Head of Parts Inventory and Logistics Department – BYD Europe – Schiedam

BYD Europe

As the first overseas subsidiary of BYD group, our main focus is to provide European customers with new energy vehicles, rechargeable batteries, solar panels, energy storage systems and other new energy products, as well as related after-sales services.



About the department:

The After Sales department within BYD Europe is responsible for all Service & Maintenance related topics concerning our full electric buses and passenger cars. This is including, but not limited to, building up a service network in whole Europe, providing technical support to our customers and Service Providers, delivery of Spare Parts, providing training and supporting the sales activities. The main objective of the After Sales department is to contribute to Customer Satisfaction & loyalty.

About the role

As Head of Parts Inventory and Logistics Department, it is your responsibility to lead and supervise the Inventory & Logistic department. Manage the spare parts operations from inventory control, pricing policy, and warehouse & logistics management, improve the processes and secure a timely parts delivery to our customers in entire Europe.

As Head of Parts Inventory and Logistics Department you will:

  • Keep the strategy of the Inventory& Logistic department in line with the company strategy;
  • Maximizing revenues and profit level by controlling spare parts operations in Europe including developing regional warehouses;
  • Monitor quality, quantity, stock levels, delivery times, transport costs and efficiency and make management reports on a regular basis;
  • Optimize the flow of goods and stock management, perform accurate forecasts to ensure maximum availability of inventory;
  • Manage, coach, and connect team leaders of the Inventory& Logistic;
  • Optimize sourcing strategy, Liaise, and negotiate with suppliers and service providers to obtain the best prices and conditions;
  • Control the costs: Inventory finance costs, Operational costs, Logistic costs;
  • Implement the daily work in the European SAP system and Logistics system, Control the inventory in accordance with the SAP system;
  • Secures timely invoicing of all outbound shipments;
  • Shows initiative to improve the processes and systems, Initiate, monitor and improve processes and procedures;
  • Comply with laws, regulations and ISO requirements;
  • In charge of CDC job duties:
  1. Responsible for the overall planning and comprehensive management of CDC warehousing;
  2. Decompose and issue assignments of CDC to ensure the achievement of various KPI;
  3. Responsible for the daily work allocation and personnel arrangement of the warehouse;
  4. Responsible for stock inventorying per the requirement of Finance team and auditors;
  5. In charge of on-site monitoring and management;
  6. Receive and transmit abnormal feedback, follow up solution and promote the improvement;
  7. Implement the training of personnel safety and business;
  8. Responsible for warehouse safety and 5S management in the field;
  9. Take charge of warehouse and equipment maintenance application;
  10. Responsible for logistics vehicle scheduling and arrangement;
  11. Complete goods delivery for each line within the required time.

    Your profile:

    • At least 3 years’ experience as a manager in a B2B Spare parts environment, preferably within the Automotive industry;
    • Affinity with electric mobility;
    • Experience with leading a multicultural team;
    • Experience in setting up a spare parts centre abroad will be a strong advantage;
    • Strong contract management and negotiation skills;
    • Excellent English and Chinese language skills. Other European languages will be considered an advantage;
    • Very good PowerPoint & Excel user skills, have user knowledge of SAP and/ or other stock control program;
    • A proactive and collaborative approach to problem-solving;
    • Willing to travel on a frequent basis within Europe and abroad, including potential trips to China.

      We offer:

      • Performance and experience-based competitive remuneration, pension plan.
      • 25 holidays + option to purchase 5 extra holidays.
      • Commuting allowance.
      • Department & company-wide teambuilding events.
      • An exciting opportunity to lead the European transition to Zero Emissions transportation and de-carbonization of the economy.

      Our Purpose is to build a zero-emission future that reconnects humanity with nature and a World of clean air. We are looking for talent that connects with this mission and want to create positive impact by joining a diverse and dynamic team

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