5 Logistics Jobs for Veterans From Entry To Expert Levels

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Did you deal with supply, warehousing, or logistics in the military? Do you like coordinating complex teams and systems? Do you have strong attention to detail?


If the answer is “yes,” these jobs - and companies - could be a good fit:

Operations Supervisor

McKesson is one of the largest companies that you may not have heard of; they distribute hospital supplies, medical records software, and pharmaceuticals to over 50% of the hospital systems in the United States through a network of distribution centers. McKesson has  positions that align well for all ranks leaving the military, starting with material handlers and moving up to supervisors and managers.

Fulfillment Center Manager

Staples is an industry-leader in providing office supplies, print support, and other services to business and homes nationwide. In order to provide the right products at the right place and time, the company requires above-average leaders with the experience and energy to lead teams to greater success.

Distribution Center Supervisor

Airgas is a leading provider of industrial gases and refrigerants for businesses in all industries. Distribution Center Supervisor is a strong leadership role, ideal for someone who has passion for driving excellence in a fast-paced warehouse environment.

Sales Representative

Kellogg Company’s Sales Representatives own a designated route with 12-15 grocery stores, maintain stock in stores, handle new promotions and displays, interact with store associates, and help to grow the Kellogg brand. The role includes on-the-job training, formal sales training, and mentorship from veteran reps.

Non-CDL Local Route Delivery - Route Driver

This role at Penske is for a local route driver, which involves handling some freight and will have you back home every night. You’ll be delivering groceries to homes and businesses, operating a 16-foot cube van, and travel about 150 miles a day with multiple stops.

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