Analysis Manager - Transport (Industrial Gases)

Air Products (Bern, Schweiz) Vor 17 Tagen veröffentlicht
Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial gases and chemicals. For more than 75 years we've been helping our customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. With approximately 16,000 employees and operations in 50 countries, we serve customers across a wide range of industries from food and beverage to medical, energy and transportation. We supply a unique portfolio of atmospheric and process gases, equipment and services.
We are currently looking out for a Analysis Manager to strenghten our team, based at our office in Diegem/Belgium.

The purpose of your role:

You will be optimizing all distribution activities in the Industrial Gases supply chain whilst maintaining or growing customer loyalty by identifying, developing, implementing and measuring effective distribution productivity programmes, business rules, processes and tools that involve commercial, retail and supply chain areas.

You will work relatively independent on Distribution optimisation projects requested by Sub-regional or Central Supply Chain Managers in support of their productivity and service goals. You will also have to determine which analytical approach is best fit to address complex distribution issues. The output will often result in updated policies and business rules. You need to be able to influence Business, Commercial, Retail and Supply Chain Managers while working together on specific distribution optimisation projects. Close collaboration with Sub-regional Logistics Managers will be necessary to implement changes. In this role you will also steer a team of 4 distribution analyses employees.

Your responsibilities:

Regular Analysis Projects

  • Identify inefficient and underloaded transport activities and trips and initiate supply chain and commercial actions to correct.

  • Analyse ways to increase vehicle utilisation.

  • Define the optimum distribution mode of supply across Liquid Bulk, CryoEase and Packaged Gases.

  • Define optimal telemetry strategy for Liquid Bulk and CryoEase.

  • Create the guiding policy for optimal Liquid Bulk tank sizing given customer density, tank maintenance and investment and Liquid Bulk transport costs.

  • Provide analytical support for Customer Engineering.

  • Optimise the PG Interdistrict network balancing transport and inventory costs as well as production costs and investments.

  • Define the most efficient agent replenishment strategy balancing transport and inventory holding costs as well as demand levelling.

  • Determine the delivery zones of PG depots and redistribution centers.

  • Ensure that the PG end customers are allocated to the right channel (direct or agent).

  • Develop a scorecard KPI hierarchy for Merchant distribution covering cost, service, quality, safety and efficiency from General Manager down to Terminal Lead. Drive the use of these KPIs in several review meetings.

  • Own the content of regular terminal optimisation meetings to monitor distribution efficiency progress for all 3 product lines.

  • Participate in a Distribution Community of Practice covering European Merchant Gases and Global PG.

  • Act as distribution optimisation consultant for non-European PG business units through best practice sharing and leadership replication pilot projects.


  • Maximise the use of state-of-the-art mathematical distribution optimisation techniques in collaboration with the IT Decision Science team.

  • Identify further enhancements of QUEST, LBShell and Optimum Tank Sizing in support of distribution optimisation.

Ad Hoc Analysis Projects

  • Maintain overview of transport contracts to have up-to-date transport cost standards.

  • Determine optimal supply chain plan for introducing new PG offerings (filling sites, ID transport, inventory locations).

  • Analyse customer specific transport requirements (e.g. major Traded Chemicals customers).

  • Determine distribution strategy for entering new geographies.

  • Identify optimal number of sites and geographic locations for a regional PG depot network.

  • Apply Six Sigma approach to distribution and optimise related processes and tools.

Miminum qualifications and requirements we are looking for:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in distribution or supply chain optimisation or financial analysis.

  • Master’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Research or Mathematics.

  • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certified and practical experiences.

  • Good knowledge of SAP(supply chain), operations research techniques, R, Minitab and Qlik analytics platforms.

  • Strong supervisory and project management skills.

  • Language Skills: fluent in English, Spanish and French are a plus.

  • Creative, analytical and methodical mindset with an eagerness to learn and improve. Self starter.

  • Strong ability to influence individuals and management and drive peak performance.

  • Ability to communicate clearly at all levels of the organisation.

  • Positive and flexible mentality.

What we offer:

In return, we offer a competitive salary & benefits package, including a generous travel allowance, a culture of respect, challenge and innovation – with excellent opportunities for growth and development.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We encourage all applications regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Analysis Manager - Transport (Industrial Gases)

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