Head of Supply Chain

Head of Supply Chain

  • Operations
  • Consumer
  • Amsterdam
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience
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Raising $240 million within the first six months is a remarkable achievement, to say the least. Meet Flink, a Berlin-founded start-up that pulled it off. The grocery delivery service delivers groceries within 10 minutes at supermarket prices, and is growing rapidly. The Head of Supply Chain designs, implements and executes a winning supply chain strategy for Flink in the Benelux. 

About Flink

Those Sunday mornings in bed where you are craving an omelette and fresh juice, which unfortunately both are nowhere to be found in the fridge. Instead of the ‘hassle’ of having to go to the nearby (or not so nearby) supermarket, you simply open your Flink app and order eggs and orange juice – for supermarket prices, including a small delivery fee. Even before the commercial break is over the doorbell rings: your delivery has arrived!

This scenario would have been completely unthinkable a few years ago. Amongst other things, technology and the COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike in the emergence of the on-demand grocery delivery industry. Multiple startups rose to the challenge and started operating their delivery services. One of them is Flink, founded in December 2020 by three German entrepreneurs. These past few months the Berlin-based start-up has launched more than 50 delivery hubs in 18 cities, reaching more than three million customers directly. The company recently raised $240 million Series A financing and is thereby on track to become the fastest Unicorn in Europe. Funds are used to fuel roll-out efforts throughout the Benelux region, Germany and France. An extraordinary achievement considering the company only launched six months ago.

Quick, quicker, quickest
Flink means ‘quick’ in German. That moniker doesn’t only apply to the ten-minute time slot the company claims to deliver upon, but also to the impressive pace in which the start-up is rolling out new fulfillment hubs: a new one is opening up every two days. From these hubs, Flink delivers a selection of >2,000 high-quality products to consumer’s homes as soon – ‘flink’ – and as sustainable as possible: on electric bikes and using packaging that can be recycled.

At present, Flink launched eight hubs in the Netherlands: in Amsterdam, Tilburg, The Hague, Haarlem, Utrecht and in Delft – and counting. Working from the office in Amsterdam, the Head of Supply Chain will join a young and driven team and facilitate the ambitious growth plans Flink has set out to realize.

Vacancy: Head of Supply Chain

The Head of Supply Chain manages the flow of goods from suppliers to Flink’s hubs. In charge of developing, implementing and executing the supply chain strategy, the Head of Supply Chain plays a key role in further shaping and facilitating the start-up’s highly ambitions growth goals in the Benelux.

The supply chain strategy comes up with relevant and clear KPIs, which they continuously monitor and optimize. Also, the Head of Supply Chain manages the operational budget for labour, equipment and improvement investments. As is expected in a dynamic and extremely fast-growing start-up like Flink, the Head of Supply Chain drives ongoing improvement across quality, efficiency and costs. All the while, they develop, mentor and train a solid Supply Chain team, which the Head of Supply Chain manages in a coaching and uplifting manner.

The ideal candidate is an ambitious teamplayer who is eager to join one of the fastest growing, best funded European startups. Someone who has earned their first stripes as a project manager, warehouse manager or logistics manager in the field of supply chain management, consulting or logistics. Solid project management and conceptual skills, an analytical mindset and a creative, problem-solving working manner are indispensable to get the job done. Lastly, a hands-on mentality is necessary to harmonize strategic thinking with operational tasks.

 

Interested?

Flink works with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
Contact Annelijn Nijhuis at
annelijn.nijhuis@topofminds.com to express your interest. 

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