CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Manager, Storage and Distribution

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Plan, direct, or coordinate the storage or distribution operations within an organization or the activities of organizations that are engaged in storing or distributing materials or products. Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
 
Plan, develop, and implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
 
Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports, and demand forecasts to estimate peak delivery periods and to issue work assignments.
 
Schedule and monitor air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of products or materials.
 
Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
 
Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, and purchasing.
 
Respond to customers' or shippers' questions and complaints regarding storage and distribution services.
 
Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets and equipment, and order testing, maintenance, repair, or replacement as necessary.
 
Develop and document standard and emergency operating procedures for receiving, handling, storing, shipping, or salvaging products or materials.
 
Examine products or materials to estimate quantities or weight and type of container required for storage or transport.
 
Negotiate with carriers, warehouse operators and insurance company representatives for services and preferential rates.
 
Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated.
 
Examine invoices and shipping manifests for conformity to tariff and customs regulations.
 
Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
 
Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
 
Arrange for necessary shipping documentation, and contact customs officials to effect release of shipments.
 
Advise sales and billing departments of transportation charges for customers' accounts.
 
Evaluate freight costs and the inventory costs associated with transit times to ensure that costs are appropriate.
 
Participate in setting transportation and service rates.
 
Track and trace goods while they are en route to their destinations, expediting orders when necessary.
 
Arrange for storage facilities when required.
 
Develop and implement plans for facility modification or expansion, such as equipment purchase or changes in space allocation or structural design.
 
Evaluate locations for new warehouses and distribution networks to determine their potential usefulness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Management of Financial Resources Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
ABOL Manifest Systems Label making software
 
Aljex Inventory Inventory management software
 
Cadre Technologies Cadence Warehouse Management System Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Catalyst International CatalystConnect Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
DSA Foxware Warehouse Management Inventory management software
 
Enterprise resource planning ERP software Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Graphics software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
HighJump Software Warehouse Advantage Project management software
 
IBM i2 Transportation Manager Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Infor ERP Baan Enterprise resource planning ERP software
 
Infosite Technologies DM Warehousing Project management software
 
Integrated Decision Support Corporation Netwise Supply Chain Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Integrated Decision Support Corporation Swap Advice Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Integrated Decision Support Netwise Enterprise Analytical or scientific software
 
Integrated Decision Support Netwise Frontline Analytical or scientific software
 
IntelliTrack Warehouse Management System Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
International Business Systems software Inventory management software
 
Logility Voyager WarehousePRO Inventory management software
 
MRA Technologies MRATrack Warehouse Management System Inventory management software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Microsoft Office software Office suite software
 
Microsoft Outlook Electronic mail software
 
Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation software
 
QUALCOMM QTRACS Analytical or scientific software
 
QUALCOMM ViaWeb Analytical or scientific software
 
Radio Beacon WMS Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
RedPrairie DLx Warehouse Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
SSA Global Warehouse Management System WMS Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Scanlon Associates LogPak Compliance software
 
Sentai Pinpoint Inventory management software
 
Sentai WarehouseTrac Project management software
 
Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software
 
Supply chain event management software Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
TECSYS EliteSeries Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
TECSYS PointForce Enterprise Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
WorkForce Software EmpCenter Time and Attendance Time accounting software
 
Barcoding labels Bar code labels
 
Barcoding scanners Bar code reader equipment
 
Cell phones Mobile phones
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digital cameras Digital cameras
 
Forklifts Forklifts
 
Global positioning systems GPS Vehicular global positioning systems
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Pallet jacks Pallet trucks
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Radio frequency handheld terminals Radio frequency data communication equipment
 
Radio frequency identification RFID devices Radio frequency identification devices
 
Radio frequency truck-mounted terminals Radio frequency data communication equipment
 
Wireless communication and satellite positioning tools Location based messaging service platforms
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Bachelor's Degree
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Ammunition Storage Superintendent
Building Supervisor
Bulk Plant Manager
Cold Storage Supervisor
Compressor Stations Superintendent
Customer Service Manager
Dispatch Manager
Dispatcher
Distribution Center Manager
Distribution Coordinator
Distribution Manager
Distribution Operation Manager
Distribution Superintendent
Head of Import Coordination and Production
Head of Physical Distribution and Logistics
Import Coordinator
Import Export Manager
Import Manager
Import-Export Agent
Importer Exporter
International Trade Specialist
Load Out Supervisor
Locker Operator
Logistics Manager
Logistics Supply Officer
Marine Oil Terminal Superintendent
Measurement Superintendent
Operations Manager
Parking Garage Manager
Parking Lot Manager
Pipelines Superintendent
Print Traffic Manager
Receiving Manager
Sewer System Supervisor
Shipping Coordinator
Shipping Manager
Shipping Receiving Manager
Shipping Supervisor
Station Manager
Storage Manager
Stores Supervisor
Substation Manager
Supply Controller
Supply Officer
Supply Requirements Officer
Telegraph Office Manager
Warehouse Foreman
Warehouse Manager
Warehouse Operations Manager
Warehouse Supervisor
Warehouse/Distribution Manager
Warehouser
Water and Sewer Systems Superintendent
Waterworks Supervisor
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Warehouse & Related
Benchmark Title: Manager, Storage and Distribution
 
 
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