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Sample logistics manager job description

At [Company X], we proudly set the industry standard for customer satisfaction. With our detailed approach to logistics and management, we produce the highest-quality deliverables on time, every time. We’re currently seeking an experienced logistics manager to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will be a highly trained supply-chain expert who has a track record of successful project or program management. We’re looking for someone who's an outstanding communicator, exceptional leader, and even better strategist. The person who fills this role will ultimately be responsible for maintaining the company’s standard of excellence and delivering projects with the utmost attention to safety and quality.

Objectives of this role

  • Support strategy execution for logistics and warehousing
  • Implement financial metrics and associated KPIs for supply-chain network and vendors
  • Develop and implement global transportation cost-savings programs for year-over-year savings
  • Identify project responsibilities, delegating phases and elements to appropriate personnel
  • Maintain awareness of industry and global logistics trends that will benefit company in the marketplace


  • Lead daily control meetings, identifying issues and actions to be taken
  • Conduct root-cause analysis of failures and take corrective actions
  • Provide oversight for budgetary, scheduling, and project database, and report regularly to senior managers about progress, plans, and problems that could affect costs or schedules
  • Consult with various internal business units and vendors to identify opportunities for improvements of the supply-chain network
  • Manage compliance, quality control, and quality assurance standards and specifications

Required skills and qualifications

  • Three or more years of experience in logistics for wholesale distribution or retail supply chain
  • Four or more years of experience in project management or a leadership position
  • Strong systems skills, including proficiency with integrated software applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in business administration, with focus on supply-chain management
  • Knowledge of end-to-end logistics operations (including maritime, over-the-road, rail, customs, and warehousing)
  • Entrepreneurial mindset