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Logistics Management

Logistics Managers are essential to the smooth running of any freight operation, and successful application in this career can lead to advancement to an international directorial position.

Working as a Logistics Manager is a very varied and rewarding career with tasks ranging from the development of timely, cost-effective import and export schemes to the handling of the technicalities of international transportation. There could be a very significant international focus within the job where knowledge of international commerce, finance and import/export laws are essential and fluency in a foreign language is recommended.

What does a Logistics Manager job description include?

  • The Logistics Manager will be required to handle technical details relating to possibly international transportation, such as customs regulations and any necessary documentation.
  • You will be required to efficiently evaluate the costs of transportation, services and inventory within any budget or distribution strategy.
  • The Logistics Manager must have a knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and must be able to effectively troubleshoot any issues that may arise in international freight transportation.
  • You must also build relationships with Logistics mediators and work closely with package engineers to ensure the protection of freight in transportation.
  • For a Logistics Manager, documentation and organisation is important – any changes to operating procedures, prioritisation or any problems must be documented and communicated accurately.

Key skills and qualifications of a Logistics Manager

  • You must be educated to degree level and may also be required to hold any relevant qualifications and systems training associated with Logistics Management, as well as experience in the Logistics sector.
  • Depending upon the role being offered, fluency in a foreign language may be required, as well as an awareness of different cultures and a diplomatic approach to any associated conflicts.
  • A Logistics Manager must have effective communication skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks all with an attention to fine detail.
  • Negotiation skills are important to success as a Logistics Manager since national and international communication is a pivotal part of the job.
  • You must be numeric and be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic accountancy to successfully fulfill the role of Logistic Manager.
  • You will be able to use the Microsoft Office Suite.

How to find more Logistics jobs within the Shipping and Logistics industry:

To find more Logistics jobs or other jobs within this sector, or to place a vacancy, please contact us.

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