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Logistics Specialist

A logistics manager is in charge of overseeing the purchase and distribution of products in a supply chain. Whether working for a logistics company, retail chain, or engineering company, this professional shoulders most of the responsibility for ensuring that valuable goods arrive at their destination safely. They spend a good amount of time handling technical details related to transportation. (Linkedin.com)

Salary Range: $180,000 – $400,000 per year
Other titles: Supply Chain Specialist, Logistics Manager


Job Tasks

Lead daily control meetings, identifying issues and actions needed to be taken
Anticipate and resolve day-to-day issues, complete root cause failure analyses, and take corrective actions
Maintain budgetary, scheduling, and project database oversight, and report regularly to senior management about progress, plans, and problems that could affect costs or schedules
Strategize with various internal business units and vendors to identify opportunities for continuous improvements to the current supply chain network
Manage compliance, quality control, and quality assurance standards and specifications

Human Skills

Complex Problem Solving — A logistics manager can effectively design and enforce operational and strategic solutions to balance staff time constraints, storage space restrictions and shipment limitations.
Organisational skills —The major responsibilities of a logistics manager involve managing a warehouse's inventory and keeping extensive schedules for deliveries and shipments on track.
Adaptability — Adaptability is a soft skill that entails the ability to adopt new capabilities and behaviours quickly in response to rapidly changing situations.
Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Leadership — A logistics manager is a leader and role model in the workplace. Effective leaders are able to think strategically, communicate efficiently, motivate and encourage their team members and listen and act on feedback.
Business communication — A logistics manager has to maintain frequent contact with company representatives, product vendors, product carriers, clients, other departments and logistics team members.

Technology Skills

Customer relationship management CRM software — Customer information databases; Oracle Eloqua
Communication software — MS Teams; Outlook; Gmail

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