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Distribution Manager

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager we are looking for a Distribution Manager...

Responsibilities:  
 

  • Ensure that transportation related activities are completed to ensure that customer orders ship out accurately and completely and that exceptions are either resolved in advance or properly communicated to the affected parties.
  • Manages yearly tender: initiates, negotiates and closes agreements with transport carriers.
  • Direct daily operations including workflow scheduling, monitoring of productivity and quality, process troubleshooting and all other activities required to ensure

safety, inventory accuracy, completeness, on-time deliveries and exceptional customer satisfaction.

  • Develop key innovative strategies across Transportation modal categories with sustaining principles to improve financial position, supply chain efficiency and network optimization.
  • Develop and document SOPs and best practices to ensure highest standards for Shipping Department. Pro-actively generate ideas to improve the Shipping operation. Maximize shipment throughput. Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for shipping processes. Implement logistics and supply chain best practices.
  • Responsible for annual freight expense of 6 M€

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years relevant experience (National & Export)
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Fluent in English and Spanish. Any other languages would be a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure.
  • Strong negotiation and cost-effective skills.
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to solve challenges at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and proven managerial skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Products (Word, Excel and Outlook) and SAP.
  • Demonstrate successfully completed process improvement or best practice initiatives.
  • Availability to travel to different locations in Spain 50% of the time

 

Preferred Qualifications:        

  • Food industry – multitemperature experience
  • Broad knowledge of Supply Chain
  • Experience in warehousing