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Logistics Director

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Logistics Director directs and oversees logistics operations. Works to ensure timely delivery of products or materials. Directs and manages transportation, scheduling, distribution, delivery and other aspects of logistics operations.

Job Outlook

There were 38 Logistics Director job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 995 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Supply Chain / Logistics Manager industry, which includes the Logistics Director career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Logistics Director jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $132,894.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $132,894.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Logistics Director postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $87,778.

Education and Experience

Posted Logistics Director jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.31%
Bachelor's Degree70.85%
Master's Degree32.76%
Doctoral Degree1.51%
Other5.13%

Posted Logistics Director jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years8.16%
3 to 5 years29.41%
6 to 8 years26.87%
9+ years35.56%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Logistics Director positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Operations (70.05%)
  • Management (63.52%)
  • Leadership (58.39%)
  • Communication (37.49%)
  • Customer Service (33.77%)
  • Sales (33.27%)
  • Problem Solving (32.66%)
  • Writing (25.23%)
  • Planning (25.03%)
  • Detail Oriented (24.62%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Supply Chain (64.82%)
  • Warehouse Operations (23.31%)
  • Warehousing (45.62%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (41.4%)
  • Project Management (32.08%)
  • Logistics Management (18.98%)
  • Operations Management (23.86%)
  • Supply Chain Management (25.64%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Transportation Management (4.77%)
  • Logistics Strategy (12.65%)
  • Logistics (27.75%)
  • Third-Party Logistics (12.43%)
  • Business Metrics (4.99%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (20.42%)
  • Global Logistics (12.21%)
  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management (21.98%)
  • Inbound Logistics (5.33%)
  • Data-Driven Decision Making (2.66%)
  • Auditing (8.88%)
  • Business Development (19.53%)
  • Business Planning (1.33%)
  • Purchasing (11.99%)
  • Inventory Control (7.66%)
  • Continuous Improvement Process (29.97%)
  • Procurement (14.43%)
  • Inventory Management (15.98%)
  • Generalized Linear Model (12.21%)
  • Marketing (4.88%)
  • Risk Management (3.44%)
  • Finance (20.98%)
  • Finished Good (7.21%)
  • Warehouse Management Systems (12.87%)
  • Invoicing (4.99%)
  • Lean Manufacturing (21.98%)
  • Reverse Logistics (19.53%)
  • Performance Metric (6.44%)
  • Value Creation (16.76%)
  • Service Level (3.22%)
  • Transportation Management Systems (7.66%)
  • Process Improvement (12.87%)
  • Mitigation (17.2%)
  • Safety Culture (16.98%)
  • SAP Applications (6.44%)
  • Effective Communication (2.22%)
  • Supply Chain Acumen (18.42%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Project Management (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Logistics Director skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Director of Logistics
  • Director of Customer Logistics
  • Logistics Manager
  • Director of Distribution and Logistics
  • Director of Global Logistics
  • Vice President of Logistics
  • Director of Logistics and Warehousing
  • Logistics Specialist
  • Business Unit Director
  • Head of Logistics

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Logistics Director jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Ryder (151)
  • Uline (20)
  • O'Reilly Auto Parts (12)
  • The Judge Group (11)
  • The Richmond Group (10)
  • Moderna Therapeutics (10)
  • GPAC (9)
  • Vuori (9)
  • Danaher (7)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (7)

North Carolina

  • UNC Health (5)
  • S & D Coffee (4)
  • Lukos (2)
  • Novasyte (2)
  • Westrock Coffee Company (2)
  • Premier (2)
  • Ryder (2)
  • Variety Wholesalers (2)
  • Honeywell International (1)
  • Mann+Hummel (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!