CSCMP Mentorship Program

The Spring 2024 edition of our Mentorship Program will start accepting applicants on April 1, 2024.

Building and maintaining a culture of mentoring is important to CSCMP because:

  • Employees who participate in mentoring programs are 5X to get promoted and advance in pay grade
  • Mentoring programs improve promotion and retention rates for minorities and women by 15%-38%
  • 87% of mentors and mentees feel empowered by their mentoring relationships and have developed greater confidence

Read up on the process and eligibility of participating in our program before you apply.

Enrollment Period & Mentor Profile Creation

The enrollment period will run from April 1 through April 30, 2024. All participants need to apply during this time. Additionally, qualifying mentors will be invited to create a profile in our mentorship platform. Additionally, qualifying mentors will be invited to create a profile in our mentorship platform. 

Mandatory Orientation

On May 2, 2024, at 1:00 pm CT we will hold an orientation webinar – CSCMP will send you a formal invitation if you are a qualifying* applicant. We will send out the recording of this webinar in case you cannot attend. This is mandatory viewing if you miss the live event.

Mentee Profile Creation & Matching

The third stage of the Mentorship Program will run from May 3 – 10. During this time, mentees (and applicants participating as both mentee & mentor) will create online profiles and will have the ability to choose a mentor they'd like to be paired with.

Mentoring Begins

The final stage will begin the week of May 13, 2024, and this is when participants should have a mentoring partner and begin setting up initial meetings. The mentoring partnerships will last five months and conclude at the end of September 2024.

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  • *You must be a CSCMP member prior to submitting your details. You will be automatically disqualified if you send in your information but are not an active member.
  • Note that our program is geared toward students and young professionals.
  • If you are a seasoned professional looking to be mentored, this may not be the program for you as the majority of our mentors are mid-level supply chain professionals.
  • This is a self-driven program which means you will select your mentor or mentee. CSCMP will NOT assign you a partner.
  • We tend to have a mentor shortage as most applicants want to be mentees. As such, a mentor is not guaranteed.

For more information and further inquiries, contact Rocio Cadena at [email protected]

About the Program

Developed by CSCMP's Young Professionals Committee, our Mentorship Program is your gateway to enriched knowledge and meaningful connections through dynamic learning partnerships. Elevating your supply chain career is the driving force behind the CSCMP Mentorship Program, offering you the chance to engage in a transformative mentoring partnership.

With an outstanding approval rating of 90%, our program stands as a testament to its effectiveness, echoed by participants who consistently champion it for its value. Open doors to growth every spring and fall by joining our program.

Experience the power of a mentoring partnership, where two individuals unite under the banner of personal and professional advancement. Forge pathways for information exchange, knowledge transfer, and experiential insights. The mentoring dynamic cultivates a mutual journey of learning, mutual career guidance, and collaborative cultivation of groundbreaking ideas and remedies.

Benefits of our mentorship program

  • Leadership & Development
  • Career Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Widen your network
  • Gain a support system
  • Get introduced to new ideas
  • Share and gain knowledge & skills


Why participate in our mentorship program?

“I enjoyed the opportunity to give back to younger supply chain practitioners, by providing connections within my network, valuable learning moments I experienced during my career, and areas of recommended development that were particularly valuable for me in my career and personal growth. Conversations we had around these areas helped my mentee navigate the growth, challenges, and career opportunities she was experiencing. It was also valuable for me as it allowed me to reflect on and assess my growth as a supply chain practitioner through the process. A mutually valuable experience made available by CSCMP!”
Jason Smeak
AVP, Global Supply Chain & Logistics, AECOM

“The most valuable thing about participating in the mentorship program is that I ended up with a trustworthy friend with whom I can freely express my thoughts related to my career path, work-life balance and much more. I have learned that it is important to seize the opportunity when it comes to you, rather than “wait for the next train to put you on the right track”.  I have grown both vertically and diagonally within my organization by accepting the Serialization Manager Role and leaving my former position of Senior Plant Coordinator in External Supply. ”
Cristina Timus
Manger, SZN External Supply Operations, Pfizer   

“As a mentor, the thing that I found most valuable was the opportunity to develop professional relationships, share career experiences, and have meaningful dialogue with others outside of my normal sphere of influence, about career challenges that are facing professionals as they pursue their careers in today’s business climate.

The most important thing I learned from being a mentor was that there is a need for those of us who have been out in the marketplace for a while, to plug into mentorship programs such as CSCMP to uplift and encourage the next generation of leaders. ”
Luther Webb
VP, Data Science, Trew Automation