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Head of Supply Chain (m/w) – EMEA

Location: Baden-Württemberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Job # 10146865
International Executive Recruiting – IER, is an executive search company dedicated to helping organizations to find the best executive management professionals in Germany, Europe and worldwide. The international network with a unique search process gives IER an edge over many other executive search firms.
We are seeking for our international client a Head of Supply Chain (m/w) – EMEA.
  • Ensure the supply chain team operates within company and legal health & safety requirements and best practice in order to minimize the risk of accident or injury
  • Deploy the supply chain strategy and policies relating to inventory management, purchasing, supplier development, transport and logistics to support the group’s global strategy
  • Manage the supply chain transformation agenda covering production, supply and demand planning, customer service logistics (transport and warehousing) across a multi-channel network
  • Manage daily activities including the S&OP process to support the manufacturing/processing cycle and ensuring timely logistical processing of product
  • Deploy a customer led ethos in the supply chain teams so that an effective communication with stakeholders and activities are planned and controlled in order to support the key divisional measures for DSI, LISC, Late Backlog, etc.
  • Use an effective model to manage capacity balance between local manufacture, 3rd party manufacture, raw material vendors and finished goods suppliers such that raw materials and finished goods are provisioned to meet customer demand in the most cost effective way and such that customer promise dates can be given reliably
  • Use lean tools and techniques to improve effectiveness of supply chain processes from supplier through to finished goods
  • Responsibility for the personal and talent development of the supply chain team along with future succession planning
  • A Degree in business, science, engineering or materials management is required
  • Extensive experience in a similar role acquired in a large multinational company operating in a matrix environment
  • A proven managerial track record in a successful supply chain leadership role demonstrating effective negotiation skills
  • Extensive experience of materials management, logistics and the use of MRP systems to predict, monitor and effectively manage a business
  • Previous experience of effective lean implementation and continuous improvement in the supply chain
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English
  • Availability to travel approx. 25% of the time


  • Stuttgart area
If you are interested in this position, please send me your CV (including your salary expectations) under:
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