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Logistics Manager

Rijen, Netherlands
Supply Chain & Logistics

English (US)

Job Description

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Logistics Manager


Who We Are

Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications-equipment and -services to mobile- and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. We are on the road to 5G and will create the networked society and the internet of things (IOT), will you join us?

Come and discover what makes YOU + ERICSSON a powerful combination…


Currently we are looking for a Logistics Manager for our office in Rijen.


What You’ll be Doing

The Logistics Manager is responsible for managing our vendors, who are running our spare part management operations. Ericsson is yearly delivering more than 1 Million spare parts towards our customers. The logistics of this global operations for storing the spare parts, shipping to our customers, and managing the reverse logistics is outsourced towards Logistic Service Providers. These vendors need to be closely managed by the Logistics Manager on spend, performance and contractual fulfillment. Secondly, it is the role of Logistics Management to optimize and reengineer our supply chain into an agile network to enable increased flexibility, get closer towards our customers and optimize our cost base. In this role the Logistics Manager participates and runs global Supply Chain projects. You will work closely with operational departments, with the global team in other regions (APAC and America) and Business & Finance management. In this role you will report to the Global Manager Logistics Management. Furthermore, you will be responsible for:

  • Continuous focus on and driver of cost savings-initiatives
  • Initiate & secure commercial and sourcing gains/opportunities
  • Be the business driver in all tenders
  • Realize efficiency gains and improve processes with the Services delivered
  • IS/IT focus: Initiate and secure IS/IT optimizations
  • Build and maintain a professional relationship with our service provider(s) on Operational, Tactical and Strategic level. You are on top of the operation as well as driving tactical and strategic business issues
  • Ensure that the right data of the supply chain (financial and operational) is available that can support business decisions


What We’re Looking For

We are looking for a candidate with a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Supply Chain or Logistics. Additionally, you will need at least 5-7 years of experience in Supply Chain & Supply Process Knowledge in an international environment. You have experience with working in logistics projects on a global scale and have experience in contract management. Futhermore you have experience on the following topics:

  • Warehousing and transportation (Road and Freight/Air, Courier)
  • Redesign of warehouse processes
  • Tendering processes
  • Large change projects
  • Customer implementations


Who You Are

We are looking for a candidate who is pressure resistant, Self-assured and a strong Debater. You are in direct contact with senior managers at our Service Provider as well as within Ericsson Hardware Services business area. You need to negotiate, persuade and be strong in representing Ericsson’s interest at senior level. Perseverance and Performance oriented: You do not give up until an issue is fully resolved, the expected results are met, and the solutions are embedded. Furthermore, you are:

  • Pro-active: You are the one who makes the difference.
  • Change oriented and innovative: Constantly challenge existing ways of working to achieve more efficient and effective processes.
  • Team player: You motivate and cooperate in teams to achieve results. Share information, ideas and knowledge.


Why You want to Work with Us

You will have the opportunity to be a part of an international company powered by technology and customer interaction. You will get industry related training, development and mentorship from our dedicated teams. You will become part of our on-going projects with top Telecom operators. You will be exposed to the most recent trends of global technology such as IoT, 4G & 5G. You will be working in a true global team which means daily interaction with different parts of the world; you can experience different cultures, different people and a variety of ways to address business issues.


The position is based in Rijen, The Netherlands. If you are interested in becoming a part of our Ericsson community as a Logistics Manager, don’t hesitate to apply!



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