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Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Logistics or Supply Chain Account Manager manages the strategic and operational supply chain requirements of a company's key customer accounts. Develops and maintains communication with clients, makes logistic agreements with customers and ensures agreements are met.

Job Outlook

There were 40 Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 977 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager 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 $70,371.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $70,371.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $50,176.

Education and Experience

Posted Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager 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 Degree5.22%
Bachelor's Degree54.45%
Master's Degree5.73%
Doctoral Degree0.1%
Other11.87%

Posted Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager 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 years35.83%
3 to 5 years44.52%
6 to 8 years7.13%
9+ years12.52%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager 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.

  • Sales (74.41%)
  • Customer Service (61.11%)
  • Communication (55.58%)
  • Management (41.66%)
  • Negotiation (33.88%)
  • Problem Solving (32.96%)
  • Operations (25.38%)
  • Leadership (21.08%)
  • Multitasking (20.47%)
  • Microsoft Office (18.32%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Supply Chain (34.54%)
  • Account Management (26.95%)
  • Business Development (27.07%)
  • Sales Prospecting (39.67%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Freight Brokerage (10.85%)
  • Cross-Selling (5.37%)
  • Logistics (15.29%)
  • Third-Party Logistics (10.39%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (23.8%)
  • Profit And Loss (P&L) Management (7.82%)
  • Business To Business (9.57%)
  • Accounting (11.2%)
  • Business Planning (7.35%)
  • Cold Calling (10.39%)
  • Brokerage (13.42%)
  • Purchasing (3.97%)
  • Procurement (3.5%)
  • Salesforce (10.5%)
  • Booking (Sales) (7.35%)
  • Direct Selling (7.12%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (15.4%)
  • Gross Margin (6.65%)
  • Selling Techniques (24.62%)
  • Marketing (21.59%)
  • Finance (5.25%)
  • Project Management (15.05%)
  • Freight Forwarding (5.48%)
  • Lead Generation (5.95%)
  • Sales Presentations (11.55%)
  • Market Share (5.72%)
  • Request For Proposal (10.27%)
  • Sales Process (15.75%)
  • Sales Management (4.43%)
  • Logistics Management (6.07%)
  • Market Trend (4.67%)
  • Sales Training (9.57%)
  • New Business Development (12.95%)
  • Expectation Management (3.73%)
  • Supply Chain Acumen (2.1%)

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.

  • Supply Chain (44.05%)
  • Sales Prospecting (50.6%)
  • Account Management (34.38%)
  • Business Development (34.52%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Logistics / Supply Chain Account Manager skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Logistics Account Manager
  • Logistics Account Executive
  • Transportation Logistics Manager
  • Supply Chain Account Manager
  • Supply Chain Executive
  • International Account Executive
  • Group Logistics Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Freight Broker
  • Field Sales Account Executive

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 / Supply Chain Account Manager jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Black & Veatch (50)
  • Laufer Group International (31)
  • Ryder (24)
  • Gartner (23)
  • Stealth Monitoring (21)
  • Charger Logistics (18)
  • Pilot Freight Services (18)
  • Buchanan Hauling & Rigging (15)
  • Securitas (13)
  • Atypical Digital (13)

North Carolina

  • Epes Logistics Services (6)
  • Black & Veatch (5)
  • Accentuate Staffing (3)
  • Charger Logistics (3)
  • Pilot Freight Services (3)
  • Lockton Companies (2)
  • Dupre' Logistics (2)
  • Ryder (2)
  • Us Mastertech (1)
  • Express Employment Professionals (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!