There are a variety of different types of logistics vacancies in today’s business environment. Logistics has been defined as the art and science of various functions that deal with the aspects of planning, managing and controlling the flow of goods and services, people and information. It covers all steps taken to ensure that the delivery of a product or service is managed in such a way that there is no trouble in delivering the product from the point of origin to the final point of destination.
There are ample opportunities in the field of logistics which have evolved significantly over the years. The nature of duties and responsibilities attached to different logistics vacancies are discussed below:
Commercial Contracts Manager- The primary role of a Commercial Contracts Manager is to ensure legal and commercial support towards various aspects of an organization such as sales, marketing and logistics. This requires a thorough experience of various law and enactments such as intellectual and property laws in addition to have a related experience.
Logistics Analyst- The role of a Logistics Analyst is to ensure that cost reductions can be made alongside improvements of process. The role may involve engaging with various operating units and ensuring an enhanced customer service. A thorough understanding of aspects related to distribution and warehousing is required. The person must have an analytical bent of mind and must possess knowledge regarding change management and system migration projects.
Lean Implementation Consultant- The key role of a Lean Implementation Consultant is to deliver lean implementation projects with the due emphasis on changes occurring in the human culture element. One must have adequate related knowledge and experience.
Supply Chain Logistics Consultant- The role of a supply chain logistics consultant is to assist clients in leveraging logistics value and also to design networks and frame steps necessary for effective managing and implement orders of the organization. He is also responsible for designing and reviewing the network of supply chain and implementation of systems to make sure that the predefined objectives are achieved under strict deadlines.
Procurement Consultants- The candidate must have knowledge in the field of procurement logistics and supply chain management consulting. His role is to ensure that all procurement made by the organization ia accurate in every regard and economical. He takes all steps necessary enough to make sure that the procurements are not in excess or deficit of the actual requirements of the organization.
Supply Chain Manager- The role of a supply chain manager is to ensure responsibility of the entire supply chain that is being interfaced for development of products. His role also extends to production planning, customer service, sales and material supply and warehousing. He needs to ensure an optimal performance of operations, warehousing and materials supply.
Asst Manager, Logistics and Stores- Is responsible for material or inventory control besides assisting in updating records in ERP and also negotiates with transport vendors.
Warehouse Manager- A Warehouse Manager is responsible for planning, maintaining and directing the overall warehouse operations. He is also responsible for pricing, maintenance of documentary records and bar-coding.
So, logistics vacancies include quite varied roles and duties according to the particular job or field.