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Operations Manager

DP World is looking for an experienced Operations Manager, based in Waalwijk, to plan, direct and coordinate the operations at the facility. You will be responsible for improving performance, productivity, and efficiency through the implementation of effective methods and strategies. It's an exciting time to join the DP World team! 

You are an important link on the site, both internally and for the customer. Leading and managing our logistics organisation, ensuring that the Waalwijk location continues to innovate while building the capacity and quality for the future requirements of our customer is what will make your heart beat faster.


About the role

How will you contribute

As part of the site MT you help to develop the customer-oriented strategy of the site. You are able to translate vision into an operational Supply Chain Strategy plan and to implement it. You are simplifying/optimizing/reducing errors in operational processes to exceed customer expectations. In addition, you are a team player, an out of the box thinker and you know how to strike a balance between the various day-to-day and long-term priorities. You are able to manage and motivate large teams, you are customer- and service-oriented and you know how to find your way in a dynamic environment.

What you will bring

In addition to the very important (mainly) soft skills mentioned below, the operations manager must also be able to "deliver". This also requires operationally oriented skills such as:

  • Understanding numbers, both operational and financial
  • Be able to define a set of KPIs to monitor the operation both operationally and financially
  • Create a (cost-based) budget for the operation
  • Have in-depth knowledge of warehouse logistics (3-pl) and warehouse management systems
  • Preferably senior operational logistics experience in industries other than high tech
  • Preferably have worked for European top LSPs
  • You are a role model in developing/coaching/mentoring people. You motivate/encourage your team to drive continuous improvements.


DP World 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 DP World
Trade is the lifeblood of the global economy, creating opportunities and improving the quality of life for people around the world. DP World exists to make the world’s trade flow better, changing what’s possible for the customers and communities we serve globally. 

With a dedicated, diverse and professional team of more than 103,000 employees spanning 75 countries on six continents, DP World is pushing trade further and faster towards a seamless supply chain that’s fit for the future.

We’re rapidly transforming and integrating our businesses -- Ports and Terminals, Marine Services, Logistics and Technology – and uniting our global infrastructure with local expertise to create stronger, more efficient end-to-end supply chain solutions that can change the way the world trades. The DP World family comprises of syncreon, Imperial and P&O.  

What's more, we're reshaping the future by investing in innovation. From intelligent delivery systems to automated warehouse stacking, we’re at the cutting edge of disruptive technology, pushing the sector towards better ways to trade, minimising disruptions from the factory floor to the customer’s door.


DP World is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). We strongly believe that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We believe that employees are happiest when they’re empowered to be their true, authentic selves. So, please come as you are. We can’t wait to meet you.

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