Logistics Manager

NOC #10012, #90010

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $94,000 to $133,000

Career profile

Logistics managers lead logistics teams and are responsible for both people and systems directing daily operations. They use their expert organizational and negotiation skills to plan, direct and coordinate with purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service and planning services.

These leaders manage, negotiate and coordinate the people responsible for ensuring timely transportation, delivery, stock management, purchasing and warehousing for projects ranging from exploration, production and construction to operations and maintenance.

Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Oil sands, Pipelines, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Well site decommissioning, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Engineering, design and procurement, Modular fabrication, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Analyzing all aspects of corporate logistics to determine the most cost-effective or efficient means of transporting products or supplies
  • Collaborating with other departments to integrate logistics with business systems or processes, such as customer sales, order management, accounting or shipping of inbound/outbound supplies
  • Planning and implementing material flow management systems to meet production requirements
  • Directing inbound or outbound logistics operations, such as transportation or warehouse activities, safety performance or logistics quality management
  • Directing or coordinating comprehensive logistical or reverse logistical functions for product life cycles, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, recycling, reuse and final disposal of resources


  • A post-secondary diploma or degree in business administration, commerce or economics is typically required, along with several years of experience in supply chain logistics or distribution. Sufficient experience may offset the formal education requirements.


  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • H2S Alive®
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)


  • The designated Supply Chain Management Professional (S.C.M.P.) or registration in the education program of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada may be required
  • A Certified Supply Chain Professional Designation C.S.C.P. is also widely recognized

  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You have your finger on the pulse of things. This means you’re extremely organized, well-spoken with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Transportation
  • Critical thinking
  • Public safety and security
  • Collaborative
  • Law and government
  • Planning and organizing
  • Operations analysis
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Negotiation
  • Customer and personal service
  • Collaborative
  • Law and government