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Exclusive Brands (EB) Logistics Cost Controller

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

EB Logistics Cost Controller, Schiphol, Amsterdam Area

Part of Global Product Value Chain Finance team

Reports to

Global Supply Chain Business Controller

Main purpose of the role

This role of Exclusive Brands (EB) Logistics Cost Controller is including but not limited to:

  • Cost control of our third-party logistic providers:
    1. Analyse and control invoices for all logistics costs related to EB flows from Shipment in Asia to deliveries in Opco’s, including Central Warehouse Cost in Netherlands.
    2. Monthly closing cut-off process and comparison between actual costs and recoveries via transfer prices.
    3. Logistic budget related to EB product flows and Activity Based Costing to calculate logistic rates in transfer price
  • Performance measurement: provide Supply Chain Operations team with relevant KPI’s to run and improve the performance of EB logistics flow
  • Business partnering: Provide analysis and insights to the Supply Chain Operations team
  • Projects: involvement in business cases and supply chain projects by providing data and financial analysis (pay-back, savings)
  • Compliance and control: involvement in process improvement in the area of EB logistics cost control (eg : implement SAP Purchase Orders for logistics)

Key performance indicators

  • On time, in full delivery of accurate accruals, reporting and analysis
  • Adherence to minimum control standards, as set by Auditors, for the GVSC operations

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Finished relevant degree, CIMA or equivalent a benefit

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience
  • High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact
  • Business partner and challenge attitude
  • Positive, customer first, can do attitude
  • Good communication skills

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)
  • Experience in cost controlling of Logistic flows (ocean, air, road, warehousing)
  • SAP (MM module) and BI
  • Office (Excel advanced)


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Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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