Logistics Managers :

Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $84,660.00
Average Time to Fill 42 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,512
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 9.59 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Time Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Measure internal and external transportation, delivery, or distribution performance
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor public transportation and transit systems operation
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor activities of individuals to ensure safety or compliance with rules
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor project scope guidelines
Monitor organizational procedures to ensure proper functioning
Monitor railroad vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor transportation or shipping related equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Monitor variables affecting route activities
Observe vehicular or pedestrian traffic
Track facility or production costs
Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
Monitor performance of others
Maintain safe work environment

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Route freight shipments
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Follow safety procedures for vehicle operation
Follow transportation, shipping, or material moving safety procedures and regulations
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Implement company or staff policies
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Approve expenditures
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Determine administrative policies or standards
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Edit documents for completeness, accuracy, or conformance to standards

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Inventory items to be reordered or returned
Monitor resources
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Manage material resources
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Manage program or project budgets
Develop operational budgets
Manage inventories or supplies
Order transportation or shipping related supplies, materials, and equipment
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Issue supplies, materials, or equipment

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine project parameters or specifications
Estimate demand for products or services
Estimate transportation or shipping related project material requirements
Estimate delivery dates
Determine resource needs
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Employ weighing or measuring devices in transportation
Weigh products or materials to be moved or transported
Estimate transportation related project costs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Professional Services Marketing
Change Management Process
Key Performance Indicators
Negotiation Skills

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