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Inventory & Warehouse Optimization Manager

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Syncreon technology is a specialised provider of integrated logistics services to global industries. Located in several countries across Europe, we work for several large Technology customers providing value add services and logistics solutions to consumer as well as retail sales sectors.


Our Technology EMEA headquarters is located in Tilburg, the Netherlands. Along with Tilburg, we also have facilities in Waalwijk (2), Amsterdam, Maasvlakte and Venray. For our location Waalwijk 1 we are looking for a


Inventory & Warehouse Optimization Manager


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About the Role

The most important aspects in leadership
•    Define a clear and communicate strategy for Inventory Management.
•    Set ambitious goals based on strategy & vision (site Waalwijk) for Inventory Management.
•    Set up action plans with clear-cut distribution of responsibilities.
•    Attract, develop and retain star performers.
•    Inspire passion to achieve excellent performance.
•    Empower and motivate your team.
•    Monitor progress on critical actions and metrics/KPI’s.  
•    Implement decisions fast and effectively.
•    Stay connected to details and dive deep in the business when needed.
•    Ensuring the coordination between the site, the Customer and the other Syncreon sites.
•    See appendix leadership profile syncreon Netherlands.


Tasks & Responsibilities

•    Leading the department, part of the management team, actively involved in the entire business operations.
•    Managing stock accuracy at high level scope.
•    Ensuring the optimal layout of the warehouse.
•    1st point of escalation for customers and syncreon parties for all inventory accuracy and inventory availability related subjects.
•    Communication (daily) with your counterparts in our client’s and client vendor’s organization, building and maintaining a strong relationship between sycnreon and customer. Ensure that client complaints and queries are accurately handled within SLA.
•    Managing the inventory control & inventory administration/analyst team in the day-to-day business to maintain and improve efficiency and quality of work.
•    Monitor daily KPI’s, Quality Metrics & productivity administration is completed accurately and on time. Responsible for QEHS and 5Swithin the department & reporting accidents & near misses.
•    Communication (daily) with your counterparts in our client’s and client vendor’s organization, building and maintaining a strong relationship between sycnreon and customer. 
•    Ensure that client complaints and queries are accurately handled within SLA.
•    Liaison with all operational departments to ensure smooth information flow to and from the client, improve team-work, ensuring communication in a cohesive and structured manner internally and externally. 
•    Provide guidance to the individual team members and support other parties in a friendly, flexible, but persistent way to facilitate- the achievement of overall syncreon goals.
•    Coaching/training; review / setup training material, training material includes process flows, work instructions and screenshots of any system being used.
•    Recognize the requirement for, design and drive the implementation of corrective and preventive action plans. Drive forward (project manage) / monitor / participate in Continuous Improvement Projects (CIP) Monitor corrective action plans, including required IT-enhancements.
•    Impact analysis of new business requirements and/or new business/ICT process, design/coordinate/execute user acceptance testing.    



•    Knowledge of and experience with inventory and logistics processes.
•    At least 4-5 years of work experience in international technically driven organizations. Experience in comparable position. We do expect you to have proven experience within a Inventory Management function
•    Relevant knowledge of international standards (i.e. ISO 9001) and Lean, Kaizen & 5S methodology
•    Knowledge of MsOffice, WMS-systems and / or SAP.
•    Education at HBO Logistics Management.
•    Good communication and relation building’s skills in English (verbally and written). Communicate in English is a must, communication in Dutch is preferred.



What we offer?
For reaching our ambitious goals syncreon will focus on creating even more professional organizational structures worldwide. Also in the future it will be key to hire, maintain and develop the right people – locally and globally. We offer an exciting and challenging role within a growing international organization. We stimulate personal growth and self-development within an informal atmosphere. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.



About syncreon

Join syncreon and be a part of our dynamic team as we demonstrate how the new generation of supply chain professionals operate. We have longstanding relationships with the premier brands of the Automotive and Technology industries and have received international recognition for delivering exceptional service to Fortune 500 customers with the highest standards. Our primary career areas of Engineering, IT, Finance, Operations, and HR work as functional teams in more than 90 locations throughout 20 countries. Our staff of 12,000 people have opportunities for learning, personal growth, teamwork, and career advancement at all levels.



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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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