Supply Chain Manager, Palsgaard Turkey

Location: Turkey
Publication date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Are you passionate about optimizing operations and customer service? Do you artfully combine your food technology knowledge with your import experience to improve, ease and accelerate the process of imports of food emulsifiers & stabilizers to Turkey? Are you an ambitious team player who wants to be part of a highly motivated team? If so, you may be our new Supply Chain Manager at Palsgaard Turkey.


We’re all about emulsifiers and stabilizers. 100 years ago, Palsgaard’s founder invented the modern plant-based food emulsifier, taking the first steps to create a global ingredients and additives manufacturer focused on developing and supplying emulsifiers & stabilizers and polymer additives.After a strategic investment decision for a highly growing market in Turkey, Palsgaard acquired Teknaroma, the former distributor of Palsgaard in February 2020.

The position is located at our Maltepe, Istanbul office where you will be part of a passionate, fast growing and highly qualified team, who love to put their specialist knowledge into action every day and invent new standards within the areas of confectionary, lipid, bakery, and ice cream/dairy.

“We are looking for an ambitious Supply Chain Manager with a proactive attitude and a strong drive for outbound activities and closing operations” says Cengiz Altop, Managing Director, Turkey.

If you’d like to join our team, we encourage you to reach out to us and tell us how you will contribute to our know-how and sustainability goals in the exciting future of emulsifiers.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead import operations together with daily deliveries.
  • Monitor, analyse, and work on improvement of import procedures, customer service, and delivery performance.
  • Contribute to process improvement and cost optimization initiatives. Lead lean projects to ensure continuous and sustainable improvements.
  • Develop and maintain strong communication with the head quarter and local authorities to ensure smooth and efficient flow of operations to both internal and external customers.
  • Liaise and work with sales and finance teams to ensure the most effective and smart process in place.
  • Work closely with legal and safety departments to make sure activities remain compliant.
  • Oversee inventory management.
  • Order and inventory planning, with a strong track on forecasting.
  • Conduct operation budget and report cost plans to upper management.

What do you need to apply?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food or Chemical Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Min. 4-6 years of operations & onboarding experience with import/export of food additives or a similar role.
  • Comfortable with numbers and good analytical skills that enable you to make analysis without getting lost in detail.
  • Outstanding negotiation, conflict management, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Good at multi-tasking with a proactive attitude.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Advanced user of MS Office Programmes.
  • Experience with planning, performance metrics, and process improvement.
  • Experience with working in a free trade zone is a plus.

At Palsgaard, we are guided by our corporate values; Loyalty - Responsibility – Commitment. Therefore, it is crucial that you take responsibility for your own work assignments as well as the unity of our company. You carry out your duties in a timely manner and are loyal to the joint decisions and agreements that are made.

You will be working closely with your colleagues at our headquarter in Denmark as well as our global organization. Therefore, it is important that you are a team player and socially responsible.

Do you have any questions?
Do you want to join us? Then send us your application and resume as soon as possible.We process applications on a continuous basis and close the job opening once the right candidate has been found. If you would like to know more about the position, you are welcome to contact Managing Director, Cengiz Altop at cengiz.altop@teknaroma.com.tr

If you want to learn more about Palsgaard, please visit our website: www.palsgaard.com