Regional Operations & Warehousing LATAM, Manager

México, D.F., Estado de México
11 Aug 2016
29 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience in warehouse management? Do you have strong stakeholder management skills combined with excellent analytical skills and a project manager mind-set? Then our newly established role as a Regional Operations & Warehousing Manager might be your next career move...

Vestas Global Service - Supply Chain Operations (SCO) is responsible for delivering a world class spare parts delivery service to our wind turbine Service business units through an extensive supply chain network and global warehouse footprint. The Regional Operations & Warehousing Latam, Manager is responsible for running warehousing operations within Latin America, including both Vestas' and 3rd party warehouses. This position must ensure a safe operating environment and establish a strong safety culture to ensure no recordable injuries. Qualified candidates will have demonstrated ability of establishing and maintaining a high performing team within a complex and challenging environment.
The role will report to the Head of SCO Southern EMEA & Latam.

  • Manage team ensuring safety is first priority.
  • Implement and manage a network of 10 warehouses located across Latin America.
  • Monitor performance of 3rd Party warehousing
  • Ensure the warehouse operations is effective, productive and lean
  • Establish and keep operational budget including direct cost and investments.
  • Maintain inventory accuracy high and non-quality low.
  • Continuously evaluate risks to delivery, develop & implement mitigation plans
  • Report current performance and improvement initiatives to executive management and other key stakeholders
  • Ensure best practice sharing and continuous improvement within the region
  • Understand and translate company strategic targets and initiatives into daily work and employee performance objectives aiming at improving customer satisfaction, delivery performance and reducing cost.
  • Monitor, analyze and report on the warehouse delivery and operational performance of the Latam SCO unit based on the requirements in the business rules and operating level agreements.
  • Maintain periodic and formal governance with all required stakeholders to ensure a regular update of important activities, initiatives and daily management board KPIs
    Initiate and drive improvement plans to correct operational performance deviations towards specific KPI targets
  • Set and drive local Daily Management Boards and business rules alignment; drive and support performance follow-up

  • Bachelor degree in Supply Chain Management, Mechanical or Electrical
  • Engineering preferred
  • 5-7 yrs. experience in warehouse management
  • Experience implementing and maintaining daily management
  • Proficient at using analytical tools such as Excel/Access
  • Proficient at Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • 3 yrs. Using SAP in a warehouse environment (preferred to have multiple ERP experience)
  • Effective use of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen methodologies and tools
  • Demonstrated ability to Lead, Coach & Develop team
  • Excellent communication skills, team player, highly motivated self-starter, and can build relationships
  • Cross cultural insight and understanding
  • Open-minded and able to work in a team either as a team leader or team member and to arrange group work
  • Ability to establish cross functional relationships, decision making and matrix organizations
  • Proven ability to achieve high level results through continuous improvement methodology
  • Goal-oriented individual with a strong drive, who thrives on taking on responsibility and achieving results as part of a team
  • Proficient in Project Management software is a plus
  • Proficient communication in Spanish and English (written and orally). Portuguese is a plus.

What we offer
We offer you a versatile job in a forward-looking and professional team with a rapid pace and an informal environment.
We have emphasis on both developing professional and personal skills and we expect you to go an extra mile when this is needed to accomplish results.

Additional information
Primary work location is Mexico City, Mexico.
Travel is expected less than 25% of the time

By joining Vestas, you join the only global energy company dedicated 100% to wind energy. Together with our customers, we have installed more than 51.000 turbines in over 70 countries, and we remain committed to increase that number via our superior, cost-effective wind technologies, products and services.

Since Vestas was founded in 1979, Vestas has achieved a market-leading position with more than 60 GW of installed wind turbines or around 19% of total global capacity.

Every day, everyone at Vestas works to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader and the world's energy mix more sustainable - join us, and be part of ensuring a sustainable future for our planet.