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International Transport and Planning Manager

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Rijswijk
  • Hybrid
  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis
  • Rijswijk
  • Hybrid

Are you ready to take the lead in shaping global transport and logistics strategies for a company committed to making a positive environmental impact?

The role
In this role you will collaborate closely with International Transport and Planning Managers across Europe, Sales & Operations Team and asset management to drive the execution of transport and planning strategies. Your responsibilities include overseeing a dedicated and multicultural onsite team, ensuring task clarity, prioritizing execution, coaching for optimal performance, and managing budgets while adhering to SHEQ policies and legislation.

Regarding the transport execution, you will focus on crafting and overseeing transport plans for a streamlined and efficient transportation process. You'll engage in daily operational reporting, collaborative planning with transport organizers, and effective communication with transport procurement to address issues with transporters.

Your expertise will extend to operational network and international transport planning, aligning plans with cost and service level expectations. This involves managing cross-regional plans, coordinating central and local organizations, and conducting continuous performance analysis for improvement.

Beyond these core responsibilities, you'll play a vital role in coordinating supply chain projects at the divisional level. This entails implementing operational plans, fostering collaboration between central and local organizations, lead the development of our IT landscape to ensure the translation from Tactical to Operational Planning and providing management information to the International Operations Manager.

Do you want to be our collaborative force in coordinating supply chain projects between central and local organizations?

Continuous evaluation of forecast quality and master data to optimize planning efficiency will be a key aspect of your role. You'll conduct forecast reviews, actual evaluations, and contribute insights to budget and forecast updates, ensuring efficient planning that aligns with customer needs, KPI’s and optimizes costs.

In our fast-paced environment, you'll also be hands-on, ready to step in when needed, whether it's assisting with daily operations or checking forecast data to support your team.

Skills & Requirements


This is a key position in our organization where you need to manage various stakeholder and lots of real-time-data from different departments. Therefore, you have a proven track record in stakeholder management. Furthermore, you know how to manage and analyze lots of data and can interpret the data to align transport and logistics initiatives with organizational objectives. Moreover, you have excellent communication skills, a good understanding of transport and logistics, and a strategic mindset.


  • You have at least a higher professional education (HBO/Bachelor) level of working and thinking.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of working experience in a related environment (e.g. international freight forwarding or supply or demand cross regional challenges).
  • Proficient IT skills, specifically in Microsoft Excel and SAP, and able to work on projects with a high IT component.
  • You are willing to travel up to 15% of your time.
  • You have proficiency in English, spoken and written. An additional language is beneficial preferably (e.g., Dutch, German, Spanish or French).

Our offer
This position at Euro Pool System offers you a lot of freedom and room for your own input. In addition to these elements, we also offer you:

  • A competitive salary.
  • 25 vacation days per year (based on fulltime employment).
  • Working on circular solutions within an enthusiastic and ambitious transport and logistics team.
  • Good pension scheme.
  • Possibility to explore Europe on business trips.

About the company

Euro Pool Group (EPG) consists of two divisions: Euro Pool System (EPS) and La Palette Rouge (LPR), each with their own expertise in the field of pooling packaging solutions. Together, we are the largest logistics service provider of reusable standard packaging in Europe.

By sharing the benefits of our reusable packaging solutions with our customers and stakeholders, we contribute to the transition towards a circular economy. Our essential role in the fresh fruit and vegetable supply chain makes it a familiar sight in supermarkets and various retail outlets in Europe. With a strong focus on sustainability and IT developments, Euro Pool Group's circular supply chain solutions play a pivotal role in reducing environmental impact and creating a greener future for the industry.

Euro Pool System has approximately 800 employees and 71 service centers in 18 countries, we serve customers in 27 countries with supply chain solutions, handling c. 1.3 billion crate movements per year. Our annual net turnover in Europe is approximately €500 million. Visit our website www.europoolsystem.com for more information.

Together, we can shape a circular supply chain for a better future!

Euro Pool Group takes full responsibility for our actions and decisions. As part of our selection process, a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required upon acceptance of the job offer (costs will be reimbursed).

Let's shape a sustainable future together. Apply now!

We invite both internal and external applicants for this position, with internal candidates being given priority in case of equal suitability.

Viktor Verloop | Contact Person

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Euro Pool System

Rijswijk | Hybrid
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