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Logistics Manager Logistic Services

  • Posted: 7 Oct 2021
  • Supply Chain
  • Zwevegem
  • Belgium

About the job



As Logistics Manager Logistic Services you are responsible for all primary transport flows (including execution, truck composition), pallet management, execution of custom activities for plant based (except out of Issenheim, Kettering) & dairy out of Rotselaar. You’ll be working from our offices in Zwevegem and report directly to the Head of logistics BE Hubs. In, your function you are as well in close contact with the 2 warehouse Hubs , Wevelgem and Rotselaar.



In your role as Logistics Manager Logistic Services, the next acitivities are also part of your responsibilities:


  • Defining vision/strategy on primary transport / pallet management and system architecture for transport/warehousing in close cooperation with the warehouse managers of the Hubs in Belgium
  • Being the SPOC for control tower (transport management) / cycles & procurement on primary transport operations/ pallet management
  • Being the business partner for making budget (updates) for Belgian Hubs in close collaboration with warehouse managers, export manager and supply chain controlling
  • Responsible for performance/budget accountability of T1/pallet management
  • Manage productivity agenda/digital roadmap (while guaranteeing continuity) on logistic services
  • Set-up of new logistic flows for new products/countries/customers - management log. footprint changes - management of network optimisations (T1)
  • Initiating, participating and leading projects             
  • Follow-up market evolutions/tendencies and anticipate                                                
  • Pro-actively manage capacity T1 network                                            
  • Search for continuous improvement initiatives in logistics T1 network                             
  • Management of consistent set-up systems BE Hubs                                         
  • Management of audits with internal/external bodies on transport/pallet management activities
  • Leading a team of 4 persons (directly), while working in close relationship with export management and warehouse managers from the Hubs                                                   
  • Interaction internally with overall supply chain team, operational logistic teams, local Sales teams, Logistic Controller, IT,… and externally with carriers, pallet suppliers…

About you

To be able to achieve the above and be successful in this role we believe you need to:


  • Have a Master degree with minimum 10 years of experience in logistics
  • Have good knowledge of tools within logistics
  • Have good knowledge of English and has necessary Microsoft Office skills, knowledge of Dutch is a plus!
  • Be familiar/have experience with management of transport processes guaranteeing continuity of operations at the expected performance level within the budget constraints
  • Be able to work independently and be skilled in communicating, managing, negotiating with different stakeholders within and outside Danone (logistic partners..)
  • Have strong & right leadership, communication, presentation, coordination & convincing skills towards creating buy in of all relevant stakeholders, this in an environment with people under heavy workload
  • Be able to work very independent and have a continuous improvement mindset, identifying areas for improvement, developing solutions for optimization and implementing sustainable solutions
  • Be a true problem solver with collaboration skills
  • Be able to rapidly assess, analyze, and quickly resolve complicated problems with little initial information or direction and with varying degrees of ambiguity
  • Have the skill to lead multiple projects simultaneously, to establish and adapt to changing priorities


About us

Working here you’ll need to enjoy a fast-pace, complexity and it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities. You’ll work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Alpro, Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.


We are proud to be an equal employer. We are convinced our differences make the difference and that an inclusive working environment will drive our growth as a business, as teams and as individuals. We will therefore consider all applicants for employment* fostering an inclusive working culture that is accessible for all.


Did you know that as a B-Corp certified company, Danone Benelux meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability?


By joining us you will become part of one of the leading and most innovative food companies in the world.

We believe that everyone has talent, something which comes natural to you. Your uniqueness is something which brings both excellence as well as energizes you.



Hit the apply button now, your application will be reviewed by our internal recruitment team. If you have question you can reach out to chloe.uyttenhove@alpro.com!


* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status