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Distribution Area Manager (m/w/d) Ruhrgebiet

Distribution Area Manager (m/w/d) Ruhrgebiet


Do you want to be part of the supermarket revolution? Picnic offers you the opportunity to work in an innovative start-up culture where everything you do matters. With a data-driven approach and an incredible service, Picnic strives to make grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Known for our just-in-time supply-chain and a unique last-mile delivery strategy, we have become one of the fastest-growing companies in Europe!

Where you fit in

You will spot, mentor and grow today’s and tomorrow’s leaders of our operations at hub locations. You support our talented pool of runners, runner+ and hub managers to meet our challenging targets for on time delivery and customer experience. To do so, you will be identifying key levers for growth and efficiency, translating feedback to concrete actions and shepherding teams from zero to one to prepare them for a successful business. You are at the core of distribution operations, understanding all underlying strategies, systems, logistics processes and equipment.

Your mission? Improve operational performance in our German hubs in liaison with teams on the ground. As part of the distribution team, you will coach and grow hub managers to improve their daily operations in process efficiency and customer experience.

Who are you?

You are a natural team player and a leader who loves to motivate and inspire large groups of people. You thrive in a fast-paced environment. You are always looking for ways to optimize processes and you are data driven in your approach. We do not necessarily look for people with retail experience. We seek people with the curiosity of a student, the mindset of a generalist and the creativity of an entrepreneur to be able to design the retail industry of the future. Since we grow 300% per year, everybody needs to be able to venture into unknown territories. If you thrive in such an environment and if you meet the requirements, Picnic is the right place for you!

What are the requirements?

  • Finished degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration or related.
  • 1-3 years of work experience
  • Strong people and process focus
  • Hands-on, get stuff done mentality
  • An incredible drive to disrupt the world of grocery shopping.
  • Willingness to travel to different hub locations 
  • Preferably native German speaker

Your chance

  • Steep learning curve by taking on responsibility from day one
  • Freedom to realize own projects and implement your ideas
  • Be part of a team with ground-breaking entrepreneurs, creative minds, and out-of-the-box-thinking colleagues
  • No hierarchical thinking: Be your own leader!
  • Participate in team events, Christmas or summer parties, and cosy barbeques

Want to read more about what the Area Manager position is like? Read the story of Area Manager Manouk Lohuis.

Up for the challenge? Then join us and be part of the Picnic team!



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