Before you get to writing your resume, you will need to decide on a resume format that best suits your skills and experience level. Since a manager will have several years of experience, the chronological resume format will be the best choice. This resume format hones in on the professional experience that makes you a great fit for the role. If you are just starting out and know you have the skills needed to be a logistics manager you can use a combination resume format or a functional resume format.
The next step is to add your professional information to each resume section.
At the top of your resume will be the header section that contains your contact information. Include your name, phone number and email address. Also include your professional social media links, such as your LinkedIn profile. Be sure your information is correct before submitting your resume.
The perfect resume should include a resume summary that outlines your best professional accomplishments. Your summary should only be 2-3 sentences long and explain your accomplishments and hard skills to grab the recruiter’s attention so they will want to read your entire resume. Here is an example of a resume summary:
“Driven logistics manager with four years of experience managing logistics and warehouse operations. Excellent communication skills led to the company’s track record of keeping team members and supply chain operators satisfied and motivated.”
If you are changing industries or managerial positions, you can opt to write a resume objective to discuss your goals and future endeavors in the position you are seeking.
Your skills section is essential to show the hiring manager that you have the hard skills and soft skills needed to take on a logistic manager job. Carefully reading the job description will help you do this as you can take note of which skills the hiring manager needs and apply them to your skills section. Here are some examples of common logistic management skills:
- Ability to work with POS systems
- Devise and maintain production schedules
- Oversaw inventory control and inventory management
- Create pricing strategy
- Problem-solving skills
- Procurement planning
- Project management
- Confident in decision making
- Microsoft Office and Excel
- Time management
- Develop forecasts in inventory needs
- Maintaining of metrics
- Warehouse management
- Confident liaising with supply chain operators
- Knowledge of SAP, Oracle, and Six Sigma
- Ability to recognize areas of improvement and optimization
- Process improvement
- Account management
- Materials management
- Implement operating procedures
- Maintain department profitability
- Process purchase orders
Your work experience section will be important when applying for a logistics manager position. Hiring managers will need to see some proof that you have what it takes to manage a team and a warehouse. Listing your experience in reverse-chronological order is advised. This way the recruiter can find your most recent and relevant experience easily. Also, be sure to add 3-5 bullet points of your most important job responsibilities and achievements for each job. List the company name, your job title and dates of employment in reverse-chronological order.
Hands-on logistic management experience will be more desired than specific educational requirements. However, some roles may require a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a relevant subject. Several certifications are available, including a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).