Supply, distribution and related managers

Role Responsibilities

  • Determining, implementing and monitoring purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
  • Preparing and implementing plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
  • Negotiating contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • Monitoring and reviewing storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
  • Overseeing the dispatch of road vehicles, trains, vessels or aircraft
  • Operating recording systems to track all movements of goods, and ensuring re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
  • Liaising with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation
  • Overseeing the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
  • Establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources
  • Establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures
  • Planning and directing daily operations
  • Overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff

    Skill level