Senior Operations Associate

Senior Operations Associate

  • Operations
  • Consumer
  • Amsterdam
  • Vanaf 4 jaar werkervaring
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  • 4 years’ experience in logistics or operations
  • Knowledge of warehouse operations, and warehouse and transport management systems (WMS & TMS)
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and in writing

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Stanley, the iconic water jug ​​brand, has seen a significant boost in popularity and double-digit growth in the past two years. Known for its high-quality, sustainable drink containers, Stanley is headquartered in Seattle, and has additional offices worldwide. They anticipate further rapid growth in Europe, and the Amsterdam team is expanding with an ambitious Senior Operations Associate.

About Stanley

Established in 1913, Stanley carved its own market niche with its iconic green stainless-steel thermos. By 2020, the brand had cemented its reputation, and has since transformed into a trailblazer within the global food and beverage industry. This is marked by an impressive doubling of their sales in the last two years, which has positioned and validated Stanley as an industry leader. Navigating its recent popularity surge, the company has honed its key strengths: innovation, and a commitment to sustainability.

The company remains an industry leader by launching inventive products and developing meaningful connections with a growing, global consumer base. Their recent product lineup features vibrant and colorful designs, and is resonating very well with a younger demographic.

Renowned for its superior food and beverage containers, Stanley operates under the umbrella of HAVI, a leading sustainable and data-driven supply chain management firm with a global footprint. It employs over 10,000 people across more than one hundred countries. And Stanley’s small commercial team in Amsterdam supports its operations next to additional offices in locations worldwide, including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Rio de Janeiro, Cariacica, Manaus, and Manila.

Stanley is poised for ongoing growth in projected sales as well as SKU complexity and volume, especially in the direct-to-consumer (D2C) sector. This creates certain additional logistics and operations challenges. In response, Stanley is expanding its team with a Senior Operations Associate. This new position will manage the complexities of scaling Stanley’s D2C logistics, ensure operational excellence, and proactively manage inventory in a rapidly growing market environment.

Vacancy: Senior Operations Associate

The new Senior Operations Associate will be a key member of Stanley’s EMEA Logistics organization. Their overall goal will be to analyze and optimize the EMEA logistics — while making the operations and inventory processes more data-driven.

“Looking at our EMEA business, we are doing quite well. However, we need to do better. We want to understand all the numbers, work data-driven, and be more in control. This way, we can challenge our internal and external auditors, and work with all our partners to improve together.” – José Maria Bayo, Logistics Manager EMEA of Stanley 

The Senior Operations Associate will oversee and improve the team’s day-to-day control of outsourced warehousing and distribution operations. They will optimize transportation routes, reduce transportation costs, minimize damages and replacement costs, and improve operational performance efficiency through standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Next to strategic thinking and maintaining a bird’s eye view, this role also requires a hands-on mentality. The Senior Operations Associate will visit warehouses, make physical stock counts, and work with the warehouse controllers. This means regular travel to the warehouse near London, and the two warehouses in Venray, NL.

The new Senior Operations Associate will report directly to José Maria Bayo, Logistics Manager of EMEA. They will collaborate with US counterparts, such as the Inventory Manager and the Data Scientist. The role requires clear communications, networking, and stakeholder management skills, to foster collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, and working closely with Sales, Marketing, and E-commerce teams, with a focus on third-party logistics.

“Even though we are a company with more than one hundred years of history, our rapid growth makes for an energetic start-up culture, where things move very fast. Every month, we face new challenges and opportunities with quite a small team. Therefore, this role needs to be able to make a significant impact.” – José Maria Bayo, Logistics Manager EMEA of Stanley 

This position is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven professional with a track record in logistics or operations. It offers the chance to truly make their mark on a fast-growing company, in an exciting growth and expansion phase.


Stanley is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Emma de Wit at


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