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Transportation And Logistics Roles And Responsibilities

Transportation And Logistics Roles And Responsibilities

The Transportation And Logistics industry encompasses various jobs, including warehouse workers, delivery drivers, logistics managers, and cabin crew. Workers with the skills to perform these roles are in high demand. So, your job descriptions that advertise your vacancies need to cover the duties to be performed, or you will attract an inbox full of unqualified applications that take a great deal of time and effort to sort and review.

If you are unsure where to start creating your job descriptions, we present the roles and responsibilities you should include.

Roles of a Warehouse Worker

Warehouse Workers conduct a wide range of duties storing, retrieving and moving stock, supplies, and products. Qualifications are not required to perform the role. However, a forklift truck license is sometimes needed.

Warehouse roles and responsibilities:

  • Accepting deliveries and checking packages for signs of damage
  • Packing and wrapping items in preparation for dispatch
  • Monitoring stock levels, conducting checks, and reporting discrepancies
  • Maintaining clear aisles and adhering to health and safety practices
  • Following picking lists and entering data into warehouse databases
  • Maintaining stated productivity and quality levels

View a complete Warehouse Job Description here.

Roles of a Warehouse Operative

The duties of a Warehouse Operative include picking stock to complete orders. Attention to detail and physical fitness are desirable traits for these active roles.

Warehouse Operative roles and responsibilities:

  • Accepting stock into the warehouse 
  • Preparing stock with shipping labels for dispatch
  • Performing inventory checks
  • Maintaining clear aisles and reporting worn or damaged racking or machines
  • Using a forklift truck to move palletised goods
  • Lifting heavy objects or light objects repetitively 

View a complete Warehouse Operative Job Description here.

Roles of Cabin Crew

Cabin Crew candidates are usually required to be at least eighteen and must meet set criteria to perform the role and ensure passenger safety. A minimum reach, medical, and background check must all be passed.

Cabin Crew roles and responsibilities:

  • Welcoming flyers onto the aircraft and directing them to their seats
  • Demonstrating the correct use of safety and emergency equipment
  • Administering first aid to passengers
  • Serving refreshments and selling duty-free products
  • Performing cabin checks and pre-flight reports
  • Maintaining order in the cabin and enforcing the pilot’s instructions

View a complete Cabin Crew Job Description here.

Roles of a Delivery Driver

Delivery Drivers may require a HGV license depending on the vehicles operated. Applicants should be well-versed in road and transportation law and have a clean record.

Delivery Driver roles and responsibilities:

  • Loading and transporting items
  • Delivering goods to assigned persons
  • Reviewing orders to ensure all items are correct and the customer is satisfied
  • Helping load and unload delivery vehicles
  • Answering questions and dealing with customer complaints
  • Preparing documents and reports for deliveries

View a complete Delivery Driver Job Description here.

Roles of a Logistics Manager

Logistics Managers oversee the distribution activities within a business. Applicants will usually require a degree in logistics or business administration. Alternatively, industry knowledge and previous leadership experience are also acceptable.

Logistics Manager roles and responsibilities:

  • Planning and overseeing logistical operations
  • Managing the order cycle
  • Negotiating with suppliers
  • Handling client account contracts
  • Supervising logistics staff
  • Planning delivery routes and ensuring quality

View a complete Logistics Manager Job Description here.

Roles of a Warehouse Manager

Warehouse Managers will usually require a Bachelor’s degree in business administration or logistics. To succeed in this career, you will need previous warehouse experience and good leadership skills.

Warehouse Manager roles and responsibilities:

  • Managing warehouse staff 
  • Overseeing deliveries of incoming goods
  • Organising distribution and warehouse maintenance activities
  • Ensuring all operations comply with operational policies
  • Maintaining a safe and secure working environment
  • Planning staff rotas and overseeing training

View a complete Warehouse Manager Job Description here.

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