operations manager

rasmus mejlgaard, randstad danmark
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vejle, syddanmark
HR & ledelse


Rasmus Mejlgaard
+45 44123222


On behalf of our client HAVI Logistics, Randstad is looking for an Operations Manager to be in charge of all operations regarding logistics in Denmark. You will become a part of an international organization playing a key role in the development of the Danish logistic setup.
Are you passionate about supply chain? Do you have a holistic approach, and do you thrive working with end-to-end planning for multiple areas in a strongly operational environment, adding a strategic focus ? Does it spark your interest to work in an organization focused on continuous improvement and delivering on promises to customers, colleagues and the community?
Look no further. Come and reimagine supply chain with us!

The opportunity

In brief – you are going to develop the next operational phase of HAVI Denmark.
As the Operations Manager, you will steer the company’s continuous efforts to deliver their promise of market leading quality as well as drive their efforts towards new and innovative ways of working.
You will be given the opportunity to structure the approach taken and to develop the foundation for the continuous operational growth of HAVI. Your priority will be to sustain the current level of performance and build up the ability to expand and increase the level of quality.

HAVI Denmark

HAVI Denmark provides logistics end-to-end services for customers in the food industry. As part of the HAVI Group, with operations in over 100 countries, they belong to the logistics business area and is a part of Region West Europe.
Their largest customer is McDonalds. Of course, being a supplier to the world's largest restaurant chain places even higher demands. The right product must be in the right place at the right time, while quality and food safety must always be the highest possible.
HAVI Denmark has continuously grown through existing and new customers. They pride themselves in growing through and with their partners’ successes, through executing their mission to “Deliver the Promise” of exceptional service and quality.
Their goal is to constantly strive for 100% customer satisfaction and work closely with their customers to contribute to their success. This requires that they constantly develop and improve their services and today they have a broad portfolio of services. Therefore, they have gradually expanded and have become a partner to some of the world's strongest brands such as Dominos, KFC, Sunset Boulevard, Espresso House, Sticks n’ Sushi, Jensens Bøfhus and many others.

The role and responsibilities

The Operations Manager is a key member of the Management Team. As responsible for all operations-related activities (Transport, Warehouse, and Customer Service (POC)), the Operations Manager ensures that all tasks are performed in line with the company’s targets, culture, policies, management systems and instructions as well as effective laws and regulations.
You will head the Operations organization, consisting of close to 100 people, distributed between their two DCs.
Reporting to you, the Transport and Warehouse Managers are each responsible for the overall areas and DC subfunctions. Also reporting to you is the Customer Service team, headed by the Customer Service Team Lead.

Overall, you will be responsible for

- Owning and executing the operational strategy, as well as providing operational insights to developing future strategic initiatives for both the Operations department and HAVI Denmark
- Connecting functional strategy and operational plans to create recognizable drivers from “top to bottom”
- Budgets and results for all Operations elements
- Ensuring a positive physical and psychosocial work environment
- Monitoring and reviewing internal control processes, routines, and policy fulfilment
- Functioning as the daily manager for DC Vejle
- Nurturing and developing existing customer and supplier relations
- Operational planning, providing decision bases for and exploring avenues of increased services for existing and potential customers

Who are you?

To succeed in this role, you must be a leader with an eye for operationalizing purpose and providing direction, you are driven by a structured development mindset and you utilize the competencies around you to achieve solutions. You are an attentive listener with a structured mindset, ready to drive success through and in cooperation with your colleagues. Finally, you thrive with complexity, where your analytical and investigative nature allows you to communicate both technically and strategically.

Your background:
-An education within e.g. Supply Chain or Commerce
-Documented experience and results from operational positions in an international company
-Substantial budgeting experience and business acumen


At HAVI, they value diversity, and they want their company to reflect the diversity of the community. They therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of background.
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and the position will be filled when the right candidate is found.

About Randstad

At Randstad, we support people and organizations in realizing their true potential. We do this by combining the power of today’s technology with our passion for people. We call it Human Forward.

Randstad DK is part of the international Randstad Group, which is the global leader in HR services. With more than 4,700 offices in 38 countries, we are providing work to more than 650,000 people every day.

In Denmark, we are among the leading temp and recruitment agencies with branches in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Kolding. A position we have achieved due to our expertise in matching qualified candidates with the right job opportunities.