• 4 december 2019
  • Vacaturennummer lv-72490
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Our client is a large international company. In order to realize the further growth and development of their European Distribution Center in the South of Limburg, Avance Executive Search® is hiring a:


It’s a fulltime long-term position. You’ll travel approximately 15% of your time.

Role Overview
This position reports direct to the Vice President of Operations Europe and is responsible for directing the activities of production control, materials management, inventory control, logistics and coordination of the supply base. The Supply Chain Director will support the Automotive and Industrial businesses in Europe.

The main focus is the Industrial Supply Chain assessment and development in Europe. This role will act as a site leader for the Facility in the South of Limburg.

The Director of Supply Chain is responsible for delivering world class fill rates and industry leading working capital results in all markets that they serve.

In addition, a major initiative will be to shift the team’s primary driver to Cost (both item piece as well as logistics) to enable the expansion of the commercial Strategy. Success in this position will be achieved by continuous planning and analysis, problem solving, and seeking creative and efficient solutions while partnering with multiple functions across multiple geographies.

The position will operate in a global, fast-paced, demand-driven environment. In doing so, the Director will:
  • Direct business planning process improvement initiatives to influence and implement best practices;
  • Manage and direct Materials Personnel;
  • Act as partner to the Commercial function as well enhance overall service center networks across the globe;
  • Deliver improved business planning processes through project deck development and implementation;
  • Maintain the global inventory planning process consistency and adjust as business conditions change and require inventory planning improvements;
  • Achieve a high service level to the customer with minimal stock outs at distribution and service centers throughout the network;
  • Serve as planning process Subject Matter Expert to support planning system updates, upgrades and implementations.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Implement and Execute supply chain strategy in support of corporate goals and customer needs;
  • Monitor KPIs and dashboards to provide comprehensive portfolio reports, analytics and visibility around S&OP process and planning performance to all cross-functional stakeholders;
  • Develops and maintains SAP system that enable timely and accurate information requested by Accounting, Sales, Marketing, Systems and Manufacturing.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field, MBA preferred;
  • 5 plus years supply chain/operations/logistics experience;
  • Effective project management skills, strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Exceptional analytical skills and problem-solving ability. Strong attention to detail required;
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to persuade and influence peers and upper management;
  • Strong multi-tasking ability as well as ability to manage deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment;
  • Facilitating, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Leadership;
  • Strategic Thinking;
  • Business Acumen;
  • Problem Solving/Analysis;
  • Decision Making;
  • Performance Management;
  • Results Driven;
  • Communication Proficiency;
  • Financial Management.
A challenging position within a very professional and ambitious company. There’s a friendly culture where teamwork and a down to earth attitude are common. The company offers excellent salary and benefits depending on age and experience.

Please submit your resume in English via this link: www.avance.jobs/kandidaten/vacaturezoeker/id=15884/country=NL

If you want to know more about this position, please contact Maurice van Meulenbroek (Manager Avance Executive Search®) or Maud Lucassen (Consultant) at tel 043 325 65 30.

Our client has chosen to only include candidates in the selection procedure who have been offered through Avance Executive Search®.

A Reference Survey and a Personal Motivation Analysis are part of the selection procedure.