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Distribution Manager


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We are looking for a competent Distribution Manager to oversee and facilitate the supply chain operations of our company. You will be the one to coordinate personnel and processes to achieve the effective distribution of goods. A great asset for a Distribution Manager is their ability to optimize their operations. They must be well-versed in supply management principles and practices. The ideal candidate will have great record-keeping abilities and a customer-oriented approach. The goal is to ensure the smooth operations of a variety of channels aiming for maximum efficiency.


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  • Manage the storage and distribution of goods
  • Coordinate and control the order cycle
  • Monitor data management to keep accurate product, contract, pricing and invoicing information
  • Work closely with suppliers and customers to improve operations and reduce cost
  • Ensure all partners in the supply chain are working effectively and efficiently to ensure smooth operations
  • Communicate and negotiate with suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers
  • Keep track of quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency
  • Arrange warehouse, catalog goods, plan routes and process shipments
  • Resolve any arising problems or complaints
  • Supervise, coach and train warehouse workforce


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  • Proven experience as distribution manager or relevant role
  • Solid knowledge of logistics procedures
  • Computer savvy with a working knowledge of logistics software (ERP)
  • Outstanding organizational and coordination abilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • BSc/BA in business administration, supply chain management or relevant field
  • Valid qualifications to use forklifts
  • Experience in customer service
  • Ability to lead and manage staff
  • Proficient in standard logistics software

Potential interview questions

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  • What strategies would you use to ensure the smooth operation of our distribution channels?
  • How would you handle a dispute with a supplier?
  • Can you describe a time when you improved efficiency in a distribution channel?
  • What experience do you have with logistics software?
  • How would you handle a situation where a shipment was delayed?