What does a Senior Logistics Manager do?

Logistics managers are responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as warehousing, inventory, transportation, and supply chain processes. Logistics managers typically supervise a team of warehouse staff or other logistics specialists. Sometimes they are in charge of a particular region.

Most logistics managers have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as supply chain management, logistics and transportation, or business administration. Logistics managers typically have strong organizational and leadership skills.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Logistics Manager jobs?
  • Manage inventory as well as warehouse, transportation, and other logistics processes
  • Develop new strategies to streamline processes and reduce cost
  • Ensure that quality, quantity, customer satisfaction, and financial commitments are met
  • Perform metrics reporting and data analysis tasks to identify issues and opportunities for process improvements
  • Partner and communicate with manufacturers, suppliers, and customers
  • Manage and develop logistics staff
  • Create and manage budgets
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Logistics Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, operations, logistics, business administration, transportation, or engineering
  • 5+ years of experience working in logistics, warehouse, or transportation operations
  • Firm grasp of supply chain, inventory, distribution, business, and management principles
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to manage, coach, and provide training for direct reports
  • Exceptional organizational and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of logistics and inventory software
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Logistics Manager Salaries near Canada

Average Base Pay

$114,078 /yr
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Senior Logistics Manager Career Path

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Read what Senior Logistics Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Customer Solutions Manager
Aug 3, 2022

“Compensation is competitive but not extra ordinary (or perhaps it is because I didn't negotiate my package”

Crown Flour MillCrown Flour Mill
Logistics Evacuation Supervisor
Jan 20, 2022

“Very demanding environment.. Worklife balance is not attainable because all you do is work 24/7”

Big 5 Sporting GoodsBig 5 Sporting Goods
Relief Manager
Sept 14, 2021

“This is a great place to work to start a career and get trained in retail management.”

Logistics Supervisor
Aug 10, 2021

“Really enjoyed my work and the clients and most of the people I worked with.”

Logistics Team Lead
Jun 21, 2023

“Package is not the best in the industry Cannot work from home Cut down many welfare”

Harbor Freight ToolsHarbor Freight Tools
Logistics Supervisor
Oct 7, 2023

“At the time I left there had been a great deal of Turnover at the Leadership Level.”

Royal Air ForceRoyal Air Force
Logistics Manager
Oct 11, 2023

“Some great opportunities for career development through externally sourced training with funding to help completion.”

Active Freight Worldwide
Jul 9, 2023

“I found my time there in a great environment was a pleasure going to work daily.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of logistics managers

The typical workday of a logistics manager includes working in purchasing, where they choose and order the products that a company sells. They may also be involved in evaluating current distribution processes, making recommendations to improve the efficiency of fulfilling orders while also increasing revenue.

The best part about being a logistics manager is that they're important to a business because they assist with improving efficiency, so it's a career that is likely to continue to increase in demand. Becoming a logistics manager requires good networking skills and ample product research skills.

Logistics managers with good analytical and decision-making skills can earn a competitive salary. The average salary for logistics managers in Canada is $114,078 per year. Logistics managers with more experience can earn a higher salary, up to $153,407 per year.

Working as a logistics manager requires good attention to detail to avoid mistakes. One of the challenges of this job is that it can be stressful at times because the company relies on the logistics manager to improve operations. Businesses also rely on logistics managers to source products at competitive prices.

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