Transport manager ( fulltime )

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  • Logistiek/ transport / inkoop
  • Noord Limburg
  • HBO

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Our client Foot Locker, Inc. is a leading American sportswear and footwear retailer with approximately 2,500 retail stores in 28 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. At Foot Locker, logistics is a crucial part of the organization. By arranging the supply chain as optimally as possible, we create the best possible experience for our customers, both in store and online. From their service centers in Heijen, the Netherlands (ESC) and Corby (UK), in conjunction with their transportation partners, they supply their stores in Europe with merchandise and supplies and ship online orders directly to their end-consumers. For the European Distribution Center (EDC) in Heijen we now have great career opportunity for an experienced

Transport manager (fulltime)

The EDC in Heijen is part of Foot Locker's global Supply Chain organization, which operates in North America, Asia and EMEA. Foot Locker EMEA is transforming itself from a retail-focused brand to a truly omnichannel brand, with the following initiatives:
- Implementation state of the art high-end automation at the highest level within the EDC;
- Replacing current Warehouse Management System;
- Expanding the possibilities of their transport management system;
- Expanding their store footprint in Eastern and Southern Europe;
- Intensify and broaden cooperation with our dropship partners;
- Having Continuous Improvement beat the core of their operations.
The Transport manager supports ESC- and HQ-Management to manage product and information flows from and to vendors, and through the ESC. He/ She is the key point of contact for HQ concerning the inbound flow and is working closely with HQ to ensure vendor standards are met. Furthermore, the Manager is responsible for upholding trade compliance standards and manages the roadmap for improvement initiatives, by working closely with the Global Trade teams.
The Transport manager leads the team overseeing:
• The inbound flow of merchandise, in close coordination with the HQ-teams;
• Trade compliance standards (AEO/customs), working with HQ and global teams;
• The outbound flow (shipping, incl import/export) of merchandise and other shipments, in close coordination with the ESC-operation teams;
• Maintaining and developing vendor standards that affect sourcing, distribution, and inventory.

What are also your tasks and responsibilities?
• Liaison between ESC and HQ teams – responsible for alignment on objectives and clear communication;
• Responsible for the maintenance, development, and enforcement of the vendor standards manual, including performance management for all merchandise vendors;
• Actively develops plans to improve supply chain visibility on inbound and outbound flows for all parties involved;
• Actively develops and executes plans to ensure trade compliance, including process / procedural documentation, and certification (AEO, Customs and Security);
• Responsible for the Supply Chain Portal (SCP), which includes onboarding new vendors, managing system upgrades and developments;
• Responsible for the coordination of the inbound merchandise flow, in conjunction with the planning and allocation team;
• Responsible for the coordination of the outbound flow, in conjunction with the ESC-operations team, carriers and customs agents;
• Responsible for consulting in projects that relate to import / export, new shipping methods, and shipping routes.
• Product import / Sourcing:
• Primary contact for PL vendors, sourcing departments and agents regarding logistics;
• Measures, monitors and improves vendor compliance reporting;
• Monitors purchase order visibility throughout the entire supply chain process and liaise with EHQ planning and buying for follow up and visibility of purchase orders;
• Monitors purchase order writing process;
• Instructs sourcing, agents and factories on FLE requirements.

**Foot Locker has an exclusive partnership with Suc6!Recruitment for this recruitment and selection process**

Function requirements

• HBO level (bachelor’s degree) in Logistics /Distribution or equivalent relevant experience;
• Minimum 5 years of experience in a logistics environment, preferably in a retail environment;
• Previous planning experience in a distribution and/or warehouse environment preferred;
• Fluency in English. Preferably additional European languages such as Dutch, German, French, or Italian;
• Multiple-year planning experience in a distribution and/or warehouse environment required;

• Experience with AEO / Customs certification, personal certification preferred;
• International experience in import / export (preferably road and ocean);
• Strong knowledge of Logistics and Supply Chain technologies;
• Strong knowledge / experience working with Microsoft Office, PowerBi in particular;
• Financial and Business acumen: must possess base level of financial acumen with knowledge of financial measurements and how to impact them;
• Ability to evaluate KPI’s and translate data into actionable information to drive change;
• Problem solving capabilities: able to use logic and methods to solve problems with effective solutions;
• Relationship Management: able to build constructive and effective relationships with a board diverse group of business partners and vendors;
• Strong eye for detail and experience with databases and reporting structures;
• Ability to adapt to changes in priorities, workload, and tasks;
• Clear and effective communication skills with diverse audiences, from management to operations, to various external vendors;
• Able to work as part of a team and coordinate activities with other departments in an engaging way / no silo mentality;
• Foot Locker is entitled to assign other duties than those associated with the position as described above, if such would be in the best interest of the Company.

What you get in return

• A high degree of freedom and independence in your role;
• A healthy work-life balance while combining working from home and onsite;
• A healthy and inclusive work environment;
• Space for talent and personal development;
• International work environment with ambitious colleagues;
• A 30% employee discount online and in-stores for Foot Locker and Sidestep;
• A competitive salary and good secondary conditions including a pension scheme, 25 paid holidays, commuting- and working from home allowance.

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