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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
Warehouse Manager 4.2 years
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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Average Yearly Salary
$86,000
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$60,000
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%
$122,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Apple
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
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 $86,232 per year or $41 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $60,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $122,000.

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Real Distribution Manager Salaries

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

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Top Skills for A Distribution Manager

  1. Delivery Trucks
  2. Safety Procedures
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Negotiated transportation lease agreement for new transportation delivery trucks.
  • Developed and implemented safety procedures and programs for distribution and transportation departments.
  • Maintained high customer service standards and excellent customer satisfaction levels by executing on time deliveries and clear and timely communication.
  • Established operational procedures for the verification of incoming and outgoing shipments, handling and disposition of materials and maintaining current inventory.
  • Major duties and responsibilities include: Inventory Control Asset Management Communication with domestic and international offices Preparing and processing international documentation.

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Top 10 Best States for Distribution Managers

  1. Pennsylvania
  2. Oregon
  3. New Jersey
  4. Washington
  5. Maine
  6. New York
  7. Alabama
  8. North Carolina
  9. Georgia
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Distribution Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

78.5%

Female

17.8%

Unknown

3.7%
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

Arizona State University

6.6%

Pennsylvania State University

6.6%

Community College of the Air Force

6.2%

Florida International University

5.7%

Purdue University

5.7%

San Jose State University

5.3%

New York University

4.8%

Ashford University

4.8%

Middle Tennessee State University

4.8%

University of Houston

4.8%

Kaplan University

4.8%

University of Alabama

4.4%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.4%

Michigan State University

4.4%

Ohio State University

4.4%

American InterContinental University

4.4%

Miami Dade College

4.4%

DePaul University

4.4%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.4%

University of Texas at Austin

4.4%
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Majors

Business

46.9%

Management

8.0%

Supply Chain Management

5.4%

Communication

4.6%

Accounting

4.5%

Marketing

4.2%

Psychology

2.7%

Criminal Justice

2.6%

Computer Science

2.4%

Finance

2.3%

General Studies

2.1%

English

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.8%

Political Science

1.7%

Education

1.7%

Electrical Engineering

1.6%

Economics

1.6%

History

1.6%

Operations Management

1.2%

Industrial Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.7%

Masters

14.5%

High School Diploma

14.5%

Associate

14.1%

Certificate

4.9%

Diploma

2.5%

Doctorate

0.4%

License

0.4%
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