A logistics assistant is responsible for warehouse operations, such as expediting purchases, maintaining communications with vendors, receiving and verifying the accuracy of shipments, stocking shelves, and auditing documentation. A logistics assistant must be a detail-oriented person with a degree in business or extensive experience in the shipping industry.
In addition, a thorough knowledge of the company's product line is essential. This position requires strong personal interaction skills to coordinate the functions of internal warehouse personnel for efficient workflow and the ability to act as liaison between suppliers and customers. Other duties include the management of warehouse space, safety checks on outgoing shipments, warehouse security, customer assistance with shipment inquiries and inventory management.