125,000 120,000 120,000
Average 135,000 120,000 115,000 115,000 115,000
 
Head of Production
 
Low 120,000 110,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
High 130,000 130,000 115,000 110,000 115,000
Average 125,000 120,000 110,000 105,000 110,000
 
Production Manager
 
Low 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
High 75,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
Average 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
 
Production Supervisor
 
Low 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 55,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
 
Lean specialist / Lean Engineer
 
Low 60,000 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
High 80,000 80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
Average 70,000 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
 
 
Operational Excellence Manager
 
Low 75,000 75,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
High 95,000 95,000 85,000 85,000 85,000
Average 85,000 85,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
 
Operations Excellence Director
 
Low 110,000 110,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
High 130,000 125,000 115,000 110,000 115,000
Average 120,000 115,000 110,000 105,000 110,000
 
Production Operative
 
Low 27,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000
High 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 37,000 33,000 33,000 33,000 33,000
 

Procurement & Purchasing Salaries  (€)

  Dublin Cork Limerick Waterford Galway
Buyer
 
Low 35,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
High 60,000 55,000 50,000 45,000 50,000
Average 50,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
 
 
Planner
 
Low 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 60,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Average 50,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
 
Planning Manager
 
Low 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
High 90,000 85,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 85,000 80,000 70,000 70,000 75,000
 
Procurement / Purchasing Director
 
Low 120,000 115,000 110,000 105,000 110,000
High 150,000 140,000 130,000 120,000 130,000
Average 135,000 130,000 120,000 115,000 120,000
 
Procurement / Purchasing Manager
 
Low 70,000 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
High 100,000 95,000 80,000 80,000 80,000
Average 85,000 80,000 70,000 70,000 70,000
 
Procurement Specialist
 
Low 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 65,000 60,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Average 55,000 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
 
Procurement Coordinator
 
Low 35,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
High 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 40,000 40,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
 
Supplier Relationship Manager
 
Low 65,000 60,000 60,000 55,000 60,000
High 95,000 80,000 80,000 75,000 80,000
Average 80,000 70,000 70,000 65,000 70,000
 
Supplier Relationship Director
 
Low 120,000 115,000 110,000 110,000 110,000
High 140,000 135,000 125,000 120,000 125,000
Average 130,000 120,000 120,000 115,000 120,000
 

Supply Chain Salaries  (€)

  Dublin Cork Limerick Waterford Galway
Supply Chain Project Manager
 
Low 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
High 95,000 90,000 85,000 85,000 85,000
Average 80,000 80,000 75,000 75,000 75,000
 
 
Supply Chain Analyst
 
Low 35,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
High 50,000 45,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Average 40,000 40,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
 
Supply Chain Director
 
Low 120,000 115,000 110,000 100,000 110,000
High 150,000 140,000 130,000 125,000 130,000
Average 140,000 130,000 120,000 115,000 120,000
 
Supply Chain Manager
 
Low 70,000 65,000 65,000 65,000 65,000
High 95,000 90,000 85,000 85,000 85,000
Average 85,000 80,000 80,000 75,000 80,000
 
Supply Chain Specialist
 
Low 50,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
High 65,000 55,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 55,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
 
Warehouse Manager
 
Low 40,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
High 65,000 60,000 55,000 55,000 55,000
Average 55,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
 
 
Warehouse Supervisor
 
Low 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 30,000
High 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
 
Warehouse Administrator
 
Low 25,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000
High 35,000 30,000 30,000 35,000 35,000
Average 28,000 26,000 26,000 26,000 26,000
 
Warehouse Operative
 
Low 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000
High 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
Average 28,000 28,000 26,000 26,000 26,000
 
Inventory Manager
 
Low 35,000 32,000 28,000 28,000 28,000
High 55,000 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 45,000 38,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
 
Inventory Specialist
 
Low 30,000 28,000 25,000 25,000 25,000
High 50,000 45,000 45,000 45,000 45,000
Average 40,000 38,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
 
 
Logistics Director
 
Low 115,000 115,000 110,000 105,000 110,000
High 140,000 135,000 130,000 125,000 130,000
Average 130,000 125,000 120,000 115,000 120,000
 
Logistics Manager
 
Low 40,000 40,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
High 80,000 70,000 60,000 60,000 60,000
Average 65,000 60,000 45,000 45,000 50,000
 
Logistics Specialist
 
Low 30,000 30,000 28,000 28,000 28,000
High 43,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Average 38,000 35,000 35,000 35,000 35,000
 

Commentary on Supply Chain Roles and Remuneration in Ireland for 2019


Overview of 2018

2018 has been a buoyant year overall for the Supply Chain & Procurement recruitment scene in Ireland. The continuous growth in Ireland’s GDP is certainly reflected in the ongoing progress of the Supply Chain industry, and job seekers are reaping the benefit of this market fluidity.

