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Amsterdam Full Time 14-12-2017 req28998 Airfreight

Regional Air Competence Manager Pharma & Healthcare


Job description

Are you in an operational excellence role and wish to further develop your expertise in pharmaceutical supply chain? Join our highly successful Airfreight team, and be a key contributing member of our pharma and healthcare businesses.

This position will be the bridge between operations and sales, by ensuring an effective process for operational, technical and quality support during business implementations. You will also ensure the necessary operations and product trainings are carried out in the region’s branches.

If you are interested in a multi-disciplinary job and you enjoy working in an international environment, we want to hear from you today. This role supports our desire to think fresh and improve our processes, continuously making them more sustainable, more digital and more client-oriented.

Your tasks and responsibilities

  • Supply cold chain technical & know-how support to regional operations teams in their respective region(s) with respect to ‘best fit’ packaging, routes, handling, supply chain partners and KN CoolZone’s.
  • Support and consult Kuehne + Nagel’s existing and potential Healthcare customers in case of supply chain questions / requests coming up
  • Ensure that operations and Healthcare sales force in the respective region are appropriately and regularly trained with respect to the Healthcare & cold chain sector in close cooperation with the airfreight training and (pharma) product department.
  • Provide support to Global and Regional bid teams during tenders, ensure full understanding customer requirements and align with KN internal processes.
  • Gather information and trends in the industry and feed back to the Pharma Product Team to ensure that KN’s portfolio of cold chain solutions will be enhanced frequently and stays at the forefront of the logistics industry.
  • Oversee and cross-check deviations that are received as a result of handling KN PharmaChain ( e.g. temperature sensitive) shipments so that Kuehne + Nagel will be seen by its customers as a high quality professional product/service provider that implements & lives by the ‘CAPA’ process.

Your skills and experience

  • Proven experience of pharma & healthcare supply chain needs
  • Robust knowledge of airfreight and the air supply chain from door-to-door in regards to pharma & healthcare industry
  • Excellent knowledge of available packaging solutions in the market (passive and active)
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial and tender processes in the Pharma industry
  • Robust knowledge of airfreight and the air supply chain from door-to-door in regards to pharma & healthcare industry
  • Robust knowledge of CAPA process and GDP / GMP standards
  • Very good knowledge of QSHE+S processes, requirements and formats
  • Good knowledge of training methods and training experience
  • Good presentation skills – used to speak in front of audience (internal & external)
  • Excellent command of English
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office tools
  • Willingness to travel extensively

Good reasons to join

At Kuehne + Nagel, entrepreneurship and an innovative, competitive spirit represent the attitude that sustains us and continues to drive us. We are constantly learning and sharing knowledge for the benefit of the company, our clients and for every single employee.

This role will give you the opportunity to shape processes and solutions every day within a collaborative environment. You will have exposure to diverse teams with great colleagues in a company with longstanding history and financial stability. 


Are you interested in this position and do you believe you fit the profile? We look forward to receiving your response.

For more information regarding this position you can contact:

Regina Miguel
Regional Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Manager Europe

About Kuehne + Nagel

With over 70,000 employees at some 1,300 locations in over 100 countries, the Kuehne + Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies. Its strong market position lies in the seafreight, airfreight, contract logistics and overland businesses, with a clear focus on providing IT-based integrated logistics solutions. Further information can be found at

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Amsterdam Full Time 14-12-2017 req28998 Airfreight