Route to Market Manager

Within FrieslandCampina Professional, we are looking for a Route to Market Manager. This job contributes to FrieslandCampina's success by developing the future logistics network for Professional. The RtM Manager translates Our Purpose Our Plan into a (customer) logistics strategy and reviews the network and customer logistics to transform it into a fit for purpose, future proof solution. The program will be developed in close cooperation with the commercialization&SC Development team and the Logistics team. Cost to serve is one of the key KPIs for this role. Next to this the RTM Manager will act as a partner with the customer care manager for developing the customer journey

Route to Market Manager

What we ask

  • Master degree, preferably in the area of Industrial / Supply Chain Engineering, Econometrics or Operations research
  • Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain/Operations and Distribution experience
  • Good project management and co-operation skills with several levels in the organization
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new environments with focus on working within an international team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Well developed analytical skills, conceptual thinking skills
  • Experience in network or footprint design required, knowledge of network optimization software preferred
  • Capable to build a true relation of trust with both commercial and supply chain partners
  • Very strong capabilities in MS Excel, Powerpoint and SAP
  • Commercial affinity
  • Enthusiastic, able to motivate and engage with colleagues, management and customers
  • Willingness to travel

What we offer

  • Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence   
  • We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it  
  • Workweek of 38 hours, competitive pension scheme, holiday allowance of 8%, end year allowance 3%, bonus scheme, flexible working hours and the ability to work from home. 
  • Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey  
  • Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths   
  • A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners   
  • Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world   
  • Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy  
  • FrieslandCampina has a ‘fietsplan’ 


Vacancy description

As Route to Market Manager, you are responsible for the design and implementation of state-of-the-art and worldwide solutions for strategic logistics projects such as transport optimization, network modelling, process and methods analysis, cost containment, capacity enhancement, routing and shipment optimization or information management. In close cooperation with procurement, you will define strategic partners who will execute and support our logistics activities. We are constantly evaluating the set-up of our logistics network and see it as a key competitive advantage to be leading in our logistics cost structure and service to customers. Your responsibilities are:

  • Provide input to the Customer Supply Chain and Business Group strategy

  • Translate Our Purpose Our Plan, commercial and supply chain into a RtM strategy

  • Develop and ensure execution of the RtM strategy for FrieslandCampina, in close cooperation with the commercial teams, commercialization and the logistics team

  • Define strategy for new businesses by analyzing the latest trends and developments in the market and translating this to the own department

  • Gathering and analyzing logistics order and transport data

  • Observe and evaluate bottlenecks and identify opportunities and drives improvement actions in route to market and network, and ensure implementation of improvements

  • Translate strategy into actionable roadmap

  • Developing and implementing alternative network scenarios to evaluate, eg increase or decrease number of warehouses, change warehouse locations, …

  • Providing recommendations on way forward for management and other internal stakeholders

  • Lead and/or participate in assigned projects within the project management guidelines

Want to work with one of the largest dairy companies in the world with the head quarter located in Amersfoort? Here we work with multidisciplinary disciplines to make a real difference in the lives of millions of people by providing the very best nutrition. Fulfilling our purpose, better nutrition for the world, requires great efforts from many people. We believe that people as diverse as our nutritional offerings – including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style – enrich our lives and strengthen our business. The Logistics Team is part of the FrieslandCampina Customer Supply Chain Professional organisation and is based in Amersfoort. You will be part of a diverse, ambitious team and will report to the Global Logistics Lead.

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JOB-ID: 48833 | Route to Market Manager, Netherlands
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