1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1223-11 Supply and Distribution Manager

Plans, administers and reviews the supply, storage and distribution of equipment, materials and goods used and produced by an organisation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • directs the formulation of purchasing, storage and distribution strategies, policies and plans
  • prepares and implements plans to maintain required stock levels at minimum cost
  • negotiates contracts with suitable suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements
  • monitors and reviews storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels
  • oversees recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, and ensures re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times
  • liaises with other departments and customers concerning outward goods requirements and associated forwarding transportation
  • directs the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions
  • manages the activities and performance of staff

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