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Distribution manager Job Description

Summary
Responsible for managing the distribution operations and functions within an organization.
Primary responsibilities
  • Oversee warehouse operations.
  • Order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements for machines.
  • Oversee the transportation of goods from production site to consumer to client.
  • Develop and implement a logistics process.
  • Inventory goods that arrive from manufacturer.
  • Review and approve purchase orders.
  • Ship finished products.
  • Handle incoming raw materials.
  • Ascertain how much freight to place on shipments.
  • Devise routes for shipments.
  • Deploy truck drivers.
  • Monitor progress of major shipments to ensure receipt.
  • Direct the activities of logistics division.
  • Collaborate with marketing executives to ensure that new products reach the right markets at the optimal time.
  • Ensure goods are stored properly and at the right temperature.
  • Conduct market research to learn about the demand for different goods. Convince retailers to carry their products.
  • Determine what goods sell best to commercial businesses and consumers.
  • Decide appropriate quantities of items to stock.
  • Ensure inventory maintains optimal levels.
  • Take orders over the phone, Internet, or through email.
  • Put together catalogues advertising products.
  • Visit retailers to demonstrate products.
  • Negotiate contracts and prices.

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