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Logistics Manager

Ensure the smooth and efficient transport of resources for businesses and organisations.

What's it like to be a Logistics Manager?

Logistics Managers are responsible for the smooth flow of resources by overseeing the organisation, planning, distribution and transport of goods and products for businesses and organisations.

Logistics Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Coordinating production schedules, storage and shipping of particular products and items.
  • Developing processes and systems whereby purchases and distribution activities are scheduled and tracked.
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers and staff to ensure stock supplies are recorded and ordered and delivery schedule is maintained.
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Logistics Managers are professionals who ensure that the supply chain runs smoothly by utilising their experience in sourcing, transportation, storage, production and distribution.

Valuable skills for Logistics Managers include excellent communication, exceptional planning and organisational skills, and leadership abilities.

What can I earn as a Logistics Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Logistics Manager is between $120k and $140k

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How to become a Logistics Manager


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To work as a Logistics Manager in Australia, it is recommended that you have experience and/or qualifications in logistics, such as a Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415).

  1. Consider undertaking a qualification such as a Diploma of Logistics (TLI50415).
  2. Once you have experience/skills in logistics, you will need to develop strong management skills. This can be achieved with further experience, however many employers prefer individuals with tertiary qualifications, such as a Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management).
  3. There are numerous career opportunities for Logistics Managers, including moving into transport operation management, supply chain management or distribution operations management.

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How do Logistics Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 26 Logistics Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.6
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.6
Variety of work
4.0

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Oct 2018
Logistics is a great job makes you want to learn more and work to make the customer happy
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Logistics and supply chain
The good things
There are many good things being a logistics manager, dealing with different companies and people makes you learn more and make more relations, you can progress and move into different levels to work ...
The challenges
They are many challenges with working around the different regulations and policies to make the work efficient and effective.
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Feb 2020
Fleet management is tough but I do fife fighting and find out the solution
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical)/Bachelor of Science (Applied Chemistry)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Supply chain management and warehouse manager and logistics
The good things
Reduced Truck turn around time Clearance of daily advices Nil customer complaints Tracking on GPS system On time delivery of customers
The challenges
Negotiate the rate of transportation Manage Conflict with transporter and drivers
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Working hours for Logistics Managers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Logistics Managers?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
0.3%
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