Expeditors Distribution Manager in Antwerpen, Belgium

Position Title: Distribution Manager

Scope of Position: Manages distribution product for the branch. The distribution manager seeks

new distribution services opportunities and cooperates with sales to turn new opportunities into profitable business.

This position has the following major components but not limited to :

  • People:

· Works with the District Manager to help make hiring decision on all distribution/warehouse personnel

· Supervisory/management responsibilities for distribution office and warehouse personnel

· Issues written and oral instructions

· Assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures

· Evaluates employee performance

· Deal fairly, but firmly with all of our people, all of the time

· Address the training needs of the individuals (temps / EI employees) within the department which includes fulfilling their personal growth goals as well as those of the Company


· Complete distribution reporting for the branch, including Weekly sales report and Customer Profitability

· Be literate in all aspects of Expeditors’ businesses and operations including accounting, and the functions of Expeditors computer systems and, in weak areas, endeavors to improve upon them constantly

· Use the EDMS system at full and be able to demonstrate Expo.

· Review records/reports for accuracy of information and compliance with established procedures

· Review records/reports to determine reasons for discrepancies between inventory and stock control records and recommends remedial actions to resolve discrepancies

· Responsible for overall Distribution warehouse safety within the branch alongside other managers responsible for the branch warehouse, safety must be the responsibility of all but Distribution Services can assist with good practices

· Implements vendor agreements with third party distribution centers as per OPS policy.

· Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow

· Be “obsessed” with the fundamental details of running the business. It is being concerned about the “basics” of the operation, and being consumed towards making them consistently correct, that our highest goals will be achieved

· Develop a local supplier/vendor base to ensure flexibility in service offerings


· Complete distribution reporting for the branch, including Weekly sales report and Customer Profitability

· Have a comprehensive sales program that involves, proportionately, each person (including themselves) within the department to secure and maintain new customers. The program should hold them accountable for their results and meet the corporate objectives

· Present product and attract potential customer attention

· Makes 5 sales calls per week to potential Distribution Services clients and record them into CRM.

· Submit Sales and Activities Report indicating sales calls planned and executed significant distribution activity during past week and plan for the next week to the Distribution Services Regional Director.

· Identify needs and sells detailed and tailored services that provide value-added services to potential clients. Provides Scope and Rates.

· Follow the credit policy of the company.

· Submit all quotations for new distribution services accounts in draft Scope & Rates form along with pricing template to Geography Director prior to mailing the Scope & Rates to the client

· Prepare and presents the Scope & Rates with terms and conditions on reverse side in person to the client when practical prior to receiving freight.


· Works on department budget and accounting


· Promote compliance in diligently following all company policies and regulations and in being the role model of integrity and pride for all employees.

· Proactively communicate with the team to ensure continuous awareness and understanding of policies and regulations.

Maintain a positive relationship with the Trade Compliance Manager and support all compliance efforts and trainings.


· Proactively promote the company’s 10 cultural attributes: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.


· Be open to implementing new system changes and enhancements into your department.

· Be involved and suggest system/process improvements.

· Set the tone of this environment within your department.

· Develops procedures to ensure the efficient operation and utilization of office equipment.

· Determines and recommends enhancements for computer systems/telephone equipment to meet cost and service goals.

*Direct Reporting Structure : * District Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours :


· Expeditors company policies and procedures knowledge

· A good understanding of Expeditors’ products, services and systems

· Strong market and competition knowledge

· A comprehensive knowledge of warehouse operations.

· A working knowledge of warehouse and transportation management systems.

· Will know the Company’s working dynamics (where our offices are, the different services and the organization).


· Effective interpersonal skills, including proven abilities to listen, comprehend, effectively communicate clearly and concisely to obtain positive results.

· Good Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word etc.).

· A broad range of management skills, with a particular emphasis on leadership, supervision, motivation, communication, and planning.

· Must be able to give and receive innovative, creative and helpful feedback for team growth and productivity.

· Must be able to interface and communicate effectively within the organization, with business units, throughout the company, and with partners across the supply chain.

· Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

· Must be successful in managing effective deployment of resources, systems and personnel to enable achievement of organizational objectives.

· Extensive sourcing, negotiation and human relations skills are required.

· Bi-lingual ability a plus.


· Emotional resilience

· Self-reflecting and open to feedback

· Initiative and ability to work in autonomy

· Role model of integrity and pride for all employees

· Proven leadership attitude and background

· Adhere to the company’s 10 cultural attributes: Appearance, Attitude, Confidence, Curiosity, Excellence, Integrity, Pride, Resolute, Sense of Humor, and Visionary.

· Must be a strong team player with a firm, personal commitment towards the business and its customers.

· Must value diversity and exhibit a leadership style that empowers, coaches, mentors, and fosters a cohesive team environment.

· It is expected that Distribution Managers will conduct themselves, those they lead, and the Company’s business in the highest standards and protect the Company’s reputation.

· Strictly adhere to the Company’s mission statement.

· Must have excellent work habits


Training Requirements:

· Meet company standards of 52 hours training per year, including as needed management/leadership training

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four year college or university; or 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

· Minimum 5 years of direct experience in a similar position.

· Experience in a global organization

Expeditors offers excellent benefits

  • Benefits complied with local law

  • Health Plan: Medical, Accident Insuarance

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Training and Personnel Development Program

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.