09 August 2001 | David Arminas
Senior purchasing and supply chain managers have enjoyed average salary increases of 20 per cent in the past year, well above the average for the sector, according to the third annual survey by supply chain recruitment specialists BJD Group.
With a 9 per cent increase on last year, directors of purchasing remain the most highly paid in the supply chain profession, according to the Supply Chain and Logistics Salary Survey 2001. Their average earnings are £80,500, compared with the £77,250 earned by supply chain directors, who come second.
"One reason for the 20 per cent rise in senior manager pay is that it is finally realised that the role is not an overhead but a profit centre," David Adsley, BJD consultant, told SM. "Also, some have had performance bonuses that they didn't in earlier years."
The findings back an earlier survey from recruitment specialists Purcon Consultants that showed purchasing directors earn on average nearly £82,000.