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Logistics Coordinator

Oversee the distribution of a supply chain of goods.

What's it like to be a Logistics Coordinator?

Logistics Coordinators manage the supply chain of goods, and ensure they are distributed in the most efficient manner. They are responsible for ensuring that any items processed through the system travel safely and in the most cost-effective way possible.

Tasks and duties

  • Overseeing the goods supply chain.
  • Analysing processes and finding efficiencies.
  • Routing and re-routing orders.
  • Monitoring shipments, deliveries, timelines and costs.
  • Reporting on performance.
  • Addressing inventory issues.
  • Resolving shipment issues.
  • Answering customer enquiries.
  • Liaising with suppliers and transport companies.

What can I earn as a Logistics Coordinator?

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The most common salary for a Logistics Coordinator is between $55k and $65k
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How to become a Logistics Coordinator

SEEK Learning
Logistics Officers are usually required to have high school year 10 or higher and relevant industry experience. A Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415) or equivalent supply chain management qualification may be beneficial.
  1. Complete a Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415) or equivalent Supply Chain Management qualification.
  2. Hold a current driver’s licence.
  3. Hold a current forklift licence.
  4. Consider obtaining your Dangerous Goods licence.
  5. If you're looking to move into a Logistics Manager role, consider undertaking a bachelor degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

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How do Logistics Coordinators rate their role?

Latest reviews from 14 Logistics Coordinators surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
4.5
Career progression opportunities
4.1
Job security
3.6
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
4.5

Latest reviews

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Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Psychology
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Great for people who have excellent time management skills and love data and spreadsheets
The challenges
Can get monotonous and feeling like you are bogged down with no change or challenge.
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Higher School Certificate
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Construction
The good things
The job can be very diverse, from stock control and orders to transport and delivery. Once you are familiar with the systems of operation, it then comes down to you to coordinate all areas for this to...
The challenges
Quality control, deadlines and time management are your main challenges in this roll. If there’s any discrepancies in any of the above, it has a knock on effect that can change the outcome for others ...
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Secretarial Diploma
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
International Logistics
The good things
The Good Things - variety, no job is ever the same. I think of logistics as a game of Tetris - you need to fit different shaped pieces to make something come together. My job involves working with pe...
The challenges
The challenges are almost the same as the good things. Sometimes trying to co-ordinate so many different pieces can be frustrating. There is quite a lot of juggling of shipping schedules, you can ha...
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Retail
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Logistics
The good things
There are no two days the same. This is a very challenging role and would suit someone who likes to think outside the box and welcomes daily challenges
The challenges
getting everything that was required was at times challenging. The logistics role that I had also crossed over to operations so when you had multiple break downs and people off sick it was often chall...
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate 11 it
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Despatch
The good things
Organizing freight planing trip, putting together the jigsaw puzzle
The challenges
People can be very rude, don't reply to phone text or email. Raw materials not available
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
MBA In Logistics
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Logistics
The good things
It’s a fantastic carrear with enormous possibilities of growth. It allow you to know different scenarios and cultures. You have to think new things everyday. Providing a ever challenging environment
The challenges
Reduce costs, think “outside” the normal standards. Create new solutions for problems and difficulties.
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
N/A
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Logistics Coordinator
The good things
Due to the size and location of the Company I work for, including trucks over 3 States, I work from Home.
The challenges
You could have all your truck movements allocated for the next two days, one phone call from a desperate customer changes everything. Biggest challenge is to still get all the work done and some.
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Operations
The good things
They variety of work and the a great team of people which are very knowledgeable and can teach you alot with great perks to the job.
The challenges
The long hours and work expectation can be very challenging, which can impact your work life balance
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Year 12
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Warehouse
The good things
Good life work balance for the family
The challenges
Everyday facing a different challenge
Aug 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
The good things
Being a Logistics Coordinators allows me to problem solve as each day is very different. It taught me how to use both my analytical and leadership skills in the job. When leading by example to my co-w...
The challenges
The challenges are: - being able to think on your feet; - be mentally tough to handle feedback from Clients, Managers and Team Members; - time and resource management ; - have to be firm in decision m...
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Working hours for Logistics Coordinators

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Often
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Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 14 Logistics Coordinators

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