Logistics Jobs

Logistics Job Overview

People who work in logistics jobs are responsible for the entire supply chain system of a product that moves it from the manufacturer or supplier to the consumer. Generally, logistics jobs require applicants to:
  • Develop relationships with consumers and suppliers
  • Understand what consumer needs are and how to meet them
  • Create and implement strategies that minimize the cost and time required to transport goods
  • Propose ways to make improvements to a current logistics system
In most cases, logistics workers depend on robust software to plan how goods will be moved, and follow their progress once they leave the initial facility. Some of the software packages are specific for logistical functions and can lead to jobs in procurement, loss prevention and inventory management.

Logistics Job Education Requirements

Although it may only be necessary to have an associate's degree for some logistics professions, many employers prefer to hire people who have bachelor's degrees, especially since logistics chains are becoming more complex. Some people who ultimately end up in logistics jobs have backgrounds in business, supply chain management, and industrial engineering.

Many logistics workers decide to become certified through the American Society of Transportation and Logistics, or the International Society of Logistics. Candidates must demonstrate both education and real-world experience, and usually have to pass an exam. Although the majority of employers do not require certification, a person who decides to become certified may be seen as more valuable in a competitive marketplace. With the right training, it's possible to become a Logistics Manager.

Logistics Job Market

Employment in the field is projected to grow 22 percent through 2022, which is much faster than average compared to all other occupations. One of the reasons why the job market is predicted to be so favorable is because a growing number of companies are recognizing the worth of a global economy. Even if a company is based in the United States, that doesn't mean it has to be restricted to only marketing products to people in that country.

Whether a manufacturer opts to sell products only domestically or to ramp things up to a worldwide level, logistics experts are needed to make those aspirations happen smoothly and efficiently.

Logistics Job Salary Information

In 2012, the median annual wage for logistics workers was $72,780. People who tended to earn more than that amount were usually involved in jobs related to aerospace parts manufacturing, or transportation, and some worked for the federal government, such as in military jobs.
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Company Confidential Edison, NJ
We are seeking a full time Freight Broker for our Edison location. We operate as a national specialty commodity carrier, providing truckload, LTL, logistics / brokerage, warehouse, drayage, consolidation, distribution, and timely delivery service. Basic Job Description: · Contact, negotiate and secure carriers for loads booked / offered · Strive to cover as many loads as possible each day. · ...
DRS Technologies, Inc. DRS Technologies is a leading supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and prime contractors worldwide. Focused on defense technology, we develop, manufacture and support a broad range of systems for mission critical and military sustainment requirements, as well as homeland security. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, th...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering Air Conditionin...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility GDIT is a major provider of Health Facilities Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) Services to the Military Health System. Currently, the Military Health Service contracts this service as a part of its new hospital and health facility construction program. The IO&T provider works alongside the construction/general contractor, architectural...
This position is located in our MD, California facility GENERAL SUMMARY: Supports Program Managers and Assistant Program Managers for Logistics (APMLs) in Air-to-Air Missile Systems Program Office (PMA-259) at Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters. Performs all aspects of integrated logistics coordination and support for Sparrow and Sidewinder missiles Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Programs requi...
Position Purpose Reduce costs and improve service to stores by taking control of and managing specific assigned areas of Logistics management Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities Provide support and direction for area's efforts. Manage all aspects of assigned area's of operations and programs. Participate in strategic planning and facilitate action on these plans for the ass...
Position Purpose Reduce costs and improve service to stores by taking control of and managing specific assigned areas of Logistics management Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities Provide support and direction for area's efforts. Manage all aspects of assigned area's of operations and programs. Participate in strategic planning and facilitate action on these plans for the ass...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified Class C delivery drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering grocery product to cus...
This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility • Serves as Lead Analyst and primary point of contact for all Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) supply chain efforts related to equipment requirement definition, validation, and procurement activities on assigned project(s)/task order(s). • Pincipal liaison among purchasing, finance, contracts, IT, subcontractors/teaming partners,...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering medical supplie...
City: San Diego State: California Postal/Zip Code: 92111 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisi...
City: Santa Rosa State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95407 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquis...
City: Sacramento State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95826 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquis...
Bayer in Indianola is looking for assemblers. This position is an entry level role in the assembly and packaging of sterile disposable products. This job is performed in a controlled environment following established good manufacturing practices. In this position you will be responsible for the assembly of medical device components and the associated quality control activities within the process. ...
The Carbon Black Manufacturing industry is a very solid, stable and mature market. It provides a solid place for career, growth and a safe community to raise a family. I've lived in Oklahoma and found the people to be genuine, friendly and caring. Immediate need for a Shipping Superintendent / Logistics Manager in a Manufacturing / Industrial Plant. SUMMARY: Your role will be to establish and e...
Logistics Analyst job in San Diego, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is actively looking to fill a temporary Logistics Analyst job in San Diego, CA. This is a temporary opportunity for our client in the manufacturing industry paying $17-$19 per hour, depending on experience. This position will start immediately and last for approximately six months. Our client offers a wonderful opportunity to wor...
Logistics Freight Tracker Job in Overland Park, KS We are hiring a Logistics Freight Tracker for a full-time position for a contract-to-hire opportunity. This job will entail assisting the operations manager and team. This job does have the opportunity to go permanent and is full-time. This job will be responsible for the logistical processing of customer orders. Position entails being on the pho...
Ajilon is currently recruiting for a Logistics Director job in Indianapolis, IN. This direct hire opportunity does require a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years of experience in transportation in both rail and trucks. In this role you will be using your leadership experience to manage the rail and truck transportation for this growing company. Additionally, you will be communicating with vario...
I am working with a rapidly growing SE Wisconsin Aerospace company to find their next Business Development Manager attached to their Aviation Division. This company has a solid reputation, a strong balance sheet, and a very positive culture. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of a rising company and an amazing product division. Candidates that have strong analytical, technical, and prob...
Logistics Freight Auditor Job in Overland Park, KS We are hiring a Logistics Freight Auditor immediately for a new, growing company located in Overland Park, KS! The candidate we are looking for will need to have excellent customer service, experience working with routing trucks, calculating shipment loads, reviewing order discrepancies, and owning different accounts. A new graduate with limited ...

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