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
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Logistics Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

€63,158 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €63K
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Logistics Manager Career Path

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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.”

Logistics Supervisor
10 Aug 2021

“Really enjoyed my work and the clients and most of the people I worked with.”

Hayden HomesHayden Homes
Community Logistics Manager
28 Jul 2020

“The employee benefits are some of the best in the area and in the industry.”

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.”

Sales Logistics Manager
3 Nov 2020

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

Logistics Supervisor
21 Mar 2021

“You get to learn if you push yourself.. and if you work with a good supervisor”

Guarantee Restoration Services Guarantee Restoration Services
Logistics Manager
15 Nov 2019

“Working at Guarantee you always have opportunity to grow and move forward in your career.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a logistics manager

When working as a logistics manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Communication, IN Spanish, Powerpoint, Microsoft Office and Korean.

The most similar professions to logistics manager are:
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Associate

The most common qualifications to become a logistics manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.