Supply Chain and Logistics Operations Director

Our client is now looking for someone to lead wholesale and retail supply chain and logistics operations in Norway.

Our client is a large, multinational corporation within healthcare services. They are passionate about professional competence and building quality throughout the value chain to ensure security of supply of health products to all of Norway.

The company work to create a strong culture in the company where diversity and inclusion are central to everything they do. By promoting collaboration and innovation, they get inspiration to help people all over the world to improve their health and quality of life. In their company, employees must have equal opportunities for development and involvement, regardless of background, and they want the company to reflect the diversity that exists in the markets they operate in. With them, everyone should feel respected, valued, and inspired to run the company forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take part in and define three-year plan and budget. Here lead the work for supply chain and logistics.
  • Deliver on three-year plan and budget expectations. Here specifically for cost, service, quality, and health & safety as well as defined growth/capacity initiatives.
  • Provide expert knowledge of current best practice in end-to-end supply chain and operational processes.
  • Lead analysis and development of new supply chain and operations models, which support the evolution of the (company/business) model.
  • Key contributor in the tender market (B2B) for further growth and win tenders.
  • Manage and develop the relationship and partnership with main customer.
  • Lead work to optimize the logistics footprint. Here understand current developments in warehouse site, warehouse automation design and implementation and process optimization.
  • Support the development and design of operational processes.
  • Work closely with Division Operations, Division IT and Country IT for development and implementation of new systems and processes.
  • Build and develop an efficient and capable supply chain organization.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • An engineering or logistics background with a master’s degree from recognized university.
  • More than 10 years of business experience with major focus on supply chain and logistics.
  • Experience from global companies with strong line and matrix management organization(s).
  • Some years as management consultant or internal consultant within operations will be valued as well as experience within business systems such as Lean.
  • Experience from projects within automation, greenfield production and logistics will be valued.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. Norwegian, Swedish, or Danish as mother tongue is preferred but English can be accepted for the right candidate.
  • International experience desirable; having lived and/or worked in more than one country is positive.
  • Very good communication and motivation skills.
  • Analytical and capable to grasp business dynamics.
  • Strong commercial awareness.
  • Results oriented.
  • Process oriented, ability to drive continuous improvement.


Questions? Please contact Nina Merethe Andersen, Managing Partner at Panamera | IMD International Search Group, tel. 920 33 785.

Please send CV and cover letter in English as soon as possible to Emely Kransvik, Research Manager, at