- Someone who listens and has excellent communication skills. Part of being a Logistics Manager is being a team player, someone who is able to build relationships across multiple cross-functional departments and groups. By being able to listen and articulate the benefits of proposed improvements and new systems, this will help develop the logistics program strategies.
- Pick the person with great analytical skills. Being able to measure metrics will help you to work out areas that work, areas which need improvement and areas that are failing so being able to use metrics to create forecasts is essential.
- Technophobes need not apply. Technology is everywhere in logistics throughout the entire supply chain. Your Logistics Manager should be confident and comfortable with current and new technologies.
- Someone who is brave and assertive. The Logistics Manager has to work with so many different teams, customers and introduce new strategies to audiences who may need convincing so they are required to be assertive in their leadership.
- Experience in programs implementation requirements. Check to see if the candidate is able to orchestrate implementation programs such as a new warehouse management program along with meeting the compliance programs, handle ISO certifications and be proactive in their management.
Thursday, 14 March 2013
Tips to Consider When Hiring a Logistics Manager - Part Two
Today we are looking at five more tips that will help you to hire the right Logistics Manager for your organisation.