Directors in Logistics, Warehousing and Transport

Directors in logistics, warehousing and transport plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the safe, efficient and economic movement of passengers and freight by road, rail, sea and air transport, and the receipt, storage and warehousing of goods and the maintenance of stocks at an optimal level.


New workers

New workers start around £24,010. Normal pay is £64,663 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £158,282.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 14,739 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Decides on storage conditions for particular items, allocates warehouse space and arranges for regular stock inspections to detect deterioration or damage.

  • Prepares reports on expenditure and advises on materials and parts standardisation, future stores and stock control policies.

  • Advises purchasing department on type, quality and quantity of goods required and dates by which they must be available.

  • Reviews, develops and implements stock control, handling and distribution policies to maximise use of space, money, labour and other resources.

  • Liaises with production, maintenance, sales and other departments to determine the materials and other items required for current and future production schedules and sales commitments.

  • Ensures that regulations regarding hours of work, the licensing of crews and transport equipment, the operational safety and efficiency of equipment, the insurance of vehicles and other statutory regulations are complied with.

  • Arranges for maintenance of airport runways and buildings, liaises with fuel and catering crews to ensure adequate supplies and resolves any complaints and problems raised by airport users..

  • Oversees and directs the movement, handling and storage of freight in transit and the operations of transport hubs such as airports, railways stations and harbours.

  • Plans the optimum utilisation of staff and operating equipment, and co-ordinates maintenance activities to ensure least possible disruption to services examines traffic reports, load patterns, traffic receipts and other data and revises transport services or freight rates accordingly.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Supply Chain

  • Warehousing

  • Inventory Management

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Procurement

  • Purchasing

  • Stock Control

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Finance

  • Auditing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Communication

  • Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Sales

  • Operations

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Forecasting

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.