Profession specialised goods distribution manager

Specialised goods distribution managers plan, coordinate and manage the distribution of specialised goods to various points of sales. They oversee employees and ensure that operations run efficiently such as the storage, transportation and delivery of specialised goods.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Cost management

    The process of planning, monitoring and adjusting the expenses and revenues of a business in order to achieve cost efficiency and capability.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Develop financial statistics reports

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

  • 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.

  • 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 inventory control accuracy

    Implement control procedures and documentation related to inventory transactions.

  • Manage contracts

    Negotiate the terms, conditions, costs and other specifications of a contract while making sure they comply with legal requirements and are legally enforceable. Oversee the execution of the contract, agree on and document any changes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Communicate with shipment forwarders

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

  • Forecast distribution activities

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance concerning distribution activities

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

  • Manage financial risk

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

Optional knowledge and skills

initiate contact with buyers international commercial transactions rules monitor security procedures in warehouse operations hazardous freight regulations negotiate buying conditions supplier management manage a warehouse management system minimise shipping cost manage resources train employees write work-related reports e-commerce systems negotiate terms with suppliers manage health and safety standards present reports international import export regulations monitor stock level negotiate price handle customer complaints transportation software related to an erp system employment law oversee freight-related financial documentation