Do you like managing numbers and have a keen eye for detail? Do you have the skill and desire to lead a team in an ever-evolving environment? If so, a position as a Logistics Manager might be an excellent fit for you.
Logistics Managers oversee the supply chain of an organization, and determine how to purchase, store, and distribute products. This role’s broad nature means that a Logistics Manager needs strong organization and multitasking skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to manage in ever-changing situations.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
- Manage and maintain accurate inventory in warehouses
- Nurture relationships with clients and product suppliers
- Negotiate shipping rates and arrangements with product carriers
- Create and maintain schedules for inbound and outbound shipments
- Direct the flow of an organization’s materials and products
- Manage and mentor team members
- Collaborate with other departments to implement logistical improvements
Education and Background
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in business management, logistics, or another related field.
Skills and Proficiencies
- Organizational and communication skills
- Aptitude for counting and inventory management
- Managerial and business management skills
- Excellent adaptability and leadership skills
According to Payscale the median annual salary of a Logistics Manager with
1 Year of Experience:
- Orlando, Florida: $48,000
- Tampa, Florida: $50,000
- Jacksonville, Florida: $47,000
- Miami, Florida: $52,000
- Atlanta, Georgia: $62,000
- Chicago, Illinois: $50,000
- Houston, Texas: $48,000
- Los Angeles, California: $56,000
- New York City, New York: $65,000
- Seattle, Washington: $55,000
- Overall: $53,000
5 Years of Experience:
- Orlando, Florida: $58,000
- Tampa, Florida: $62,000
- Jacksonville, Florida: $57,000
- Miami, Florida: $61,000
- Atlanta, Georgia: $70,000
- Chicago, Illinois: $75,000
- Houston, Texas: $63,000
- Los Angeles, California: $70,000
- New York City, New York: $76,000
- Seattle, Washington: $65,000
- Overall: $65,000
Similar Job Titles
- Supply Chain Analyst
- Fulfillment Coordinator
- Inbound Operations Manager
- Outbound Operations Manager
The path to becoming a Logistics Manager begins with a bachelor’s degree in business management, logistics, or another related field. After several years of on-the-job warehouse experience, candidates will be in line to advance to a management position. Earning certification from The International Society of Logistics or The American Production and Inventory Control Society can help boost advancement opportunities.
The increased use of technology, including radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and hand-held devices that read barcodes automatically, is expected to allow fewer warehouse and logistics workers to do the same amount of work. That said, the need for effective warehousing and logistics remains, as does the need for qualified managers.
Study.com cites the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, stating that employment of transportation, storage, and distribution managers (which typically includes Logistics Managers) should grow by six percent through 2028, which is as fast as average for jobs across all industries.
The typical work hours for a Logistics Manager are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in a warehouse setting. With materials often shipping around the clock, overtime or weekend hours may be necessary.
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