Logistics project manager: job, tasks and salary

Roles and tasks of the Logistics Project Manager

A Logistics Project Manager is a role that requires a unique combination of analytical, logistical and project management skills. The main roles and tasks of the Logistics Project Manager include:

Developing and managing the budget and schedule for logistics projects to ensure delivery targets are met.

Develop strategies and plans to ensure that products and services are delivered on time and within budget.

Supervise and monitor logistics projects and processes to ensure objectives are met.

Use analytical tools to analyse logistics performance and take corrective action and make informed decisions.

Coordinate with suppliers and carriers to ensure safe and on-time transport.

Develop and manage relationships with business partners and customers to meet their needs.

Implement monitoring and control systems to ensure that the quality of products and services is maintained.

Manage inventories and stocks.

Ensure compliance with deadlines and regulatory requirements.

Provide project progress updates to customers and supervisors.

Take on other projects and related tasks as required.

Salary and career development of a logistics project manager

The salary of a logistics project manager depends on a number of factors, such as level of experience, qualifications, industry and region. Salaries can vary considerably depending on these criteria. Generally speaking, the gross annual salary in France can be estimated using the following list:

0 to 2 years: between €32,000 and €40,000

2 to 5 years: between €42,000 and €50,000

5 to 10 years: between €49,000 and €58,000

10 to 15 years: between €54,000 and €65,000

More than 15 years: between €65,000 and €72,000

As well as an attractive salary, logistics project managers may also receive additional benefits such as travel and training. Logistics project managers can also benefit from interesting career development prospects. Possible careers include

Logistics Operations Manager

Purchasing and supply manager

Transport manager

Supply chain manager

Logistics Process Manager

Advantages and disadvantages of Logistics Project Manager


Great responsibility and freedom to make decisions.

Opportunity to work with people and companies around the world.

Learn a variety of skills and knowledge on a wide range of subjects.

An excellent opportunity for career development.

Opportunity to work in a dynamic environment.


Deadlines and budgets may be tight and there may be pressure to meet them.

Mobility may be required at times.

Specific technical knowledge may be required.

Overtime may be required.

Legal or financial issues may arise and need to be managed.

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