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    European Transport Manager


    Santrade Edc-Schiedam, Netherlands


    European Distribution Center, Schiedam (NL)

    Working for Sandvik means that every day, through your actions, you contribute to important shifts in the world. In a constantly evolving world, one of Sandvik’s fundamental strengths has always been our passion for innovation, to take the lead and find new ways to solve challenges. Our innovations and continuous improvements have a great impact on people’s daily lives, society, and the long-term sustainability of the world. We are doing this, combining the aspiration of making things better with a strong and open mindset to create value for all our stakeholders – customers, employees, and communities – which ultimately also leads to shareholder value. This is the foundation of our very existence and we are immensely proud of being able to play this role.

    Sandvik Manufacturing & Machining Solutions

    Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions (SMM) is a business area within the Sandvik Group, with more than 17,000 employees worldwide. We are the market-leading manufacturer of tools and tooling systems for advanced metal cutting in the global cutting tool industry, expanding into digital and additive manufacturing. Our brand portfolio holds some of the strongest brands in the market.

    SMS Logistics

    SMS Logistics ensures that any product, ordered anywhere in the world, arrives at our customers in time, in perfect condition, with the lowest possible impact on the environment and in compliance with all international laws and regulations – at the lowest possible cost for Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions (SMM). At the Distribution Center in Schiedam, we distribute products within the EMEA Region.

    We are now looking for an European Transport Manager for 40 hours per week (1 FTE). Location will be the European Distribution Center in Schiedam, the Netherlands.

    Your mission

    As European Transport Manager, you will contribute to optimize and professionalize the transport processes and procedures related to the European distribution center by analyzing, designing, maintaining, executing, and reporting existing and new transport solutions to support business requirements in line with the SMS logistics strategy. You will drive and support continuous improvements for transport services, costs, quality and sustainability.

    In this position, you report directly to the Global Transport Manager SMS Logistics. You will have two people direct reporting to you.

    Main responsibilities

    • Responsible for managing, designing, analyzing, and developing all transportation solutions and distribution processes and procedures to ensure efficient, economical, and sustainable deliveries from and to the European Distribution Center.

    • Manage transport demands and business requirements towards the transport providers and follow-up.

    • Responsible for carrier- and customer delivery performance and KPI reporting by trade lane to ensure service, costs and sustainability objectives are met.

    • Leading and reviewing carrier tender process (RFI & RFQ) on new and existing trade lanes, aligning business requirements together with (internal) stakeholders until implementation and hand-over to operations.

    • Setup and maintaining carrier quality system and contribute to monthly and quarterly carrier performance reviews (MBRs & QBRs).

    • Update and maintain SOP documentation and work instructions for transport operations.

    • Securing that transport solutions and activities of the department are aligned with other business processes within SMS Logistics.

    • Translate the SMS Logistics strategy into clear regional department goals, set clear priorities and ambitious targets.

    • Contribute and represent transport in local, regional, and international strategical projects within SMS Logistics.

    • You will be part of the Global Transport Management Team within SMS Logistics and have close collaboration with the other regional transport managers to develop global transport solutions, achieve synergies and share best practices.

    • Responsible for managing, coaching, and developing your direct reports.

    • You will contribute to the regional management team within SMS Logistics European Distribution Center.

    Your profile

    You have a Bachelor’s or Master degree and at least 7-10 years’ experience in logistics, transportation and/or supply chain environment. You have the capability to manage third party service providers, proven experience in courier & parcel express networks and international (Air & Sea) transportation.

    We place great value on your personal qualities in this recruitment, characterized by strong analytic skills, service minded and drive to deliver results.

    As we operate in a global environment and matrix organization, you’re a flexible, self-motivated, and pro-active person with excellent English skills both written and verbal. Dutch is preferred. Your personality secures you can operate on different levels within the organization, as well as with external stakeholders and work efficient within teams. You believe that good teamwork is a key to success.

    You also must be proficient with knowledge of parcel carrier’s systems, as well as Microsoft Office 365 Suite of applications. Experience with SAP, WMS (Blue Yonder) and TMS (Centiro) preferred.

    At Sandvik, we strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspective and background will lead to a better environment for our employees, our business and, thereby, our customers.

    Send your application no later than April 23rd 2021. You can apply via Sandvik’s intranet, Job ID: R0026780.

    Contact information

    For more information about the recruitment process, please contact HR Benelux, 0800 - 8044 –

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