Everyone Comfortable in Their Own Shoes

Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for men, women and children. The company offers several distinct shoe collections with more than 300 four-season footwear styles. All Crocs™ shoes feature Croslite™ material, a proprietary, revolutionary technology that gives each pair of shoes the soft, comfortable, lightweight, non-marking and odor-resistant qualities that Crocs wearers know and love. Crocs fans “Get Crocs Inside” every pair of shoes, from the iconic clog to new sneakers, sandals, boots and heels. Since its inception in 2002, Crocs has sold more than 200 million pairs of shoes in more than 90 countries around the world.

We are looking for a Manager Distribution Operations for our European Distribution Centre in Dordrecht!

The Manager, Operations, is responsible for optimizing the (automated) flow of product through our DC, driving a culture of continuous improvement by developing the DC Operations team and through application of best practice standards in all shifts.  Also, a proactive approach to planning & forecasting, facilities management, safety and maintenance is necessary to maintain high service ‘uptime’, supporting the supply chain in reaching financial & service goals. 

What will you do?

Engineering Leadership:

  • Proactively manages major DC throughput and mix capabilities ‘in line’ with business needs over the seasonal and strategic time horizons
  • Partners effectively with and develops DC Ops team members to apply appropriate best practices standards across all shifts
  • Maintains continuous evaluation of Crocs DC fulfillment center processes, layout, and design; ensuring that they are configured to provide competitive service levels and unit costs (CPP: Costs Per Pair) for Crocs Omni-Channel business.
  • Manages system capacity demand, identifying constraints and waste, and propose effective solutions
  • Contribute to the DC assessment process to ensure consistent levels of performance across all Crocs warehousing operations
  • Drive culture of change and has demonstrable experience in working in an automated logistics environment

Efficiency/Utilization:

  • Leads Kaizen events to improve work force utilization, space requirements, workflow, and designs layout of equipment and workspace
  • Leads projects to improve overall equipment efficiency (OEE), including workforce productivity, equipment utilization, yield and cycle time improvements, automation etc.
  • Drive and champion Distribution Center best practices in; operations, the application of systems and the specification and utilization of material handling equipment

Financial/Costing:

  • Develops financial planning and cost analysis including the development of strategic roadmaps for future operations growth
  • Contributes to the maintenance of Activity Based Costing methodologies to determine ‘cost to serve’

Facility Maintenance/ Operations:

  • Proactive approach towards property & facilities maintenance and operations at the DC including technology, security, crisis management, construction management, waste management and energy management

Project Management:

  • As required, provide direct project management on specific initiatives, and sponsor projects in the Distribution space with the operational teams

Drive Culture of Safety:

  • Oversee building safety program including committees, incident management review and training

Who are you?

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor/Master  degree or higher in Supply Chain or a related logistics field is required, plus 10 or more years of related experience

Minimum Experience:

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in a related Supply chain role

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proven experience financial analysis concepts and methods
  • Expertise in TQM methods such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing practices
  • Project management experience.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a team player
  • Ability to drive a collaborative team environment to achieve solutions that are best for the company
  • Located an hour maximum from the DC and owns their car

What do we offer?

  • A job within an unique and fast growing global brand;
  • 40 hours per week at the Dordrecht DC, in-office and remote combined, a fair salary, good pension arrangement and a bonus opportunity;
  • Fun work place, innovating working environment;
  • 25 paid holidays;
  • 50% discount on the most comfortable shoes in the world;
  • A healthy work environment with discount on your gym membership;
  • Our great training curriculum with in-person sessions and a global eLearning platform offers you a lot of room for personal growth to get a little bit better every day;
  • And so much more!

Sounds pretty amazing right? Well, what are you waiting for?!

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