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Logistics Manager

Job area Project management Location Veghel, Netherlands Contract type Full time

Job Title
Logistics Manager

Job Description

Your department:
Vanderlande’s Site Management Department is responsible for the installation and project execution of Material Handling Systems, Airports, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems for our customers on a global level. The increasing number of new projects and their geographical spread means the team is growing and expanding.

Your responsibilities:

As Logistics manager you are responsible for the site-based logistics process in the installation phase of medium to large projects (project size ranging from $50M – $100M). In this position, you will prepare and draw up the logistics plan for the concerning project together with the Construction Manager and Installation Engineer. You will do this in such a way that the installation efficiency and lead time of the project is optimized. During the project on site, you will manage the complete logistics process, consisting of the material receiving, material staging and material picking- and handover to the installation teams. You are responsible for balancing these flows by managing the on-site logistics team and  foreseeing the flows to come by closely cooperating with with the supply chain organization. You are also an important chain in the continuous improvement loop by giving feedback about how the logistics flows can be optimized in order to improve the efficiency of the projects to come. This is an highly international role whereby the majority of the projects will take place within EMEA.

Other responsibilities are:

  • Prepare the site logistics plan in cooperation with the installation engineer and construction manager in order to optimize project lead time

  • Overseeing the approaching workload or the installation team and managing the corresponding required inbound materials: make sure to pick, consolidate and handover those materials to the install team in order to increase installation efficiency 

  • Manage the site warehouse and/or storage areas

  • Manage complete logistics “on site” process and material flows, which includes the following:

    • Unloading of containers and trucks on site or at off site warehouse

    • Staging materials in dedicated staging areas (on site or in off-site warehouse)

    • Enter equipment and storage location details in Warehouse Management System (WMS)

    • Pick, load and ship equipment from off-site warehouse to staging area on site as requested by site team

  • Manage the site logistic teams (on site and in off-site warehouse), labor and drivers (forklift/trucks)

Your qualifications:

  • A Bachelor and (preferred) Master degree in logistics, industrial engineering or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years of logistic management experience on large/complex construction projects with high level of automation. Material handling system experience is a pre;

  • Ability to oversee logistical processes keeping in mind the end goal of improving installation efficiency  

  • Strong drive to improve processes

  • Team player with strong supervisor skills

  • Experienced user of Microsoft office software.

  • Experience in working with a Warehouse Management System

  • Experience in working with a company where safety is always of the utmost importance

  • Ability to manage a team assuring that work is executed as per the project schedule;

  • Valid passport, international travel is required;

  • Working experience in an International environment and multicultural teams is a pre;

  • Pro-active and decisive;

  • Strong in English, verbal and in writing. Dutch is preferred;

  • Willingness to travel up to 80% – 90%

Our company 

 
Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 

  

If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 

  

You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.  

  

To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

  

 

Your application 

If the role of Logistics Manager appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Recruiter Robbert van der Vorst on  +31 413 49 49 49 or Robbert.van.der.Vorst@vanderlande.com

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