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Operations Manager for 3PL Distribution Center in Venray

Application Deadline:  31 January 2023

Drunen, NL, 5151

Contract Type:  Full-Time
Working Hours:  40
Employment Type:  Regular

Looking for a position where you can utilize your experience and skills to drive and develop a 3PL Distribution Center setup? Join one of the most powerful brands within the pump industry.

Leaning on many years as market leader Grundfos now leaps into the future with even stronger energy saving solutions. This requires a top performing and efficient operation in our entire logistic flow. In the Netherland you will find the largest Distribution Center in Grundfos for finished goods, accessories and spare parts shipping to customers of all four divisions in EMEA. 

Setting direction and safeguarding performance
As 3PL Distribution Center Operations Manager you will be responsible for setting the direction in close collaboration with Group Logistics, divisional supply chain teams in Grundfos and the 3PL operations management team. You will be in close contact with Quality, Continuous Improvements, Purchasing, Packaging, Sales as well as transportation colleagues and external logistics providers. 

Our warehouse facilities are outsourced to a third-party logistics provider located in Venray in the Limburg area. You will be expected to visit them and other logistics providers on regular basis. Together with your counterparts at these facilities, you will safeguard and develop top performing 3PL operations.

In this role you will get the opportunity to dive into the daily operation with focus on quality, shipping on time, cost and correct forecasting, as well as identify and drive tactical initiatives improving the performance on the longer perspective.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage budget, 3PL productivity and KPI´s 
  • Drive the 3PL tactical and operational agenda
  • Reconcile 3PL activity and performance
  • Management of Value Added Services
  • Identify leading indicators and track them on regular base
  • Maintenance of SOPs
  • Manage the relationship with 3PL account team
  • Stakeholders management
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reviews together with 3PL counterpart


Joining our team you will be part of a purpose driven environment with a mission to change the world. We offer an attractive compensation package and a flexible work environment with a one team mentality.

DC professional with 3PL experience
We are looking for an ambitious DC Manager with a collaborative and self-driven mindset. To succeed in the role, you will need excellent communication and negotiation skills to balance different interests and ensure commitment from all stakeholders involved. You are an exceptional relation builder and navigate effortlessly in multifaceted organizations. 

A genuine interest in data and analytics will be essential in the role, to identify and develop smart indicators to monitor, sustain, benchmark and improve performance. Experience working with large amounts of data in SAP environment will be a benefit.

Qualifications and experience required

  • Bachelor degree in industrial, logistics or commercial management
  • 5+ years experience with functional management
  • Deep knowledge of 3PL Management, Warehousing and Distribution processes
  • A good understanding of Lean and six sigma principles 
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Located in the south of Netherlands in commuting distance from Venray

Additional information
You will be reporting to EMEA DC Operations Manager, Florin Zamfir.  If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Recruiter Lotte Christensen on +45 27 24 75 29.

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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About Grundfos 
Grundfos is one of the world’s leading water technology companies with more than 19.000 employees in 60+ countries all over the world. Our skills commit us to pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve the quality of life for people. We dare to do things that others cannot or dare not do, as we believe innovation is not only a business opportunity, but an obligation. And what really matters to us is not short term profit, but the impact we make. By becoming part of our united powerful team, you too can drive this change no matter your role.

An inclusive team
If you like the look of this job and know you can bring your skills to contribute to our purpose, please apply. We need and welcome professional people from all corners – however you identify and whatever your background is.

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