What does a Logistics Manager do?

Logistics managers are responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as warehousing, inventory, transportation, and supply chain processes. Logistics managers typically supervise a team of warehouse staff or other logistics specialists. Sometimes they are in charge of a particular region.

Most logistics managers have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as supply chain management, logistics and transportation, or business administration. Logistics managers typically have strong organizational and leadership skills.

  • Manage inventory as well as warehouse, transportation, and other logistics processes
  • Develop new strategies to streamline processes and reduce cost
  • Ensure that quality, quantity, customer satisfaction, and financial commitments are met
  • Perform metrics reporting and data analysis tasks to identify issues and opportunities for process improvements
  • Partner and communicate with manufacturers, suppliers, and customers
  • Manage and develop logistics staff
  • Create and manage budgets
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, operations, logistics, business administration, transportation, or engineering
  • 5+ years of experience working in logistics, warehouse, or transportation operations
  • Firm grasp of supply chain, inventory, distribution, business, and management principles
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage, coach, and provide training for direct reports
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of logistics and inventory software
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Logistics Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

£43,196 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£29K
Median: £43K
£65K
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Logistics Manager Career Path

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Logistics Manager Insights

Read what Logistics Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Big 5 Sporting GoodsBig 5 Sporting Goods
Relief Manager
14 Sep 2021

“This is a great place to work to start a career and get trained in retail management.”

Intervision Foods
Logistics
16 Feb 2020

“Great monetary compensation if employee goes above and beyond what's expected in the job.”

QuikTripQuikTrip
Relief Assistant Manager
1 May 2019

“The training that I received going from clerk to shift manager was spotty at best.”

Yellowstone Park Service StationsYellowstone Park Service Stations
Station Manager
10 May 2019

“It was a great experience to work with Yellowstone Park Service Stations and have the opportunity to work and live in Yellowstone National Park.”

Möbius Technology
Export Manager
4 Sep 2020

“Comfortable hours and close to me”

Harbor Freight ToolsHarbor Freight Tools
Logistics Supervisor
12 Jun 2021

“Opportunity for overtime just about every week which boosts your paycheck from its alright pay rate to a pretty good rate for retail.”

GrubhubGrubhub
Operations and Logistics Manager
3 May 2021

“Coworkers typically nice and good to work with.”

AAWAAW
Sales Logistics Manager
3 Nov 2020

“Slow career path progress and not enough visibility on future moves.”

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