Job Title: Senior Logistics Manager

Who we are:

As a growing and dynamic family company, Vlastuin has been creating innovative instore solutions for over 57 years, focusing on increasing market share and revenue for retailers and brands. Vlastuin is characterized by its drive to develop new products that contribute to greater impact on the shopfloor, practical and applicable innovations, and reducing the ecological footprint. We do this with passion, and you can feel it every day. Long-term partnerships with stakeholders such as suppliers, retailers, brand manufacturers, and colleagues have proven to be important values for our decades-long relevance. We work with renowned A-brands such as Pokon, Baronie, Playmobil, Henkel, and retail organizations such as Rituals and Albert Heijn, both internationally and nationally. Located in a beautiful monumental building in Baarn, Vlastuin consists of approximately 25 enthusiastic and dedicated specialists.

Primary responsibilities:

• Establishing the Mr. Flexx® pooling process
• Creating an efficient and streamlined pooling process with minimal internal actions
• Being the primary point of contact for Mr. Flexx® Pooling for expansion into other countries
• Conducting benchmarking exercises to evaluate and compare logistics partners and warehousing solutions, ensuring efficient and cost-effective operations.
• Facilitating the tendering process to identify potential new logistics partners and explore innovative warehousing solutions.
• Establishing mutually beneficial Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with selected logistics partners, clearly defining performance expectations and deliverables.
• Implementing robust monitoring and tracking mechanisms to ensure adherence to SLAs, allowing for timely interventions and continuous improvement.
• Regularly reviewing and assessing the performance of logistics partners against agreed-upon SLAs, identifying areas of improvement and addressing any issues or bottlenecks proactively.
• Exploring emerging technologies and industry best practices to optimize logistics operations and enhance overall efficiency.
• Strategically optimizing the logistics processes of Vlastuin to drive tangible improvements in financial performance and operational efficiency.
• Identifying areas within the logistics processes that require automation and leveraging partnerships to implement appropriate technologies and systems integration.
• Conducting regular quality control assessments and audits on both national and international shipments to ensure compliance with established standards and regulations.
• Providing up-to-date reports to the management
• Supervision and management of the logistics coordinator

Education and required competencies:

• Completed HBO/University degree (e.g., Business Economics, Logistics)
• At least 5 years’ experience in Senior Logistics roles
• Willingness to manage internal and external stakeholders
• Proactive, collaborative, decisive, solution-oriented thinking and acting, willingness to get hands-on
• Strong organizational and independent work skills
• Structured, accurate, and systematic approach to work
• Flexible, resilient, positive attitude, goal-oriented, and driven
• Ability to manage and oversee multiple activities simultaneously
• Interest in logistics systems in retail and future developments
• Experience with standard office software such as Microsoft Office 365 and CRM programs
• Fluency in Dutch and English is a must, knowledge of German is a plus
• Driver’s license

What we offer:

• A work environment with a mix of young and experienced colleagues
• An enthusiastic, hardworking, and friendly team
• A chance to establish a new pooling system in the retail industry with us
• Interesting international ambitions in pooling and logistics opportunities
• Competitive salary
• Reimbursement of travel expenses, pension scheme, etc.
• Phone and laptop provided
• Opportunities for job-related training
• Flexible working hours to avoid traffic congestion

Do you want to apply? We look forward to your response. Mail your CV with motivation letter to the e-mail address:

Please note that we do not appreciate acquisition in response to this advertisement.

Location: Vlastuin B.V. – Baarn