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Distribution Area Lead

Operations & Supply chain

🥜 In a nutshell

As a Distribution Area Lead your mission is to improve operational performance at multiple Hub locations in the Netherlands together with the teams on location. As part of the distribution team, you will coach Hub Leads to grow personally and improve the daily operations with regard to safety, customer experience, process efficiency and team well-being at their Hub.

You may wonder what exactly happens at a Hub. No worries, we'll explain! Our groceries are collected at one of our Fulfilment Centers and then shipped to one of our Hubs by truck. We currently have 60+ Hubs in the Netherlands. At the Hub, our team leads unload the groceries from the truck and place them in one of our electric Picnic vehicles (EPVs). From there, the Runners drive to our customers and deliver the groceries to their doorstep. A Hub is about 1500-2000 m2 big and works with a team of 30 to 200 Runners.

Curious about what Picnic's Supply Chain looks like? Then watch this video.

🎯 What you'll do

As Distribution Area Lead, you spot, mentor, and grow today’s and tomorrow’s leaders of our operations at different Hubs. You support our talented pool of Runners, Runner+'s (team leaders), and Hub Leads (location managers) to meet our challenging targets for safety, quality of service and efficiency. To do so, you identify key factors for growth and customer experience, translate feedback to concrete actions, and guide teams from zero to a hundred percent to prepare them for success. You are at the core of distribution operation, understanding all underlying strategies, systems, logistic processes, and equipment. You get the responsibility to coach and support various Hubs and will travel frequently between these locations to see how the Hub and the Hub Leads are doing. When you’re not at a Hub you work from our Amsterdam office or from home.

You are a natural team player and a leader who loves to motivate and inspire large groups of people. You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You are always looking for ways to optimize processes, and you are data-driven in your approach. We do not exclusively look for people with retail or supply chain experience. Instead, we seek people with the curiosity of a student, the mindset of a generalist, and the creativity of an entrepreneur to be able to design the retail industry of the future. Since we grow massively each year, everyone within Picnic needs to be able to venture into unknown territories. If you thrive in such an environment and if you meet the requirements, Picnic is the right place for you!

⭐ About you

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Interested, but not completely ready to apply? E-mail your questions and preferably also your CV to recruiter Merel

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