Distribution Manager Jobs

Distribution Managers plan and organise the control and movement of goods or raw materials. They will ensure they are delivered on time and with minimal waste, whilst liaising with other professionals, such as purchasing officers and transport managers and using computers to monitor stock levels, re-order goods and track the movement of goods. Distribution Managers will be responsible for analysing and developing networks and systems for efficiency and managing administrative and warehouse staff.

Distribution Managers generally work normal office hours which could occasionally involve evenings, weekends, shifts and on-call duties. Distribution manager jobs should be able to work logically and systematically, motivate and manage a team, plan ahead, computer literate and have strong communication skills.

Qualification and salary expectations of a Distribution Manager

Distribution Manager salaries range from around £18,000 to £60,000 a year.

Distribution Managers are employed throughout the UK by wholesalers, warehousing and distribution firms, manufacturers, freight forwarders, central and local government, public utilities, major retailers, charities and the Armed Forces. Some distribution manager jobs work for specialist consultancies.

Formal qualifications are not always required, but increasingly entrants into distribution manager jobs posts have degrees or diplomas in subjects such as logistics or supply chain management. Some larger employers have graduate training schemes for distribution managers. Distribution manager jobs can work towards relevant NVQs/SVQs or qualifications from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK).

There are good opportunities for career development for Distribution Managers. Senior distribution manager jobs involve business development and consultancy work, with the possibility of research and foreign travel.

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Email the Distribution Division at distribution@stafffinders.co.uk.

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  1. Industrial Waste Operative

    Location: Midlothian

    Salary: £8.72 p/h

    Category: Sorter

    Stafffinders are recruiting for Industrial Waste Operatives for a site in Midlothian. This is being offered as a temporary full time role (40 hours per week, any overtime is paid at a higher rate).
    Duties include:
    - Picking materials from a moving conveyor belt or from piles of waste
    - Helping the ...

  2. ADR Driver

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: £12.50 p/h

    Category: Driver - LGV/Taxi/Minibus

    Stafffinders are seeking a 3.5T Drivers with ADR 6 for an 8 weeks contract.
    Ensure all waste collections are carried out in accordance with company procedures                 
    To complete all work related paperwork in full and hand in at the end of the shift
    To carry out vehicle ...

  3. Customs Clearance Officer

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Import & Export Clerk

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Customs Clearance Clerk to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office base in the Renfrewshire area.
    You will be one of the first points of contact for customs queries. We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals with specific experience of Customs ...

  4. Transport Planner

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Logistics / Supply Chain

    Stafffinders are looking for an experienced Transport Planner to join our Global Freight Forwarding client at their office base in the Renfrewshire area for an immediate start. This position will be an ongoing temporary basis initially.
    We are particularly interested in speaking with individuals with International supply chain/vehicle planning ...