Profession coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution manager

Coffee, tea, cocoa and spices distribution managers plan the distribution of coffee, tea, cocoa and spices to various points of sales.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Freight transport methods

    Understand different modalities of transport such as air, sea, or intermodal freight transport. Specialise in one of the modalities and possess a deeper knowledge of the details and procedures of that modality.

  • Supply chain management

    The flow of goods in the supply chain, movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point of origin to point of consumption.

  • Coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products

    The offered coffee, tea, cocoa and spice products, their functionalities, properties and legal and regulatory requirements.

  • Hazardous freight regulations

    Know the most widely applied regulatory schemes for the transportation of dangerous materials. Know specific regulatory frameworks such as IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) for air transport, or International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code ("IMDG Code") for transportation of hazardous materials by sea.

Skills

  • Create solutions to problems

    Solve problems which arise in planning, prioritising, organising, directing/facilitating action and evaluating performance. Use systematic processes of collecting, analysing, and synthesising information to evaluate current practice and generate new understandings about practice.

  • Minimise shipping cost

    Ensure the safe and cost-efficient delivery of shipments.

  • Carry out inventory control accuracy

    Implement control procedures and documentation related to inventory transactions.

  • Implement strategic planning

    Take action on the goals and procedures defined at a strategic level in order to mobilise resources and pursue the established strategies.

  • Manage freight payment methods

    Manage freight payment methods in accordance with the procedure that must be followed wherein payment is made around the time the freight is due to arrive, clear customs, and be released.

  • Ensure customs compliance

    Implement and monitor compliance with import and export requirements in order to avoid customs claims, supply chain interruption, increased overall costs.

  • Carry out statistical forecasts

    Undertake a systematic statistical examination of data representing past observed behaviour of the system to be forecast, including observations of useful predictors outside the system.

  • Develop financial statistics reports

    Create financial and statistical reports based on collected data which are to be presented to managing bodies of an organisation.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance concerning distribution activities

    Meet the rules, policies and laws that govern transportation and distribution activities.

  • Plan transport operations

    Plan mobility and transport for different departments, in order to obtain the best possible movement of equipment and materials. Negotiate the best possible delivery rates; compare different bids and select the most reliable and cost-effective bid.

  • Track shipping sites

    Track the different shipping sites where packages arrive in order to maintain an efficient distribution system and on-time tracking systems for customers.

  • Manage financial risk

    Predict and manage financial risks, and identify procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Forecast distribution activities

    Interpret data in order to identify future trends and actions in distribution.

  • Track shipments

    Track and trace all shipment movements on a daily basis by utilising information from tracking systems and proactively notifying customers about the location of their shipments.

  • Communicate with shipment forwarders

    Maintain a good flow of communication with shipper and freight forwarders, who ensure a correct delivery and distribution of goods.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Adhere to organisational guidelines

    Adhere to organisational or department specific standards and guidelines. Understand the motives of the organisation and the common agreements and act accordingly.

  • Have computer literacy

    Utilise computers, IT equipment and modern day technology in an efficient way.

  • Perform financial risk management in international trade

    Evaluate and manage the possibility of financial loss and non-payment following international transactions, in the context of foreign exchange market; apply instruments like letters of credit.

  • Handle carriers

    Organise the transportation system through which a product is conveyed to its buyer, through which a product is sourced from a supplier, including customs.

  • Perform risk analysis

    Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Perform multiple tasks at the same time

    Execute multiple tasks at the same time, being aware of key priorities.