Logistics Specialist - 13 months

Hamburg, Germany

Upfield is looking for a Logistics Specialist for a period of 13 months to cover a maternity leave. You will be based in our Hamburg office while supporting the German market and report into the Logistics Manager of Europe who is based in the Netherlands. 

About your role:

You will be responsible for all secondary, warehousing, and pallets logistics operations across Switzerland and Austria making sure we offer the best service to our customers as well as defining and implementing improvement projects.

On the operational part, you will perform daily transport order processing, providing service to internal customers (factories, warehouses) and contact business partners (suppliers and carriers) – monitoring and following up with relevant stakeholders when required. You will support factories and country customer service with special/express shipments and late notice request changes. You’ll monitor the aging of the stocks in the warehouse and help the business to sell out stocks before it expires.

On the Cost and Service improvement part, you will monitor the performance (Cost, Truck fill rate, and Demurrages) and take part in cost and service improvement projects (intermodal, ambient, direct delivery, GPS implementation, system improvement, etc.). You will validate carries claims and support the evaluation and new 3PLs.

What’s your background?

You have at least 2-4 years of Logistics experience in FMCG or other relevant industry (Retailer or 3PL environment). Experience in 3PL transport management or Warehouse activities is also valuable.

On the tech side, you’re a proficient Excel user (Visual Basic for Applications in Excel and Power BI will be a strong asset). You have strong analytical skills and bias for action which means you are capable of extracting action plans from data insights. Thanks to your great stakeholder management and interpersonal skills you feel comfortable in a matrix structure and cross-functional networks.

As you will be working with mainly German speaking countries you have to be proficient in both German and English.

About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 90+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

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