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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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Logistics Manager roles in AUS were typically advertised between $90k and $140k over the last 3 months.
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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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Diploma of Logistics

This diploma provides you with the knowledge needed to work in the management of logistics.
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Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

This degree will prepare you for a range of management roles within logistics and supply chain management.

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Bachelor of Science

Develop broad skills in science to prepare for opportunities in a range of industries with this qualification.

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Latest Logistics Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 37 Logistics Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
I enjoyed the challenge of meeting deadlines while keeping everybody running smoothly
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Communication
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Logistics
The good things
Varied work, always challenging & changing never 2 days the same. If you have a good team it makes work flow much smoothly
The challenges
Certain times of the day are pretty busy & can be intense! Lots of changes that need to be dealt with immediately
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May 2021
It’s rewarding to help people design their homes and see their dreams become reality
Reviewer's Qualification
Diploma of Applied Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Sales
The good things
The most rewarding is dealing with different customers and advising them on choices giving them honest options and allowing them to come to the best decision for them The challengers is not having lik...
The challenges
challenge is not having team members who understand the necessity for total customer service and colleagues that can’t see change as a form of progress
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