What does a Distribution Manager do?

Distribution managers supervise shipping and transport of goods from their location to the destinations where they will be sold and used. Their daily work also involves ensuring vast quantities of goods are delivered safely and on time. They maintain stock levels for extensive inventories and ensure their quality and quantity. They manage the warehouse to ensure consumer demands are met and oversee the cost and amount of distributed products.

Distribution managers implement systems and plans by analyzing data to improve work execution, distributing tasks, and managing team schedules. They handle the financial budget, negotiate with customers, and implement policies and rules. They will negotiate with partners or company representatives and evaluate necessary inventories or costs with an eye on reducing costs through market research and other reports. They are also responsible for ensuring the safety, security, and health are paramount for every transport worker. Distribution managers need a high school diploma or equivalency or bachelor's degree in business.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Distribution Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹10,99,489 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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₹5L
Median: ₹11L
₹25L
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Distribution Manager Career Path

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City Baking CoCity Baking Co
Distribution
27 Aug 2019

“Tne Distribution position I worked in was graveyard shift which was perfect for my schedule.”

MenardsMenards
Assistant Yard Manager
1 Mar 2021

“Flexible hours especially for part timers although you may just not get scheduled based on your availability.”

BasicFirstBasicFirst
Distributor
4 May 2020

“They provide professional and personal development.”

SephoraSephora
Distribution Analyst
16 Jan 2020

“higher pay would be great”

Newell BrandsNewell Brands
Distribution Associate
8 Jun 2021

“Like people i worked with and pay was decent”

Radio FlyerRadio Flyer
AR/AP Manager
15 Sep 2021

“Ample opportunity for personal development and career growth”

enTouch WirelessenTouch Wireless
Phone Distributor
27 Apr 2021

“Good money and I enjoy working with people”

Under ArmourUnder Armour
Distribution Supervisor
17 Oct 2020

“Lower level team members where pleasant to work with.”

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