Supply Chain Manager

Job title

Supply Chain Manager


High Tech Campus, Eindhoven


40 hours


“The real competition is between supply chains, not companies.” ~Martin Christopher

This position is all about lifting our Supply Chain processes and methods to the next level.

Job description

Opportunities to join a company at ‘Exactly the right time’ do not come up often. This is one of them. SMART Photonics offers an innovative technology in the field of integrated photonics, set to bring significant growth and prosperity.

We are currently recruiting for Supply Chain Manager to expand our Operations cluster. You will get involved and play an integral role driving our company to the next phase of growth. This position offers you a wide scope from process improvement and logistic planning to the operational supervision of the logistics team.

Description of most common tasks:

  • Supervise the supply planning team, material processes and systems, and purchasing needs to ensure operational alignment with operations plan and KPIs.
  • Take care of a smooth running department and their processes.
  • Coach, guide, motivate and develop a small group of supply chain professionals.
  • Present continuous improvement opportunities/recommendations and implement.
  • Monitor, update and optimize procedures.
  • Analyze supply chain data to optimize supply chain activities and results.
  • Measure vendor performance by vendor performance reports and take appropriate actions where needed.
  • Identify/analyze or get confronted with inventory and/or lead time problems and take corrective actions.
  • Work across the Supply Chain matrix, including key stake holders, to drive operational metrics to support business objectives.

We are looking for a person who is/has

  • Bachelor’s degree required with majors in Supply Chain, Logistics or Business Administration preferred
  • Five + years’ experience in Logistic Management and/or Supply Chain Planning in complicated environments.
  • Supervisory experience coaching and developing employees to continuously improve performance
  • Extensive knowledge of Supply Chain processes, such as Operations Planning, warehousing, Forecasting, Demand and Supply Planning, Materials Management and Logistics.
  • Proficiency of various software and (logistic) computer applications
  • Fluency in Dutch and English required.

We offer

  • The right moment to take this step and the unique chance to develop and grow with our company.
  • A company in which you grow a career, not just a job.
  • An entrepreneurial role within the context of Supply Chain Management in which you can enter a green field
  • A talented group of passionate people working in an open, informal culture aiming for the best possible results as a TEAM.




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