Supply Chain Manager Import & Ocean Freight

vervuld Zwaagdijk Gepubliceerd op: 23-03-2023 Over 10 years of experience

Gepubliceerd op: 23-03-2023
Over 10 years of experience
In het kort
HBO/University degree in Supply Chain / Logistics / Economics
Over 10 years of experience
Operational experience in logistics/distribution
Understanding of, and experience with, Change Management and Project Management
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Supply Chain Manager Import & Ocean Freight


The Supply Chain Manager Import & Ocean Freight is responsible for an optimal supply chain process for all flow of goods from the Far East towards Europe. This contains a complex network with all types of transport to the different Action DCs and Hubs, such as seafreight, inland terminals, barge and logistics/transportation. The manager will strategically plan these objectives towards the challenging future with high growth of import volumes and DCs, ports and hub spread out over Europe. The manager will be constantly looking for opportunities to improve the process, making it more efficient or effective with lower cost, using all supply chain options that are available in- and outside the company and cooperating with the direct internal and external stakeholders regarding options and decisions.

  • A leading role in defining and implementing the future strategy regarding direct import and Supply Chain
  • Managing alignment and full integration of all direct import processes within Supply Chain and other disciplines, Seafreight carriers, freight forwarders and LSPs
  • As strong supporting and partly leading role in developing (new) concepts, business rules and strategies for the network, whilst being responsible for optimizing and expanding the existing network.
  • Operational Management of the import & ocean freight team
Persoonlijk profiel
  • Minimal HBO/University degree in Supply Chain / Logistics / Economics
  • Over 10 years of experience with Import from the Far East in a comparable environment (pref. retail), including leadership experience and excellent knowledge of the logistical market in both far East and Europe
  • Operational experience in logistics/distribution
  • Strong analytical skills and a clear understanding of data, warehouse and business concepts
  • Understanding of and experience with Change Management, Project management experience
  • Strong people and team manager 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Strategic helicopter view on process and potential improvements 

A fast-growing, international non-food discounter with a simple and successful business model operating in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Poland. Action leads on price and differentiates on surprise. They are well known for their affordable everyday products. 6,000 different items are offered in their stores, with more than 150 new products every week.

Supply Chain Inbound department

The Supply Chain Inbound department is responsible for an optimal efficient and cost effective flow of commercial goods from supplier to DC and consists of (i) SC Import (Sea Freight), (ii) Cross dock, (iii) Hub and (iv) Consolidated Freight Stations (CFS). The department takes care of developing a multi-layer network for Action with Hubs, Cross docks and Consolidation Freight Stations (CFS) and is responsible for the operation of the inbound logistics network by developing, implementing and optimizing the partnerships, processes and people for Hubs, Cross docks, CFS and in the inbound logistics network as a whole. Supply Chain Import (Sea Freight) takes care of an efficient and cost effective direct import process per container from our Fast East suppliers towards our DC’s, Hubs and overflow locations. As such Inbound Logistics develops, organizes, controls and procures all sea freight for Action. The latter with help of procurement.

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