Distribution Manager

Job location:
Ipoh, Malaysia
Created moment:
January 1, 1970
Job reference:
REQ - 05988

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com

The Position

Distribution Manager

Job Summary

To lead local distribution team, manages and supervise all distribution and despatch activities, instill best supply chain practices culture, develop/deploy effective strategies and support regional Supply Chain on optimization of initiatives in order to achieve both local and regional businesses’ goals while ensures delivering Imerys clients on time in full.


  • Define and apply in-country supply chain strategy/policy and support regional initiatives 
  • Develop and implement the best logistics practices (including Safety and Sustainable development)

  • Set departmental budget/ metric and review with the team regularly and lead the entire team members to achieve the performance metrics.

  • Bring market and regulatory knowledge and ideas with continuous research for improvements of current processes. 

  • Reduce in-country main variable costs (transport & shipping optimization, wastage reduction, efficient operating method, services, capex categories) with Total Cost of Ownership approach 

  • Contribute to working capital improvement

  • Improve service quality: optimize process and increase coverage, anticipates key issues with advance resolutions, CRM coordinator for non product quality related remarks / complaint

  • Manage in-country distribution and despatch planning team to ensure meeting OTIF set and optimization activities 

  • Consistently and promptly input data required for country OP and S&OP process

  • Training and coaching team members for better performance.

  • Act as the company's advisor on all matters relating to the distribution function

  • Close collaboration with other functions in particular Operations, EHS, I.T, S&OP leader, Sales, Purchasing and Finance

  • Improve usage of ERP, maintain accuracy of distribution database and all related information in order to optimize work efficiency and decision making process



  • Minimum Diploma in Engineering/Business/Logistics/ Other Discipline


Experience : 

  • At least 8 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics, Customer Service related field

  • Industrial experience preferred with knowledge in ERP System, management, freight and contract execution 

  • Dynamic, hard worker, open minded & result oriented 

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in cross functional and regional team environments and able to build good relationships with suppliers and stakeholders. 

  • Excellent integrity and ethical standards.

  • High level of professionalism 

  • Good people management skills, ability to influence others without direct reporting lines

  • Customer oriented profile

  • Computer skills required (Google Suites, ERP, etc) 


Languages :

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Malay, Conversing in other language is an added advantage

Position Type

Full time



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recruiting.support@ imerys.com


To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.