Logistics Manager

Logistics Manager

Logistics Managers in the steel industry play a crucial role in coordinating the movement, distribution, and storage of steel and steel products. They ensure that the right products are delivered to the right location on time and at a good cost.

A career in logistics can lead to a variety of positions within the industry, including supply chain management, warehouse management, or even the head of distribution. With experience, some may progress to executive roles or become consultants.

What does a logistics manager do?

Manages the entire order cycle to ensure customer satisfaction

Strategically plans and manages logistics, warehouse, transportation and customer service

Liaises and negotiates with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers

Keeps track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency

Resolves any arising problems or complaints to maximise efficiency

Helps with activities like sales, business development and client communications

What qualifications do I need?

While specific qualifications can vary by employer, logistics management often requires a blend of education and experience. Completion of Year 12 is typically preferred, with a focus on subjects like maths, business, and economics.

Examples of courses:

  • Diploma of Logistics
  • Bachelor of Business (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) 
  • Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management

What skills do I need?

  • Analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Organisation, planning and persuasion 
  • Enthusiasm, punctuality and professionalism 
  • Attention to detail and precision

Average salary

Salaries can range widely based on experience, location, and the specific sector within the steel industry. On average, a Logistics Manager might expect to earn between $90,000 and $150,000 per year.

Why opt for a career in steel?

The steel industry has a profound impact on our daily lives. From the cars we drive, and the houses we live in, to the roads and bridges we travel across every day, the steel industry shapes our world. With a career in steel, students can play a part in this vital industry. Access our resources below to engage your students with the steel industry.