Do you want a career that allows you to utilize effective purchasing strategies, manage materials and services, and implement ways to deliver high-quality supplies and services to manufacturing and business operations? If so, then a role in the transportation and logistics field may be right for you. In this role you will collaborate with cross-functional departments such as marketing, research and development, manufacturing, logistics, quality and regulatory operations to plan for, purchase, transport and deliver products and services.
Qualifications: Transportation and logistics professionals must have strong interpersonal and communication skills. They are also excellent problem-solvers, creative, self-motivated, and focused on innovative new solutions.
Education: Most employers require a 4-year degree or the equivalent in Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Transportation, Business Management or Information Systems. Given the need for expertise in various commodities and purchasing, employees also come from a variety of other disciplines, including business, marketing and engineering.
Average Salary: $76,830 annually; $35.31 hourly (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)