Team Lead Ocean & Air Freight EMEA


Established in 2023, but with a combined heritage of over 100 years, Envalior is entering the market as a leading global engineering materials powerhouse offering novel and innovative solutions to today’s world. Envalior brings together two highly complementary established players in DSM Engineering Materials and LANXESS High Performance Materials.

We offer a uniquely positioned portfolio of longstanding material, application, and design expertise, creating real and meaningful value for our customers and the greater global society. To grow this leading global engineering materials company, we hire new colleagues to strengthen the foundation for the new organization. This is the perfect time to influence change, challenge the status quo, be part of something new and exciting, craft, create and develop the best in ALL WORLDS and be part of something truly innovative, inspirational and transformational.

Do you want to be part of this exciting journey ahead? Do you love working in an international, highly energized, and collaborative team? Maybe it’s you we are looking for in our Global Supply Chain team, as our new Team Lead Ocean & Air Freight EMEA.

Your Role:

As Team Lead Ocean & Air freight EMEA you are responsible for a team of transport coordinators that organize reliable and efficient transport to our customers overseas. On the operational level you and your team will allocate the materials to the correct orders and work together with your peers in China, America, India, and Japan in solving issues. On the tactical level you and your team will be responsible for managing the carriers and the delivery reliability for ocean and air freight. As a team lead you will be executing part of these activities yourself and support your team in the execution of their role. Next to these responsibilities you will manage and execute projects in line with your personal growth ambition and our supply chain strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • People management: You will be responsible for the performance and development of a team of 3-4 transport coordinators.
  • Transport planning: Creation of deliveries that are forwarded to Envaliors contracted carriers in collaboration with our logistic service providers.
  • Transport coordination: In case of transport related issues, you or one of your team members needs to step in and resolve the issue at hand in collaboration with our suppliers and your peers in customer service, supply planning and warehousing.
  • Performance management: Report and manage the performance on “On Time” deliveries for all ocean & air freight outside of Europe and coach your team members to do this for their respective area of responsibility.
  • Supplier management: Report and manage the performance of the carriers in your domain, execute performance review meetings with suppliers and address and improve performance in case this performance is under target.
  • Improving transport: Analyse your portfolio, look for and act on improvement opportunities and report out to the logistics management team.
  • Improvement projects: You will execute improvement projects in line with your personal growth ambition and Envaliors supply chain strategy.
  • Display and support positive behavior towards safety, health and environment and participate in events improving safety.


  • A MSc or experienced BSc in supply chain management, economics, or a similar field.
  • Experience with logistics processes, especially air freight or ocean freight is a plus.
  • Proven communication skills as you will be dealing with suppliers and a large and global group of stakeholders and peers.
  • A learning and pro-active mindset.
  • A hands-on attitude and strong sense of ownership.
  • A team player that will collaborate across the functions.

Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.

Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.

Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.

Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning.

Diversity: For us, talent matters, we welcome everyone who commits to our values. We strongly believe that including diverse perspectives makes us more innovative and enhances our competitiveness. Therefore, we embrace the uniqueness of every single individual and are truly committed to supporting our people in developing their individual potential.

Procedure & Contact

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by sending us your CV & Motivation letter in English via the career portal or contact the recruiter directly or Reference check procedures are part of the ENVALIOR Recruitment & Selection Process and will be contacted when these references checks are required.

Envalior is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.  

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