Overall salaries across Supply Chain are continuing to rise year-on-year, the industry average being a 3 - 4% increase. Although this may be contrary to the belief of some professionals in the marketplace. For instance the Pharma/Bio space continues to be very competitive and salary growth year-on-year surpasses this average.  Dublin is also experiencing more growth in line with cost of living; 5 - 6%. We have seen the most notable salary increases in niche procurement roles and senior appointments, mainly in the highly regulated space due to increased competition within the same talent pools.

In terms of job vacancies in 2018, many global businesses decided to establish headquarters in Ireland which has lead to a rise in opportunities for Supply Chain professionals. Most notably, Aptiv have relocated their HQ to Dublin, generating a high volume of vacancies for professionals in the field.
 

 

In Demand Areas

There has been a notable increase in demand for Logistics professionals in 2018. The market in logistics is growing significantly due to Ireland being seen as a gateway to Europe. Following the decision by the UK to leave the EU, we are geographically strategic for a lot of US companies as a gateway to Europe to have free access to the market, coupled with the English language. Ireland has a good reputation for its academic performance, Supply Chain degrees are growing in popularity and as a result companies can be assured they can find qualified people to manage the more technical aspects of the logistics industry. 

There has also been an increase in the demand for procurement professionals to manage the indirect spend in companies from various industries. More and more organisations are seeing the benefit in having an employee that can influence positively with cost savings and supplier relationships, adding value to overhead costs. One area of the market that has seen a slow down in activity is the senior end, especially in the latter half of the year. Recruitment in senior positions within Production, Supply Chain and Planning experienced its peak from January to the beginning of summer, but from there after, activity plateaued for the duration of 2018. As operations are expected to ramp up further with Brexit on the near horizon, we expect to see a spike in senior level hiring once again in the new year.

Many companies are beginning to understand the crucial role that procurement can play in cutting costs, which has resulted in increased hiring in this area. This uptake in procurement management professionals has had an equally positive effect on other areas as more junior procurement professionals are needed to look after the administrative level work of the Procurement Managers.

Market Developments & Workplace Trends

Uncertainty has been a common sentiment across the Irish market, and this is no different for Supply Chain coming into 2019. Developments on the global stage, most notably Brexit, have stunted the growth of the domestic market as organisations are showing hesitancy making key decisions. Both the Dublin & Cork markets have felt this pain with both new and established organisations opting to relocate prominent Supply Chain positions back to America.

Taking a look at the skills gap in the market, there is a real focus on professionals in Production & Supply Chain with experience in Lean with companies striving to continuously evolve from an operations efficiency perspective.
In terms of in demand qualifications; in procurement we looked at what was requested on the job specifications that we worked over the last 12 months. We found that while 43% of specs have a requirement for a degree, an additional 44% require a specific procurement or purchasing qualification and 13% require no third level qualification at all.

An additional thing to note here is that of the 44%, over 75% of those specs were for more junior positions (under €60,000 salary). This is interesting because it implies that employers are not expecting experienced strategic category or procurement managers to return to college and upskill, but they are expecting the junior candidates to have chosen procurement as a career. 

In recent months we have found that it certainly is becoming more of a focus and have had very relevant experienced candidates ruled out of processes because they did not have the right qualification. 

Predictions for 2019

Next year looks both promising and uncertain. As Ireland continues to move towards full employment, the war for talent will continue. According to the Government’s Contingency Action Plan in light of a possible no-deal Brexit, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine may actually redeploy some current employees using similar models to the ones which were in use as response to Foot-and-mouth disease previously. The document also outlines that in order to potentially facilitate increased Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) controls successfully certain steps need to be taken, which are already underway, and this will require increased staffing at ports and airports. The first phase of this process, which is the recruitment of staff required in 2019, is being put in place already which will cause disruption to the logistics of the market. 

Overall, the effects of Brexit on the sector are set to be both positive and negative, and it is not yet certain which will outweigh the other. For example, the field of Life Sciences always have a strong supply chain element to their business. As Ireland and UK have a strong trading relationship, this could be a negative factor for Irish businesses within the industry and pose a challenge from a recruitment perspective. However, a somewhat positive factor to take from this situation is that this may lead to an increase in the demand for specialist professionals within this space to help solve this dilemma. It may also result in an increase of UK based multinationals arriving in Ireland to set up a base here, which could create further job opportunities in the industry

Advice for Jobseekers

Know exactly what drives and motivates you. With so many opportunities at your disposal, it can seem like getting a new role is easy. However, we have dealt with job seekers who have committed to a role they are unsure of, only to miss out on their ideal job. 

Advice for Employers

Start sourcing your new employee earlier than you have previously done. With a lot of competition in the marketplace, being first to market on a niche role will give you the best possible chance to land top talent. But this alone will not be enough. It is important that hiring processes are as lean and streamlined as possible as we have seen applicants end up with multiple offers.

 

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