Logistics Resume Template & Examples

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Is this you? Are you currently applying for a position that allows you to direct, motivate and oversee the daily operations of logistics and transportation systems in a fast-paced industry that is constantly evolving?

Are you ready to take your logistics resume to the next level? Ready to impress your potential employer with the most effective, concise, and powerful statement of your career ambitions?

This guide will help you make sure that happens. Let’s get started.

Methodology

To build our logistics resume guide, we analyzed 174 logistics resumes and 9 logistics job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good logistics resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Logistics resume objective data + logistics objective examples

Do logistics’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for logistics’s specifically:

  • 29% of logistics’s included an objective section
  • 29% of logistics’s included a professional summary
  • 48% of logistics’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Logistics resume objective examples

Productive and diligent logistics manager able to win independently or collaboratively team. Looking to join a reputable company as a operations manager to help meet revenue benchmarks.

To secure a position as a logistics associate in an organization that will enable me to leverage my skills and experience, contribute to an important mission, and be part of a team.

Experienced logistics professional and admin offering solid work ethic, and stable background in diverse transportation roles. Knowledgeable about trucks and trailers, including loading, unloading and securing different types of products. Well-coordinated in handling all customer, documentation and business needs.

OSHA certified Safety, Health & Environmental Professional (SHEP), Military Veteran, and more than 20 years of leadership experience. Extensive knowledge in leadership, safety, logistics, employee training programs. Genuine passion for developing junior and senior leaders through shared knowledge and experience.


Skills for logistics resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on logistics resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common logistics resume skills

Most common hard skills for logistics resumes: management, operations, marketing, purchasing, and problem-solving.


Most common soft skills for logistics resumes: communication skills, decision-making skills, leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and time-management skills


Other good logistics resume skills

  • Numerical and analytical skills
  • Invoice development
  • Customs documentation
  • Inventory management software
  • Distribution management
  • Quality assurance
  • Attention to detail
  • Truck loading/unloading
  • Tractor-trailer traffic coordination
  • Forklift maintenance
  • Purchase ordering
  • Attention to detail
  • problem solving
  • Third-party logistics
  • Transportation management
  • Continuous improvement

Logistics skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Logistics skills example 1

Numerical and analytical skills | management | customs documentation | inventory management software | operations | marketing| distribution management

Logistics skills example 2

Invoice development | communication skills | quality assurance | decision-making skills | attention to detail | leadership skills | truck loading/unloading

Logistics skills example 3

Third-party logistics | tractor-trailer traffic coordination | time-management skills | problem-solving skills | purchase ordering | decision-making skills | attention to detail

Work experience for logistics resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for logistics resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for logistics jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Logistics work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Logistics

Hooli, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Logistics

Mystery Meats Co., 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Overseeing all supply chain operations.
  • Organizing and managing inventory, storage, and transportation.
  • Analyzing and optimizing logistical procedures.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Logistics Intern

Obelus Concepts, 2013-2012

Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, preparing, and routing purchase orders.
  • Ensuring the safe and timely pick-up and delivery of shipments.
  • Monitoring shipments, costs, timelines, and productivity.
  • Liaising and negotiating with suppliers and retailers.
  • Addressing and resolving shipment and inventory issues.

Education for logistics resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, logistics job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 174 logistics resumes

  • 4% logistics resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 56% logistics resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 33% logistics resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% logistics resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Logistics resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • Valedictorian
  • The Honor Society
  • Foreign Language Award

EDUCATION

Associate of Applied Arts

Lakeland University, 2016

Certifications for logistics resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help logistics’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Logistics certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Supply Chain Professional

Association for Supply Chain Management, 2021

SAP Certified Application Associate – Supplier Relationship Management 7.2

SAP America, Inc., 2016

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Supply Chain Professional, SAP Certified Application Associate – Supplier Relationship Management 7.2

Logistics resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 174 logistics resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by logistics’s and logistics employers.

The most common action verbs on logistics resumes are: process, develop, perform, lead, and prepare.

The most common action verbs on logistics job postings are: increase, build, document, oversee, and track.

Other action verbs for logistics resumes: 

  • Assist
  • Create
  • Improve
  • Direct
  • Field
  • Program
  • Design
  • Establish
  • Supervise
  • Coordinate
  • Assist
  • Create
  • Improve
  • Direct
  • Field

Full logistics resume example

We created a couple complete logistics resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Logistics resume example

Jessica Villegas
Logistics

4070 Davis Street, Augusta, GA


Transportation and Logistics manager


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Logistics

Hooli, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Ensure all chemicals are properly stored and distributed, and are removed from the system and properly disposed of when expired.
  • Utilized Oracle to prepare and maintain records and reports of inventories, fabricated parts and the costs associated, and shortages.
  • Ensure that parts have necessary trace/certification documents (8130-3 Form, Certificate of Conformance to Supplier.
  • Retrieve parts, attach certification documents, and email to internal customer for transmission to external customer (s) / buyer (s) RFQ.

Associate Logistics

Mystery Meats Co., 2016-2022

Responsibilities

  • Recorded information, shortages and discrepancies to keep records current and accurate in Oracle.
  • Coordinated shipping requests for expedited delivery and tracked shipments to inform customer of delivery.
  • Received and distributed items, by completely auditing each item, updating the system catalogue.
  • Planning and Design liaison, scheduling and processing the installation of electric services.

Logistics Intern

Obelus Concepts, 2013-2016

Responsibilities

  • Gathered customer project data such as load sheets, proof of ownership and site plans.
  • Analyzed data provided and distributed reports to management and electrical line workers.
  • Accounts receivable for residential and commercial accounts (all successfully balanced).
  • Collaborate with center organic business offices to determine best way forward or if need be setup depot activities

CERTIFICATIONS

APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management

APICS, 2021

APICS Supply Chain Operations Reference

APICS, 2016


SKILLS

Numerical and analytical skills | distribution management | marketing | leadership skills | communication skills | nursing | tractor-trailer traffic coordination


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 2021

Associate of Applied Arts

Lakeland University, 2016

What experts say about logistics resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Remove bottlenecks from your resume. Cut out information that is not adding value to your potential employer, remove empty spaces that cost important real estate and delete fancy elements that don’t add to your skillset.” – How to Write a Supply Chain & Logistics Resume [With Examples]


” Dive deep into the results you’ve generated followed by how you have generated them. Example: Reduced vendor costs by 10% upon refining the negotiation process.” – How to Write a Supply Chain & Logistics Resume [With Examples]


” Supply chain is all about adding value to an organization. Employers want to know what did you do for the companies you’ve worked at. You want to describe what you did but also add any accomplishments and quantify the results.” – Top 5 Tips to Optimize Your Supply Chain Resume | SCM Talent Group

Want help with your logistics resume?

The best part of our guide to creating a logistics resume is that we went through it with a fine-toothed comb. We wanted to make sure that every aspect of our guide would be top-notch, so if there’s anything that you think could be improved or changed, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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