European Warehouse & Logistics Manager

Supply Chain Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

“Are you the ambitious, result-driven warehouse & distribution manager who is challenged by executing your improvement plans in an international fast-paced environment?“

As our European Warehouse & Distribution Manager you will be responsible for the strategy and execution of optimizations for warehouse and distribution, across disciplines and across countries in Europe. A big focus point of your work will be on network assessment & network design optimization as well as building and steering the sustainability agenda of all outbound transports, to achieve our CO2 emission reduction targets. Besides that, you will also assess the current W&D cost reporting structure/tools and work out the optimal to-be process/tools. Your overall objective is to reduce costs and our CO2 footprint, while improving service level.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Director Benelux/Global Business Development, you will have the following European scope to manage :

  • All FG Warehouses in Europe
  • Outbound transport from the warehouses to our customers
  • Pallet pool
  • CO2 emission & sustainability roadmap

These activities are largely outsourced to multiple Logistic Service Providers.


If you have the courage and confidence to venture into new cultures & territories, and you're brimming with an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to succeed, you’ll fit right in at JDE. We roll up our sleeves, pitch in, and get our hands dirty to break new ground. Committed to playing at our best, we think bigger and move faster, always rising to the challenge that matters most and celebrating the wins that count.

To be successful in this role, you have a master’s degree combined with 8+ years of experience and in-depth knowledge of logistics combined with experience in operational management of multiple warehouse and distribution locations and providers.

Understanding of Direct-to-Consumer supply is an advantage. Further you have achieved demonstrable results, being fact based and data driven and having the end goal in mind. You will have to deal with ambiguity, have an entrepreneurial attitude, are a challenger and have persuasive leadership skills

Additional Information

Your application at JDE
If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE, hit the “I’m interested” button and upload your application. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE will be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.