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Title:  Manager, Operations (m/f/d)


Lyon, FR, FR

Job Function:  Supply Chain Management
Requisition Number:  137955

Job Summary

DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For nearly 160 years, we have been marketing, selling, and distributing high-quality products and brands for multinational and Fortune 500 companies. Through our Business Units Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Performance Materials, and Technology, we deliver sustainable growth for our partners. We contribute to improving the quality of life for our employees and people in the local communities in which we operate. Headquartered in Switzerland, DKSH is publicly listed and operates in 36 markets across Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America. We employ over 29,000 specialists and produced net sales of CHF 11.1 billion in 2023.


Performance Materials

DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and various industrial applications. With 53 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, DKSH creates cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,600 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 1.4 billion in 2023.


We are looking for an Operations Manager who embodies an entrepreneurial mindset, embedding flexibility, agility, and customer-focused values in your deliverables. Join us to lead operational activities, collaborate closely across local and global functions, and mentor a team in Lyon. If you're committed to operational excellence and ready for dynamic challenges, we invite you to grow with us at DKSH France.

General Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement operational processes and solutions to address evolving business needs, collaborating cross-functionally with Business Lines, departments, carriers, and freight forwarders.
  • Lead and coordinate activities across European and local warehouses and carriers to ensure cost efficiency and high-quality service delivery
  • Manage claims resolution process, ensuring timely and effective resolution of all claims received, and provide support to the Operations team as needed
  • Implement tools and provide internal training to align with DKSH strategy and guidelines, promoting continuous improvement and efficiency
  • Foster integration between purchase, logistics, sales, and other operational areas to optimize performance in schedule attainment, adherence, and on-time delivery
  • Develop capacity and capability plans for staffing, IT solutions, and outsourcing to meet operational needs and customer requirements
  • Review documentation to ensure accuracy and timeliness of all transactions, maintaining compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Collaborate with internal teams (Sales, Regulatory Affairs, Quality) to maintain high levels of client and customer satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain manpower scheduling and training plans to ensure adequate staffing levels and skills to meet operational demands
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and recommend enhancements to policies and procedures to increase operational efficiency

Functional Skills and Knowledge

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, or similar related discipline with strong understanding of end-to-end supply chain management
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in operations management, with proven strategic/tactical financial skills to drive operational improvements across supply chain
  • Experience with SAP or similar ERP systems preferred
  • Regulatory knowledges for transportation of dangerous goods
  • Advanced knowledge in warehouses and carriers’ management
  • Proven track record of leadership, team management, and cross-functional collaboration
  • Ability in multi-tasking and prioritizing workload
  • High attention to detail, follow-through and accuracy
  • Excellent and fluent writing and speaking skills in both French and English
  • Based in our office in Lyon-Miribel

What We Offer

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Extensive employee wellness benefits
  • Hybrid work model
  • Internal training



DKSH France has been awarded with the Platinum EcoVadis Certification for our commitment to sustainability. With a score of 82 points, DKSH France ranks among the top 1% of of the best-rated companies in France, proving that sustainable development is an integral part of DKSH’s mindset and strategy.

Why It’s Great to Work at DKSH

At DKSH, we are driven by a purpose that goes beyond the ordinary: enriching people's lives. Through the products and services we provide, DKSH positively impacts millions of lives everyday. Join our team where entrepreneurship meets flexible work arrangements. Take the leap and start a journey where you can grow and make a difference!


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Requisition Number:  137955
Job Function:  Supply Chain Management

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