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China Logistics Manager

ALPLA (China) Technologies Co., Ltd. / Shanghai / China / Logistics

Your responsibilities

Main Purpose:

-Responsible for regional logistics with the aim of reaching operational excellence

-Single point of contact between corporate and region

-Ensure that standardized logistics processes are applied within the region

-Identify areas of improvement within logistics at ALPLA and continuously search for solutions and optimizations

Main Tasks

-Implement and train corporate standard logistics processes and know how in all below mentioned areas and assure their sustainable and compliant application within the region:

-Order management o Drive forward electronic data interchange processes for forecasts and orders from the customer to the ALPLAPROD system in collaboration with the local IT to ensure a proper order / planing process


o Short term: Assure consistent methodology in local planning (machine scheduling, optimization of production lots, production sequences)

o Mid term: Monthly rolling Master Production Schedule for region to identify temporary bottle necks/machinery demand and to organize material supply

o Long term: Forecast Management based on machine and equipment occupation in cooperation with divison or business units and sales to identify future bottle necks/machinery demand


o Usage of ALPLA standard processes for inventory control, inbound, outbound and internal transfer processes

o Warehouse layout optimization

o Warehouse flow optimization

o Purchase, usage and installation of warehousing equipment (racking systems and forklifts)


o Periodical freight tenders (at least every 2nd year) together with purchasing

o Optimization of transport capacity utilization

o Reduction of transport losses due to express deliveries, not full return freights,…

-Secondary packaging management

o Standardization and optimization of secondary packaging follow up (increasing cycle times and speed , continuous follow up of multiusage packaging material flow to and from the customer to the ALPLA plants)

o Usage of correct packaging concerning total cost of ownership (handling, storage, purchasing price, rotations, transport, quality)

-Identify areas of improvement within logistics at ALPLA and continuously search for solutions and optimizations in collaboration with Corporate Logistics and the Regional Management.

-Closely cooperate with various customers in regards to all logistics topics in the respective region especially concerning optimizing supply chain and communication with the customer

-Functional consultant during the recruitment process concerning local logistics positions

-Develop and implement strategies on how to achieve logistics targets in collaboration with corporate and regional management

-Set priorities for the implementation of logistics processes and tools

-Evaluate key performance indicators such as stock turnover, packaging costs, transport costs, external warehouse costs,…

-Control process quality of logistics standard processes (evaluated with audits)

-Special calculations and scenario analysis of critical incidents

-Hands on mentality in case of operational problems with high urgency

-Execute logistics optimization project in cooperation with local production facilities

Your competencies and qualifications

-Technical or economical university degree (preferably with specialization in logistics)

-5 or more years of experience in a related field (preferably within the manufacturing industry)

-Leadership competences and experience proven track of leading people

-Sound understanding of financial correlations

-Ability to analyze trends and take countermeasures

-Advanced MS Excel skills

-Excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as ability to motivate people

-Ability to explain technical details in a simple, understandable way

-High flexibility and willingness to travel (30-50%)

-Self-dependent and hands-on working style

Contact person
Sarah Yang, Human Resources

ALPLA (China) Technologies Co., Ltd.
28 Zihai Road, Zizhu National Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone Minhang Shanghai, 200241 Shanghai, China
T +(86)021-24036096,

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