Logistics Manager

Logistics Managers handle the logistical aspects of product supply and distribution for companies and organisations. They should have strong coordination and organisational abilities and work with multiple stakeholders.

Duties and tasks

  • Collaborate with customers and fellow staff and personnel regarding production and distribution schedules and specifications
  • Create standard process for purchases and distribution activities including planning and scheduling production and transportation times
  • Issue and process payments of supply purchases, sales of produced goods and distribution
  • Keep an accurate record of all orders, production times, produced goods and transportation of supplies and produced items
  • Manage staff working in production activities and distribution
  • Order and maintain stock inventory necessary for production
  • Work with suppliers, staff and stakeholders to ensure quality of products, delivery schedule and negotiate costs

Skills required

  • Coordination
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Strong Leadership Abilities

Working conditions

Logistics Managers typically work a Monday to Friday work week with standard working hours. They may be required to work evenings or weekends during high production times. They typically work in indoor office settings, but also oversee production and distribution operations.

Professional associations / Industry information

Logistics Association of Australia Limited
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia Incorporated (CILTA)
The Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA)
The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC)

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