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Working As A Distribution Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • $86,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Distribution Manager Do At Veritiv

* Plans and coordinates work activities of warehouse functions (directly and through supervisors), including receiving, picking, shipping, delivery, security, and inventory control.
* Develops and implements specific objectives and performance measures for each functional area and individual to improve performance.
* Interprets, understands and acts on individual and collective performance and quality data.
* Leads selection and hiring of new warehouse and delivery employees and supervisors; evaluates employee performance; develops and implements action plans for improving employees’ performance.
* Ensures that all warehouse and delivery employees receive proper training and skills development.
* Maintains and manages a fair and equitable employee scorecard system for all warehouse and logistics personnel.
* Ensures regular and productive meetings to improve warehouse performance.
* Makes recommendations for and implements improvements in efficiency and effectiveness of warehouse operations.
* Oversees the preparation and loading of trucks for shipments and delivery of orders in conformance with company procedures and customer instructions.
* Oversees scheduling and dispatching of leased and company-owned vehicles.
* Maintains and controls the physical condition of the warehouse and delivery equipment, supplies, security, facilities, grounds, etc.
* Manages and controls warehouse and delivery expenses and capital.
* Ensures compliance with company and government policies and regulations (e.g., Safety, OSHA, HazMat, DOT).
* Oversees physical inventory in the warehouse.
* Participates in group and regional distribution projects.
* Implement company policies and procedures according to company guidelines for assigned areas of responsibility.
* Knowledgeable of safe work practices, policies and procedures and performs all duties in a safe manner.
* Supports division safety committee with the objective of an accident free workplace.
* Ensures regular safety meetings are conducted; completes and reviews safety incident reports as necessary; recommends changes to assist in maintaining a safe working environment.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Distribution Manager Do At Compass Group, North America

* Assignment of duties as required and delegating to distribution staff as necessary.
* The planning and scheduling of receiving, recording, distribution and collection of work flow.
* Housekeeping and general cleanliness of the linen room and associated work areas.
* General and spot inspection as required of laundered articles to assure compliance with OSHA and JCAHO recommendations and requirements.
* Maintaining records for department attendance, production efficiencies and linen tracking, etc.
* Contacting departments in the hospital to obtain feedback and information regarding linen services
* Participation in the central linen standardization committee as necessary.
* Proper interviewing of new employees and directing their orientation and training as required.
* Provide services as needed to departments with special requirements
* Reporting of overuse, abuse or misuse of linens, to include recommended actions, to management and hospital contacts as necessary.
* Fill-in for distribution personnel as necessary due to absenteeism, vacation, sick, etc. and to meet facility needs

What Does A Distribution Manager Do At Masco Corporation

* Manage personnel, budget and costs of delivery, warehouse, and service areas
* Maintain DOT files and compliance
* Responsible for planning and establishing priorities for performance of tasks to optimize available resources
* Review all necessary paperwork to plan work activities, schedule appropriate personnel and balance loads
* Manage expense accounts of facility
* Responsible for improving processes, reducing costs, monitoring quality, and maintaining on-time delivery
* In conjunction with HRM, responsible for hiring, developing, disciplining, and terminating employees
* Interact with customers to ensure highest quality of customer service is sustained
* Acts as primary liaison with regional management to ensure open channels of communication
* Creates, tracks, and reports all location daily, weekly and monthly metrics and use to drive improvements
* Participates in Leadership Program in the location.
* Directly assists in warehousing, loading/shipping, and service functions as needed to sustain operations
* Creates and executes MPS plans, meets MPS commitments and works within the guidelines of MPS; reflects Milgard’s business values and the Milgard philosophy in all business interactions
* Incorporates Milgard’s vision and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to remain committed to the Milgard philosophy.
* Adheres to all facets of safety policies and procedures.
* The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position
* This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities

What Does A Distribution Manager Do At Halliburton

* Develop supply chain network design strategies that support the medium and long-term corporate strategy and rapidly shifting trends in the oil and gas industry
* Gather and synthesize internal and external information to develop a distribution strategy that considers customers’ current and future requirements, company growth plans, competitive landscape and global supply chain’s impact on existing network
* Develop models and conduct analyses to identify service and cost improvements (transportation, inventory and operating expenses) and for both domestic and international markets
* Determine optimal product flows from supplier to customer
* Identify and size necessary supply chain capacity investments
* Identify ways to optimize inventory through stocking strategies
* Synthesize and present analyses and recommendations to senior leadership for decision-making
* Simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks while effectively influencing, negotiating, and communicating with internal stakeholders and vendors
* Evaluate and implement best-in-class network design and optimization tools
* Perform other special assignments and duties as may be required

What Does A Distribution Manager Do At Kerry

* The Distribution Manager will be responsible for leading central warehousing and freight initiatives across all business units.
* Accountable for service, cost, and inventory accuracy within central warehousing and freight
* Analyze all elements of the supply chain and make recommendations as to how the process can be optimized
* Provide cost savings recommendations, ensure spend is within budget, and KPI’s on track
* Lead or assist with supply chain projects and initiatives as required
* Track project deliverables utilizing appropriate tools
* Implement and manage project changes to achieve optimal output
* Provide business leadership during new project initiatives; beginning with requirements gathering and seeing through to successful implementation
* Keep up to date with advances in supply chain management technology
* Internal Collaborations: All levels of company leadership including Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Purchasing, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Regulatory Quality Assurance and RD&A

