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Storage and Distribution Managers
District Of Columbia

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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.

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Currently Employed: 410

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $47.55 - $70.11

Typical Annual Salary: $98,900 - $145,800

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: 5 years or more

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Prepare and manage departmental budgets.
  • Supervise the activities of workers engaged in receiving, storing, testing, and shipping products or materials.
  • Interview, select, and train warehouse and supervisory personnel.
  • Plan, develop, or implement warehouse safety and security programs and activities.
  • Prepare or direct preparation of correspondence, reports, and operations, maintenance, and safety manuals.
  • Issue shipping instructions and provide routing information to ensure that delivery times and locations are coordinated.
  • Confer with department heads to coordinate warehouse activities, such as production, sales, records control, or purchasing.
  • Review invoices, work orders, consumption reports, or demand forecasts to estimate peak delivery periods and to issue work assignments.
  • Inspect physical conditions of warehouses, vehicle fleets, or equipment and order testing, maintenance, repairs, or replacements.
  • Schedule or monitor air or surface pickup, delivery, or distribution of products or materials.

tools & technology

  • Forklifts
  • Mobile phones
  • Pallet trucks
  • Radio frequency data communication equipment
  • Vehicular global positioning system GPS

  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Inventory management software
  • Label making software
  • Materials requirements planning logistics and supply chain software

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