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The Estee Lauder Companies VAS Manager in Lachen, Switzerland

VAS Manager

Brand: Estée Lauder Companies


With more than 25 brands Estée Lauder Companies is the global leader in prestige beauty, recognized for its skincare, make-up, fragrances, and hair care products.

In Switzerland, Estée Lauder has the main Supply Chain Hub for Travel Retail and EMEA.

Due to our growth we are now hiring a VAS Manager for our Logistics Team, part of Travel Retail Organization, based in Lachen, Switzerland.

The VAS Manager is responsible to lead a team of subject matter experts and be accountable for all processes which are related to VAS. The incumbent designs and ensures smooths processes from a system as well as from a physical point of view. The incumbent must ensure, together with the Logistics Management team, the compliance of Logistics Processes and VAS activities in 3-5 DCs with all applicable regulations.

Your main responsibilities include:

• Establishing and implementing the strategy for VAS execution and end-to-end label management.

• Optimize the use of Print on Demand versus the use of external label suppliers and keeping labels on stock.

• Tactical/mid-term planning of label printing, picking and inventory-workload plus other supporting activities (e.g. Scraping, Label related claims, returns) for Travel Retail ww.

• Tactical/mid-term planning of label storage capacities and ensure an efficient use of onsite resources versus suppliers to establish a streamlined E2E label management process.

• Interpretation of the workload and compare needed resources for a timely execution vs. available resources.

• Integrity of the label management across different WMS systems (SAP/eWM/LM7).

• VAS-Administration & driving the solution-design to integrate new requirements.

• Being a role model for the EL leadership-principles and demonstrating active management of the individual-targets of subordinates & team-targets. Maintenance of Skill-Matrix within the area of responsibility.

• Leading the further development of the team towards a continuous improvement-culture of safety & compliance, performance & agility, efficiency and cost, service and quality. Initiating and/or contributing to the implementation of projects along the entire process-chain in alignment with the counterpart(s) in the DC TRs.

• Documentation of processes, change-requests.

• Initiating and implementing E2E label improvement-projects.


We are looking for someone who brings:

• Excellent understanding of international trade, end-to-end logistics, value added logistics, process mapping and continuous improvement.

• 15 years of work practice in complex international logistics with a proven track record of cross-functional project management and leadership; experience in leading people directly as well as indirectly.

• Strong background in process mapping, value stream mapping, Lean & Six Sigma.

• Ability to liaise and communicate proactively with people of all sorts of backgrounds and levels.

• Proven record of stakeholder management and able to interact with (semi-) governmental-organizations (e.g. customs, aviation-authorities) in a professional and sensitive manner.

• Teamplayer, strong communicator, able to lead change.

• Proven track record of turning around a team/organization and ways of working to support changing business requirements.

• Team building ability and coach, track record of organizational development.

• Knowledge of SAP and WMS (Warehouse Management Systems), MRP, DRP and/or inventory planning.

• Strong analytical capabilities, familiar with work in a complex and fast paced environment, process-oriented thinking .

• Able to handle conflicts in a constructive way; strong interpersonal skills.

• Good knowledge of the MS Office-suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).

• Good language skills in English and German (verbally, read & write).

• High degree of flexibility, work independently and take the right decisions under pressure.

Is this position relevant and interesting for you? Then apply online now!

Job: Distribution/ Warehouse/ Logistics - Supply Chain

Primary Location: Europe, Middle East, Africa-CH-Schwyz-Lachen

Job Type: Standard

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1st (Day) Shift

Travel: No

Job Number: 210771