Supply and Distribution Manager

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by an organisation.
Training time 6 months - 4 years
Avg. weekly wage $2,911
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 12,500

How do I become a Supply and Distribution Manager in Victoria?

To work as a Supply and Distribution Manager in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Diploma of Logistics 
    • Relevant industry experience 
    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent 
    • Current drivers and forklift licences 
    • Workplace Health and Safety knowledge 
    • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English 
    • Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

What does a Supply and Distribution Manager do?

    • Determines, implements and monitors purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans 
    • Prepares and implements plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
    • Negotiates contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
    • Monitors and reviews storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels 
    • Operates recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensures re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times 
    • Liaises with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation 
    • Oversees the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions


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Related courses

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Diploma of Logistics
Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management