A logistics management specialist provides logistical support for their organization, ensuring that all related operations are on track; these operations may include coordinating the shipment and delivery of goods and keeping track of inventory, among others. The logistics management specialist must have good bookkeeping skills, as keeping logs and creating reports are generally required for this position. When the specialist's company directly manufactures goods, the logistics management specialist must oversee the various steps of their creation; when operations are not running as they should, the specialist must ensure corrections are made.
Additionally, logistics management specialists may create incentive programs for employees to ensure logistics processes run smoothly. Usually, this is a management positions, so management-related skills and experience are often needed; excellent interpersonal skills are also needed, as the specialist works with employees and customers. They may also be required to conduct marketing and work to obtain new customers; this may involve conducting research to identify business leads.
Generally, a bachelor's degree is required for this position, along with substantial relevant experience. The ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is often required as well. Logistics management specialists generally work in an office setting, although field work may occasionally be required to oversee operations and meet with individuals from other organizations.
Logistics Management Specialist Tasks
Develop, analyze and execute logistical plans, support, and documentation.
Assess ordering, tracking, delivery dates, and shipping requirements for on-time delivery.
Determine technical needs and certifications, and communicate to enable on-time execution of tasks.
Assess life cycle and supportability of materials and logistics, including analysis of maintenance needs.