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ID:  536049

Amsterdam, NL

Operations Manager

CEVA Logistics provides global supply chain solutions to connect people, products and providers all around the world. Present in 170 countries and with more than 110,000 employees spread over 1,300 sites, we are well on our way to achieving our vision: to be a Top 5 global 3PL.

We believe that our employees are the key to our success. We want to engage and empower our diverse, global team to co-create value with our customers through our solutions in contract logistics and air, ocean, ground, and finished vehicle transport. That is why CEVA Logistics offers a dynamic and exceptional work environment that fosters personal growth, innovation, and continuous improvement.

DARE TO GROW! Join CEVA Logistics, and you will be part of a team that values imagination, encourages boldness and exemplarity, and is committed to excellence in everything we do. Join us in our mission to shape the future of global logistics as we become a global leader in the logistics industry. As we continue growing at a fast pace, will you “Dare to Grow” with us?



We are looking for an Operations Manager for our contract logistics operations in Zaandam. The site stores and distributes car parts for 14 different car brands including premium brands. The inventory exists of bolts, engines, tires, body shop parts and much more. It is our daily and long-term goal to make sure that, with our team, we store these different sizes of items the best way we can, and make sure that it will be delivered within the agreed time frames with our customers. For us it's important that we always make sure that we deliver on time, deliver the highest quality with satisfied employees. 


As an Operations Manager you ensure that both internal and external customer KPI expectations are met or exceeded. You will be responsible for overseeing the logistics and distribution processes for our customers Stellantis & You and Distrigo. You distribute, coordinate and monitor the daily and weekly activities of your team by adapting the human and material resources for optimal productivity and profitability, while ensuring service, quality and health and safety standards.


You will work closely together with colleagues form our two other sites in Hoogeveen and Waalwijk. In the position of Operations Manager, you report directly to the Site Manager, who is responsible for all three sites in Waalwijk, Hoogeveen and Zaandam.




You will be responsible for: 

  • Plan and manage supervisory staff ensuring maximum efficiency and flexibility to respond to operational needs of the customers;
  • Review customer service levels with the Site Manager against SLAs/KPIs;
  • Ensure that KPI’s are maintained and actively incorporated into the business activity;
  • Agree, monitor and recommend changes to current operational processes to reflect the actual operation;
  • Support the Site Manager in maintaining close relationships with designated customers; 
  • Establish clear and precise instructions to perform operations, setting individual targets and appraising each individual accordingly to set goals. Actively managing performance and conduct matters without delay;
  • Applies and enforces Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental regulations and processes on a day to day basis;
  • Coach and mentor appropriate team members to ensure continuous improvement; passing on all expertise and information to teams when needed and solve discrepancies when required.  Understanding employees’ strengths and areas for improvement. 




We are seeking a proactive, ambitious professional who works independently and has a strong sense of responsibility. You are socially adept, have strong communication skills, and can lead a team of people effectively. You are flexible in your approach to meeting the diverse needs of your team to achieve desired results. Additionally, you are resilient to stress and prioritize a mindset of continuous improvement. You excel at maintaining a holistic view within a dynamic environment. You understand the needs of our customers and can respond promptly with your team. Key requirements include:


  • You have completed a bachelor's degree;
  • At least 3 years of successful managerial experience in a logistics environment;
  • Demonstrable experience in coaching and developing leaders;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Fluent proficiency in both Dutch and English languages. 




At CEVA Logistics, there are plenty of opportunities to bring out the best in yourself and your career. In addition to a dynamic environment where we achieve our goals together at a high pace and in a results-oriented manner, we offer a position that allows for enjoyment and connection. This role can be the first step in a broad career path within our organization. The possibilities to forge your own path are endless!


We also offer:


  • A competitive salary ranging from €4.158,68 to € 5.730,58 gross per month (depending on qualifications and experience);
  • A one-year contract with the possibility of a permanent position;
  • 25 vacation days, 5 ADV (Additional Decentralized Vacation) days, and the option to buy or sell extra leave;
  • A profit-sharing scheme of up to 3% based on positive company results;
  • A good pension plan, 8% holiday allowance and reimbursement of travel expenses;
  • The option to take out collective (health) insurance with a discount;
  • A very friendly and informal working atmosphere, with short lines of communication and a sense of being part of a larger whole;
  • Many opportunities for personal development and growth within the organization.




At CEVA Logistics, our people are the heartbeat of the organization, our strength. Within our international organization, we work for our favorite brands such as, Zalando, and de Bijenkorf. We are constantly innovating and giving you the space to bring out the best in yourself. Together, we grow! We provide a work environment that values integrity and trust that you are resourceful, work with an entrepreneurial spirit, and pioneer with creative ideas. Collaboration and respect for each other are essential in our organization, and a positive atmosphere is the foundation.




Become a part of The Heartbeat Of Logistic Services. Challenge yourself and shape your future at CEVA eCommerce Logistics!

Apply directly via the button or contact Mariska Fleuren, Sr. Corporate Recruiter, at phone number: +31 6 155 67 189 (also available on WhatsApp) or mail to


Recruitment agencies; we prefer to find our own employees. If we need your assistance in the future, we know where to find you.



As a global organization, and as part of the CMA CGM Group, diversity is critical to our business success; only when we can reflect the cultures, languages, behaviors and local knowledge of our customers, we can succeed. By employing people with different experiences and abilities, we expand our knowledge and increase our creativity and innovation. 

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