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Logistics Managers
District Of Columbia

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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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Currently Employed: 410

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $47.55 - $70.11

Typical Annual Salary: $98,900 - $145,800

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports, or customer issues.
  • Collaborate with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting, or shipping.
  • Maintain metrics, reports, process documentation, customer service logs, or training or safety records.
  • Direct inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance, or logistics quality management.
  • Supervise the work of logistics specialists, planners, or schedulers.
  • Direct or coordinate comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse, or final disposal of resources.
  • Negotiate with suppliers or customers to improve supply chain efficiency or sustainability.
  • Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.
  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or mixes, or carriers.
  • Negotiate transportation rates or services.

tools & technology

  • Hazardous material protective apparel
  • Laser fax machine
  • Photocopiers
  • Special purpose telephones

  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
  • Presentation software
  • Spreadsheet software

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