Most directors of distribution list "continuous improvement," "customer service," and "project management" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important director of distribution responsibilities here:
Before becoming a director of distribution, 74.8% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 12.1% directors of distribution went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most directors of distribution have a college degree. But about one out of every nine directors of distribution didn't attend college at all.
Those directors of distribution who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for directors of distribution include management degrees or accounting degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a director of distribution. We've found that most director of distribution resumes include experience from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Estee Lauder, and SpartanNash. Of recent, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals had 5 positions open for directors of distribution. Meanwhile, there are 4 job openings at Estee Lauder and 3 at SpartanNash.
If you're interested in companies where directors of distribution make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, The Walt Disney Company, and Fisher & Company. We found that at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the average director of distribution salary is $188,330. Whereas at The Walt Disney Company, directors of distribution earn roughly $162,062. And at Fisher & Company, they make an average salary of $160,752.
We also looked into companies who hire directors of distribution from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Army, The Coca-Cola Company, and IBM.
In general, directors of distribution fulfill roles in the retail and manufacturing industries. While employment numbers are high in those industries, the director of distribution annual salary is the highest in the retail industry with $140,148 as the average salary. Meanwhile, the technology and manufacturing industries pay $139,790 and $131,885 respectively. This means that directors of distribution who are employed in the retail industry make 11.3% more than directors of distribution who work in the finance Industry.