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Supply Chain Leader

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
12 February, 2021

Job Description

Following enhanced developments throughout their business units, my client, a large multi-national organisation seeks a Supply Chain Leader for their site in the North West region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This position has been created as part of a wider optimisation project, which will ultimately culminate in greater efficiencies, digital working, and the implementation of a new lean ERP system for the whole business.


Supply Chain Leader, Bielefeld, Germany


The Supply Chain Leader will be targeted with supporting the EMEA Planning department and achieve the associated corporate goals. With the aim of driving towards best-in-class customer service, you will work closely with various divisions, IT and associated departments on Supply Chain Planning-related activities. With a solid Supply Chain background, you will be adept at mastering inventory optimisation techniques, process improvement of Demand & Supply Planning and providing strong technical hands-on support into the Supply Chain area.


Ideally having operated in a Manufacturing environment, you will have prior knowledge of Supply and Demand Planning insights, the ability to shape and understand the structure of the Supply Chain Leader role, and a proven track record in developing best-in-class processes and operational topics related to Supply Chain Planning.


The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with a proven record in delivering process improvements to senior stakeholders in a concise and clear manner. By taking a proactive Project Management approach, you will be able to identify improvement opportunities and implement these into the overall Supply Chain – the analytical and quantitative nature of the role will allow you to identify problems, make recommendations, assess performance and enhance planning processes.


As Supply Chain Leader, we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Strong analytical and process skills with some previous analytical experience (preferred in Logistics and/or Supply Chain)
  • Project Management expertise, PMP/PMI qualification would be an advantage
  • 5+ years’ working experience in an international environment in Demand or Supply Planning
  • Advanced user knowledge of JDE Manufacturing-Distribution or SAP ECC/APO would be advantageous
  • Experience in data marts, Excel, JDE or SAP and building analysis reports
  • Strong communication skills when dealing with diverse, international stakeholders
  • Fluent in English, any other language would be an advantage

If you are interested in applying for this Supply Chain Leader role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007