Supply Chain Manager – Spanish / French – Utrecht area

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The Supply Chain Manager (SCM) is responsible for co-leading the Supply Chain Services (SCS) team within the company’s Procurement and Supply Services (PSS) department as well as for the well-functioning of the company’s’ day-to-day operational process and for overseeing a select group within the team.


  • Organize, lead and coach professionals within SCS.
  • Oversee the smooth end-to-day process.
  • Responsible for team performance
  • Ensure continuous alignment of all disciplines engaged in activities, realization of agreed deliverables and initiation of new initiatives that contribute to the agreed indicators
  • Ensure the team meets the required standards in terms of data entry and completeness.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder communication.
  • Actively contributes to the PSS’ performance and reporting cycle.
  • Evaluate project deliverables, manage risks and propose corrective measures to the Head of Supply Chain Operations.
  • Develop and improve related Standard Operations Procedures and Working Instructions.
  • Potential specialization in supplier management, client management, quality management, etc.
  • Management of transactions to support the team and/or to stay connected to daily operations.

People Management

  • Lead and coach the team meet the organization’s expectations.
  • Create a workplace culture that is consistent with the overall organization’s mission, vision, guiding principles, and values.
  • Re-assessing the strengths and development areas of the team.
  • Setting goals for individual development and organizational growth, with the support of Human Resources.
  • Effective communication and feedback for the team.
  • Central point of contact for day-to-day requests.
  • Following up on individual Career Development path.

Project Management and Continuous Improvement

  • Ensure new and ad hoc projects are transitioned into the day-to-day operations.
  • Work with business analysts, IT specialists and financial specialists to assess the impact of new projects on the operational flow.
  • Act as project manager, ensuring deadlines are adhered to with appropriate reporting.
  • Play an active role in continuous improvement cycles.



  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage (multi-cultural) teams.
  • Excellent communication skills with a strong sense of customer service.
  • Solution-oriented, high sense of quality, attention to detail, accuracy, efficiency.
  • Resilient and agile with an ability to manage change.
  • IT proficient and ability to work with ERP systems.
  • Ability to oversee supply chains, especially procurement, order fulfilment and logistics.
  • Good project management skills.


  • At least 5-8 years of work experience in Procurement and SCM.
  • Experience in management or lead functions.
  • HBO or an equivalent supply chain education.
  • Strong organizational skills multitasking, set priorities.
  • Self-driven with a high sense of quality, accuracy, efficiency and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Fluency in English is a must. Spanish and French highly valued.
  • Excellent communicative and social skills.
  • Experience with ERP or procurement/supply chain management software, strong computer skills, including sound knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with donor funded projects is considered an advantage.
  • Analytical capacity and insight

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