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A Logistics and Distribution Manager will strategically plan the transport of goods, they will sort out where they are coming from and where they are going to, as well as the storage of them. They also ensure that the correct items are sent and received and that the delivery is completed in a timely and cost effective manner.

Entry Requirements

You could become a Logistics and Distribution Manager by taking a degree course, through an apprenticeship or working your way towards the role.


You could do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in a relevant subject such as:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Transport Management
  • Business Management

You'll usually need:

  • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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You could get started through an advanced apprenticeship in Logistical Operations, Supply Chain Practitioner or something similar.

You'll usually need:

  • 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship

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Work Based Route

You could start in a junior role such as transport clerk or logistics administrator and work your way up.

You can take work based training courses through The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Required Skills

  • Good managerial and decision making abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • The ability to motivate others
  • A logical and methodical approach to work
  • Flexibility
  • Good negotiation abilities

Salary Range

£20,000 to £60,000

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