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You take your customers further. Making the impossible possible is your passion...

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You want to work for a great team – and an even greater purpose…


…then check out our vacancies and apply now. Together we are – Here to move.

Senior Manager Operational Excellence (m/f/d)

Your tasks

The Region Europe is a newly established/consolidated region within the global Schenker organization. The European CL/SCM division accounts for 950M€ revenue, generated in 11 Cluster organizations (totaling 29 country organizations) with more than 250 operational sites, servicing over 4,000 customers.
The Operational Excellence [Ops Exc] department is primarily responsible for driving operational performance into all CL/SCM operations in Europe. In order to reach this the department further develops and establishes approaches and culture in regards to standardization, continuous improvement and people development - also but not exclusively- based on global concepts (e.g. XSITE). This will drive the value of our contracts as well as profitable business growth with existing customers.
The owner of the above-mentioned position will be a member of the Operational Excellence team. He/ she will report to the Head of Operational Excellence. The owner of this position shall actively drive operational excellence into European operations and further develop of all operational excellence topics.
In more detail the tasks of the position owner are the following:
- Lead implementations of the new CL/ SCM production system XSITE into operations in Europe
- Manage timelines, resources and targets of XSITE implementation projects
- Train site leadership and shop-floor teams on the general idea of the production system, lean basics and advanced tools, KPIs and performance management
- Coach the upper management of a site (KATA), Sparring's partner for the upper management of an operation
- Supports strategy deployment of the operation
- Moderate and conduct improvement workshops (including Value Stream Mapping, POP, Kaizen)
- Assess the site against established CL/SCM operational system standards & award up to silver status
- Provide technical/ operational support for site improvement initiatives
- Actively support the target setting of an operation
- Strict monitoring of progress in KPI and EBIT
- Manage further general CI activities for operations in Europe
- Collect and share implementation and operational best practises with our European community
- Continually improve the Continuous improvement concepts and implementation methodologies
- Collaborate closely with cluster teams
- Collaborate closely with corporate team
- Providing necessary trainings: on site, country or European level
- Support knowledge development and -exchange (via trainings, e-learning, exchange platforms, forums) within Europe and towards Global


The candidate shall ideally fulfil following prerequisites:
- Come with a well based Contract Logistics Background.
- Excellent knowledge in the areas of performance management in Contract Logistics and Supply Chain Management operations
- Bachelor or Master Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering
- 8+ years of relevant experience in the area of contract logistics
- Excellent practical and trainer knowledge of lean tools, kaizen and lean leadership
- Ideally Six Sigma (Black) certified
- Ideally be able to conduct VSM and Kaizen workshops
- Can speak on eye-to-eye level with Senior site management
- Excellent knowledge of project management methods and techniques
- Able to set own agenda and work independently
- Analytical mindset and structured working methods
- Ability to work in an international team
- Fluent in English (written and verbal)
- Excellent communication skills with all levels of the organization
- Able to travel frequently
Can be based within a European country

Our offer

At DB Schenker, you are part of a global logistics network that connects the world. A network that allows you to shape your career by encouraging you to contribute and truly make a difference. With more than 76,000 colleagues worldwide, we welcome diversity and thrive on individual backgrounds, perspectives and skills. Together as one team, we are Here to move.

Schenker Europe GmbH is the regional management holding for operations in 38 countries with over 40 000 employees and 12 bn. EURO Sales. We offer an exciting career in logistics as well as the opportunity to develop and hone your skills and competence whilst working in a global setting with highly qualified and diverse international teams and professionals. The organization provides a competitive remuneration package and offer which is commensurate with the position on offer. Candidates that believe in taking full responsibility and ownership for their role and value a cooperative environment would suit us.


Do you have any further questions? Do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to receiving your call/email! Schenker Europe GmbH Edmund-Rumpler-Strasse 3 60549 Frankfurt am Main Germany david.d.miller@dbschenker.com * Equal Opportunity Employer: at DB Schenker we are proud of our diverse workforce and we are committed in enhancing it further. Therefore, we welcome all applicants, regardless of gender, age, disability, nationality, religion or sexual orientation.

Job Details


Senior Manager Operational Excellence (m/f/d)




Schenker Europe GmbH


Frankfurt am Main, Hessen


Apr 8, 2020