Logistician

Logisticians analyze and coordinate an organization’s supply chain by moving clean energy products from suppliers to consumers. They manage the life cycle of a product from how it is acquired, distributed, allocated, and delivered.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

A Logistician is responsible for coordinating the shipments of solar panels from a manufacturing plant to ten storage warehouses around New England before winter arrives. Schedules, cost estimates, and coordination plans are prepared and the Logistician also hires several tractor trailers to transport and distribute the solar panels from the plant to the warehouses.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Maintain and develop positive business relationships with a customer’s key personnel involved in, or directly relevant to, a logistics activity.
  • Direct availability and allocation of materials, supplies, and finished products.
  • Redesign the movement of goods to maximize value and minimize costs.
  • Direct team activities, establishing task priorities, scheduling and tracking work assignments, providing guidance, and ensuring the availability of resources.
  • Direct distribution center operation to ensure achievement of cost, productivity, accuracy, or timeliness objectives.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Logistics Administrator, Production Planner, Program Manager, Supply Chain Management Specialist, Logistics Specialist

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$74,170

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, APICS Certification (recommended), International Society of Logistics Certification (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

3-5 years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Communication Skills, Math Skills, Negotiating Skills, Analytical Skills, Organizational Skills, Management Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Troubleshooting

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Purchasing Agent, Industrial Engineer, Operations Research Analyst, Quality Control Inspector