Storage and Distribution Managers

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About the Job

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.

It is also Called

  • Waterworks Supervisor
  • Water and Sewer Systems Superintendent
  • Warehouser
  • Warehouse/Distribution Manager
  • Warehouse Supervisor
  • Warehouse Operations Manager
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Foreman
  • Telegraph Office Manager
  • Supply Requirements Officer

What They Do

  • Select modes of transportation for the distribution of goods that minimize pollution, such as carbon output or other environmental impacts.
  • Plan or implement environmental training programs and activities.
  • Identify and implement carbon minimization activities to offset carbon emissions, such as by planting trees, purchasing carbon credits, or purchasing green technologies, such as air filtration or alternative energy vehicles or power.
  • Evaluate the environmental implications of new warehouses or distribution networks.
  • Evaluate contractors or business partners for operational efficiency or safety or environmental performance records.
  • Develop storage and distribution models that include factors such as warehouse locations, customer locations, or available transportation modes to maximize operational efficiency or sustainability.
  • Develop or implement plans for storage and distribution activities that emphasize technological solutions for sustainability, such as investment in smart or eco-friendly containers, dynamic distribution networks, warehouse renovations, or fuel efficient fleets.
  • Arrange for storage facilities when required.
  • Examine products or materials to estimate quantities or weight and type of container required for storage or transport.
  • Participate in setting transportation and service rates.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: EC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Working Conditions in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2013, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $113,390 with most people making between $66,750 and $179,120

Outlook

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During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 4,750 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 4,250 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 130 replacement openings for approximately 130 total annual openings.