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Head of Distribution Center, region Karlovy Vary

Country/Region:  CZ

Frýdlant, Liberec Region , CZ, 464 01

Req ID 70067 | Frýdlant, Czech Republic, ZF Automotive Czech s.r.o


Join us as Head of Distribution Center, region Karlovy Vary!


The largest ZF Group distribution center in the Czech Republic is on the cusp of creation, and we're seeking an exceptional leader to spearhead its development, a logistics aficionado, and operational powerhouse.
We are looking for an individual who can thrive amidst the challenges of starting from scratch, adept at navigating international environments, and eager to champion a project of significance.
This opportunity offers the chance to shape the future of automotive distribution, establish processes, and foster a culture of excellence that resonates throughout the industry.

Join us on this journey of building something remarkable from the ground up.


What you can look forward to as Head of Distribution Center (m/f/d):


  • Foster a culture of innovation, accountability, and continuous learning within the team, encouraging professional growth and skill enhancement.
  • Strategize and execute recruitment efforts to acquire top talent, ensuring the team is adequately staffed with skilled individuals.
  • Meticulously manage and drive performance of the comprehensive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) framework
  • Apply and help enhance with the central team real-time monitoring and analysis of KPIs, allowing for proactive identification of areas for improvement and immediate response to deviations from performance benchmarks.
  • Develop comprehensive risk mitigation strategies and contingency plans to address potential disruptions in the supply chain or distribution processes.
  • Drive innovation initiatives, leveraging cutting-edge technology and automation where applicable to optimize warehouse processes and enhance overall efficiency.
  • Install a data-driven culture, leveraging analytics and key performance indicators (KPIs) to identify areas for improvement, enhance decision-making, and drive operational excellence.
  • Develop scalable operational models that allow for flexibility to adapt to market demands and business needs.


Your Profile as Head of Distribution Center (m/f/d): 


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business Management, or a related field; MBA or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Site Manager, preferably in leading large-scale distribution centers or logistics environments and strong knowledge of LEAN/Six Sigma
  • Excellent leadership skills, and communication skills at all levels with a proven ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams to achieve outstanding results.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, adept at identifying and addressing business risks and issues.
  • Strong technical capabilities for Warehousing material handling systems and Automation.
  • Fluency in both Czech and English (written and verbal); proficiency in German is considered a strong advantage.
  • Willingness to travel as needed, both domestically and internationally (10% - 15% within Europe).
  • Basic knowledge of Czech labor laws, regulations, and business practices preferred.


Why you should choose ZF:


  • Working in dynamic team in a globally active organization in Czechia
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Performance and annual bonuses, anniversary reward
  • Competitive compensation and benefits (Employer's contribution to supplementary pension insurance)
  • 5 weeks of holiday, flexible working hours
  • Language courses, external training
  • Subsidized lunches, Cafeteria - regular monthly allowance


Be part of our ZF team as Head of Distribution Center, region Karlovy Vary and apply now!


Kateřina Švarcová

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