Logistics Improvement Lead

Job description

bloomon is turning the flower industry on its head – for the better. How? By disrupting the traditional supply chain, where most florists operate offline and have done for decades. bloomon creates seasonal collections using unusual stems to deliver unique flower arrangements on repeat. We always use field-fresh high-quality flowers straight from the grower and deliver to our customers through a high-tech and highly creative platform. Our e-commerce company launched in Amsterdam in 2014 and went from start-up to scale-up at hypersonic speed. We are already active in five countries: the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, UK, and Denmark. Next step? to conquer Europe… and then the world. Our goal? To become the first global flower brand in the lifestyle segment, filling hearts and homes with happiness. One bouquet at a time.


Operations at bloomon

We’re responsible for hand-tying and delivering tens of thousands of flowers per week across five countries (and counting). How? By combining a dedicated hands-on mentality with data-focused strategic thinking. We relish the challenge of keeping our blooms super fresh on their 36-hour journey from flower bed to table. We create every arrangement with care to ensure consistent superior quality as we spread happiness. As the logistics hub for dozens of external depots per country, we operate our dense network of long-haul shipments and local traffic like pros. Our multidisciplinary team is organised, punctual, and results-oriented. We love seeing the rewards of our efforts in happy customers. We enjoy the freedom and opportunity to optimize the business environment where there is never a dull moment.


What will you do?

Joining bloomon as Logistics Improvement Lead places you at the center of our growth and expansion. You will be a key member of our logistics team and report to our global head of logistics. You will in essence be an operational growth hacker who continuously improves the ways of working, processes and IT tools within the logistics department and with our logistics partners. Mainly focused on improving the quality of our product and service and enabling our super fast growth.


You will be responsible for:

  • Lead and implement improvement projects in the logistics team. Ranging from implementing a control tower tool to track our drivers real time to developing a playbook to open new locations;
  • Support company-wide projects from the perspective of the logistics team and at times take the lead in these critical projects for the success of bloomon;
  • Own the continuous improvement cycle and road-map within the logistics team to ensure we become a little better and work a little smarter every day, i.e.
    • Set up the structure which the team will follow for continuous improvement
    • Implement continuous improvement meetings in a smart way to balance improvement time versus time the team can work on regular business
    • Create smart ways to monitor progress on week-on-week improvement initiatives
    • Coach team members on how to achieve their improvement objectives;
  • Develop basic tools (excel, programming, etc.) for the logistics team to automate processes and identify requirements for future IT/tech projects where necessary.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • Our logistics improvement lead is an excellent organizer with strong analytical skills:
  • Outstanding track record both academically and professionally;
  • 1-3 years working experience at a top strategy consulting firm, in a project lead / lean / continuous improvement role at a large corporate or exciting startup, or at a high-profile management traineeship;
  • Structured approach to work;
  • Tech savvy, programming skills are welcomed;
  • Pro-active and definite ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Get a kick from improving processes and making real impact every day;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


Why bloomon?

Becoming part of bloomon means becoming a trendsetter. We make sure that we not only spread happiness amongst our customers, but also to our employees. We believe diversity creates uniqueness. Our diverse international team of highly talented people has different interests and hobbies and we support them all. Healthy lifestyle? Gym membership. Yoga? Sure, join our Thursday morning practice. Want to learn Dutch? Absolutely, we offer classes twice a week.

Additional bloomon benefits:

  • Daily fresh and healthy lunch prepared by our lovely restaurant neighbors
  • a BBQ-worthy rooftop terrace
  • Working in a young, flexible and entrepreneurial environment
  • Friday drinks and social events
  • And of course lots of beautiful fresh flowers!


We all love what we do – so if you like challenges, developing new skills, growing creatively and taking initiative, you’ll feel right at home as part of the bloomon family.