Head of Supply Chain (w/m/i)


Ratingen, DE



An introduction to Etex


At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.


We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!


Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Job Title: Head of Supply Chain

Location: Ratingen, Germany  - we embrace flexibility and hybrid working

Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Benefits



The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Etex as Head of Supply Chain (SC) supporting our plants in Germany as well as having overall responsibility for supply chain including Planning, Material Scheduling, Distribution, and Warehouse Management.


Key Accountabilities

  • Drive all Supply Chain planning activities including resource management to meet customer demand
  • Enhance material flow and optimise inventory (storage points, distribution strategy)
  • Communicate and lead execution of the Divisional SC Strategy
  • Drive the safety culture and performance in Warehouse and Logistics area
  • Lead change management and SC transformation across Germany
  • Lead the Customer Services organisation and drive exceptional customers service
  • Manage and coordinate the deployment and continuous improvement of planning and execution of supply chain processes
  • Drive best practices and ensure compliance, SC policies, and governance are followed and aligned with overall Etex Supply Chain principles


Skills and Experience

  • Proficient with ERP Planning, Material Scheduling, Distribution, and Warehouse Management
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding, and experience of the end-to-end supply chain processes within a high-volume manufacturing / industrial environment
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and influence key stakeholders
  • The ability to drive transformation and to work in a matrix organization across several countries
  • Experience in transformation and change management projects
  • Strong analytical and presenting skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Bachelor’s degree (desired).
  • APICS CPIM certified or equivalent (desired)


Our Offer


  • Compensation: Attractive, performance-oriented salary package
  • Holidays: 30 days holiday entitlement including company holidays over Christmas/New Year
  • Mobility: Company car also for private use
  • Perspectives: Training and further education opportunities (e.g. via our internal learning platform) as well as interesting career prospects in the global Etex Group
  • Benefits: Freely selectable, tax-free salary conversion options and benefits, such as the possibility of e-bike leasing or leasing of IT equipment for private use




Our Social Responsibilities 


Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry.


Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.


We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity


We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work.


If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.


Good luck with your application


As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.