Country Transport Manager

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(Fulltime, 38 uur)

As a Country Transport Manager you are responsible for the coordination of all transport activities throughout France. Your responsibilities will revolve around the daily managing of Transport Contracts with the Transport Service Providers (TSP’s), the further development of store distribution and the managing of fleet damages to ensure that our trailers are used as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Daily Activities


You will support the Transport Manager of Europe in building the future vision regarding transport planning and invoicing (self-billing) throughout France. This means defining and building efficient transport solutions for stores, as well as defining and developing procedures with the TSP’s according to Central Planning and Dispatching. Additional it is important to optimize the regional network in terms of improving delivery schedules by balancing the service requirements from the stores with capacity requirements from the distribution centers (DC’s) and the utilization of trucks. You will also be accountable for the day-to-day management of the country Transport Budget, varying from approximately 20 to 50 million per year. This will all be in close cooperation with the French Supply Chain Manager.


From an operational perspective, the Country Transport Manager is responsible for the securing of transport capacity and scalability, based on weekly forecast meetings with the TSP’s. So you must always maintain positive relationships with the TSP’s. Contract management is an important part, which entails monitoring TSP performances as well as initiating corrective actions in collaboration with the TSP’s and DC operation. You will solve operational bottle necks like capacity constraints or holiday delivery schedules. Furthermore it is necessary that you define and implement Transport related processes and projects along with other department such as IT or sales. You will also support the LSM and the Supply Chain Manager in providing the best in-class service for the stores across France. You will help them with any and all daily issues that get escalated.

Who are you?

Our future Country Transport Manager has a solid background in retail distribution throughout France. It is imperative that he or she has knowledge of the local transport market as well as warehouse operations. While it is important that you have a background in operations like having been a logistics managers, you should also be able to set up a future strategy. You are able to create and implement proposals for efficient and effective working methods with the least degree of complexity possible, while demonstrating a high level of pragmatism. Typically you are very organized and skilled in the structuring of activities and projects, as you stick to deadlines and work according to specific guidelines. You are able to perform, even when under pressure.

Furthermore you have:

  • Bachelor / Master’s Degree
  • 10 years or more experience in working with transport partners;
  • Fluent in French and English, both written and oral
  • Works efficiently and effectively, also when under time pressure.
What we offer you
  • Market-based salary based on a 38-hour working week;
  • A laptop and a mobile phone;
  • 15% staff discount on your purchases from Action;
  • Bonuses.


Personal Growth

We open stores internationally on weekly basis. The rapid growth makes Action a successful organization that needs to constantly adapt. Transport is a pivotal department throughout this growth process and it is expected that the department will expand further, which means plenty of opportunitis for personal development.

The Action Academy offers various training modules with which you can further develop. Modules like leadership, communication, Excel and project management are offered in-house. Additionally, external development and / or training opportunities are negotiable.


For more information about the application procedure, please contact our Recruiter Christina Asimakopoulou via You can only apply via the online application form!


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