Leaders in manufacturing, trade and logistics
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The search for a new leader is a pivotal moment for your organisation. As a substantive sounding board for Executive Search, we find the right leaders for you, ranging from positions within the Board and Supervisory Board to executive roles in logistics, supply chain, and operations. Leaders who provide direction, connect, and make a difference. We do this for logistics service providers, manufacturing, and trading companies. With over 15 years of experience, we deeply understand the complex world of manufacturing, trade, and logistics.


360˚ alignment method

Looking for a new leader requires a thorough approach, one that goes further than merely finding a good match. It always starts with an alignment within your organisation. What are the expectations of the future and the interpretation of the leadership role? In practice, decision makers are not always aligned when it comes to a common goal. This is why we have developed our unique 360˚ alignment method. A thorough and efficient process with which we achieve fast results.

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14 steps to the right leader

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  • We get to the heart of your organisation by interviewing various decision-makers about the organisation, the business strategy and their vision of the ideal leadership profile. We dare to be critical and keep asking where others stop.
  • Based on what we learn from these conversations, we thoroughly map out the organisation, its goals, its challenges, as well as any potential areas of friction.
  • We will then present our findings to you. As a sparring partner we ask challenging questions, reveal any areas of friction, challenge you to look at the situation differently, and provide advice.
  • Is everyone aligned and is the profile razor-sharp? Then we deploy our unparalleled network. By creating a solid foundation like this, the actual search for the right leader is much faster and smoother than it would be otherwise. There is less ‘noise’ because all the decision makers are aligned to a common goal.
  • Our communication is open and direct throughout the whole process. You will have 24/7 access to a personal online portal in which we share the developments.

Why SCM Executives?

As a manufacturing company, trading company, or logistics service provider, you grapple with complex production and goods flows. This necessitates specialised leadership.

SCM Executives is your substantive sounding board for senior leadership roles, ranging from positions within the Board and Supervisory Board to executive roles in logistics, supply chain, and operations. With more than 15 years of experience, we deeply understand the complex world of manufacturing, trade, and logistics. Through our carefully constructed network, you gain access to the best leaders - leaders who we select using our unique 360˚ alignment method.

Our track record 
speaks for itself

Discover here a selection of successfully completed Executive Search assignments in production, trade and logistics.


One of the largest Independent distributers in packaging

Our client is one of the largest independent distributers in packaging, disposables and company supplies in Europe. The business units within the organization are focused on the markets Retail & Service, Industry, Horti- & Agriculture and Export.

The position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) contributes, together with the CEO and CFO, to and end-to-end responsibility regarding the management and continuity of the company. This company is currently in the middle of a large change project to optimize supply chain and logistics, in which processes and resources are very important. There is a strong wish to add a new board member who is responsible for the primary process within the organization, the effective and efficient course of operations and optimization of the supply chain. The COO is sparring partner for resolving strategic, often technical, but also financial and commercial matters.

Vice President Benelux

Global Logistics Service Provider (Freight Forwarding)

Our customer is one of the world’s leading non-asset- based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry-leading solutions in both freight management and contract logistics. Over 41,000 dedicated employees, working in 17 regional clusters around the globe, deliver operational excellence - to provide viable answers to the most challenging supply chain questions.

The position of Vice President Benelux is responsible for all Freight Management activities of the company with own operations at key transportation locations in both The Netherlands and Belgium. The position has full P&L responsibility and manages the Operational, Commercial and Financial activities of the company.

Operations Director EMEA

Global fashion/sports manufacturer

Our client is a leading global sports-fashion company. The mission is to provide the world with technically advanced products engineered with a superior fabric construction, exclusive moisture management, and proven innovation.

The Director of EMEA Operations will provide clear and timely visibility to all business units relating to all relevant risks and opportunities. This position is the link between the EMEA sales team and the global supply chain team. This position will encompass a strong leadership role within EMEA HQ and acts as the voice for all EMEA operations with senior level management.

Global CFO

Global Freight Forwarding organisation

This company has grown from its’ original two US based offices to a global network of more than 48 of its own offices, located in 17 countries around the world. With an underlying commitment to technology the company’s mission is to be a Premier Global Logistics Service Provider, meeting and exceeding customer’s needs in the areas of Air, Ocean, and Ground Transportation, Customs Clearance, Warehousing and Value Added services. The company  provides value to its customers supply chain by continuously improving and investing in people and services. Headquartered in Amsterdam the company is now poised to embark on the next stage of its evolution and to drive further growth with a renewed strategic focus geared towards the leveraging of key geographical strengths with a commitment to delivering above expectation shareholder returns.

As part of the senior executive team, the CFO plays a vital role in helping to shape the future strategic direction of the company whilst at the same time taking responsibility for the financial integrity and reporting of the company. Reporting directly to the Board the CFO is expected to have excellent communication skills and have the ability to work with the finance teams within each country whilst communicating financial performance and recommendations for improvement to the board.

The industry is extremely dynamic and many aspects of financial performance analysis are reliant upon regular group reporting. An effective CFO will closely coordinate corporate finance, managing company policies regarding capital requirements, debt, taxation, equity and acquisitions, as appropriate.

Supply Chain Director EU

Producer of industrial equipment

This company is the healthcare division for Europe, Russia, Middle East and Africa, and provides service to customers in more than 70 countries through a powerful distribution network. Its steadily growing turnover proves the success of the company and the expertise is has have in its field. This company is market leader in the field of electronic blood pressure monitors for both private and professional use. In this particular market they have a long-lasting reputation of high quality products. Our client is increasingly improving in the field of supply chain management and customer relation management in order to be able to render the highest quality in products and services to the market.

The Supply Chain Director ensures that the Supply Chain Department performs in an optimal way. He/she is responsible for the EMEA Supply Chain strategy (definition and execution), supply and demand planning operation (forecasting, planning, purchasing, inventory control and master data), physical distribution operation (transport, warehousing and regional assembly/value added services) and the customer service operation (order fulfillment and complaint handling) in the EMEA region to meet the customers’ expectations at all times at minimum cost and optimal investment in inventory, based on the defined and approved budgets and within guidelines from central management.

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