Entry Senior

Logistics Manager

About This Career

Logistics Managers manage logistics personnel and systems, as well as direct daily operations. They plan, direct and coordinate with purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service and planning services. This management role is best suited to professionals who are extremely organized, analytical and possess strong negotiating skills. 

Education: 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

Employment: This occupation is found in onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the exploration and production (E&P) and oil sands, oil and gas services and pipeline sectors.  

Example titles: Global Logistics Manager, Integrated Logistics Programs Director, Logistics Solution Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Manager, Contract Manager

Work Activities
Applying Health and Safety Principles
Maintaining a safe work environment for all employees while complying with all local, provincial and federal safety and environmental regulations, as well as company guidelines.
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
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.
Determining Compliance
Ensuring carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery.
Maintaining Relationships
Maintaining relationships with internal and external clients.
Organizing, Planning and Prioritizing Work
Planning and implementing material flow management systems to meet production requirements.
Thinking Creatively
Establishing or monitoring specific supply chain-based performance measurement systems.
Planning and Organizing
Administration and Management
Law and Government
Public Safety and Security
Management of Material Resources
Career Path
  • The following are examples of progressive or lateral career paths:
  • Procurement Manager to Materials Manager to Supply Chain Group, General or Regional Manager
  • Material/Inventory/S&R Coordinator to Logistics/Supply Chain Manager to Supply Chain/Material Director
Related Careers
How Can I Work in LNG?

As Canada prepares for the launch of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector, this occupation will play a key role in:

  • LNG facility operations
  • LNG export facility construction
  • Natural gas pipeline construction

When the LNG industry takes off, you can be a part of the action!

Working Conditions
  • Field 2
    Field Visits
  • Physical
    Mild Physical Activity
  • Steeringwheel
    Driving Required
  • Variable weather
    Variable Weather
  • Road
    Remote Locations
  • Overtime
    Some Overtime Required
Transferable Sectors
  • Federal government and public administration
  • Hospitals
  • Machinery, equipment and supplies wholesaler-distributors
  • Building material and supplies wholesaler-distributors
  • Food, beverage and tobacco wholesaler-distributors
  • Farm product wholesaler-distributors
  • Machinery manufacturing
  • Fabricated metal product manufacturing
  • Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing
  • Chemical manufacturing
  • Paper manufacturing
  • Wood product manufacturing
  • Utilities (including renewables)
  • Truck transportation
  • Non-residential and residential building construction
  • Warehousing and storage
  • Rail transportation
  • Public administration, including regulatory
  • Finance
Job Details

Job Category

Business and Operations Support


Exploration and production

Oil and gas services

Oil sands



0113, 0911

Qualifications + Experience


  • Post-secondary diploma
  • Post-secondary degree


  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)
  • H2S Alive
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Standard and emergency first aid
  • A Certified Supply Chain Professional Designation C.S.C.P. is also widely recognized.
  • 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.