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Supply and Distribution Managers

ANZSCO ID 133611

Overview

All Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

  • $2,519 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Supply and Distribution Managers

  • 24,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 19% female Gender Share

Supply and Distribution Managers manage the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by organisations.

Specialisations: Logistics Manager, Logistics Officer (Air Force), Ordnance Corps Officer (Army), Supply Chain Manager, Supply Officer (Navy), Transport Corps Officer (Army).

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, business management or another related field to work as a Supply and Distribution Manager. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines, implements, and monitors the strategies, policies and plans for purchasing, storage, and distribution.
  • Prepares and implements plans to maintain the required stock levels at minimum cost.
  • May negotiate contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor and review storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels.
  • Operates recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, to ensure the re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times.
  • Liaise with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation.
  • Oversees the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions.
  • Directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

Prospects

Pathways

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, business management or another related field to work as a Supply and Distribution Manager. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    73% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  2. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Mathematics

    67% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Transportation

    58% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  9. English language

    56% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Sales and marketing

    54% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  11. Economics and accounting

    53% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Geography

    49% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  13. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  14. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Clerical

    46% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  17. Psychology

    36% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  8. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Management of material resources

    52% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  16. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Time management

    52% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  12. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  2. Communicating within a team

    77% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  3. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    76% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    75% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Coaching and developing others

    74% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  7. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    71% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  13. Hiring and organising staff

    70% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    68% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    67% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

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O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.04 - Supply Chain Managers.

Work Environment

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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  9. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Conflict situations

    71% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Consequence of error

    61% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Practical

    38% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.04 - Supply Chain Managers.

All Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers

  • $2,519 Weekly Pay
  • Strong Future Growth

Supply and Distribution Managers

  • 24,500 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 94% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 48 hours Average full-time
  • 45 years Average age
  • 19% female Gender Share

Supply and Distribution Managers manage the supply, storage and distribution of goods produced by organisations.

Specialisations: Logistics Manager, Logistics Officer (Air Force), Ordnance Corps Officer (Army), Supply Chain Manager, Supply Officer (Navy), Transport Corps Officer (Army).

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, business management or another related field to work as a Supply and Distribution Manager. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Tasks
  • Determines, implements, and monitors the strategies, policies and plans for purchasing, storage, and distribution.
  • Prepares and implements plans to maintain the required stock levels at minimum cost.
  • May negotiate contracts with suppliers to meet quality, cost and delivery requirements.
  • Monitor and review storage and inventory systems to meet supply requirements and control stock levels.
  • Operates recording systems to track all movements of supplies and finished goods, to ensure the re-ordering and re-stocking at optimal times.
  • Liaise with other departments and customers concerning requirements for outward goods and associated forwarding transportation.
  • Oversees the recording of purchase, storage and distribution transactions.
  • Directs staff activities and monitors their performance.

You need extensive experience, or a formal qualification in logistics, freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, business management or another related field to work as a Supply and Distribution Manager. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Transport and Logistics Training Package VET training pathways.

Employers look for Supply, Distribution and Procurement Managers who are reliable, organised and can communicate clearly. Employers also value leadership and planning skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Production and processing

    73% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

  2. Administration and management

    70% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  3. Customer and personal service

    68% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  4. Mathematics

    67% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  5. Education and training

    61% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  6. Computers and electronics

    59% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  7. Transportation

    58% Skill level

    Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

  8. Personnel and human resources

    57% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  9. English language

    56% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  10. Sales and marketing

    54% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  11. Economics and accounting

    53% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  12. Geography

    49% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  13. Engineering and technology

    47% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  14. Law and government

    46% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  15. Clerical

    46% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  16. Technical design

    45% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  17. Psychology

    36% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  18. Public safety and security

    35% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  19. Communications and media

    33% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  20. Foreign language

    29% Skill level

    Foreign (non-English) language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and pronunciation.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Monitoring

    63% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  2. Critical thinking

    61% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  3. Complex problem solving

    57% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  4. Coordination with others

    57% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  5. Judgment and decision making

    55% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  6. Reading comprehension

    55% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  7. Systems evaluation

    55% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  8. Active listening

    54% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  9. Active learning

    54% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Negotiation

    54% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

  11. Social perceptiveness

    54% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  12. Writing

    54% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  13. Speaking

    52% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  14. Management of material resources

    52% Skill level

    Providing the right equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do work.

  15. Management of personnel resources

    52% Skill level

    Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, and choosing the best people for the job.

  16. Persuasion

    52% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  17. Time management

    52% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  18. Systems analysis

    50% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  19. Instructing

    48% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  20. Serving others

    43% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Oral expression

    61% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  3. Written comprehension

    61% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  4. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  5. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  6. Written expression

    57% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  7. Inductive reasoning

    54% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  8. Near vision

    52% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  9. Categorising

    52% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  10. Sorting or ordering

    52% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  11. Mathematics

    50% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  12. Speech clarity

    48% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    48% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Originality

    46% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  15. Speech recognition

    46% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  16. Flexibility of closure

    45% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  17. Working with numbers

    45% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  18. Multitasking

    41% Skill level

    Do two or more things at the same time.

  19. Perceptual speed

    41% Skill level

    Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.

  20. Selective attention

    39% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Planning and prioritising work

    83% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  2. Communicating within a team

    77% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  3. Negotiating and resolving conflicts

    76% Skill level

    Handling complaints and disagreements, and negotiating with people.

  4. Making sense of information and ideas

    76% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  5. Guiding and directing staff

    75% Skill level

    Guiding and directing staff, including setting and monitoring performance standards.

  6. Coaching and developing others

    74% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  7. Giving expert advice

    73% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  8. Making decisions and solving problems

    72% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  9. Building good relationships

    72% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  10. Researching and investigating

    71% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  11. Coordinating the work of a team

    71% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  12. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    71% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  13. Hiring and organising staff

    70% Skill level

    Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees.

  14. Collecting and organising information

    69% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  15. Managing payments and orders

    68% Skill level

    Monitoring and controlling resources and the spending of money.

  16. Leading and encouraging a team

    67% Skill level

    Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.

  17. Communicating with the public

    67% Skill level

    Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  18. Working with computers

    62% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  19. Coming up with systems and processes

    61% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  20. Looking for changes over time

    59% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.04 - Supply Chain Managers.

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.

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Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    100% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Telephone

    100% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  3. Face-to-face discussions

    98% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  4. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Freedom to make decisions

    90% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  7. Contact with people

    88% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  8. Unstructured work

    85% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  9. Frequent decision making

    84% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  10. Spend time sitting

    84% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  11. Impact of decisions

    81% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  12. Time pressure

    81% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  13. Lead or coordinate a team

    80% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  14. Responsible for outcomes

    79% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  15. Being exact or accurate

    78% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  16. Letters and memos

    76% Important

    Write letters and memos.

  17. Competition

    74% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  18. Conflict situations

    71% Important

    Deal with conflict or disagreements.

  19. Contact with the public

    67% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

  20. Consequence of error

    61% Important

    Work where mistakes have serious consequences.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Independence

    81% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  2. Working conditions

    74% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Support

    71% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

  4. Achievement

    67% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  5. Recognition

    62% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  6. Relationships

    62% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Enterprising

    100% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

  2. Administrative

    67% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Practical

    38% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  5. Analytical

    29% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  6. Creative

    24% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9199.04 - Supply Chain Managers.
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