Supply Chain Director at Kooyman

Manager Demand planning by Kooyman

About the vacancy SC Director and Kooyman

Kooyman is a dynamic, fast growing and successful retail organization in the Caribbean with Megastores (7) in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The organization’s main business is retail trade in building materials, hardware and decorative products for contractors as well as consumers. Kooyman also delivers special orders to the professional market.

The company was founded in 1939 and employs more than 700 employees. Kooyman is ambitious, with lots of opportunities for further growth and realizes that effective supply chain management is a strategically important tool which enables the organization to distinguish itself in the market.

For the Supply Chain department located at the company’s headquarters in Curaçao, Objeqtive Recruitment is looking for a progressive:

Supply Chain Director

As Supply Chain Director you are member of the Corporate Management Team and in that capacity, you co-determine the strategic direction of the organization. You are specifically responsible for the processes of the entire supply chain management within Kooyman and translate strategy into policy for the supply chain department. You maintain good contacts with the strategic vendors, suppliers and service providers. The SC Director is responsible for the realization of the department budget. In collaboration with the Senior Manager Commerce and the Senior Manager Operations ultimately responsible for the successful implementation of the entire Kooyman store formula.

You will manage a team of professionals (approx. 35 FTE indirectly) in charge of managing the inventory and supply chain of the entire organization from the generation of purchase orders to distribution to the stores in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten. This includes demand planning, operational buying, import, warehousing, stock control and transportation. You will monitor and improve the progress of results by means of Key Performance Indicators.

Job requirements

The strategic direction of Kooyman drives multiple complex future challenges within the Supply Chain department. These challenges will enable Kooyman in the further growth of the company and requires an inspiring, innovative and solid people manager. You’re an enabler and stimulator for your team, colleagues and business partners.

You are also in the possession of:

  • Academic / Bachelor degree in Business Administration/ Economics, preferably in Supply Chain Management;
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience in a leading supply chain position in the retail industry;
  • Technical knowledge of supply chain processes/ concepts in general;
  • Demonstrable leadership skills, strong team orientation and proven ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural environment;
  • Highly developed analytical skills;
  • Affinity with the analysis and processing of (large) automated data files;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Dutch.

Kooyman is offering you:

A highly challenging position at a fast-growing market leader with great ambitions and challenges towards the future. Kooyman facilitates your transfer to the Caribbean and supports you to embed yourself (and your family) in the beautiful environment.

Besides this you may expect an attractive package of employment, including:

  • excellent pension scheme;
  • 100% compensation of health insurance;
  • compensation of living costs;
  • company car

About Objeqtive Recruitment and the application procedure:

Are you interested in this position at Kooyman? Please applicate through our website and we will contact you as soon as possible. Objeqtive Recruitment will execute the first selection through interviews and will support you during the next steps (on- and offline) towards/with Kooyman.

If you have any questions about this position, Kooyman or the procedure please do not hesitate to contact me: +316-29435083 / martin@objeqtive.nl

Objeqtive Recruitment is a specialized recruitmentagency with higher goals. We match professionals with top-employers and recruit for both permanent and interim position in Supply Chain, Logistics and Operations. We go further. We plant future. Climate-positive entrepreneurship is a structural part of our services. We plant a tree for every match and compensate the CO2-emission of your new employer. More information? Have a look at our higher goals or contact Martin Dröge via +316-29435083 or martin@objeqtive.nl