Distribution Manager

Company Description

Become a member of a global community! The international logistics industry is an integral piece of the global trade puzzle; we make the world go round. Global supply chain management is what we do, and at the heart of Expeditors you will find professionalism, leadership, and a friendly environment, all of which foster an innovative, customer service-based approach to logistics. Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 19,000 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 350+ locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems.

Our Mission is to recruit, train, and retain the very best logistics and technical experts the world over. We love to promote from within – more than 50 percent of our employees have been at Expeditors for five years or more. Our high retention rate is influenced by a unique compensation program for positions that are more than just jobs – they’re chances to grow, do what you love and build a career with us!

Job Description

Scope of Position

Manages distribution product for the branch. The distribution manager seeks new distribution services opportunities and cooperates with sales to turn new opportunities into profitable business.

Major Duties And Responsibilities

  • Sales activities, Preparing Scope & Rates
  • Preparation and implementation of the SOP
  • Customer retention
  • Operational, training and other activities
  • Provide necessary information to accounting to produce monthly client P&L

Labor Management: Oversees the planning of staffing levels of distribution office personnel and warehouse personnel. Supervisory / management responsibilities for distribution office and warehouse personnel. Periodically evaluate employees and complete performance evaluations for employees. Interviews & participates in hiring of distribution/warehouse personnel.

Operations: Reviews all customers’ records/reports for accuracy of information and compliance with established procedures. Reviews records/reports to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies. Determines budget and accounting for department. Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow. Assists with new business transitions. Issues written and oral instructions. Participate in Distribution services rate quoting process. Pro-actively checking and monitoring financial reports and always looking for productivity gains in processes. Need to have the right communication and management skills to deal with 3PL personnel. Communicates and manages 3PL operations. Manages and Works with the team on the respective operational and customer service backups.

Floor: Works with receiving, put away, picking, shipping and inventory control, handling DG products and plan all kinds of value-added services.

Quality: Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

Customer Service: Continually maintains a professional and courteous relationship with all customers. Focuses on customer service, sales and retention. Conducts Quality Management Reviews (QMRs) and retention calls with customers and vendors. Needs to have the ability to prepare presentations for customers. Attends to all customers’ escalations and problems.

Billing: Validates all customer’s throughput to be in line with the agreed rates on weekly/monthly basis.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four year college or university; or 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to define, develop and document business processes and procedures
  • Effective interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to customers and employees at all levels.
  • Experience with MS Windows, MS Office Products

Additional Information

Expeditors offers excellent benefits:

  • Paid Vacation, Holiday, Sick Time
  • Health Plan: Medical
  • Life Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Training and Personnel Development Program
  • Growth opportunities within the company
  • Employee Referral Program Bonus

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