A distribution specialist usually works in factories and warehouses and assumes responsibility for the receipt, verification, storage, and inventory distribution. They handle the completion of orders and shipping logistics of the goods.
Since some of their priorities are product quality and adherence to safety guidelines, they deal with the loss or damage of merchandise. They keep track of the supply levels, maintain accurate records of inventory activities, and even assess the condition of warehouse machinery. They also negotiate and coordinate with internal and external parties, such as vendors, regarding inventory issues.
To pursue a career as a distribution specialist, the minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma. Some employers may prefer applicants with a bachelor's degree in business or general studies. The duties that come with this position demand physical stamina. People who take this job spend long hours at work and sometimes need to lift various items. The median salary of a distribution specialist is $15.32 an hour or $31,861 a year.