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Manager Supply Chain & Purchase

Supply Chain Manager @ Koledo is a fast paced and diverse role for a high potential to develop him / herself with and within the company. Koledo is an international and very dynamic privately owned entrepreneurial spin-off of Philips Electronics, specialized in developing, manufacturing and selling professional LED solutions. We are based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. (www.koledo.eu) 

Key tasks: 

  • Development and implementation of the supply chain process and strategy 
  • Design and implement supply chain that supports business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities or cost reduction strategies 
  • Optimization of the logistics processes as well as of the flows of product 
  • Coordination and control of all processes including inventory management, freight management, production planning and material management 
  • Planning and control of transshipment activities 
  • Budget management 
  • Leading management of change processes 
  • Meet with suppliers to discuss performance metrics and to provide performance feedback to improve the distribution service 
  • Negotiate with suppliers and freight forwarders 
  • Secure corrective actions or new guidelines, either internal or legal 
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement 
  • Perform all other tasks/ functions as directed 
  • This position may require up to 20% travel 


  • Responsible for the purchase and logistic procedure and all daily processes 
  • Selects and evaluates suppliers, contractors and other service suppliers 
  • Implement department KPI’s and PI’s and manage targets accordingly 
  • Manage and monitor that goods are stored and dispatched and supervision upon return of surplus materials or repairable items 
  • Monitors that goods and materials are delivered in the most effective and efficient manner, arrive in good condition and within the agreed time limit 
  • Maintains a proper purchase- and contract administration 
  • See to that non-compliance is identified in an early stage, preventing interruption, delays and unnecessary costs 

Job requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s or Master degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain, Operations, or procurement related field 
  • Significant experience/ minimum of 3 years in Purchase Management, within an international company 
  • You need to be a natural networker, able to adjust between different cultures 
  • Hands on and ‘can do’ mentality 
  • Experience within the electronic industry 
  • Strong and demonstrable project management skills: planning & coordinating 
  • Communicating & influencing, achieving milestones, resolving issues and managing risks 
  • Strong project leadership, ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously 
  • Innovative, passionate and able to inspire people 
  • Good communication skills and having a pro-active and problem solving approach 
  • Excellent verbal and written knowledge of the English language 

Our offer: 

  • A position in a dynamic and growing Company 
  • Room for personal growth and development 
  • A market-based salary depending upon qualifications and experience 

To be successful in this role, you are result driven and hands-on Supply Chain Manager with a distinct drive for change and improvement. You are able to build lasting relationships with colleagues and suppliers. 

Do you fit the profile and want to be part of a fast growing multinational startup company? 

Send you resume, motivation and salary indication to nicolle.noordendorp@Koledo.nl

(Acquisitie n.a.v. deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld)



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Koledo is headquartered at Esp 214 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with primary operations based in i.a. Asia, United States and across all major countries in Europe.