Manufacturing and trading companies

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Executive Search and Interim Management for Manufacturing and Trading Companies

SCM Executives seeks and finds first-rate leaders for manufacturing and trading companies. Companies that deal with extremely complex production and goods flows. With our in-depth knowledge of supply chain and logistics, we will ensure that your organisation’s key positions will be filled swiftly and durably whether on a permanent or temporary basis.

The right people for your supply chain

The world is constantly changing, with supply chain and operations facing challenges like never before. Events such as Covid-19, new geopolitical developments with China, and the invasion of Ukraine have led to higher freight costs, a shortage of labour, and lower shipping capacity. Therefore, the design of your supply chain is more important than ever. This requires the right people in the right place. We seek out and find leaders who excel in managing complex production and goods flows at various levels within your organisation, ranging from positions within the Board and Supervisory Board to executive roles in logistics, supply chain, and operations. 


Our expertise

We get our teeth into Executive Search and Interim Management for


Chemical/oil & gas


FMCG & food




healthcare & lifesciences


& wholesale

Leaders for Manufacturing and Trading Companies

Managing complex production and goods flows impacts every aspect of your organisation. For this reason, we search for and find senior leaders at various levels within your organisation:

This includes:

  1. Board and Supervisory Board
  2. General leadership
  3. Executive roles in logistics, supply chain, and operation

A detailed list of these roles can be found attached.

Are you looking for the right leader for your organisation? Discover our services for manufacturing and trading companies.


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.


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    Discover here a selection of successfully completed assignments for production and trading companies.


    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.

    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.

    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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