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Global Supply & Logistics Manager

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.

Global Supply & Locistics Manager, Amsterdam Area

Reports to

Global SC Operations Director

Main purpose of the role

This role is a highly visible supply chain position that will lead the Global Supply & Logistics Team. This team is responsible to manage the supply of the GV own brands (Exclusive Brands), sourced in the Far East and delivered to the local or regional GV warehouses. Capacity management and strong supplier relationships are fundamental for this role. Additionally the Global Supply & Logistics Manager will drive improvement projects to continuously improve the SC processes.


The core responsibility of the Global Supply & Logistics Manager will be:

  • Design and implement supplier capacity management processes to smoothen the supply
  • Based on work already done further design the DPL concept (Dedicated Production Lines) to increase quality, reduce leadtime and strengthen the relationship with key suppliers
  • Based on the monthly OpCo Supply Plan, create all the vendor POs in line with capacity management
  • Purchase Order management and follow up with the suppliers (On Time & In Full)
  • Own all Supply Management topics and challenges
  • Own and drive improvement projects to continuously improve the SC processes
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and work closely with them to improve the E2E processes
  • Manage, coach and develop the supply & logistics team (9 FTE)
  • Reduce leadtime from 6 to minimum 3 months
  • Manage the Logistic Service Provider (LSP) chosen to outsource the distribution (Inbound, Warehousing, outbound) to, in terms of implementation, continuous improvements, contracting & service negotiations
  • Responsible on getting and keeping GV warehousing & logistics KPIs on target (OTIF)
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Supply Chain processes and ways of working, specifically for Supply Management, planning & logistics
  • Incorporate Supply Chain best practises from within and outside of GrandVision
  • Responsible to manage diverse relationships by excellent stakeholder management
  • Support local markets in identifying & driving opportunities to improve the global or local SC

Key Deliverables

  • Design and implement supplier capacity management processes to smoothen the supply, in the first 6 months in the role
  • Have the Supply Management processes under control, accurate and reliable within first 6 months
  • In corporation with the SCLT, reduce leadtime from 6 to minimum 3 months in the first year

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Bachelor or Master degree in supply chain or technical discipline (preferable MSc)
  • 6-10 years of work experience, combination of consultancy & operations preferable
  • Proven team management experience
  • APICS certification preferred

Key skills, knowledge and experience

Collaboration with local & group members is paramount to be successful in this role. And therefore, next to planning, logistics and supply management knowledge, it is critical that a candidate can show an adequate maturity level of people influence and communication techniques within a multicultural environment.

  • Experience in leading a team in a multicultural & international environment
  • Team player, and leader that can develop his/her team
  • Extensive knowledge & experience of Supply Chain processes
  • Cultural awareness
  • Hands-on and pragmatic
  • Affinity with retail
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Strong collaboration and people influence skills
  • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • Fluency in English

In this role 25% travel is required


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Application process

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

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