Logistics & Operations Lead - Germany

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?

One of our key processes is the delivery of thousands of bouquets to customers. We do not have our own fleet, but collaborate with loads of external partners to organize our last mile logistics. bloomon-trained drivers use vans for our dedicated delivery service. Additionally, we work with major parcel networks in to ensure the deliveries in the rural areas. In the role of Logistics & Operations lead Germany you are responsible for all logistical streams in Germany and ensure a smooth delivery for all our German customers. You will make sure our delivery service is of the highest quality, so we have happy customers at all times. This means working with depots, drivers and thousands of deliveries per week. And oh, we expect the current numbers to quadruple!


bloomon is growing rapidly, and even more in Germany. You will work from our Amsterdam head office together with an international team, based in Amsterdam, Berlin and London, organizing and managing the weekly logistics.

You will be responsible for:

  • Organizing, planning and optimize our long-haul and last-mile deliveries;
  • The logistics budget and financial targets;
  • Extend our international network of depots, delivery partners and parcell partners;
  • Measure and improve the quality of delivery;
  • Initiate and take lead in process optimization and improvement projects;
  • Direct contact person for the other departments like sales and finance when it comes to all logistics in Germany;
  • You will work close to the Global head of Logistics and your colleagues from other countries.

Requirements

What do we expect from you?

  • MSc or BSc qualification;
  • 1-3 year experience in an operational working environment, preferably logistics or production;
  • Analytical skills, a structured approach to work and details oriented;
  • Good communicative skills - experience in negotiating and managing external suppliers;
  • Proactive, problem solving and definite ‘can do’ attitude;
  • Self-starting, enthusiastic and results driven;
  • Not afraid of responsibility;
  • IT savvy;
  • Fluent in German (speaking and writing);
  • Drivers licence;
  • Looking for your biggest challenge so far!


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.