What does a Logistics Management Specialist do?

Logistics associates assist in the management of an organization's logistics systems. They coordinate the shipment and distribution of goods, inspect goods and materials, track shipments, manage inventory, and communicate with customers and third-party service providers. They inspect incoming and outgoing shipments, verify their rates, receive incoming shipments, and prepare outgoing shipments.

Logistics associates monitor and manage inventory levels and develop and communicate shipment schedules. They work with vendors and carrier services to coordinate proper logistics and timelines and help customers resolve shipment issues and complaints when they arise. They repair and maintain shipment paperwork, records, and digital databases and perform additional administrative, clerical, or managerial duties as requested. Logistics associates need a high school diploma or GED with at least three years of experience in logistics management or a related role.

What responsibilities are common for Logistics Management Specialist jobs?
  • Dispense supplies, instruments, disposable materials, and equipment.
  • Responsible for the development, talent planning and performance management of associates.
  • Review and monitor all rejections, requests for information and other correspondence.
  • Index and create tracking files to initiate clearance process, once documents are received.
  • Assist with development of the revenue cycle training programs and new hire orientation.
  • Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules.
  • Ability to act as a change agent, providing direction to others and gaining their support.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to less senior logistics personnel.
  • Ensure accurate and timely receipt of materials within the facility.
  • Analyze and develop logistics plans that enhance product workflow.
  • Develop, implement, and continuously enhance ocean import/export operational procedures.
  • Handle refrigerated, overnight and other rush shipments 5 appropriately and expeditiously.
  • Interact daily with internal and external customers to deliver exceptional customer service to meet and exceed customer expectations and provide on-time and quality delivery of freight.
  • Develop relevant internal and external metrics to measure performance.
  • Oversee expansion of existing markets and spearhead rollout into new markets.
What are the typical qualifications for Logistics Management Specialist jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, business administration, computer sciences or engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • A confident, natural leader and problem solver with demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Comfortable with Enterprise Resource Planning programs and tools.
  • Ability to manage scheduling and planning processes.
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Logistics Management Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$51,250 /yr
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$33K
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$79K
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Logistics Management Specialist Career Path

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US NavyUS Navy
Logistics Specialist
Jun 1, 2021

“Great way to learn a trade and responsibility for a job outside of the military.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Order and Logistics Specialist
Oct 6, 2021

“I see this as a step to bigger and better things to work here and it was a great opportunity.”

Speedmark TransportationSpeedmark Transportation
Ocean Import Coordinator
Sept 20, 2022

“Highly recommend working here as well as the multiple bonuses we receive each year is very nice.”

BLG LogisticsBLG Logistics
Logistics Specialist
Aug 9, 2021

“Management was well aware of these issues but seemed unable to do anything to solve them.”

Chelsea Wine Vault
Delivery Coordinator & Order Fulfillment Specialist
Mar 4, 2021

“The benefit of having access to great collections of wine was a great pro to working here.”

Hexagon NutritionHexagon Nutrition
Executive Trainee Exports
Dec 29, 2021

“Overall i would really like to recommend all the job seekers to join this organisation.”

WalmartWalmart
Order Fulfillment Associate
Nov 2, 2020

“There are ample opportunities to work in a job position that fits personal skill set.”

Comstock CompaniesComstock Companies
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions
Oct 15, 2020

“It's a great place to work and it's one of the best company cultures I've ever been a part of.”

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