Distribution Manager

Distribution Manager

Ref: 775Monday 19 July 2021

€32,000 - €35,000

A leading Irish company are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Distribution Manager. The main purpose of the role is to lead and oversee the day-to-day activities from our clients Roscommon base and their regional depots, ensuring all Customers are fully serviced to the company’s high standard.

The Distribution Manager will ensure our clients customers receive an excellent level of customer service and plan logistics maximizing efficiency and route value.  The successful candidate will work as part of the management team, supervising and de-briefing the drivers while also working with other departments to ensure a smooth service.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a high-level employee morale and dedication to serving Customers.
  • Coordinate with the Distribution Supervisors on the development of the distribution strategy
  • Ensure all KPI’s are monitored and corrective action implemented for any KPI’s not within the acceptable levels.
  • Ensure complete use of relevant system by the Distribution team in the region.
  • Ensure distribution operations are following effective plans/polices/procedures to ensure customer satisfaction. Including management of:
  • Daily/weekly/Monthly Distribution Reports (Missed calls, Under/Over deliver, Route times, Distribution costs, Fleet Management, Capacity Utilization, Vehicle Utilisation, Efficiency).
  • Monitor the performance of distribution against expected criteria and implement improvement plans as required.
  • Maintain high standards of housekeeping and security at all times in the depot.
  • Managing any issues which may arise from Customers or Drivers on all routes.
  • Planning Drivers routes.
  • Assignment of vehicles to drivers, ensuring maximum utilisation of vehicles.
  • Care of company property and products.
  • Communicate positively with team members, customers and other partners

Skills and Requirements

  • A full, clean driving licence with previous delivery experience required
  • Excellent people management and interpersonal skills
  • Strong IT skills – ability to navigate POD and Tom Tom systems, extract reports and interpret data,
  • Strong negotiation & influencing abilities,
  • Approachable with excellent communication skills (spoken and written),
  • Excellent organisational skills, being able to prioritise daily tasks,
  • Problem Solving: ability to use logic & methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions,
  • Relentless commitment to quality and high standards of customer service.
  • Experience in a Distribution Supervisory capacity will be a distinct advantage.


For more information about this Administrator role please call Michael or David or apply in confidence.

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