Manager Supply Chain

Wabtec Corporation

Ede, Netherlands


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

As Manager Supply Chain you are responsible for creating the most effective and efficient chain of goods and services from the supplier to the customer or end consumer within our company. You are continuously analyzing and improving related (planning) processes whereby the stock within our company should be kept as low as possible. All this on the condition that the demand of the customers of the company can be met at all times. Some of your tasks are:

  • Predicting future demand as accurately as possible

  • Drawing up and monitoring short- and medium-term production and purchasing plans

  • Optimizing the cooperation between procurement, operations, planning and logistics

  • Analyzing and optimizing processes and system design

  • Preparation of reports related to performance (with or with recommendations)

  • Maintaining relationships with external service providers in the field of transport and storage

  • Manage improvement projects on Lean, digital operations and guarantee the deliverables of

  • those projects

  • Managing your team with 2 Plant Buyers, 3 Operational Buyers and 2 Production planners. Also the Manager Warehousing & Logistics reports directly to you, with approximately 20 employees in his scope.

Skills and education

  • 5 years of relevant work experience with logistics, operational and/or other processes

  • relevant to supply chain management, supplemented by a logistical, economic or business

  • education like Business administration or Supply Chain Management

  • Factual knowledge and experience in the fields of Lean, Digital Industry

  • Improvement/Change and Project management;

  • Proven records in a High Mix /Low volume Supply Chain environment

  • Ability to develop and stimulate people and team leadership skills

  • Pragmatic, proactive and customer-oriented work style

  • Flexible attitude to respond to changing situations and environments

Reporting line

You report to the Operations Manager and you are part of the Operational Management Team.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.