Project Manager Supply Chain

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Project Manager Supply Chain

(38 hours per week)

The SC Support & Processes department is responsible for the maintenance and execution of the SC business and change agenda. The combined work of process management, project management and analytics will optimize our way of working and ensure to become more efficient and effective in driving change. These will also secure our standard way-of-working, as well on processes – as on our way of driving continuous improvement which we call BLUE. 

A Project Manager is part of the Support & Processes department and reports to the Manager SC Project Office. The Project Office manages projects initiated by SC Business Owners to help the SC reach its goals in cost, scalability and service levels. You are assigned to a Program Manager or work on stand alone projects, together with specialists from Analytics, BLUE Excellence and Processes & Systems.

As a Project Manager you plan, execute, monitor, control and close projects assigned. You are responsible for delivering a project within agreed scope, time and budget. You run projects in close cooperation with SC Business Owners, acting as the bridge between them and cross functional teams tasked with execution. With projects on hand, you implement and secure a lasting change by actively managing all stakeholders, bring positive energy and be the link between SC departments. By doing so you make our SC future prove and resilient.

Your Daily Actions

As a Project Manager you will define the project in terms of scope, time and budget. You will create a business case stating the to be realized business benefits. Also, you will define phases and deliverables in time (statement of work), set up the project organization and define agreed acceptance criteria per phase. You will get approval to start the project from the approval body within Action. This will differ per project depending on budget and risks, ultimately ranging up to Executive Board approval.

Moreover, you will deliver the project objectives, including changes in systems, processes, documentation, training and changes in staffing of business organization. You will manage internal (sub)teams, third parties or vendors tasked with deliverables assigned. Furthermore, you will manage the cut-over, go live (support), fall back and hand over to the business organization. You will manage stakeholders and change needed for a successful completion and effective use of the project deliverables after hand over. You will report on the status of scope, time and budget and manage scope change requests and you will manage project risks and dependencies.

Who you are

You have a clear view on key influencers and how to involve them in such a way that it benefits the project (results). You will get to know how the Action organisation works, who to turn to and be aware what is going on. You are hard on content, soft on relations. You keep relations working with all stakeholders whilst at the same time stick to the agreed common goals and deadlines. You work efficiently and effectively, also when under time pressure . You keep solutions and working methods simple and executable. 
Furthermore you have:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management or Logistics
  • More than 5 years of relevant work experience, preferably within retail or trading companies
  • Advanced English in verbal and writing
  • Experience in Transport and/or Warehousing is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SC related systems in planning, warehousing or transport is a pre

What we offer

  • Market-based salary 
  • 24 holiday days and the option to buy 5 extra days a year (based on 38 hours)
  • A company laptop and mobile phone
  • Bonus
  • Flexible working hours
  • The option to participate within a collective health insurance scheme
  • 15% staff discount on Action merchandise
  • Extensive education and training at our own Action Academy


Are you ready to take Action? Apply now!

Applying, starting a new job and the location of the (office) workplace has become more digital and flexible at Action, partly due to the developments of Covid-19. During the selection process, we will of course inform you how Action deals with this way of working, both at home and in the office.

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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