Role details

Innovation Manager Logistics & Supply Chain

Düsseldorf   •  Permanent

About Our Client

Our client is an international trading company based in the western part of Germany, near Duesseldorf.

The company provides its customers with a wide range of products generating unique shopping experiences all over the world - due to a long tradition, innovative entrepreneurship and passionate employees. With sustained year on year growth, our client plans to increase the presence and accelerate the growth in Europe.

To deliver these plans and support the global strategic department, we are looking for an experienced and ambitious Innovation Manager Logistics & Supply Chain.

Job Description

With focusing on permanent innovation and improvement our client continuously develops and optimizes the present concepts of its sales lines as well as evaluating new business models, and testing them.
 
The Business Innovation unit permanently evaluates and initiates innovative ideas and projects, prepares them for the strategic discussion with the Board and supports a handover into the relevant business units.
  • Designing, structuring and shaping exciting new projects in the logistics and warehousing area
  • Continuous analysis of competitor markets as well as discovery of future trends and solutions which are relevant for the company's business fields
  • Development of and responsibility for strategic innovations in the field of „Logistics, Supply Chain and Procurement" for the group across countries and entities
  • Live, practice and establish a creative approach for and identification of strong strategic partners
  • Full scale management from identification to decision-making and piloting of innovative projects
  • Co-operate closely with all relevant company departments and sales lines as well as with all other relevant interfaces across the group to drive innovation and change processes and projects
  • Design new and innovative multi-channel fulfillment solutions to support e.g. pick-up stations, drive solutions, same day and instant delivery services, personal shopper models etc.
 

The Successful Applicant

  • Degree in economics or comparable area with a strong focus on logistics, supply chain or procurement with outstanding achievements
  • Relevant experience in a logistics, supply chain or procurement -related environment
  • Creative thinker and entrepreneurial mind with a deep knowledge of logistic and supply chain processes and structures in combination with the ability to develop innovative, new and sustainable models and solutions for the company's future set up
  • In-depth understanding of the world of trade and its complete value chain in the B2B and B2C environment with a strong consumer focus; ideally a proven track record in the optimization, development and implementation of international transport and warehousing concepts for Food and Non Food
  • Start-up mentality, self-doing, going forward and entrepreneurial mind set is more than welcome
  • Experience in project management, development of prototypes, evaluation of innovation and the derivation of implementation scenarios
  • Strong team player being familiar with working in international surroundings and multinational team structures
  • Fluent in English, other language skills desirable
  • Excellent knowledge in MS-Office, especially Excel and Power Point

What's on Offer

Attractive package. 

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