Managers in Logistics

Managers in logistics plan, co-ordinate and organise the supply chain of goods and services between the point of production and consumption, including their efficient transportation, storage and retailing.


New workers
£ 27,147
£ 41,103
£ 70,399

Available jobs

In the past year there were 47,007 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • 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.

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

  • Monitors the distribution of goods and stock levels to ensure the organisation's needs are met and reports on overall performance.

  • Co-ordinates the transportation and storage of goods.

  • Management and planning of supply chains from source to the point of consumption to ensure goods get from suppliers to distribution centres as efficiently as possible.

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

  • Supply Chain Management

  • Logistics Management

  • Procurement

  • Warehousing

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Logistics

  • Purchasing

  • Invoicing

  • Project Management

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.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

  • Detail Oriented

  • Sales

  • Negotiation

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.