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Head of Supply Chain Network Design & Logistics – ETEX (Closed)

Sectors: Building Materials Construction
Functions: Manager Supply Chain
Locations: Zaventem


Etex Group:

Role purpose

Deliver tangible business results in terms of lead-time, inventory, and Logistics costs for example through optimization of Material and Information flows from suppliers to final customer in strict compliance with Etex Supply Chain strategy & safety.

Key responsibilities

  • Member of SC Council, contributes to Etex Supply Chain strategy and its deployment in divisions in line with divisions strategy
  • Define total cost of ownership, cost to serve model with divisions/regions
  • Leads creation process & methodology of Outbound & Inbound Material SC flow strategy to define models, partners and standards, SLAs in partnership with Commercial, Purchasing and SC Planning to be used by SC when deploying Divisional Strategy
  • Leads process, methodology and solutions as well as modelling to conduct extended value stream analysis to define existing SCM costs and lead-time in network highlight opportunities to optimise and contribute to sourcing decisions and CI activities
  • Leads relationship with Transport & Warehousing partners (4PL, 3PLs) by providing vision and expectations of types of services and service level expected by Etex for management of flows on behalf of Etex Divisions/Regions in collaboration with Purchasing Transport & Warehousing Category Manager
  • Support deployment of best practices and standards to best manage flows in safe manner and according to Etex SC Strategy (Factory level, Warehouses, layout, handling equipment)
  • Provides ad hoc support and guidance to SC Divisional Leads for major network design/optimisation projects (Global Foot print design…)
  • Process Owner for designing and deploying harmonised wow in material flow, handling (including packaging) and storing (organisation, visual flow management, equipment and IT systems)
  • Ensure Divisions are compliant with Etex Standards in Material Flows Management and Design in plants and across network
Methodology and Tools
  • Define EVS excellence approach and ensure accurate processes and tools to support it (Network Modelling Tool, Involvement in New product introduction process, material handling equipment, labelling, packaging)
  • Coordinate requirements in Network modelling design and/or optimisation with Freight partners as part of their portfolio of service offering
  • Identify, define and select adequate tools, solutions for managing flow: TMS, WMS and layout design, EVSM, Network modelling, Load optimiser… Work closely with Head of SC BPM & Solutions
  • Identify best practices and enable sharing and deployment
  • Management and organization
  • Ensures Divisional SC organization and resources are consistent with strategy and policy
  • Animate, functionally, the Divisions/Regions network of Logistics Leaders
  • Animate Safety in SC initiatives, track and monitor performance, lessons learned and wow improvement to mitigate risk
Performance management
  • Monitors and tracks EVS performances at Divisional level, by Product Lines and performs reviews as necessary
  • Issues monthly activity report (Network Performance related KPIs: Logistics Costs, Safety in SC, Stock accuracy, CO2/CSR…)


  • Master degree or equivalent experience (10 years) required
  • Production/Transport and logistics process leadership experience
  • APICS certification (ideally CSCP or CPIM) or similar (ISM, CSCMP, ASTL, ISCEA)
  • Lean training / Extended Value Stream Mapping.
  • Physical flow expertise, good understanding of physical flow modelling, packaging, 3PL management, distribution / warehouse network design
  • Data management to feed EVS design activities
  • Production Excellence and Lean knowledge related to EVSM
  • Familiar with Control tower management and use of adequate technology for network planning and tracking (End to end visibility)


Please send your application and/or CV to Annemie Schuermans: (+32 471 42 63 23)

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