Job Profiles

On the following pages you will find descriptions of seventeen different logistics management positions. These descriptions are based on hundreds of interviews with current professionals in the field, nationwide surveys, and materials provided by human resource managers and management recruiters from a wide range of industries. The profiles are intended to give you an idea of what each position involves including the key responsibilities, earnings potential, required skills, and potential career paths. Each profile is also accompanied by quotes from current managers regarding their daily activities, what they like about their jobs, and what challenges they face.

Please note that many of the positions profiled are not entry-level jobs. These advanced positions are presented to give you an idea of the long range opportunities in logistics management.



Customer Service Manager 

International Logistics

Inventory Control Manager

Logistics Manager / Engineer

Logistics Service Salesperson 

Logistics Software Manager

Materials Manager

Production Manager 

Purchasing Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Systems Support Manager (MIS) 

Transportation Manager

Vendor Managed Inventory/Quick Response Manager 

Warehouse Operation Manager

Salary data for the profiles were compiled from a variety of sources including:

                Information provided by individual companies

 Interviews with individual managers

                1996 Logistics and Supply Chain Management Compensation Survey Results, prepared by William M. Mercer, Incorporated.

1996 Salary Survey of logistics Managers, prepared by Cahners Research, Incorporated.