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Senior Operations Manager - Industry 4.0 Amsterdam

For our Technology division in Amsterdam we are looking for an Operations Manager who is able to support and drive our rapidly changing and fast paced Supply Chain Operations facilitating an Industry 4.0 manufacturing and fulfilment plant. Someone with a hands-on approach and tactical mindset, participating in a local/global team mastering the operational supply chain elements while optimizing efficiency and automating to scale. We’re looking for a supply chain professional who brings an engineering and business economics background, a strong drive and data savviness that helps driving the operations to the next level.

Syncreon Amsterdam - servicing a corporate startup

Speed, scale and efficiency is the foundation of our success. We think fast, act fast and change fast. Our customer is at the center of everything we do and we don’t stop until the job is done. Our team is very international and we like to challenge each other to continually evolve and grow. We don’t do hierarchy, egos or boundaries and “not possible” is not in our vocabulary, but freedom to think and act is. We encourage out-of-the-box thinking and bringing an element of fun into our work. If you are ready to join the power of speed, scale and efficiency with one of the greatest corporate tech startups in the world, then continue reading…


At Syncreon we have long lasting customer relationships with a history of solving complex problems and providing innovative solutions.
Our operations are at the heart of the business and we drive for speed, accuracy and exceptional service.


About the Role


How you will contribute

As a Supply Chain Operations Manager, you will have the opportunity to lead a material flow operation that facilitates both manufacturing and in/outbound operations across two shifts within the Supply Chain Fulfilment Center. You will be responsible for leading, developing, and engaging an exceptional talented team that makes innovation possible. One of your main focuses will be motivating, mentoring, and coaching your team to become the best in class. You are a creative problem solver who is able to dream big, play big and deliver meaningful results that drive productivity, efficiency and business model changes.


Your responsibilities


Some of the position’s key responsibilities include;

  • Preach a safety first culture with safety awareness programs ensuring a safe work environment for everybody involved
  • Coach, empower and develop a team of first operators, supervisors and associates by embodying Leadership Principles
  • Create, communicate and maintain quality control policies and standard work procedures
  • Lead process change initiatives and build productivity improvement plans
  • Partnering with other managers to share best practices

We are committed to developing a diverse workforce and committed to work with you to make that happen.

Your Key Qualifications


Basic qualifications;

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Engineering & Business Economics
  • Ownership in your work and the team
  • Obsessed with customer experience and able to meet and exceed challenging demand
  • Eye for efficiency and experience identifying and implementing large-scale process improvement initiatives using data-driven techniques
  • Flexibility to work across multiple time-zones


Preferred qualifications;

  • +5 years of management experience in a manufacturing, fulfilment and distribution services
  • Led large-scale process improvements through Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma
  • Strong and inspiring communication skills
  • Data savvy
  • Entrepreneurial with calculated risks taking
  • Advanced data analytics tools and CRM management experience

At syncreon we are fully committed to the health and safety of our employees. We have full prevention and mitigation processes in place, including cleaning and sanitization practices, as well as screenings, masks and social distancing. syncreon complies with national, state and local orders and aligns with the guidelines.


syncreon offers exciting and challenging roles within a growing international organization. We strive to hire and develop the right people, locally and globally; stimulating personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a market competitive compensation package.


About syncreon
syncreon delivers tailored, progressive and scalable solutions to premier global automotive and technology brands, such as Jaguar Land Rover, Harley Davidson, BMW, Dell, Xerox and Canon. We supply 3PL and 4PL solutions that adapt as quickly as industry and the marketplace evolve. For over 60 years syncreon has provided unique and innovative expertise in providing highly integrated, warehousing management, inbound to manufacturing, reverse and repair, export packing, aftermarket services, fulfilment services and transport. Today we have 14,000+ employees working in 100+ locations worldwide who enjoy our supportive culture, dedication to work-life balance, people development and superb career opportunities. For more information, visit www.syncreon.com.


Candidates chosen to move forward within the Recruitment Process, may be required to undergo an assessment and/or submit further background information. Any offers of employment may be conditional on completion of required checks and provision of relevant documentation, in accordance with the applicable local legislation.

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