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Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the supply, storage and distribution of goods, products and services produced and used by organisations.
Manages the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by an organisation.
Specialisations: Logistics Manager, Logistics Officer (Air Force), Ordnance Corps Officer (Army), Supply Chain Manager, Supply Officer (Navy), Transport Corps Officer (Army)
Manages the procurement and purchasing of materials, products and services for an organisation.
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 44,000 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has grown strongly.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
A skill level equal to a Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience is usually needed to work in this job. Around one in four workers have a Bachelor Degree.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.