Global Warehouse and Distribution Leader

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    December 4, 2020
    Remote, Remote
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    In this role, you will determine the policy for the logistics department of the Business Group. You will also manage an integral logistics department via a very large number of department managers as well as formulating the strategic long-term logistics policy, considering all of the relevant factors for integrated management.

    You are responsible for

    • Developing and executing a winning Integrated Warehouse and Distribution (IWD) Strategy & Roadmap
    • Aligning the IWD and Philips Priorities with focus on Services Excellence and Strategic Partnerships
    • Understand the Market/Business/Function needs and applications
    • Apply technology / customer use / market / competitive trends
    • Define propositions and innovations that create new product / service / solutions
    • Drive robust operations in line with SLAs and KPIs set while ensuring high stakeholders' satisfaction
    • Build mindset of KPI management and LEAN Leadership by systematically enabling continuous improvement.
    • Drive the E2E process integration, standardization, value chain creation while meeting and beating productivity targets
    • Ensure that the total IWD cost meet annual operating plan (AOP)
    • Ensure strict Quality & Regulatory compliance
    • Provide strategic direction and develop a team to delivering IWD services globally
    • Develop new service offerings to support Markets in order to improve their service capabilities to end customers
    • Continuous strengthening of high performance culture & employee experience, ensuring good engagement of the team and good talent retention
    • Build the Philips/ IWD awareness to create a strong value proposition

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

    • Master’s degree preferred with 15+ years of related experience
    • 15+ years of warehousing and distribution experience and experience in direct P&L management
    • Experience with customs handling, outsourcing/ vendor management Services and 3PL management
    • Relevant experience in Health Care Supply Chain, Logistics, Import/Export, Warehousing and Distribution Management
    • Experience with managing under Service Level Agreement (SLA), Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and performance metrics and monitoring for in scope activities
    • Experience in managing large projects/programs in complex organizations and/or environments
    • Strong leadership skills to lead and manage globally culturally diverse teams across geographies
    • Strong influencing and negotiation skills, strong interpersonal and presentation skills
    • Proven track record in change management, and managing continuous improvement (LEAN, Six Sigma) and business transformation programs
    • Good business acumen with ability to synthesize creative solutions and consulting capability

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