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Supply, distribution and related managers

Supply, distribution and related managers plan, direct and coordinate the supply, transportation, storage and distribution of goods.

Job Definition

(a) determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
(b) preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
(c) negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
(d) monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
(e) operating recording systems to track all movements of goods, and ensuring re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
(f) liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation
(g) overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
(h) establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources
(i) establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures
(j) planning and directing daily operations
(k) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff

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