Head of Business Transformation & IT

Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Future vision and IT excellence. An opportunity for a true leader to drive change and growth across a complex logistics landscape

Thermotraffic is renowned for its global expertise in providing tailored solutions and complex services for temperature-controlled logistics, primarily for the food industry. This demands an advanced IT capability, along with the vision and flexibility to apply that capability to our business’s digital and customer-focused transformation. Do you have the talent and experience to make this happen as the Head of Business Transformation & IT? Can you anticipate the needs of our customers? Are you a leader who can inspire a dedicated team of IT professionals? If the answer is ‘Yes’, find out more about a role that offers a high-profile platform on which to fulfil your ambitions and ours.

A large and international structure

Thermotraffic is a 100% subsidiary of the Nichirei Corporation. We work closely with other members of the Nichirei group such as Norish and Kevin Hancock Ltd to offer a seamless, end-to-end multi-temperature warehousing and logistics chain. In doing so we provide services to importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors. You will therefore be working within a substantial and proven organization that offers all the resources necessary to do your job to the best of your ability.

An exciting opportunity to shape the future of a forward-thinking company

As the Head of Business Transformation & IT you perform two critical functions.

Firstly, as Head of Business Transformation, you envisage and oversee large-scale changes within our organisation, building a new Business Transformation capability and working with a variety of stakeholders to implement new strategies, processes and technologies.

This requires you to look holistically at business processes to ensure continuous improvement and transformation for business operations involving road transportation, cold storage, and import and export handling in the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. Within this process, you are responsible for redesigning and implementing end-to-end operational processes from quote, booking, collection and delivery and invoicing to achieve and sustain operational excellence.

Secondly, as Head of IT, you lead a team of four dedicated IT professionals, ensuring the technical capabilities for success and growth by managing and developing the IT function, including IT innovation, security and governance.

Detailed tasks include:

  • Investigating and developing a blueprint of current work processes and identifying focus areas for process re-design including digitalization and automation opportunities;
  • Performing gap analysis on the business’s IT technology and the IT team, making recommendations for change or transformation;
  • Harmonizing, optimizing and standardizing the IT landscape and business IT processes including communication tools;
  • Establishing relevant performance metrics to measure progress against goals;
  • Training and coaching employees on new business processes, tools, and systems;
  • Developing and implementing change management plans to help employees.

At all times you collaborate with process owners to facilitate the design, documentation, testing and embedding of all changes in a transparent and controlled manner. At the same time, you facilitate sound problem-solving and decision-making through the engagement of key stakeholders.

The Thermotraffic offer

The role of Head of Business Transformation & IT at Thermotraffic is an important function and key to the future success of our company. You will operate within an open and friendly working environment and enjoy the freedom to develop personally and professionally. The position is located at our busy headquarters in Rotterdam, and you report directly to the Managing Director.

You will also benefit from:

  • Market competitive salary;
  • 28 days of annual leave;
  • Company pension plan;
  • Company car;
  • Functional tools such as a smartphone and laptop.

This uniquely demanding and rewarding role calls on you to operate as a true visionary and determined change agent. As such, you bring proven transformation experience, including the ability to be bold in execution in the face of challenges. You are passionate about change and transformation. You leverage best-in-class tools and solutions to drive a continuous business improvement philosophy across operations, promoting a better understanding and knowledge sharing of change methodologies. With all this will come the interpersonal and stakeholder skills to bring all stakeholders onboard, listening to their needs so that you co-create and deliver with genuine buy-in and collaboration.

The formal requirements are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Business or Computer Science;
  • Experience with large-scale business transformation projects;
  • Experience in IT infrastructure, applications, data warehousing, architecture and networking, cloud platforms and technologies;
  • Independent, results-oriented, and analytical approach;
  • Project management, Six Sigma or Lean or Scrum certification;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills.

Get in touch!

If you think this is the role for you, contact us today via the application button on this page. If you have any questions, please call us at +31 (6) 82399779 or send an e-mail to careers@thermotraffic.com.

Why choose Thermotraffic?

We operate positively and flexibly, we love to solve problems and do so with great success. We also understand that regardless of how well a strategy is constructed and mechanisms are created, it is people who think and act. Our employees are precious to us and to reflect this perspective, we focus on developing them and creating an enjoyable and rewarding workplace.

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