Danone - Haps

Logistics Transport Manager (location: Haps – fulltime)

About the Job

As a Logistics Transport Manager, you will be responsible for managing the Transportation Process of the Danone Nutricia Factories of Haps & Cuijk. You will manage a transport operation of approx. 50k tons, meaning aprox. 500mi euros in sales spread out in 90+ destinations all over the globe.

You will be responsible for the Transport Cost Management and Managing the Transport team of 7 people. You will assure the operational daily transportation routine and be responsible for the KPI Management (route cause analysis & action plan implementation).

In this role your main stakeholders will be Warehouse, Finance, Operations Planning etc. and you will be reporting into the Supply Chain Manager.

A sample of your main responsibilities will be:

  • Team management: develop plan, organization improvements, motivation and morale.
  • Strong daily interface with Customer Service team.
  • Management of service providers (carriers, 3P customs, etc).
  • Providing loading execution visibility especially during business critical timings (i.e. Quarter/YE landing)
  • Cost management/budget adherence, and productivity.
  • Ensure core model processes required are strictly followed - system SAP and also non-system like Safety and Quality guidelines.
  • Interface with Danone Central Team – Tender Projects, Budget Reporting, Productivity.
  • Relationship management with Transportation companies.
  • Identify and deliver cost and service improvements through continuous improvements and productivity mindset – process improvement, container optimisation, route efficiencies, haulier / lane options, etc.
  • Liaise with Danone Inbound & Outbound Managers regarding existing & future business needs.
  • Resolve issues impacting Haulier performance + Route Cause Analysis + Action Plan.
  • Develop and Monitor Performance of Hauliers: KPI’s management and monthly performance review (within Supply Chain team and with key partners).
  • Provide financial information including transportation cost forecasts, freight deviation reconciliations and accruals (Rolling Forecast Support).
  • Ensure Hauliers adhere to Danone Safety, Quality & Security procedures
  • Lead formal monthly / quarterly meetings with Hauliers, with minutes and action plans for KPIs out of target.
  • Main KPIs: lead time adherence, OTIF, euro/ton (cost), truck/container fill rate, export documentation execution excellence.

About You

You have obtained a Bachelor or Master degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics or similar. In addition you have 3+ years of experience in Logistics (warehouse, Transportation & Customer Service) and a solid experience as a people manager.

In addition,

  • Dutch spoken is highly appreciated.
  • Export process knowledge (documentation, certificates, customs clearance)
  • Advance skills on Excel, SAP and TEKDAN (ideally).
  • Export process knowledge (documentation, certificates, customs clearance)
  • Cost-driven mind set.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and make decisions within unclear scenarios.
  • Excellent communication skills & willingness to learn

About us

Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in three businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based Products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and that of the planet are interconnected.

In the Benelux, Danone Specialized Nutrition business operates under the Nutricia brand.

Since 1896, Nutricia has pioneered nutritional solutions that help people live longer, more joyful and healthier lives. Building on more than a century of research and innovation, Nutricia has harnessed the power of life-changing and life-saving nutrition to create a leading specialized nutrition portfolio that can change a health trajectory for life. With its nutritional solutions, Nutricia supports healthy growth and development during the first 1000 days and helps to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges; pre-term birth, faltering growth, food allergy, rare metabolic diseases, age-related conditions and chronic disease, such as frailty, cancer, stroke and early Alzheimer’s disease.

What's in it for you?

Our core values - Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm embody the way we aspire to behave in everything we do. If you are an energetic person who believes in these principles, then Danone is the right company for you! Join our dynamic team and help us make our vision a reality by playing a key role in the performance of Danone and all its brands. competitive salary package makes it all even more interesting. But more importantly – we offer a wide range of opportunities to launch your career within Manufacturing and beyond!

What’s next?

Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date September 8th 2020 to apply.

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Need more information? Please contact Annelies Verbruggen, Talent Manager, via annelies.verbruggen@danone.com