Open Assistant Manager – Distribution

at in FMCG, Retail

Industry : FMCG, Retail
Job Description
As a Assistant Manager – Distribution your responsibilities include the following


Job Family:           Supply Chain

Job Sub-Family:   Freight & Distribution

Division:    Nutrition

Reports to:            Head – Planning

Team size:           


Responsible for managing primary freight performance, promotional inputs distribution, ensuring  inventory accuracy and hygiene, project management of key SC projects  and driving business excellence and compliance for the function




1)               Primary freight management

a)   For empanelled primary freight service providers, lead ongoing contract management, periodically reset freight rates, manage share of business, process payments and resolve operational issues.

b)   Manage primary freight KPIs  -  placement service level, delivery service levels, lead time adherence, and cost per ton per km

c)   Conduct ongoing performance evaluation of primary freight service providers against the above KPIs and take corrective actions

d)   Manage  RFQ (Request for Quotation) with primary freight service providers and conduct periodic primary freight rate negotation

e)   Benchmark freight rates of company with other organisations within/across industries and identify improvement areas

f)    Identify and empanel new carriers through market intelligence and through RFI (Request for Information)

2)               Management of distribution promotional inputs

a)   Manage delivery of POSM (marketing inputs, promotional materials, samples) to field force as per agreed delivery service levels

b)   Work with the marketing and indirect purchase teams to ensure availability of promo materials per the agreed allocation cycle

c)   Work closely with service provider  to ensure timely execution of the dispatch plans  as per the agreed TAT

d)   Provide visibility to the sales and marketing teams of the connectivity status of the dispatches and resolve issues as and when required

e)   Conduct monthly operations reviews with the service provider and courier agencies

f)    Ensure operational and cost efficiencies through load consolidation, packaging optimization etc.

3)               Inventory accuracy and hygiene

a)   Responsible for inventory accuracy of  finished goods, samples and promo materials by conducting and/or supporting internal as well as third party inventory audits for POSM hubs as well as 2 FG hubs

b)   Prepare write-off notes and pass inventory correction entries in SAP after obtaining requisite approvals as per the company policy

c)   Review status of slow and non-moving FG and POSM  inventory in the entire system on a monthly basis and follow-up with distribution planning/ regional logistics/ marketing teams to take timely action to liquidate the same

d)   Co-ordinate with regional logistics team on a monthly basis to carry out the destruction of damaged, defective and expired stocks, maintain records and update the system

4)               Business Excellence and Compliance

a)   Provide support in driving statutory and quality compliance at the Hubs and C&FAs working with Planning, regional logistics and QA teams

b)   Conduct periodic checks with the relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance to all documentation, operational and other policy requirements for the above

c)   Co-ordinate with C&FAs, regional logistics, primary freight service providers for lodging insurance claims in case of in-transit damages and shortages and timely submission of claim related documents

d)   Follow-up with insurance companies for settlement of claims as per specified timelines and maintain MIS related to the same

e)   Act as a single point of contact for the department for collation and submission of data requests during internal, statutory, corporate and quality audits

5)               Cross-functional projects

a)   Provide project management support to  logistics team at HO/ region for ensuring smooth warehouse/ C&FA transitions or opening of new C&FAs

b)   Work closely with ANSC, regional logistics, QA, marketing and NPI on key projects pertaining to transportation, packaging, costs, quality etc.



Education Level    Skills needed

MBA/PGDBM (preferred)            1)         Excellent communication skills

2)   Ability to work in teams with varied functional/technical knowledge

3)   Proficient in MS-Office. Good expertise in MS-Excel needed

4)   Strong analytical capabilities. Ability to relate data to business situation.

5)   Result-oriented and ability to follow through on committed tasks

6)   High degree of self-management, personal organization skills and discipline


Minimum Work Experience

Experience            Experience Details

3-5 Years  1)         Experience of 3-5 years in Operations / Supply chain preferably in FMCG / Consumer Goods / Pharma

2)   Previous experience in regional logistics/ SC role will be an added advantage


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