Program Manager | Food

  • Location

    Leiden area

  • Sector:

    Logistics and Supply Chain

  • Contact:

    Sylvia Lubak

  • Job ref:

    JN -022019-24680

  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-08

Program Manager | Food 

This position involves data analysis, information visualization, process improvement, project management and report writing as well as working with a cross functional team that includes sales account managers, data analysts, project managers, industrial engineers, food scientists and field technicians. It also involves working with customers – most commonly QA or operations managers at large food retailers. Finally, the ideal candidate will prove to be a quick learner and resourceful problem solver. 

 

Main responsibilities: 

  • Manage databases, analyze data and create reports. Identify opportunities for improvement and make recommendations for corrective actions in our customer’s cold chain.
  • Provide cold chain management expertise to customers. 
  • Facilitate the flow of information amongst members of cross functional team.
  • Continuously improve skills and expertise in 3 key areas: handling of perishable food items, process improvement and cold chain management/refrigeration. 
  • Present at customer and industry events. 

 

Essential knowledge and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Fluent English skills, written and verbal are required.
  • Fluency in another language desired (Italian, Spanish, Dutch).
  • Experience in the food supply chain and working experience with Sales strongly preferred but not required.
  • Experience in cold chain management, transportation, refrigeration or food distribution is strongly desired, but not required.
  • Positive attitude able to combine technical knowledge, commercial knowledge and analysis into action.
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical and communication skills required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and service orientation.
  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented 
  • Flexible work attitude and a team player 
  • Availability for travel. This function entails up to 25% travel, typically 1-3 days in length.