Vanderlande North America

  • Logistics Manager

    Job ID
    Site Management
  • Overview


    Vanderlande’s Site Management Department is responsible for the Installation and project execution of Material Handling Systems, Airports, Warehouse Automation and Parcel Sortation systems for our customers throughout North America. The increasing number of new projects and their geographical spread means the team is growing and expanding. You will report hierarchically to the Manager of Site Management. Site managers and supervisors lead the day-to-day installation of Vanderlande projects.  The Site Management Logistics Manager – Airports (SMLM-A) leads the onsite logistics within this group for delivery of automated material handling system projects and related projects in North America. The Site Management logistics manager sets the preconditions and creates the environment in which his team members can perform and accelerate, in projects. The Logistics manager is responsible for all the logistics activities involved in the installation of automated material handling systems on our biggest, most complex projects. You are proactive in reporting and resolving logistic, technical or organizational problems and have good communication with the customer about progress, out of scope work, non-conformities, timely payments and all other site related issues.





    • Build competence and increase overall team performance through creating a culture of mutual accountability.
    • Organize your work as required to safely, efficiently, and profitably deliver Vanderlande projects.
    • Working closely with the VI North American Safety Manager, lead the further development of the VI safety culture in the delivery of our projects.
    • Work closely with other parts of the VI organization (Engineering, Planning, Project Management, Supply Chain, Procurement) to develop mutually beneficial process improvements to improve our performance, in particular logistics.
    • Manages quality, time, costs and provision of information. 
    • Full responsibility for reporting and escalating non-conformities to PM and wider audience as required
    • Develop plans to increase key Airport product knowledge.
    • Develop plans to execute and improve site logistics within Vanderlande
    • Oversee procurement, create supply chain status report
    • Serve as a trusted and dependable team member and advocate for site management team members in your group to quickly resolve issues including but not limited to the following:
      • Planning
      • Engineering
      • Supply Chain
      • Procurement
    • Logistics
    • Project management
    • Other duties as required to fulfil the responsibilities above.
    • Multi-disciplined and looks further than borders of own field
    • Takes ownership over all site logistic related challenges
    • Travel to various job sites is required – estimated to be 80%.






    Basic Qualifications:

    • Proven track record on experience in position of supply chain logistics and or project site logistics
    • Experience in some capacity in the delivery of automated material handling systems project.
    • Experience serving as on-site representative while building relationships with clients. 
    • Ability to obtain required security clearances to work in VI project sites
    • Valid passport in the event international travel is required
    • Willingness to travel up to 80% (domestic or international)
    • Minimum of 8 years working in a very fast-paced, large volume warehouse and or job site – Supply Chain background a plus  
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, comes with extensive knowledge and can deliver a project logistics plan
    • Strong organizational skills – ability to plan, execute, store, and manage material
    • Ability to direct employees
    • Identify problems and develop solutions – quick thinker
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Decision making ability
    • Ability to utilize a high degree of common sense


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Four-year college degree in technical field or logistics
    • Material handling system and supply chain experience
    • Logistical / Warehouse management experience



    • Demonstrable leadership skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • International and multicultural awareness
    • Planning and site organization
    • Safety awareness on the project managers level
    • Analytical and strategic
    • Pro-active and decisive


    Our offer;

    You will get the opportunity to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, etc. We offer a full-time position in an informal working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. A training program will be set up based on your personal ambition and executed in close cooperation with the Vanderlande Academy.


    Besides your primary salary you will receive the following benefits:

    • Training Plans
    • Health plan
    • 401k plan & employer matching




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