Vice President (VP), Logistics Salary
The average pay for a Vice President (VP), Logistics is $143,908 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Job Description for Vice President (VP), Logistics
Vice Presidents (VP) of logistics oversee the logistics departments at one or more locations of a company. They are responsible for overseeing the operation of these departments, as well as setting their policies, strategies, and goals. To develop vision for the company, it's important to work well with managers and stakeholders, as well as gather input from other employees.Read More...
Strong communication skills are important in this position, as logistics vice presidents work with a variety of people on a daily basis, including third parties. They may work directly with customers in some situations, so customer service skills are important while maintaining focus on the goals of the company. They must also ensure that logistics goals are met for both customer satisfaction and the growth of the company, as well as figure out answers to problems regarding fulfillment, operational efficiency, and generating profits.
Vice presidents of logistics must also solve efficiency issues relating to transportation contractors and routes in order to maximize efficiency and profits. Some may need to determine which modes of transportation will be best for certain jobs, such as air, ground, or sea. Negotiation skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure will help in many situations in order to lower costs from carriers and other third party providers and obtain optimal payments from customers. A bachelor’s or master’s degree is generally required for this position, and many years of experience in the field of logistics may also be required.
Vice President (VP), Logistics Tasks
- Record data and strategize to meet sales and delivery goals, reduce costs, and forecast market needs.
- Build relationships with stakeholders including vendors, factory staff, clients, carriers, etc.
- Oversee purchasing, transporting, warehousing, and shipping of materials and products.
- Ensure that all steps in supply chain meet regulations, quality, and timeliness goals.