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Physical Distribution Manager

Posted Mar 13, 2023
Project ID: 25702.1
6 months
(Apr 3, 2023 - Oct 2, 2023)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
2900 - 4000 €/month

Physical Distribution Manager (Contract)

Location: Philips Medical Systems, Best

Duration: 6 months (we intend to extend the tenure, including possible Philips transfer after a certain period of time)

Hours/week: 40

Budget range: €2.900- 4.000 per month

Start date: May 1, 2023!

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

This position will allow you to prove and develop your Logistics and social skills to deliver operational excellence. Besides that, you can develop your personal and supply chain skills at an international level and based on your proven drive and results, provides a great opportunity to develop your career.

When you choose to work at Philips you’ll work on life-changing projects; and contribute to innovative health technologies and solutions that improve billions of lives around the world.

The Challenge

Within Philips Healthcare there are various production locations or shipping points responsible for producing and shipping machines such as MR scanners and/or CT scanners. One of these locations is located in Best, The Netherlands and from here shipping takes place to customers all over the globe. As a final step in the production process, there are several requirements for preparing the physical shipment such as creating various types of documentation. This role is responsible for the seamless execution of that process in the shipping point of Best.

You will be responsible for:

  • Managing and coordinating outbound shipments in a team of specialists for specific regions in the world.

  • Act as a first point of contact for escalations related to transportation management for the shipping point

  • Align and collaborate with the Philips Control tower as well as with logistic service providers

  • Manage project for the team in the Netherlands (Operations workload between 70%-95% based on team workload)

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience:

  • Someone who has affiliation with Transport and Distribution management including import and export.

  • Fresh graduates in the supply chain and logistics area with affinity to the operations side are also encouraged to apply

  • A person who is willing to drive the process rather than being part of the process

  • A person with following behaviour and character: customer-focused, precise, persistent, finisher, make-it-happen attitude, proactive, deliver on commitment, social, group player.

  • Someone who is familiar with the LEAN terminology and way of working

  • Good communication skills in Dutch and English

You are a part of

You are part of the IWD (Integrated warehouse & distribution) Systems logistics group in Best, which consists of several members each responsible for this process of a specific region within the shipping point Best. You will report into the team-lead of IWD operations.

In return, we offer you:

For this project, you’ll work for Philips and become a contract or permanent employee of YACHT (a Randstad company). As a contractor at Philips you'll enjoy cutting-edge challenges and unexpected experiences that make you a more in-demand professional. And as a YACHT employee, you can expect to receive ongoing support with your personal development and future prospects. 

YACHT provides all employees with a range of benefits, including pension, social security payments and potential to earn a quarterly bonus as well as a mobile and travel allowance.

Why work on a project at Philips?

If you’re looking for meaningful work and a chance to tackle complex challenges, broaden your skills and expertise and become an even more sought after professional, you’ll find all that and more with project work at Philips.

The Randstad companies are responsible for finding talent to provide services at Philips. If you are selected to provide services for Philips, you will be employed by Randstad and will not be an employee of Philips.

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