Warehouse Process Manager

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Bangalore, IN

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com 


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1. Purpose/Key Objectives of the Job



What is the primary purpose of this job? Describe the 5-6 main objectives of the job and the approximate % of time spent performing each objective.


  • Under Deliver Process Deployment and Performance management frame work, core responsibility and objective of this job is as following
  • Assess the current state of warehouse maturity, analyze the gap and implement standard processes
  • Lead Warehouse Management System (WMS) project for Raw, Pack and FG warehouses in assigned area (expanding to multi-BU and Multi-Country)
  • Establish and run warehouse performance management – which includes 3PL, internal stake holder interface at local sites, and measurement of productivity outputs.
  • Implement, run and publish warehouse pillar MDI for allocated RM, PM and FG warehouse. Implement global warehouse policies – such as capacity, cost management, inventory policy etc.
  • Data-analysis – run data analysis on key performance parameters of warehouse pillar – SQCPD and provide actionable insights to site operations team and management for implementing Improvement Projects
  • Support in Master data management – warehouse location data management, capacity management.
  • Key interface with IM architects, process coaches and IM project managers to jointly assess, formulate and implement WMS projects.
  • Key stakeholder in building Continuous improvement pipeline / opportunities.



3. Responsibilities



Warehouse Process manager

  • Warehouse process deployment projects
  • WMS projects for allocated RM, PM, FG sites, expected to run multiple simultaneous such projects
  • Responsible for maintain warehouse database with right attributes in assigned geography.
  • Measure, report and improve on warehouse performance – LSP, Throughput, Productivity
  • Contribute in identifying and support execution of continuous improvement (CI) through warehouse process deployment, productivity improvement and performance management.
  • Maintain, monitor and publish service performance reports
  • Support in deployment of required digital application including change management / adoption incl training.



   Key Performance Indicators:

  • On time delivery of Warehouse Process projects (WMS, MDI etc)
  • Service, quality, cost & productivity & (per operation, country and BU) incl deviations (waterfalls) for warehouse pillar
  • Adherence to standard warehouse process element (measured through quarterly reporting)
  • Adherence of Logistics elements in Customer Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Deliver successful improvement projects to generate ANT as per target





4. Level of Autonomy


What decisions may the job holder make without first seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor?


  1. Suggest and contribute in CI opportunities and pipeline
  2. Site project management
  3. Performance reporting




5. Examples


Please give two examples of the typical challenges or problems the job holder faces in their daily work and what they must do to overcome them.

  1. Interface with multiple stake holders for alignment – locally at project site and globally with IM and BPMs
  2. Project dependency on potential, cost and value



6. Job Requirements


Essential educational qualifications, relevant experience and requested skills.


The successful applicant should meet the following requirements:


  • Graduate engineer with experience in supply chain and warehouse solution design, degree in SCM or related field preferred.
  • Experience of 5+ years
  • Analytical & strong stakeholder management skills
  • Data science, analytics, modelling and WMS project experience will be advantage
  • Experience in Digital applications
  • Project management



At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.


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