How much does a Distribution Director make in the United States? The average Distribution Director salary in the United States is $196,281 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $165,894 and $226,154. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $165,894 10% $138,229 90% $253,351 75% $226,154 $196,281 50%(Median)
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Job Description for Distribution Director

Distribution Director directs and implements the operational strategy, business processes, and systems for overall distribution operations, including order fulfillment, warehousing, inventory management, and transportation. Establishes measurement metrics and sets performance targets for all distribution-related functions that align with company objectives and are within regulatory guidelines. Being a Distribution Director implements data-driven analytical tools and systems to continuously monitor operations, identify inefficiencies, and develop optimization strategies. Ensures all operations adhere to industry safety protocols and comply with OSHA, DOT, or other governmental regulations. Additionally, Distribution Director typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to senior management. The Distribution Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. To be a Distribution Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. (Copyright 2022 View full job description

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