Logistics Lead SUPER73 – Amsterdam (NL)

About the position

Our company is looking for a professional, motivated person to fill the position of Logistics Lead. The Logistics Lead plans all inbound / outbound shipments, provides leadership to our warehouse team and strives to keep transportation costs low. The successful candidate is also responsible for prioritizing tasks to meet expected shipping dates and maintaining an accurate inventory. As Logistics Lead you are responsible for the optimal management of the daily flow of goods. You coordinate all activities related to goods receipt, storage, order picking and distribution. The Logistics Lead is responsible for the management and control of all logistics-related activities within the organization and monitors all logistics objectives of the organization. You are also responsible for the Stock Control department. In this department, the service level and stock level are the important parameters and you are responsible for the most optimal fulfilment thereof. You also coordinate external customer requirements and internal logistics options within the framework of the commercial and logistics policy of the organization. As a logistics lead you are the link between purchasing and sales. You ensure the realization of the SLAs and KPIs agreed with customers, suppliers or logistics service providers (eg productivity, timeliness and completeness). Given the importance of good logistics within our market, it is important that sufficient attention is paid to the future and the development of the logistics performance of our company. The position has a high degree of independence. You report to the Operations Manager Europe; directly manages the Logistics Team and is part of the Super73 EU Team Leads.

More information about positions at Super73 can be found here.

Strategy and Development: Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice logistics vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

General and Task Management

  • Plan, manage and evaluate logistics operations liaising with internal stakeholders, suppliers, logistics providers, transportation companies and customers
  • Create and implement best practice logistics principles, policies and processes across the organisation to improve operational and financial performance
  • Deliver solutions to logistics problems while maintaining high levels of quality and service within budgetary requirements
  • Monitor quality, quantity, delivery times, and transport costs ï Negotiate rates and contracts with transportation and logistics providers ï Recommend optimal transport modes, routes or frequency
  • Select carriers/suppliers and monitor service against performance criteria
  • Ensure carrier compliance with company policies or procedures for product transit or delivery
  • Resolve problems concerning transportation, logistics systems, imports or exports or customer issues
  • Review impact of logistics changes, such as routing, shipping modes, product volumes or carriers and report results to others
  • Assess and make recommendations for logistics processes in potential new facilities or plants and advise of cost implications and efficiency
  • Support continuous improvement initiatives and identify inefficiencies and cost optimisation opportunities
  • Ensure the integrity of inventory accuracy and manage stock movements with the help of direct reports
  • Identify and resolve any inventory discrepancies and ensure inventory and system records are in agreement
  • Keep track of slow moving and obsolete stock
  • Identify savings by removing waste or unnecessary steps in the logistics process
  • Interpret trends and analyse and review data. Provide meaningful logistics data to others in the organisation to aid customer service and cost improvements
  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, maintained and accurate

People Management

  • Manage, coach and develop a high performing team that meets agreed objectives and delivers best practice results, added value and continuous improvements
  • Set departmental objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Ensure that all functions under supervision operate in accordance with health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of staff and visitors

Financial Budget and Control: Hold responsibility for department budget

Relationship Management

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all connected with the logistics process
  • Ensure all completed orders are dispatched on time
  • Ensure products are shipped appropriately to ensure quality of goods during transportation
  • Take control of packaging and provide appropriate, cost effective, high quality solutions
  • Take responsibility for accuracy of labelling to ensure correct parts/finished assemblies reach correct customers at the correct time
  • Ensure compliance with import/export regulations/customs regulations and legal and health and safety requirements
  • Support new business initiatives and projects and contribute to review meetings and change process. Ensure effective logistics implementation takes place relating to the changes


  • Conduct or review environmental audits for logistics activities to ensure processes are as environmentally friendly as possible
  • Review opportunities to be as environmentally friendly as possible

Self Management

  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
  • Support encourages and develop team
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere
  • Anticipates and overcomes obstacles
  • Makes useful links to arrive at insightful plans and solutions
  • Embraces personal challenge
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • Takes ownership for team cohesion
  • Is self aware
  • Is resilient, optimistic and open to change
  • Has an Adult:Adult, collaborative approach to others
  • Self starter and able to motivate others
  • Self motivated, flexible and works well under pressure

Skills and Attributes

  • Proven management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development
  • Highly skilled communicator with the ability to form and maintain good relationships internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and influencing skills
  • Customer focussed
  • Proven analytical, problem solving and organisational skillsStrong planning skills with the ability to handle multiple projects through to completion and to manage competing priorities
  • Project management skills
  • Commercial and financial acumen with a full understanding of the impact of failure in terms of business cost, production schedules and customer order fulfilment
  • Excellent attention to detail skills

Qualifications and Experience Levels

  • Prior experience of working in logistics/supply chain/transportation function within the automotive or manufacturing environment with a comprehensive knowledge of logistics processes and procedures
  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations related to logistics such as import/export and customs regulations, including security requirements to include certification in dangerous goods handling and aviation security
  • High degree of knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Bill of Material (BOM) and customer data systems
  • Advanced Excel user
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate technical and complex data and provide meaningful information
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body such as the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous

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