Head of In-Life Operations

Head of In-Life Operations

  • Operations
  • Industrial
  • Amsterdam
  • Vanaf 7 jaar werkervaring
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  • About 7 years of work experience
  • Background in Logistics or Operations
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
  • Stakeholder management
  • Experience in an international environment
  • Team leadership

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ALD Automotive | LeasePlan is a global cars-as-a-service leader. Active in sixty countries, the leasing company also facilitates last-mile delivery for an international e-commerce giant. The Head of In-Life Operations leads this partnership’s European operations and coordinates country organizations, suppliers, delivery partners, and the client’s senior management.

About ALD Automotive | Lease Plan

ALD Automotive | LeasePlan provides full-service leasing, flexible subscription services, fleet management services, and multi-mobility solutions to customers of all sizes, from large corporates, SMEs, and professionals, to private individuals. With 15,700 employees and more than sixty years of experience, they have extensive geographical coverage with a direct presence in forty-four countries. In addition, they’re active in sixteen more countries through commercial alliances, including a strategic alliance with Wheels in North America. 

ALD Automotive | LeasePlan’s expertise has been developed through a pioneering white label partnership program. And they’ve expanded their customer base through diversified distribution channels. This strategy has enabled the leasing company to develop partnerships with more than two hundred car manufacturers, banks and insurers, energy suppliers, and mobility platforms. ALD Automotive | LeasePlan helps its partners diversify their mobility offerings, from operational leasing to fully integrated digital leasing options, which further extends their reach of mobility expertise and services.

Vacancy: Head of In-Life Operations

The Head of In-Life Operations will support the strategic growth of last-mile delivery activities for their large, global e-commerce client. They will join the team that’s responsible for the program’s operational performance in European markets, and oversee an expanding fleet that will grow to more than fifty thousand vehicles. This includes managing the in-life operations side of this partnership and leading operations teams across countries. This way they can assure fleet utilization of at least ninety-five percent, and maximize fleet performance during peak periods, such as during the Christmas season.

In terms of scope and impact, working with our global e-commerce partner is very inspirational. However, being the best is just the starting point. To thrive in this highly demanding and complex environment, the Head of In-Life Operations should be resilient, result-oriented, and able to drive initiatives that will support optimizing fleet utilization. ” – Coen Bleijendaal, Director and Global Program Leader of ALD Automotive | LeasePlan 

The Head of In-Life Operations will join the Global Commerce team. They serve a global e-commerce leader, with more than twenty people in the central team and about 120 Fleet Operations Managers and other professionals in other countries.

ALD Automotive | LeasePlan is the process coordinator that ensures the fleet’s global availability by managing an intricate network of suppliers and delivery service providers. This includes planned and reactive maintenance, off road and accident management, and recalls. This vital role will lead a team of central and local specialists to ensure availability and adherence to client deliverables. Up to half of their time will be spent traveling to the countries to troubleshoot, meet with the client, and provide hands-on support and guidance.

Managing a fleet and stakeholder context of this size requires expert logistic and operational capabilities. Additionally, the Head of In-Life Operations will drive operational excellence and efficiency improvements, such as digital solutions, proactive fleet management, and customer data. They need to strike an ideal balance between prioritizing and implementing new ideas – from the client and their own teams – and keep the European operation running according to specs. Which means they’ll need to leverage their solid people management skills. They will also manage the relationship between ALD Automotive | LeasePlan, its suppliers, and client’s senior managers and successfully develop relationships with local country management to effectively steer and influence them.

This role is a perfect fit for a senior operational expert with a process mindset and a talent for stakeholder management. The Head of In-Life Operations will work on a highly strategic and complex client program with scale-up dynamics: the number of vehicles, countries, delivery partners, suppliers, and team members will continue to grow fast. The result is a complex puzzle that combines rapid expansion, strategic improvements, and flawless day-to-day operations.



ALD Automotive | LeasePlan is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact
Vivian den Dekker at vivian.dendekker@topofminds.com .



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