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Average Length of Employment
Logistics Manager 4.0 years
Logistics Director 3.6 years
Top Careers Before Distribution Manager
Manager 6.5%
Supervisor 4.6%
Top Careers After Distribution Manager
Manager 5.5%
Owner 4.3%
Consultant 2.9%

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Distribution Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

75.6%

Female

16.8%

Unknown

7.6%
Ethnicity

White

63.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

54.3%

Carrier

8.6%

French

5.9%

German

4.8%

Portuguese

4.5%

Korean

3.7%

Italian

3.0%

Japanese

3.0%

Mandarin

2.6%

Cantonese

1.5%

Chinese

1.5%

Arabic

1.1%

Zulu

0.7%

Russian

0.7%

Greek

0.7%

Serbian

0.7%

Urdu

0.7%

Polish

0.7%

Hindi

0.7%

Swahili

0.4%
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Distribution Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

31.0%

Pennsylvania State University

5.6%

Community College of the Air Force

4.6%

Michigan State University

4.4%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.4%

Ohio State University

4.2%

Purdue University

4.2%

Webster University

4.1%

Arizona State University

4.0%

DePaul University

3.6%

University of North Texas

3.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.1%

Florida State University

3.1%

Western Michigan University

3.1%

University of Maryland - University College

3.0%

Villanova University

2.9%

University of Kentucky

2.9%

Ashford University

2.9%

Texas A&M University

2.9%

University of Alabama

2.7%
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Majors

Business

47.8%

Management

7.9%

Supply Chain Management

5.6%

Marketing

4.9%

Communication

3.9%

Accounting

3.9%

Finance

2.8%

Criminal Justice

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Psychology

2.2%

Political Science

2.1%

General Studies

1.9%

Economics

1.8%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Computer Science

1.8%

Operations Management

1.6%

English

1.5%

History

1.4%

Electrical Engineering

1.4%

General Education, Specific Areas

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.9%

Other

24.5%

Masters

16.0%

Associate

9.6%

Certificate

3.5%

Diploma

0.9%

Doctorate

0.5%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
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$57,000
Min 10%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$86,000
Median 50%
$129,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Menlo Park, CA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Avg Experience Level
4.8 years
How much does a Distribution Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Distribution Manager in the United States is $86,388 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $57,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $129,000.

Real Distribution Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Wal-Mart Associates, Inc. San Bruno, CA Jun 10, 2014 $303,277
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Lan Cargo, S.A. Miami, FL Mar 05, 2014 $161,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jul 07, 2014 $155,000 -
$160,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Bijoux Terner Miami, FL Apr 09, 2013 $153,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Us LBM Holdings LLC Green Bay, WI Dec 12, 2013 $150,000
Manager of Risk Distribution and Secondary Markets Arab Banking Corporation (B.S.C.) New York, NY May 04, 2016 $147,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 25, 2014 $140,000 -
$145,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jan 21, 2014 $135,200 -
$145,200
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Aug 25, 2014 $135,000 -
$140,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Navig8 America LLC Houston, TX Jul 17, 2014 $135,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Energy Freight Systems Houston, TX Apr 08, 2014 $134,368
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Sep 23, 2014 $133,500 -
$138,500
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Dover Energy, Inc., DBA Cook Compression Stafford, TX Feb 05, 2014 $133,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Conocophillips Company Houston, TX Dec 02, 2013 $132,517
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Fila USA MD Aug 29, 2014 $100,337
Distribution Manager JAND, Inc. New York, NY Jun 12, 2016 $100,000
Distribution Manager, Latin America Illumina, Inc. San Diego, CA Aug 07, 2015 $97,074 -
$151,200
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Medtronic, Inc. Goleta, CA Sep 30, 2014 $96,500
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers NIKE USA, Inc. Beaverton, OR Jun 06, 2014 $96,350
WW Distribution Operations Manager Pulse Secure, LLC San Jose, CA Jul 12, 2015 $96,075 -
$100,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Apple Inc. Austin, TX Jul 21, 2014 $95,930 -
$100,930
North American Distribution Managers M/A-com Technology Solutions, Inc. Westfield, IN Feb 24, 2016 $95,173
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers KBR Technical Services, Inc. Birmingham, AL Jul 15, 2014 $80,080
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers BDP International, Inc. Houston, TX Feb 27, 2014 $80,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Autocar, LLC Hagerstown, IN Sep 04, 2014 $80,000 -
$95,000
Transportation, Storage and Distribution Managers A. Castaneda & Co. Inc. Laredo, TX Sep 12, 2016 $79,872
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers International Flavors & Fragrances Hazlet, NJ Jul 28, 2014 $79,400 -
$84,375
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Validyne Engineering Corp Los Angeles, CA Dec 05, 2013 $78,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers ICL Systems, Inc. Irvine, CA Apr 10, 2014 $78,000
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers Serimax North America LLC Houston, TX Feb 21, 2014 $78,000

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Top Skills for A Distribution Manager

  1. Dispatch Drivers
  2. Customer Service
  3. Distribution Centers
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  • Validated customer requirements to route and dispatch drivers to ensure timely delivery.
  • Resolved customer delivery issues with post offices, customer service, advertising and editorial departments.
  • Managed all Eastern U.S. and international destinations through management of customer and regionally aligned distribution centers totaling 2.2 million sq.
  • Demonstrated instructional leadership by conducting process improvement, safety training and Department of Transportation compliance training for Packaging & Distribution personnel.
  • Developed new Standard Operational Procedures that resulted in higher productivity, fewer shipment errors and improved facility cleanliness.

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