Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Distribution Supervisor Job Description

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Distribution supervisor provides guidance on safety and compliance issues such as driver controlled substances/alcohol and medical issues.

Distribution Supervisor Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective distribution supervisor job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included distribution supervisor job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Is knowledgeable of safe work practices, policies and procedures and performs all duties in a safe manner
Assigning Shift work
Ensuring smooth shift overlap and transition
Balancing operational priorities across end to end process and cross franchise view from replenishment to shipment
Overseeing housekeeping, safety and quality
Completing analysis for effective labor management
Understanding how to use wave planning tools
Determining and decide picking strategies and priorities
Providing guidance, direction, development planning, and performance feedback on a regular basis to all team members, in accordance with JJHCS Career Management Process, to ensure effective and productive work teams
Addressing customer complaints with root cause analysis and implementation of corrective action plan

Distribution Supervisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Distribution Supervisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MHE, APICS, IATA, CSCP, CPIM, SAS, SQL, OSHA, DOT, PMP

Education for Distribution Supervisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the distribution supervisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Education, Management, Leadership, Business/Administration, Associates, Engineering, Technical, Supervision, Supply Chain Management

Skills for Distribution Supervisor

Desired skills for distribution supervisor include:

Safe work practices
Controlled substances/alcohol
Crash indicator
Current DOT/CSA laws and experience guiding drivers in compliance
Driver fitness
Hours-of-service compliance
Unsafe driving
Vehicle maintenance

Desired experience for distribution supervisor includes:

Willingness to go off-shift and/or relocate as supervisor at a later time, assistant manager, as needed to continue development
Certified green belt in more than one 6 Sigma project
Proactively researching the environment for trends in voice of customer for broader planning
Proactively assessing performance of assigned area, identify failures and root causes and make improvements
Participating in and lead programs to ensure efficient and cost effective operation and utilization of the facility
Implementing Management Action Plan to ensure safety, quality and environmental compliance

Distribution Supervisor Examples


Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a distribution supervisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for distribution supervisor
  • Account for all orders as directed
  • Complete monthly reports for each department on work volume
  • Run status reports indicating number of order to be picked, which is used to follow up, and set work priorities
  • Oversee cycle counts and inventory adjustments
  • Research records in the computer system to track the location and movement of products
  • Visit warehouse locations to locate the product
  • Prepare reports on inventory discrepancies to management to describe the nature of problems noted
  • Maintain files (i.e., bills of lading, export documents, etc)
  • Contact common carriers to come in to pick up products ready for shipment
  • Approve carriers for special shipments
Qualifications for distribution supervisor
  • Route freight by selecting the best carrier to meet shipping deadlines at the lowest possible cost
  • Communicate with carriers on price and service issues
  • Ensure the distribution center is maintained in a neat and orderly fashion
  • Report problems with material handling equipment
  • Ensure that equipment is properly maintained
  • Strong organizational and verbal skills are essential

Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a distribution supervisor. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for distribution supervisor
  • Assist Manager in controlling labor cost through effective planning, scheduling and on-the-job training
  • Organizes the staff and workload to meet or exceed distribution productivity performance standards for Receiving, Put Away, Packing, Shipping, or Inventory Control
  • Provides leadership to a group of team members, who provide timely solutions to customer needs
  • Leads selection and hiring of new warehouse employees
  • Maintains and controls the physical condition of the warehouse and supplies, security, facilities, grounds
  • Of department activities
  • Foster an environment that harbors continuous improvement and the elimination of non-value added steps
  • Establishes goals which meet or exceed departmental objectives
  • Manages subordinates in the achievement of goals and objectives
  • Interacts with peer group, senior management, and field personnel to problem solve and/or
Qualifications for distribution supervisor
  • Previous experience with Manhattan PKMS preferred
  • Good verbal/written communication skills to deal effectively with employees other departments, vendors with items that occasionally are sensitive and confidential
  • 1 year of management/supervisory/lead experience
  • 1 year of delivery/distribution experience
  • Must obtain Class A CDL within 1 year of employment
  • Experience supervising multiple functions within the distribution center, including but not limited to

Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of distribution supervisor. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for distribution supervisor
  • Provide new part numbers for customers as needed
  • Ability to react to end user needs 24/7 and coordinate afterhours deliveries
  • Act as back-up management support to Branch and assist store with customer sales
  • Conduct performance tracking to monitor operational compliance
  • Complete corrective action plans
  • Generate account and system reports
  • Manage workloads to ensure customer contract requirements and deadlines are met
  • Track customer activity
  • Leverage customer knowledge to identify new business development opportunities
  • Support the department in preparing and adhering to the department budget
Qualifications for distribution supervisor
  • Experience with routing and driver scheduling in a daily delivery process, food industry is a plus
  • Experience with onboard monitoring systems such as PeopleNet or similar
  • Ability to work early morning dispatch times, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to deliver positive customer service
  • A thorough understanding of warehouse, delivery, and traffic operations within a distribution setting, government regulations (e.g., DOT, OSHA, HazMat)
  • 3+ years of successful supervisory/management experience are required

Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of distribution supervisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for distribution supervisor
  • Coordinate all damage and charity stock transfers
  • Makes safety a priority
  • Training and coaching of procedures for associates
  • Responsible for all training requirements including initial, follow-up and special training, cross-training team members to ensure coverage in all areas, administering equipment control process, including for all lift trucks, RF guns, printers, pick-to-voice headsets
  • Supervise, motivate, direct and evaluate a team of Distribution Personnel
  • Approximately 50% of time is spent on floor engaging with distribution personnel
  • Serve as an Alternate Facility Security Coordinator as part of the TSA Certified Cargo Screening Facility Program
  • Prioritizes work assignments and handles multiple tasks to ensure all Distribution assigned tasks are completed as scheduled
  • Performs various administrative duties as directed by the Clinical Supply Chain Manager
  • The position requires that several company, customer, and industry standards and measurements are obtained and retained such as Truck Turn Time, Fill rate, Customer Satisfaction (returns and claims), On Time Shipment, and other efficiency measurements in order to add continuous improvements to the operation
Qualifications for distribution supervisor
  • A portion of time spent in the yard reviewing Veritiv fleet with drivers
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of Supply Chain, Logistics, or Distribution/Warehouse experience
  • Accountable for the safe performance of personnel and visitors within the distribution area and compliance with MSHA requirements in distribution
  • Participates in hiring, coaching, mentoring, discipline for distribution employees
  • Supervise employees to maintain a clean and professional environment including clean and well stocked restrooms and break room facilities for employees, contract drivers and other visitors
  • At all times, professionally and courteously communicates with Sales, Production, QC and Technical

Distribution Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of distribution supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for distribution supervisor
  • Inspect material handling equipment for defects and notifies facilities personnel or contacts outside service facility for repair
  • Shipping product within set timelines and properly completing all necessary paperwork as required
  • Supervise up to 50 associates
  • Achieve continual process improvement
  • Differentiate performance by coaching, training and mentoring staff in an effort to continuously improve the effectiveness of the workforce
  • Write and administer annual Associate performance evaluations
  • Eliminate non-value-added activities and inefficiencies
  • Strong knowledge of Warehouse Control/Order Management system (Manhattan Warehouse Management System)
  • Promote safety leadership by protecting the health and welfare of the Company’s associates
  • This position is responsible for the supervision of the various functions within the facility including order filling and shipping, loading and unloading material, systems related grief resolution
Qualifications for distribution supervisor
  • Ability to climb stairs and work at heights (up to 350’)
  • Valid CDL and driver’s license – Class A CDL or experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual in English/Spanish a differentiator
  • Minimum 2-3 years of proven supervisory experience – preferably in a warehouse, distribution, or logistics environment
  • Excellent Knowledge in IT systems
  • 4 year degree and 1+ year of Lead/Supervisory experience or High School Diploma/GED and 2+ years of previous Lead /Supervisory experience

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