Reports to:Chief Executive Officer or General Manager

Supervises:Warehouse Supervisor or Foreperson

Main objectives:Plans, organises and controls, through subordinates, the supply and distribution activities of a private or public establishment.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Oversee warehouse and distribution operation.
  • Analyse the requirements of an establishment concerning current and future changes in supply and distribution of goods.
  • Determine, implement and monitor purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans.
  • Prepare and implement plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost.
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor and review storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels.
  • Operate recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensure re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times.
  • Oversee the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions.

Typical qualifications and experience:Possible degree. Five to ten years work experience, administrative planning and organisational skills.