Logistics Team Leader / Dutch Language

Job description

ViaEurope means: smart Web-Apps & APIs combined with real warehouses, taking care of customs clearance for thousands of parcels each day, bringing products from all over the world to Europe!
ViaEurope is seeking a Logistics Team Leader, to supervise the daily teamwork in our Amsterdam E-hub and to work closely with the Logistics Supervisor. In this role, you will be, together with three other team leaders (and +/- 15 operators per shift), responsible for the daily inbound and outbound e-commerce shipments and all warehouse activities involved. You will guide and lift your team to a higher level, making sure that quality and daily deadlines are met.

As a Team Leader at ViaEurope, you are expected to lead by example and be the contact person for your team to help them to be the best at their job while ensuring a positive work environment and a good team spirit. This role requires you also to deal with time and task pressure. Therefore, being decisive, a good communicator and socially capable are essential qualities that will help you to bring out the best in your team and reach your targets.

Your Work and Responsibilities: 

  • Your work includes daily logistics operations that you will supervise, cooperate and support when needed, such as unloading/loading trucks; booking incoming/outgoing shipments; scanning, sorting, and palletizing the parcels, using our automated sorting machine; driving the pallets with the forklift truck to the right location. 
  • You also organize and optimize the day-to-day logistics operations and make sure processes are understood and followed by the operators. In addition, you contribute to a safe work environment with a positive attitude and a good team dynamic. 
  • Communicating daily with international drivers. 
  • Various logistics admin tasks.
  • Work Time: the warehouse works 7 days a week and we work in shifts; you plan your shifts 5 days a week in coordination with the other Team Leaders. 


 Your Experience:

  • At least three years of experience in a similar position

  • Ability to communicate in Dutch and English, you will have to use that on a daily basis

  • You are passionate about what you do and want to build a future in logistics

  • Affinity with technology and comfortable using MS Office tools

  • Hands-on mentality and a real team player

  • You have a forklift truck / EPT certificate (desirable).

  • Excellent organization skills and hard-working attitude (we have enough deadlines to meet in one day)

About the work location:

We work in shifts and in the new warehouse, which is newly built and with very advanced technologies and we are committed to top service quality. Therefore, the ability to work in a digital environment as well as flexibility in work hours is necessary.

About ViaEurope

We believe that concise and effective written and verbal communication affects the quality of our work and defines a successful team. Also, one of ViaEurope's core values is to develop ourselves. Your education or background is less important to us than your ability to take on a task and get it from concept to production. ViaEurope boasts an education budget for conferences and online learning materials, so don't question yourself too much, we got your back!

About us

  • Start-up mindset that has a casual work environment and dress code
  • We believe that technology drives our business
  • Our team includes a diverse cultural background, currently spread through 7 time zones
  • We care for work-life balance 
  • Involvement: ability to participate in meetings, team building events, celebrations, and much more
  • Self-empowerment: we believe in people and therefore give space for own initiatives and self-development