Logistics Officer

Logistics Officers coordinate the purchasing, receipt, monitoring and distribution of goods and services from origin to the consumer.

Most large organisations employ a logistics team. These organisations include manufacturing firms, wholesale distributors, service providers, transport organisations and retail chains. Advancements in technology, like the Internet and online shopping, have made it possible for organisations to sell their products and services on a global level. Along with the rise in customer demand and expectations of prompt delivery, it is becoming increasingly important for a successful online company to have an efficient logistics department.

A Logistics Officer will have good administrative skills, including accurate planning skills and a methodical approach to work. Their skill sets are very much in demand, and they can enjoy varied career opportunities across a range of industries. Career paths can lead to management roles within the Logistics sector.

Industry facts

  • Logistics Officers can be found in a range of industries, including the Transport and Logistics and allied industries and Defence.
  • Logistics Officer positions can be held in nationally and internationally based, small to medium or large sized enterprises.
  • The Logistics sector is becoming more advanced with the implementation of new technology to enable efficient and accurate movement of goods from place to place.
  • Logisticians are one of the fastest growing occupations internationally.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Certificate II Warehousing Operations
  • Certificate III Warehousing Operations
  • Certificate II in Logistics
  • Certificate III in Logistics

Estimated Salary

$65,000 – $100,000 (Median $75,000)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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