Business Process Owner Supply Chain @ VPK Packaging Group

Locatie: Aalst
Type: Permanent
Sector: Industry & Production

Client Description


VPK Packaging Group is a well-established packaging supplier that has been growing ever since its birth in 1935. The main drivers for this growth have been sustainability, innovation, strong customer relations and local entrepreneurship. Thanks to these key stimulators, they are now active in over 16 countries in which they employ over 6100 employees.
Another way to exemplify the company that is the VPK Packaging Group is by looking at their core values. As a first they strongly value entrepreneurship, urging all their employees to take initiatives to rethink the status quo on a daily basis. One cannot be an entrepreneur without having the trust of the people around you. That’s why VPK commits to trusting its employees in order to make them rise above themselves. That’s also a strong indicator of the third value they represent: beyond. Where other companies stop, VPK puts in an extra effort to perfectly tailor to internal and external stakeholder’s needs. Lastly, the company cares about its position as a business but also as a part of the world it operates in. Therefor they opt for recycled paper for their packaging solutions in order to ensure a sustainable process.


Now, VPK has partnered up with Purson order to find a new addition to their packaging family. The role we are recruiting for is the role of Business Process Owner Supply Chain (BPO Supply Chain) for the corrugated board division. In this position you will be in the driver seat for all optimization and operational excellence projects across their international supply chain.


Job Description


  • As a BPO Supply Chain, you will be operating in a matrix structure that is being rolled out on group level as we speak. Your sparring partner will be the COO in the corrugated board division. The last two years, this person has worked out a road map of where he wants the business unit to grow to in the future. You will be the one enabling his vision.
  • The role can be divided into two big parts: project-based optimization and diplomatic influencing.
  • As a BPO Supply Chain, you start with analysis. For example: you and the COO want to improve the process concerning production planning in the plant in Poland. This means that you will first have to dive into the data and discern the current state of affairs by working closely with the local stakeholders.
  • After having analyzed the current process, it is time to synthesize and build an optimization project around it. It will be up to you to come up with solutions to possible bottlenecks or issues. For this part you will of course be assisted by your local colleagues and you can draw upon the guidance of the COO.
  • You will be responsible for monitoring roll out in the business, assistance in KPI definition and coordination of new development testing and implementation. It is safe to say that you will be communicating with a lot of different international stakeholders, of which IT will be an important one.
  • A second and very important part of your role will be as an ambassador of operational excellence within the company.
  • Your work implies a strong independence but also requires a lot of input all across the board. Therefor it is important that you act as a true diplomat towards your sparring partners; getting the change required but with respect to different viewpoints and needs. This is a balance that can be quite challenging in an international context.




  • For this role, I am looking for a true supply chain expert with a strong track record within supply chain. Important to note is that experience within a manufacturing industry is an absolute must in this position.
  • You have successfully attained a master’s degree with a strong focus on analysis.
  • Black Belt certification is not a must. But for this role it is a bare minimum to at least be interested in certain strategic managerial systems.
  • Preferably, you are experienced with working in SAP and OMP. These tools are of the utmost importance when aiming for operational excellence.
  • As mentioned, this role will be situated in a matrix structure. It is not required to already have experience in such organization, but it will require a certain amount of adaptability of you.
  • Personality-wise, you have a strong and open way of communicating in order to achieve the best possible relations with internal stakeholders. Next to that, you are an expert analytic that knows how to interpret data thoroughly.
  • On a language level, you are fluent in English and French. It is also advised to be fluent in Dutch.
  • Lastly, as this role has an international scope, you are willing to travel in Europe frequently.



  • VPK Packaging Group gives you the opportunity to play a key role in the further growth of the most important business unit in the company. This could be the perfect next step in your career when aiming for an international scope.
  • Off course you will also be given a broad salary package that stimulates growth and rewards results. Extra benefits such as a traveling allowance, car, insurances, and meal vouchers will be awarded as well.
  • Lastly, it is important to note that VPK offers you an opportunity to take an important step within an international group where true entrepreneurs have sheer endless possibilities.




 Frederik Degryse | | 0032 470 19 40 13


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