Supply and Distribution Manager (Occupation Code : 132401)

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Plans, administers and reviews the supply, storage and distribution of equipment, materials and goods used and produced by an organisation, enterprise or business.


Determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans.
Establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures.

Establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources.
Liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation.
Monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels.
Negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements.
Operating recording systems to track all movements of goods, and ensuring re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times.
Overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions.
Overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff.
Planning and directing daily operations.

Alternate Occupation Names

Acquisitions Manager

Depot Manager

Goods Clearance Manager

Parts Manager

Freight Forwarding Customs Clearing Manager

Procurement Manager

Supply Chain Executive

Freight Manager

Supply Lead Manager

Supply Chain Manager

Purchase Manager

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