DC Set up Team Specialist

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DC Set up Team Specialist

The DC Set-up Team is part of the Supply Chain organization. The DC Set-up Team Manager reports to the Manager Expansion. The DC Set-up Team is responsible for the start-up of the new DCs in the various countries where Action is active. The DC Set-up Team works as a project team, and as such is responsible for the proper implementation of the processes by the logistics personnel in a new DC. The Set-up Team starts up the operation with a new organization, ensures that the organization runs well while leading, supervising and guiding the organization until it is stable. The Set-up Team will not leave nor stop managing until the operation is running according to the Action standards with regard to productivity and quality.

Within this role you will initially be trained and based in the Netherlands, followed by supporting warehouse openings in France and Slovakia until approximately March/ April 2021. After this estimated period you will permanently be based as a dedicated department’s teamleader in our warehouse to open in the Katowice area in Poland.

Position objective

The actual starting-up of both the operational and administrative aspect of a new DC from the opening, to the moment that the proper quality of receipt and delivery is guaranteed.
Educating, training and managing the departments and employees who will be responsible for the logistical operation of the new DCs. This concerns the procedures, work methods, processes and systems which apply to Action. 
Training/coaching must be done in such a way that after the departure of the Set-up Team, the logistical operations can be independently and successfully run by the managers and employees of the new DC. The Set-up Team will not leave nor stop managing until the operation is running according to the Action standards with regard to productivity and quality.
In addition to transferring and securing knowledge, the DC Set-up Team Specialist, during the start-up phase of the DC, is also closely involved in the actual execution and implementation of the entire logistics process in accordance with strategic policy and within the framework of the set (financial) targets. 
The specialism and area of responsibility of the Set-up Team Specialist is Returns or Stock Control.
Returns: Receiving, handling and shipping a variety of Return-flows such as : Regular, Recall, Breakage, Season, Store-to-store, recyclables.
Stock Control: Matching physical and administrative stock as well as location management in order to efficiently store the goods according to regulation and procedures.
When not training employees or implementing a new warehouse, the DC Set-up team Specialist will be based in Zwaagdijk for a fixed number of working days (up to 5) a week to be agreed on with the DC Set-up team manager. During these periods the DC Set-up team Specialist may be assigned to projects within the Action organization in compliance with the specialism and area of responsibility.

This is your daily action

As a Set up Team Specialist you will be providing input for a project plan in the start phase for the opening of a DC. The project plan includes the milestones with the corresponding deadlines and a detailed plan, identifying the responsible person for each step. You will know and execute the processes and describe these in process descriptions and work orders. 
Additionally, you will be creating a training plan with regard to the education and training of the departments and employees who will be responsible for running the logistical operations of the new DCs. This concerns the procedures, work methods, processes and systems which apply to Action. You will be developing and executing the training/education for each department/process/position so that the training can be used when starting up the new DCs.
Moreover, you will be training new employees according to the training plan. Training must be done in such a way that the logistical operations can be started under the guidance of the Set-Up team and/or an experienced employee, per department. Continued guidance will be provided until the new organization is running independently and successfully by the managers and employees of the new DC.
Furthermore, you will be signaling and solving any upcoming problems in a timely manner to achieve good quality of receiving and supplying goods.
You will be doing inventory and tracking (hours) data and relevant key figures, analyzing and assessing this data and, when necessary, providing the information to stakeholders, and you will be taking part in function related projects and support needed circumstances.

Meet the team!

Curious about your new team members? Michiel te Riele, Jens Anema and others can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

You provide timely services to (internal) customers at a high quality level and in accordance to guidelines. You are aware of the importance of cost control and you always keep this in mind during daily business. You work effectively together with others to achieve common goals and you honor commitments within the agreed-upon time-frame. You have a practical approach to things, not distracted by other issues, and you are available for function related projects and operational support.
Furthermore you have:

  • Higher professional education working and thinking level, based on a BA education supplemented with a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a management position in a logistics environment.
  • Native Polish
  • Project management expertise
  • Analytical skills
  • Expertise in logistical processes and processes in a Distribution Centre  
  • Excellent knowledge of SAP (E)WM and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent knowledge of English and preferably, German and French
  • Experience working in an international environment at a multinational company

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Curious what’s next?
Christina Asimakopoulou, Recruiter Supply Chain, will review your application and will get back to you asap. When you are selected you will be invited for a first job interview. When we are both enthusiast we will invite you for the second interview. In that second interview we’d like to get to know you even better. In order to do so we will ask you to take an online assessment. Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!

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Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) it may take longer than usual before you receive a response to your application. In addition, physical interviews will no longer take place, but instead we will schedule a telephone conversation with you so we can get to know you better. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

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