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Job Prospects for a Supply Chain Professional

Hello Everyone,

I'm a young professional, with 2.5 year of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry, currently working in Singapore.
I think I'm doing relatively well here but would really like to experience working in a rapidly developing economy like Vietnam.

I'm scholar and a degree holder from one of the top universities in Asia.

I've been searching on Vietnamworks for the past 2 weeks and have only gotten 1 reply (which was for me to send my cover letter on top of my resume).

Would like to know from you guys about the chances of getting a supply chain/logistics related job in any of the MNCs with bases in Vietnam?

I'm unable to speak Vietnamese but am fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Any advice is welcome. Thanks!! :)

In my experience your chances are very slim. A Viet company will not hire you and most larger companies bring their own people over and hire locals.

Thanks for your reply !
Care to share how u ended up in Vietnam as an expat?

James, your skill set is common here and most companies will go for local labour, however, saying that if you have a specialised skill/qualification that is in demand then you could be hired but be expected to mentor a local for them to gain the knowledge.
In the meantime try Robert Walters Vietnam (They also have an office in Singas)   
hochiminh[at]robertwalters.com.vn
You may find an opportunity in Vietnam on their website

Hi Deepsix6,

Appreciate your reply. I've applied a couple of jobs from Robert Walters already, but unfortunately my skillset didn't match their requirements.
Will continue searching. Thank you!

Hi James, try DHL Supply Chain VN, I heard they are looking for transport/warehouse manager

James,

AMCham is having a Suppiers Night on September 13. I was planning to go but I have to travel on that day. It may be worthwile to check it out.

http://www.amchamvietnam.com/events/amc … -cap-2017/

Thanks a lot man, i'll check it out!

James,

Your wecome and good luck.

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