Some people asked me to provide more details on the logistics careers in Singapore after reading my previous post. Hence, I created this post just to answer that. As I mentioned in my previous post, there are different job scopes in the logistics industry. For example, you can be working as a courier, an office admin or operational staff, or a sales personnel in a logistics company in Singapore.
I shall go in depth about the various job scopes so that you can visualize the typical day of each of the three different logistics personnel in Singapore.
There are two different delivery jobs available for couriers – ad-hoc goods delivery and bulk goods delivery. Depending on the nature of the delivery service the courier is fulfilling, the courier will report to different places every morning. If the courier is handling ad-hoc goods delivery, the courier will just hang around a specific region in Singapore, waiting for the courier company to allocate him delivery jobs. Upon receipt of the first courier delivery job, the courier will then head off to the pick up location to pick up the goods and deliver it. This process will repeat for subsequent receipt of courier delivery jobs from the courier company. If the courier is handling bulk goods delivery, the courier will head to the courier company’s warehouse in the morning to pick up the goods. After which, he will proceed to carry out all the deliveries throughout the day in one shot. He will not have to receive delivery instructions or jobs for the day from the courier company anymore after he collected the parcels.
Office admin / operational staff
The job scope of an office admin / operational staff in the logistics industry is very fast-paced. Not only will the staff need to attend to customer inquiries, the staff will also need to coordinate the confirmed delivery jobs and allocate them to the couriers. As an admin / operational staff, you can expect to be busy throughout the entire day. If you want this role, you will need to be meticulous while being able to absorb information quickly.
The job scope of a sales personnel in the logistics industry is similar to that of a sales personnel in other industries. Sales personnel share the same skills and traits to succeed regardless of the industries they are in – soft skills, high emotional intelligence, and a hardworking attitude. The typical day of a sales personnel consists of client prospecting, appointment setting, and negotiations.
You will need to know your own strengths and weaknesses and determine the best job for yourself.
Are you exploring a career in Singapore’s logistics industry? There are lots of opportunities for you if that is your goal. This is because Singapore is well known to be a regional logistics hub, and therefore many companies set up their logistics businesses’ headquarters in Singapore.
First of all, you need to decide if you are looking for an executive job or any kind of job in the logistics industry. If you’re looking for executive jobs, the best bet would be with an international logistics company like Fedex or DHL. This is because they have highly established corporate offices around the world, and that they need executives managing people and overseeing overall operations. If you want an office job in the Singapore logistics industry, join such a company.
If you’re not necessarily searching for an executive job, then there are lots of options for your career in the logistics industry in Singapore. There are lots of full time as well as part time jobs in Singapore.
One of the most common part time jobs in Singapore is actually a courier job. As more businesses set up their presence in Singapore and more E-commerce companies pop up, the demand for courier services have been on the rapid rise in Singapore. This spells great news for job seekers in this industry. Many courier companies like PCA Masters are constantly on the lookout for drivers and riders delivering documents and parcels for their customers. Due to ever prospering businesses and a strong economy, businesses in Singapore have an ever increasing need for document delivery as well as cheque collection e.t.c. With all these requirements, there is no doubt that you can find a job as a part time courier in Singapore.
Another good career path in Singapore which is not in an executive role is actually in the sales development position. There are lots of logistics company in Singapore which always want increase in sales. If you can sell, you can definitely find a job in the logistics industry in Singapore. This is especially the case if you are willing to work on a full commission basis. The logistics companies in Singapore will always want a talented, hardworking and ambitious salesperson who can get results. This is an interesting role as you will be dealing with mostly large businesses with high volume requirements if you are trying to land a big fat commission cheque.
In summary, there are lots of different careers that you can pursue, and they are all within the logistics industry in SG. Explore a career in logistics, and you would be pleasantly surprised and enjoy the challenges that it can bring you compared to a typical career in a bank or finance sector.