What does an Assistant 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.

  • 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
  • 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
Work/Life Balance
3.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Assistant Logistics Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$52,437 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$35K
Median: $52K
$78K
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Assistant Logistics Manager Career Path

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Read what Assistant Logistics Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Big 5 Sporting GoodsBig 5 Sporting Goods
Relief Manager
Sep 14, 2021

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

RHRH
Logistics Supervisor
Aug 10, 2021

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

Hayden HomesHayden Homes
Community Logistics Manager
Jul 28, 2020

“The employee benefits are some of the best in the area and in the industry.”

Möbius Technology
Export Manager
Sep 4, 2020

“Comfortable hours and close to me”

Harbor Freight ToolsHarbor Freight Tools
Logistics Supervisor
Jun 12, 2021

“Opportunity for overtime just about every week which boosts your paycheck from its alright pay rate to a pretty good rate for retail.”

AAWAAW
Sales Logistics Manager
Nov 3, 2020

“Slow career path progress and not enough visibility on future moves.”

Nairda
Logistics Supervisor
Mar 21, 2021

“You get to learn if you push yourself.. and if you work with a good supervisor”

Guarantee Restoration Services Guarantee Restoration Services
Logistics Manager
Nov 15, 2019

“Working at Guarantee you always have opportunity to grow and move forward in your career.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an assistant logistics manager

The most similar professions to assistant logistics manager are:
  • Logistics Coordinator
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Associate

The most common qualifications to become an assistant logistics manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.