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Supply Chain Manager Battery Recycling Solutions


Hoboken, BE

Business Unit:  Battery Recycling Solutions

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Battery Recycling Solutions (BRS)

We extract critical and valuable materials from end-of-life batteries or production scrap as efficiently as possible and reintroduce them in the battery materials supply chain. The better we do our job, the less metals have to be mined from nature. We are a total solutions provider just coming to life operating in an agile, fast-changing and growing market. This gives every chance for the right and energized people to shape what happens next. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

The strategic focus for BRS over the coming years is high and the supply chain manager will therefore have to upscale, reshape and rebalance the Supply Chain management in a rapid changing environment with increased complexity! 
As Supply Chain Manager you will be responsible for the overall Supply Chain of Battery Recycling Solutions (BRS). You will supervise the (upstream & downstream) Planning managers as well as the Back Office Team to ensure optimized and efficient supply chain flows. 
You will lead the Strategic & Operational Planning volume planning process, striving to ensure alignment between different external partners and internal departments from BRS as well as other Umicore Business Units. You will provide clarity and mentorship to the organisation on planning constraints, risks and opportunities as a result of operational limitations. Furthermore the development and design of the current & future planning tool will be under your responsibility as well as the optimisation of SAP flows.


More detailed responsibilities:

  • Strategic & Operational Supply Chain Management: S&OP (medium term) & BOP planning (long term) by adequate processes and planning, meetings and alignments
  • Structure, develop, harmonize and integrate processes, procedures, tools and systems
  • People management
  • Operational management of external partnerships for upstream supply and downstream (by-)products.
  • Operational Supply Chain Management: ensure the link between the S&OP planning horizon and the short term execution (S&OE planning)


You will be located in Hoboken or Brussels.

Who we are looking for

  • You have obtained a Master degree in business, finance or commercial engineering or other, with proven experience (+5 years) in supply chain management
  • You have a solid experience with several of the following processes: inventory management, supply chain management, supply planning (Anaplan,..)
  • You have built a solid experience in running complexity and identifying process gaps based on data or root cause analysis. Predicting risk/impact based on changes in demand, supply or production requirements are a must
  • You have strong analytical and strategic insights
  • You are a great teammate with people management experience, including strong interpersonal and leadership skills and you have acted already as a change agent
  • You are an open communicator both with internal as well as external partners to guarantee alignment over the full value chain
  • You are capable of handling several priorities under time restraint and meet deadlines
  • You have also strong interest and knowledge of production facilities and metallurgical (pyro/hydro) engineering
  • You are fluent in English; proficiency in Dutch is also a must

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If I lead a team to recycle batteries at the highest possible efficiency, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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