Food Chain Specialist
Food chain specialists are logisticians who bring the phrase “from farm to table” to life. They are organizers, analyzers and contributors that are more involved in the everyday operations of agricultural business than we might think.
Because of food chain specialists, the processes that bring our food to distributors to stores to consumers can all occur rapidly and efficiently. They are constantly monitoring the many different moving parts that make a whole. They facilitate communications between suppliers, buyers, and clients, while also being able to positively interact with customers themselves. They survey for feedback and make decisions that optimize efficiency.
Becoming a food chain specialist requires a strong interest in management. A business administration degree with an emphasis in purchasing or supply management is recommended. While you don’t have to be a math whiz, it is good to have computational skills since the role is quite fast-paced and will challenge your critical thinking. Jobs for this role are expected to grow 5% by 2028.