Roles and tasks of the Logistics Manager
The role of Logistics Manager is essential to ensure optimum management of the flow of goods and materials, and therefore good stock management. As such, the Logistics Manager has a number of roles and responsibilities:
Monitor and optimise transport flows, whether by land, sea or air.
Identifying the most effective logistics resources and tools for optimising flows and delivery times.
Implementing stock relocation strategies for better resource management.
Manage suppliers and carriers, and negotiate the best offers and rates.
Monitor and control stocks, and implement inventory procedures.
Manage the import and export of products.
Supervising and keeping logistics and handling teams informed.
Keeping a technical and technological watch to improve logistics processes.
Liaise with sales departments and buyers to ensure optimum stock management.
Follow up orders and ensure that deliveries correspond to requests.
The Logistics Manager must have a good knowledge of IT tools and stock management software, and master negotiation techniques to be able to effectively manage the budget allocated to logistics. In addition, he or she must be attentive to customers' needs, and be able to adapt to them.
Salary and career development of a Logistics Manager
The salary of a Logistics Manager varies according to experience and skills. It can be estimated that in France, the gross annual salary for a Logistics Manager is as follows:
0 to 2 years: between €33,000 and €39,000
2 to 5 years: between 39,000 and 48,000 euros
5 to 10 years: between 48,000 and 54,000 euros
10 to 15 years: between 54,000 and 66,000 euros
More than 15 years: more than 66,000 euros
A Logistics Manager can choose a number of different professions to develop his or her career. Here are 5 possibilities :
Purchasing and supply manager
Supply chain manager
Product Quality and Safety Manager