Senior Inbound Container Planner

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Senior inbound container planner

Fulltime, 38 hours per week

The secret behind Action's success? Smart planning, and much more besides. As a Senior Inbound Container Planner, you will ensure that goods purchased in Asia arrive at the right distribution center in Europe from North Holland. In our fast-growing network of stores, hubs and cross-dock locations, you will help ensure the smart design of the supply chain and keep costs down to the benefit of our customers.

This is your daily action

You will plan and organise the transport of shipping containers from Asia to our hubs and distribution centres in Europe. You monitor, on a daily basis, whether all containers are delivered on time and at the lowest possible cost. Besides, you will take action to solve problems with suppliers and monitor KPIs for delivery performance and logistics milestones.
Proactive communication with freight forwarders, suppliers, distribution centres, hubs and the Supply Chain Planning department allow you to guarantee optimal planning. Collaboration is essential in your role, as this is the only way we can expand and strengthen our network. 
As a Senior Inbound Container Planner, you spend half of your time on daily transport flows. The other half includes developing and optimising processes for your Supply Chain Inbound Logistics department, which makes the role a huge challenge! You will also coach fellow planners and represent the department in meetings with other departments, meaning no two days will be the same in your job.

Meet your team

You can make a difference at a player in the world's top logistics industry in Supply Chain Inbound Logistics at Action. Our growing team works hard to create the optimal flow of goods for each product and runs the daily operations. That's a challenging task, particularly when you think that we have hundreds of suppliers in Europe and Asia and that we have large volumes heading to our distribution centres every year. But the best part is that Action is expanding at a rapid pace, which means that you can contribute to developing a smart, efficient network that includes an increasing number of hubs and cross-docks. And you do that hand in hand with partners from all over the world as well as your trusted team-mates, who you'll get to know during coffee breaks, on team days and over drinks. Toine and Martijn would love to meet you!

This is you

You like to apply structure and work in a highly organised manner. If you have an appointment or a deadline, you stick to it. What's more, you work efficiently and effectively under time constraints. You are also able to connect with various stakeholders, both inside and outside Action, with ease. This is where your communication skills come to the fore. You enjoy working with colleagues and are eager to learn, which helps you learn how processes and procedures work in no time and, more importantly, how you can improve them. You can also put your passion for numbers to good use in this role. 
You also have the following:

  • A vocational or higher professional education diploma in the field of supply chain or logistics would be desirable
  • At least 5 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
  • A good knowledge of Excel

What we offer

You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has more than 2.000 stores in 10 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. The rapid growth of the organization continues continuously. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.

  • One year contract with the intent to extend after for an indefinite period
  • 24 vacation days, with the option to purchase 5 extra days based on a 38-hour work week
  • Travel allowance
  • A company laptop and mobile phone
  • Extensive range of education and training at our own Action Academy
  • Flexible working hours in coordination with the team and direct manager
  • Working in a vibrant and fun team

How we contribute to society

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The next steps:

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible.
  2. We invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We will invite you for a second interview and we will discuss your assessment
  5. Are will still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

At Action, integrity is of great importance to us. A pre-employment screening is therefore part of the application process for this vacancy. Contact your recruiter for more information.

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