Head of Supply Chain Excellence (Geleen, Fulltime)

ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company, with about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in 9 countries. Headquartered in Maastricht, The Netherlands, ARLANXEO’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of synthetic high-performance rubber for use in the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. ARLANXEO, is a place to explore potential, obliterate functional  boundaries and push out the edges. We look for people who can think, create and grow. Grow yourself and grow our company.

We are currently looking for a:

Head of Supply Chain Excellence (Geleen, Fulltime)

Within our business unit “High Performance Elastomers” we are at the starting point of an exciting supply chain transformation program, integrating the supply chain departments of 3 business lines into one uniform supply chain organization.  In our energetic Supply Chain community we are building our competences by establishing a center of excellence with supply chain professionals that shall drive the functional excellence of our whole supply chain.

Our mission is to establish an adaptive future proof supply chain that drives growth and that is financially in control being. We are at the beginning of our journey with establishing a global state of the art  IBP process, a multi-year roadmap of building continuously improved capabilities, processes, tools, skills, systems and behaviors.

As Director of Supply Chain Excellence you will always be on the watch-out for new ideas, new technologies, new solutions, new trends that will potentially impact the future of supply chain. You will drive to develop strategic vision and define key capabilities that are required for ARLANXEO to be the leading High Performance Elastomers Company.

You will organize, lead and facilitate process improvement and sustainability within the Supply Chain.  As leader of a team of young supply chain professionals the expectation is that you will use proven leadership and change management skills to guide and develop your team's capabilities  in driving improvements in supply chain performance related to  processes, tools, data analytics, performance  management and education/ training.

Key responsibilities:

  • You will work with the IBP leadership team  to deliver actionable supply chain capability roadmap.
  • You will drive functional excellence through processes people and technology. 
  • You will lead to deliver visibility and insights through:
    - defining global supply chain metrics and KPIs,
    - driving insight and understanding of profitability, inventory and service through development of supply chain models that evaluate trends, scenarios, and play out simulation results.
    - forward looking, actionable views of supply chain performance  from surface statistics to root cause and action, helping to convert information reviews to decision venues and deliver visibility to strategic impact of tactical supply chain metrics.
  • You will be the principal contact and key interface with IT and Corporate SCM for  Supply Chain Tools' selection, enrollment  and global process governance (A high emphasis  SAP 4Hana immediately.
  • You will be  driving your team to higher personal achievement beyond what they believed is feasible.

Professional / Personal skills:

  • Bachelor's degree; MBA preferred. 10 + years’ experience  is supply chain and acquainted with advanced IBP performance management and supply chain planning  preferably in process industry.  Consulting background a pre.
  • Mature in SAP (SD,  MM and MRP)
  • Strong strategic skills and gifted analytical thinker; proven ability to synthesize complex data into simple and compelling arguments for change;
  • Quantitative modelling background  a pre.
  • Strong communication skills with displayed ability to communicate to all levels of the organization at the appropriate level of detail and complexity.
  • Exceptional listening skills.
  • Solid presenter and group facilitator. Ability to adapt presentations to needs of audience –
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of the business from both a local and global viewpoint.
  • Strong relationship-building skills;  Self-motivated; high energy
  • Multiplier with team spirit.


Want to join our team? Please send your application & resume to recruitment@arlanxeo.com. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask them! You can use the same address to contact us.