Project Manager Transport

If you’re looking for a challenge in the broad world of logistics and global transportation, this job is definitely an exciting opportunity!

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled Project Manager to lead our transportation projects with a focus on sustainability, compliance, and efficiency. This role is central to ensuring the seamless global movement of goods, optimizing costs and emissions, and adhering to complex transport and trade regulations. You will work closely with Trade Compliance and other key departments to ensure alignment with global trade regulations while striving for logistic excellence.

  • Designing and leading the implementation of logistic solutions for the (international) business units. 
  • Bringing excellence to the logistic set-up through global end-to-end process ownership across geographic and BU boundaries in order to ensure compliance, efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Guaranteeing corporate oversight on projects and their status 
  • Monitoring global trends and providing guidance to the business on logistic solutions 
  • Establishing an intimate connection with the business and its plans in order to be a pro-active and strategic partner in the logistic related topics that are essential for the business
  • Optimization of export containers: export containers via barge instead of truck, reuse of import containers, separating transport and loading, better container stuffing methods, etc. 
  • Establishment of logistics network and warehousing 
  • Establishment of a project around savings for the global category ‘logistics’ 
  • Detecting, initiating, and leading other (improvement) projects. 
  • Manage large and complex logistic projects in order to develop, secure or improve the supply chain and distribution network, reduce costs and emissions, increase efficiency
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the needs, flows and logistic requirements. 
  • Evaluate data to ensure the proper strategy is formulated and any risks are identified 
  • Analyse complex, challenging problems, cut them into smaller issues in order to address them one by one and synthesise to finally find a holistic solution to the problem. 
  • Conducting feasibility studies to assess business opportunities and make recommendations regarding strategy or implementation plans 
  • Investigate a problem outside of conventional thought processes, think laterally, approach a situation from different and sometimes unexpected angles, solve problems with innovative solutions 
  • Use iterations to continuously improve the solutions (prototype and refine) 
  • Initiate the make or buy decision and take into account the scalability of the logistics solutions chosen 
  • Define solutions based on multiple scenario’s and develop business case 
  • Create a cross functional core team and align on project scope 
  • Develop a project plan and align with core team and steering committee 
  • Manage the schedule, budget, and cross functional team members to ensure completion of the project within the specified time frame 
  • Manage project budgets and expenditures, ensuring efficient use of resources 
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure timely and accurate execution. 
  • Understand the needs of all stakeholders and translate them in concrete actions. 
  • Manage time effectively, plan and prioritize in order to achieve the goals 
  • Lead the change management process. Use ethical persuasion to convince all stakeholders and to remove the barriers to change 
  • Monitor and report on project progress, identify and resolve issues as they arise. Identify lead-time constraints, and take corrective action to remedy any issues with project delivery. Ensure risk mitigation. 
  • Communicate with steering committees and stakeholders on project status (time, risk, budget), 
  • Ensure compliance with all laws, regulations, and best practices for safety and environmental concerns 
  • Manage procurement activities for logistics providers, negotiate contracts and rates with vendors and service providers
  • Coordinate with suppliers and subcontractors to ensure that tasks are completed on time and within budget 
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of a project 
  • Perform quality assurance checks on all logistics-related activities Secondary Tasks and responsibilities 
  • Ensure close collaboration with the P&T teams 
  • Develop and implement a governance structure/model to ensure a culture of continuous improvements and innovations throughout the whole network 
  • Improve customer satisfaction (key users / stakeholders), being essential to build trust and bring the organization efficiency and sustainability to the next level
  • Master degree (economics, sciences, …) required with a focus in logistics, supply chain, compliance and/or transportation preferred.. 
  • Lean Six Sigma certification is a plus, working knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean principles is required 
  • 5+ years of substantial direct functional experience in logistics 
  • Proven project management experience is required 
  • Proven experience in directing and strengthening logistic processes and procedure 
  • Experience working for a large, diverse multinational is preferred. Experience working in at least an international environment is required. 
  • Expertise in project and process management 
  • Knowledge of transportation processes, functioning of different transportation modes, available transportation solutions and transportation systems 
  • Understanding on market trends regarding digitalization and sustainable transport. 
  • Knowledge of following regulations: customs, transport, Dangerous Goods, Transboundary Waste Shipments. 
  • In-depth knowledge of transportation market and cost drivers
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement 
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus 
  • Excellent Microsoft office skills (PowerPoint, Excel, …) 
  • Prior experience with global transportation systems Non-Technical Profile Requirements 
  • Performance and result oriented, internal customer oriented, strives for continuous improvement 
  • Strong problem-solving skills and stress resistant
  • Analytical, lateral & conceptual thinking and decision making; 
  • Strong project and risk management skills 
  • Strong communicator and interpersonal impact (influencing and persuading) 
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Ability to work independently and with a team 
  • Proactive 
  • Exemplary behavior towards ethics and integrity
  • Een boeiende job met de nodige verantwoordelijkheid
  • Persoonlijke opvolging in je professionele bezigheden
  • De mogelijkheid om verder te groeien in je vakgebied
  • Een correct salaris aangevuld met extralegale voorwaarden (freelancers komen ook in aanmerking)
  • De kans om deel te nemen aan spraakmakende projecten


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Carine Joosen

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