|A Master’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management / Operations Research / Manufacturing / Planning or Engineering|
|More than 7 years of experience in a mature supply chain environment in combination with Supply Chain / Network design consulting, preferably in a global manufacturing environment|
|Strong track record in supply chain optimization project/program management of complex and cross functional projects|
|Competitive package, depending on work experience.|
The Manager Supply Chain Engineering will be an integral part of the E2E Supply Chain Management team and he/she will report to the Global Supply Chain Director. He/she will lead a team of (international) highly educated supply chain engineering team members (approx. 5) and will have an international, Kramp Group wide scope. The team will focus on:
Optimizing areas include warehouses, stocks, the distribution network and the supply chain footprint as a network. Furthermore, the Manager Supply Chain Engineering will inspire and work closely with a variety of teams across Kramp, including the local Operation teams, Stock Management, Sales, Product Management, Procurement and Technology teams.
Education and experience
Competencies and skills
Competitive package, depending on work experience.
Headquarters Kramp, Varsseveld, the Netherlands. This is a global role and can also be done from one of Kramp’s other main locations like Germany or Poland. Kramp offers the opportunity to work from home for 2 days per week and a moving arrangement.
Kramp is a major Dutch international success story. Over the past seventy years, Kramp has gone from a one-man shop in Varsseveld, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, to the leading supplier of spare parts and accessories to the agricultural and related business sectors in Europe. As a true business-2-business E-Commerce company, its strengths lie in having a strong online presence, operating with technical sales teams in 24 sales offices, and arranging the overnight delivery of more than 700,000 individual parts to every corner of Europe and beyond. Through its intelligent supply chain network of 11 distribution centers in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Spain, Italy and the UK, Kramp processes over 10,000 orders every day and is a trusted partner for its customers, partners and suppliers.
Kramp started out as a family business and in many ways it still is. Its culture is down to earth, friendly, open
and cooperative. Throughout all its levels, people are interested to hear everyone’s opinion and are always eager to help each other. Despite its current size, Kramp has retained a strong family culture and this culture is supported through strong company values. Together. Engaged. Entrepreneurship. Customer first. In addition, safety is an important factor in how we design and run our operations.
With its 3,500 employees, Kramp realized a turnover of EUR 953 million euro in 2020. Kramp expects to grow steadily to over € 1 billion in 2021. Kramp’s ambition is to expand its profitable growth and to double its turnover in the coming years. Kramp wants to achieve this goal by substantially increasing its digital capabilities, by expanding its European footprint through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as by further professionalizing its Supply Chain Operation to the benefit of customers, suppliers and Kramp businesses. For more information, please visit www.kramp.com/shop-gb/en/i/about-kramp
Supply Chain Organization
Approximately 2,000 employees (including temporary staff) work in Kramp’s business-2-business E-commerce Operations and Supply Chain with the main goal to delight customers, suppliers and other partners every day. The total yearly cost of the Supply Chain is well over € 150 million. Kramp operates 11 distribution centers in Europe that serve all European countries and selected export markets globally. The website contains 700,000 SKU’s, with 420,000 SKU’s always in stock. Kramp currently services 40,000 customers in a widespread distribution area with over 10,000 deliveries per day. Sourcing of products is literally from all over the world, amongst others through Kramp’s own sourcing offices in Asia.
Kramp’s Supply Chain Operation is in an important phase of transition. The current impressive set-up of 11 individual warehouses needs to transform into one integral End-2-End (E2E) E-commerce Supply Chain. Current challenges in Supply Chain Operation are to keep-up with the rapid growth of the past years, as well as to be prepared for accelerated growth for the upcoming years. Already now, Kramp is investing heavily in new warehouses, warehouse expansions and automation. For example: Kramp’s Polish warehouse has been automated in 2020; in the Fall of 2020, Kramp opened a new, large warehouse for its UK operations, and Kramp recently built and opened a new Fulfilment Center in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Kramp’s ambition is to accelerate its growth towards the future by further broadening assortment, entering adjacent markets and further geographical expansion. Kramp’s Supply Chain needs to be able to drive and support that ambition.
The value chain needs to constantly evolve in order to keep up with increasing volumes and geographical spread. This means that the supply chain organization needs to standardize and become a scalable logistics organization with state-of-the-art systems and technology. The Supply Chain organization should be able to support the rapidly increasing digital proposition, be able to support the organization to deliver its customer promise, and also be able to integrate any acquired organization into the system and reporting discipline. Kramp’s Supply Chain Operation cannot do all these things by themselves: multidisciplinary co-operation with the local operations teams, as well as group functions in Commerce, Technology and Finance is essential.
The recently created Supply Chain organization is being built as we speak. It will consist of 4 closely connected departments: Integrated Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Engineering, Distribution and Supply Chain IT & DevOps transformation. Supply Chain Engineering is currently partly covered in the local operations regarding warehouse design and expansion, but large engineering areas are uncovered. In order to professionalize supply chain engineering for the Kramp Group, Kramp is looking for an ambitious Manager Supply Chain Engineering.