Operations Manager – Night Shift

We are looking for an Operations Manager to join our Contract Logistics Business Unit in Kontich to work on the night shift.


You will be responsible to deliver an excellent warehouse performance on all warehouse activities assigned to you. You will focus on supervising day-to-day warehouse activities and on strengthening all logistic processes part of and linked to the warehouse activities. The day-to-day warehouse activities consist of receptioning, inbound, outbound, packaging, storage, value-added services, and much more. Strengthening logistics processes includes taking part in leading the implementation of new business, improving existing business, continuous improvement projects, and much more.


  • Overall supervision, coordination and final responsibility for the day-to-day operations assigned to you. You will take this responsibility in strong collaboration with your team leaders and other staff in a way that your team achieves the internal and external KPI’s;
  • Manage diverse projects whithin the warehouse environment;
  • Maintaining and strenghten the existing continious improvement culture by actively stimulating and supporting our Kuehne+Nagel Production System (PS);
  • Building and maintaining your team and stimulating development of the individual employees in your team. You take on the final responsibility for the people management in your area included: staff communication, organize team meetings, team building activities, support in recruitment & selection of staff, staff guidance and evaluation in general, training, coaching and more;
  • Brickwall the execution and follow-up of our quality, health, safety and security policy (QSHE) including : safety meetings, safety walks, security audits, follow-up of data quality in different databases and more;
  • Develop and implement the tactical and operational plan for your warehouse area to support the realization of the strategical plan of the whole organization. Contribute in the development of that strategical plan during planning phase. 


  • You have a master's degree in international forwarding and logistics or an equal level by experience complemented with at least 3 years of successful management in a similar role;
  • You have a solid knowledge both of warehouse and logistic processes and of the concepts of lean management and continuous improvement;
  • You discovered a strong leadership within yourself to take responsibility for results and to lead a team. It goes without saying that this leadership emergence in well oiled communication skills which you use in dialogue with colleagues, customers, union representatives;
  • You have solid (personal) work organizing and time management skills. You like like a healthy amount of stress in your job coming from (customer) deadlines and unforseen circumstances;
  • You can work independetely have a self-motivating and result-motivated personality;
  • Software knowledge and usage : advanced MS Excel and advanced experience in using warehouse management systems as manager;
  • Language skills: English, Dutch : fluent speaking and writing, French is an asset. 


With over 79000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies.

As an employer, Kuehne+Nagel stands for equal opportunity and we are committed to diversity in our teams with regard to people with disabilities. We believe that you can make a valuable contribution to Kuehne+Nagel and look forward to receiving your application.

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