Neova Group’s Supply Chain Management is responsible for the strategic development and operational management of end to end supply chain (incl. sourcing & procurement, logistics, peat production), development and management of operational excellence and sustainability (including quality and safety) within the Neova group in Finland, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, and Estonia. SCM aims at creating the best value through best-in-class supply chain management capability and performance. Customer centricity throughout the SCM organization and effective collaboration with internal and external customers, with Divisions and other functions, and with partners in logistics, procurement, and production are key success factors.
We are now looking for a Senior Logistics Manager for Netherlands & Germany in Neova Group’s Supply Chain Management to develop and manage the logistics of Kekkilä-BVB companies in Central Europe. The role reports to Neova Group’s Sourcing & Logistics Director and is a member of the SCM Logistics Leadership Team. Senior Logistics Manager works in deep collaboration with Neova Group’s business divisions, especially with the Grow&Care division in Central Europe and also with other teams in SCM function. Your preferred location will be in Grubbenvorst or De Lier, Netherlands. The role requires ~20-30% of travel.
YOUR NEW JOB
Having the role of Senior Logistics Manager Netherlands & Germany you will have an exciting position working with the company’s logistics work and processes, strategically and tactically. You will be involved in Neova Group’s and Kekkilä-BVB´s logistic strategy and long-term goals.
You will be responsible for the strategic and tactical development of the supply chain. This includes sourcing and developing logistics services in Netherlands and Germany both for retail and professional markets. You will also act as line manager for Kekkilä-BVB´s internal transport company organization. You strive to create great value through capacity and performance in the supply chain. You are also working actively to ensure close and effective cooperation with other departments and teams in Netherlands and Germany.
With your help, you have competent colleagues within SCM, operations, and sales.
WHO ARE YOU?
We see that you have an academic education, preferably in logistics, industrial economics, or technology or that you have gained experience in some other way that can be considered equivalent. We are looking for someone who has great experience in Central European logistics in managerial positions. You also have a strategic and tactical approach.
It is a merit if you have experience as a project leader, as well as experience in change management in an industrial environment, such as LEAN or 5S.
Your prestige less and down-to-earth approach is characterized by clarity and trust. You have a great experience in logistics, delivery flows, and processes. You are inspirational and communicative. You have the ability to make people around you feel good and achieve good results together. With your analytical mindset, you are driven and motivated to work towards set goals while working in a structured and methodical way. You have an interest in understanding and analyzing how the processes work and affect the whole company. You strive forward and work in a development-oriented way.
To be successful in this challenging and exciting role, the person who we look for has achieved great success in the following areas:
- Has great cooperation skills – effective networking and collaboration in a matrix organization
- Has strong people leading skills
- Have a professional, representative and humble approach
- Takes responsibility, both for the business and for its own development
- Has strong logistic skills
- Logistics of bulk and packed products
- Domestic logistics in Central Europe
- International logistics
- Road, rail, and ocean logistics
- Logistics processes and digitalization
- Is businesslike
- Is analytical and solution oriented
- Has project management skills
- Has strong logistic sourcing and supplier management knowledge
- Quickly grasps new situations and sees change as an opportunity
Since we are working internationally fluent English is mandatory in addition to fluent Dutch and German. You should also see IT as a natural part of work.
Send in your application letter and resume, no later than the 22nd of May 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Logistics Manager Sourcing & Logistics
May 9, 2022