Sc&P 2018 H1

Supply Chain & Procurement Market Insights H1 2018

Published on 5th January 2018

Over the last six months of 2017, there has been an increase in demand for supply chain and procurement professionals in Singapore and across Southeast Asia. We have witnessed a particular increase for mid-level positions within the supply chain industry.

High demand for logistics, warehousing and strategic executives

Roles across logistics, end-to-end supply chain and warehousing have all been in demand, reflecting the transformation that retail supply chain has been going through for the year 2017.

Large global players such as Amazon and Alibaba have begun expanding into the region, and traditional retail and FMCG organisations have been increasing their omnichannel and e-commerce offerings. This has led to the continued high demand for warehousing, logistics and senior strategy executives.

Both the healthcare and manufacturing industries have seen an increase in demand for supply chain and procurement professionals. We have also seen an increased demand for these professionals within commodities and maritime firms. However, the demand for supply chain and procurement talent in the oil and gas market still seemed relatively sluggish by comparison.

Similar trends in H2 2017 to continue into H1 2018

In the months ahead in 2018, we expect the demand for supply chain and procurement professionals to continue with similar trends that we have seen in the second half of 2017.

We also expect to see a continuing demand for these professionals in markets across Southeast Asia, as organisations look to build their supply chain and procurement functions outside of Singapore in order to more effectively serve the larger consumer markets.

Supply Chain & Procurement
Salary Report for H1 2018*

Supply Chain & Logistics

Job title Years of experience  Singapore Malaysia
    Annual salary range (S$) Annual salary range (RM$)
Supply Chain Management
Head of Supply Chain  18+ 220K–300K  300K–500K
Regional Supply Chain Director / VP 15+ 150K–180K 250K–400K
Supply Chain Director / VP 12+ 120K–160K 200K–280K
Supply Chain Manager 8–12 90K–120K 150K–220K
Assistant Supply Chain Manager 6–8 60K–100K 100K–180K
Senior Supply / Demand Planner 4–6 50K–80K 80K–140K
Supply / Demand Planner 3–5 55K–75K 80K–120K

Logistics / Warehouse / Operations
Head of Logistics / Warehouse Operations 18+ 180K–240K 260K–420K
Regional Director / VP 15+ 160K–200K 220K–360K
Director / VP 12+ 140K–180K 240K–300K
Regional Manager 7–10 100K–140K 180K–240K
Manager 5–8 60K–80K 95K–130K
Assistant Manager 3–5 50K–70K 80K–120K

Procurement / Purchasing   
Head of Procurement 15+ 220K–300K 300K–500K
Director / VP 12+ 150K–260K 250K–280K
Senior Manager 10+ 100K–180K 180K–400K
Manager 8–10 80K–130K 120K–200K
Assistant Manager 5–7 60K–80K 95K–130K


*Notes about salary table:

  1. Titles and levels vary from organisation to organisation.
  2. The salary ranges given are only approximate guides. For tailored salary advice, please contact us directly.
  3. 12-month base salaries are assumed.
  4. All other benefits and bonuses are in addition to these figures.
  5. Bonus ranges can vary significantly from company to company and will be influenced by market conditions, business and individual performances. Bonus ranges from 1 month at the low end to 100%+ at the upper.
  6. Holiday entitlements range from 1225 days with senior executives not usually receiving less than 18 days. Less than 15 is very rare and 20 days is becoming the norm.
  7. Healthcare policies are standard.
  8. Pension plans vary with some companies offering greater than the standard contribution. Top up schemes can increase employer contribution levels as much as 15– 20% of the base salary for senior executives.