Our Client: Company Profile

Our client – Plastic Omnium – in Herentals is part of a global concern in the automotive industry with approximately 30,000 employees and more than € 8 billion in sales. They are looking for a Supply Chain Manager.

Herentals is one of the first locations worldwide where large-scale production of systems for storing hydrogen in emission-free trucks, trains, buses, etc. takes place. These high-pressure tanks of composite material are manufactured and tested using an innovative process.

Two factories in Herentals employ around 200 FTE and are considered a reference within the global organization. The site continues to evolve into a data-driven, energy-efficient “Smart Factory” where safety, efficiency and reliability are guaranteed thanks to advanced automation, robotics, system integration, real-time monitoring, visualization…

Supply Chain Manager

Reference: 0501

Supply Chain Manager

Managing the plant supply chain // Coaching and supervising the department // Manufacturing/production environment // Excellent insight in (raw material/component) stock management, purchasing & production planning // Hands on, operational planning mindset


In the position of Supply Chain Manager you manage a team of 11 employees. You are responsible for managing the department and for coaching and motivating your team members.  You are a member of the local management team. Challenges include stock management and perfectly balanced raw material purchasing and planning in a very dynamic manufacturing context. Your mission is to organize the flow of materials and information of the plant in a manner that optimizes the factory efficiency & effectiveness in terms of customer service / stock levels / site productivity / logistics costs.

You will provide local leadership for all aspects of the plant supply chain, including production planning, raw material ordering, inventory management and internal warehousing & transport.

You will work closely with various internal and external stakeholders.

Some of your activities and responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the overall supply chain strategy;
  • Provide leadership at plant level on supply chain topics (customer service, demand management, internal warehousing, stock level, production);
  • Determine key supply chain KPIs;
  • Identify bottlenecks in processes and implement solutions;
  • Coaching and evaluation of employees;
  • Responsible for managing different internal and external audits.
Skills and Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience within a supply chain environment;
  • You have a successful leadership experience behind you;
  • You have an operational and hands on mindset;
  • Problem solver able to set priorities;
  • You have good affinity with raw material planning & purchasing / production planning;
  • Excellent communication skills able to build relationships with different stakeholders;
  • You are a team player, you like to share your knowledge and experience;
  • You speak excellent Dutch and English.

  • An innovative, forward-looking international company with a solid structure. Also, the Herentals site is known for its working atmosphere and nice sense of belonging.
  • You will be part of a highly professional company framework, with extensive quality systems and excellent support and training opportunities.
  • Successful employees get the chance to grow within the group.
  • Permanent employment with Plastic Omnium.
  • Complete salary package, with numerous benefits including a company car.
  • 12 ADV days and flexible working hours.
Contact us!

Are you interested in this great opportunity as a Supply Chain Manager?

Then respond with your CV and cover letter to info@vp-recruitment.be stating “ref 0501” or call Wim Vander meiren on 0489 585 566 or Manu Pauwels on 0489 585 565.  You can count on the necessary discretion.