Logistics Administrator,

Netherlands, Gelderland, Nijmegen

Business unit: Protective Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Perform a wide variety of key tasks at the heart of an advanced international supply chain
AkzoNobel’s Performance Coatings brands are popular with consumers and business users worldwide. Central to this success is a sophisticated and extensive supply chain, at the heart of which is our European Distribution Centre (EDC) in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Within this context, your mission in this role is to support the ongoing operation and service levels of the EDC. Thus you ensure that the requirements of the Customer Order Sales (COS) desks in France, Spain, Germany, Benelux and Eastern Europe are met, and that the OTIF performance of the EDC and the transport suppliers is in line with Service Level Agreements and company objectives.
Is this a challenge that matches your skills and ambitions?  Are you a highly organized and responsible team player who can focus on details while working within time constraints? Do you have substantial all round experience in terms of customer service and administration, w arehousing, transport and customs? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic, multinational and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the role of
Logistics Administrator
The role and its responsibilities
This vacancy has arisen following an increase in our workload. As such, it represents an outstanding opportunity to be part of a busy and forward thinking Supply Chain infrastructure. It is also an environment in which you are challenged to help us innovate so that we continuously improve our operations.
Reporting to the Senior Logistics Coordinator your core function is to ensure the continuity of supply of products to the end-user customer. Thus you communicate constantly with the COS desks, factories, EDC and transport companies as you create export documents (dispatch notes, DGNs, shipping invoices etc).
Further, you check and resolve system errors in a timely fashion to minimize any potential delays, and you update daily loading plans in connection with warehouse and freight forwarder requirements. You also ensure all inbound receipt are issues corrected in a timely manner, and you ensure all stock quarantine/pass adjustments are actioned quickly and accurately in both MfgPro and LSP systems.
At all times you ensure that all returns are handled within agreed timeframes. You also b ook courier and parcel services and p rovide MSDS and COO documents and issue as required.
In addition you support the invoicing process, ensuring that documentation is signed and distributed to the correct departments for payment on time. You also  carry out random checks to ensure invoices are correct and clearly marked, and you ensure all financial SRM processes are adhered to in a timely manner.
Further activities include truck safety audits and s upporting annual stocktakes.
At all times you maintain office H&S standards; including compliance with the Clear Desk Policy.
The position is based at our office in Nijmegen but you will travel occasionally to other AkzoNobel sites in the Netherlands.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 23, 2016

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Business unit

Protective Coatings

Sub business unit

Protective Coatings Operations

Job family

Distribution & Logistics

Hierarchy level

Entry Level

Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

To apply for this position you must possess the following attributes:
- A good standard of education;
- Good levels of IT skills including Excel/Word and MFGPro;
- Knowledge of export processes and the shipping of hazardous materials;
- A high level of written and spoken English and Dutch.
Application details
For further information, please contact Roy Tholen, Talent Resourcing Partner, +31 (0)88 0106789, option 2. Only online applications will be accepted, please go to, reference 1600063Y, or use the apply link.
An online assessment and pre-employment screening may form part of the selection procedure.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated