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5 Fashion Jobs You Didn’t Know You Could Get with a Degree in Supply Chain Management

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Some of the most important jobs in the fashion industry are those that actually get the ideas of designers into the hands of customers. These are also the jobs where career opportunities are expanding – and you can have a significant impact on promoting sustainability and protecting the environment.

Employers in the fashion industry need knowledgeable supply chain professionals more than ever, and salaries for supply chain managers exceed the average of many other kinds of fashion professionals.

You may have heard the term “Supply Chain,” a lot recently, but what does it really mean?

In the fashion industry, the supply chain is truly the backbone of the global fashion business. Earning a degree in Supply Chain Management means you’ll learn how to manage a global sourcing and production network. This includes all aspects of the business cycle, from production to product fulfillment, and may include logistics, sourcing fabric and materials, e-commerce, analytics, and project management.

That may seem complicated, but in LIM College’s master’s program in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, you’ll learn the tools and practical knowledge you’ll need for success. And you can earn your degree on our midtown Manhattan campus in New York City or complete your studies entirely online in as little as one year.

You’ll earn an MPS (that’s a Master of Professional Studies) and be prepared for positions such as (but certainly not limited to!):

  • Vendor Compliance Manager
    The Vendor Compliance Manager monitors the ethical and legal requirements as mandated by company policy and the laws of the regions where products are produced and sent. Issues may include: Are companies providing a safe environment and paying their employees fairly? How are they using water and other natural resources?
  • Sourcing Associate
    A Sourcing Associate is responsible for sourcing materials, textiles, and/or merchandise from around the world. They will maintain vendor relationships, track pricing and inventory, and monitor supply levels.
  • Fulfillment Center Manager
    Fulfillment Center Managers supervise all the activities related to order processing of a fashion company. Part of this requires keeping real-time information about supply, demand, and volume of orders and transmitting these reports to supply managers.
  • Purchasing Manager: The Purchasing Manager oversees all of the merchandise, fabric, textiles, or any other relevant purchases for a company. They interact with various brands and maintain vendor relationships.
  • Logistics Coordinator: The Logistics Coordinator is responsible for facilitating communication between the various departments, including production, sales, and distribution. Responsibilities may include managing shipment budgets and coordinating transportation providers to ensure supplies and products get where they need to be.

If you’re interested in impacting the fashion industry from the inside out, contact our Office of Graduate Admissions at graduateadmissions [at] limcollege.edu to learn more about advancing your career with a master’s degree in Global Fashion Supply Chain Management.

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