The pandemic has also significantly changed the logistics and transport sector, which has had to face a series of very complex challenges and react in a very short time. The changes in consumer behavior, in fact, have pushed operators to adapt the flow of goods transport, supplies in warehouses and, when possible, to digitize and automate some operations.
“It is not about - specifies Orazio Stella, senior partner of Loriga & associati, research and selection company - simply to bring goods from one point to another. In recent years, the sector has changed considerably and, consequently, companies have also had to adapt, for example by implementing increasingly flexible supply chains and guaranteeing an increasingly efficient after-sales service, capable of solving complex problems quickly. And this inevitably requires specific and specialized skills ”.
In recent years, attention to the quality of the products and services offered by operators in the sector has grown. In fact, companies have understood that it is no longer enough to compete on price, but it is essential to focus on quality. Until recently, the large logistics service centers were in the Far East (Indonesia, India or the Philippines) but slowly we are increasingly realizing that this business model is no longer sustainable in order to guarantee quality and efficiency to its customers. customers.
"The quality of the service - adds Orazio Stella - will be the real factor of competitive advantage and the companies that will be able, in the next 36 months, to bring their centers back to Italy (or in any case bring them closer to where their customers reside and operate) they will be able to compete in an increasingly complex market that requires cost optimization, process standardization and high quality. The key figures of this change will essentially be three: commercial, administrative and operations manager ”.
The greatest job opportunities in the logistics and transport sector: sales manager, operations manager and administration / accounting staff. Over the next 12 months, according to data compiled by Loriga & associati, we will record a growth of more than 35% in the number of opportunities that will become available on the market with reference to these three key figures. For these professionals there are excellent career opportunities and, consequently, earning opportunities.
Sales Manager: is a strategic figure for every type of company. He is responsible for the commercial development and the increase of the turnover. It therefore deals with the identification of new markets, the loyalty of existing customers and the coordination of the sales networks.
Operations Manager: is responsible for the processes related to the production and delivery of a product. It also takes care of organizing all the useful activities to ensure perfect operation of the flow of goods, both inbound and outbound.
Professional Administration / Accounting: manages the corporate accounting process and ensures that tax procedures and obligations are respected. Skills (even if not specialized) in management control and budget analysis are increasingly welcome.