Supply Chain Manager (Global)

Supply Chain manager Mierlo

Employment: Full time

20 March 2024

A versatile role with a lot of interesting aspects and the chance to develop yourself and the company.

Let’s color the world!

We are GNT, an ambitious and innovative family-run business with a colorful character! With our EXBERRY® brand, we are the market leader in the field of Coloring Foods. Our colorings are 100% natural and are made from fruits, vegetables, and plants. We are world champions when it comes to utilizing the bounty of nature and strive to continuously innovate and improve natural color ingredients for the consumer. By carefully preserving all of nature’s beauty and goodness, we are able to offer our clients the highest quality and most reliable products. This is what continues to motivate us every day! The most important ingredients for GNT’s success are our employees and the cooperation that exists between them. We believe in teamwork, and we are there for one another, our clients, our suppliers, and our partners. That is what makes us GNT.

Due to the growth of the GNT Group we are seeking a fulltime:


Supply chain managers are crucial to the global economy and their organizations. They represent a unique discipline responsible for supporting a global network that produces and delivers products from raw materials to end customers, which ultimately impacts a company’s bottom line. Working among many departments, supply chain managers engage in the design, planning, execution, control and supervision of supply chain activities with the objectives of creating value, building a competitive infrastructure, leveraging worldwide logistics, synchronizing supply with demand and measuring performance globally.

The position:

Are you an experienced, knowledgeable senior supply chain professional with a passion for the food industry? Our innovative family company is seeking a driven, result- and people oriented Global Supply Chain Manager with a broad interest and demonstrable management experience, excelling in Planning, Logistics, Procurement and also in Customer Service. It will be your responsibility to lead and manage the global supply chain department in all aspects to ensure a professional, efficient and well-performing team. The department acts as the spin in the web and connects all stakeholders to secure the best service to our customers. You manage to carefully balance this with our capabilities in operations throughout the world. You will further develop and strengthen the supply chain processes which are to be aligned with customer needs. This will be done and driven by you through the implementation and adaption of IBP and S&OP-cycle throughout the organization. You will actively contribute to not only the development of new strategies for planning, logistics, warehousing and procurement but also to the execution of these plans and implementation of change in the organization. Furthermore, it will be your task to lead the customer service team and to help ensure collaborative solutions are developed to further address customer needs. The added twist to this role and GNT is that we manage the entire value chain and thus also manage the agri-supply chain downstream in collaboration with ‘our’ farmers. We work purely with natural ingredients which means that this can also create challenges in our overall process where the Supply Chain manager has to play an important role.


  • Lead the following teams: Operations Office, Sales & Customer Service, Procurement en Logistics.
  • Develop and implement global supply chain strategies for procurement, warehousing, logistics & S&OP. Where you need to define the long term strategy for these departments in line with the company strategy.
  • Build a strong and efficient organization, coach team members where needed to get the best out of them and the team.
  • Optimize planning, logistics, and procurement processes true operational excellence and implementation of IBP and the S&OP process throughout the organization to ensure continuous improvement of supply chain performance.
  • Build strong relationships with sales, marketing, product management and finance to optimize the end-to-end value chain.
  • Optimize the global supply chain performance by balancing the triangle of cost, service and cash.
  • Sense and respond to global supply chain developments and manage mitigation of disruptions, leveraging support of an international team.
  • Inventory management & optimization of the inventory globally.
  • You will report to your COO.

General Skills:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in supply chain management, preferably in the food industry (food ingredients industry).
  • Proven track record in optimizing end-to-end supply chain processes.
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, or a related field.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English and preferably German.

Leadership Skills:

  • A socially safe working environment should be second nature within GNT.
  • Ability to coach, motivate and inspire your team to work as one and help them to excellate in what they do.
  • Team Management.
  • Strategic Agility: Translate vision and strategy into understandable goals, priorities, and challenges. Create plans that are structured and achievable, yet flexible.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate the insights into clear directions.
  • Drive Innovation: Generate new or unique solutions and embrace new ideas that help sustain and grow our business with our customers encompassing continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate: Establish and maintain elective relationships with a wide range of internal and external partners throughout the world; able to gain their trust and respect.
  • Great sense of responsibility. Deliver results, creating value for our customers and key stakeholders.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Respect diverse perspectives. Recognize divergent cultures, languages, and beliefs in arriving at an optimum solution.
  • Strong written and verbal communication. You have to be Able to handle/manage intercultural communication & cultures throughout the world.

Technical Skills:

  • Business systems such as ERP and MRP.
  • IBP and S&OP.
  • Operational and financial metrics.
  • Inventory management.
  • Master scheduling.
  • Supplier capabilities.
  • Logistics and distribution.
  • Analytics reports.

What do we offer you?

  • A varied function in a modern working environment.
  • A nice bonus scheme.
  • 26 vacation days (possibility to purchase extra days).
  • A very favorable pension scheme.
  • Unlimited access to online training courses, so you can continue to work on your personal development.
  • We think sustainability is very important. That is why – as part of our employment conditions – we compensate your CO2 footprint.
  • Affordable sports at a selected gym.
  • A wonderful workplace at a successful and innovative company: GNT is in movement, and you will be too.

Make your future colourful!

Are you ready to take on this challenge? Send your CV, motivation, earliest possible start date and salary indication to [email protected]. You will then hear as soon as possible whether you have been selected for an introductory interview. An assessment is part of this procedure. Naturally, we will treat your personal data with care. All applications are treated equally and substantively.

Renske Swinkels
Corporate Recruiter & Onboarding Specialist

GNT Privacy Statement - Employee data

Version 09-05-2018 This privacy statement relates to the processing of your personal data as an employee or ex-employee of GNT International B.V. or GNT Group B.V. (hereafter referred to as ‘GNT’, ‘our’ or ‘we’). This personal data will be processed according to the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’) and local legislation and regulations (together referred to as ‘the privacy legislation’). It may of course be the case that you are concerned about the amount of data from you that we process. For that reason, we are clearly explaining in this statement what we do. However, if you still have questions about this, you are always welcome to ask. This statement is meant to inform you about the way in which we process your personal data and which rights you have in this respect. The following topics are explained below:
  • What is personal data?
  • For what purposes does GNT process your personal data?
  • With whom does GNT share your personal data?
  • How long does GNT store your personal data?
  • How is your personal data safeguarded?
  • How can changes to this privacy statement be made?
  • What are your rights?
  • Who can I contact about this?

1. Personal data and purposes

What is personal data?

Within the privacy legislation, mention is made of personal data. This could for instance be a name or telephone number, but also a date of birth, email address or membership of a trade union. When we refer to employee data, we mean the personal data of GNT employees. For what purposes does GNT process your personal data? We process your personal data only if this is allowed according to the privacy legislation. Below you can read which personal data GNT collects and for which purpose. This may involve more than your own data. Sometimes it is necessary to collect and process your partner’s data, or data of your family members, such as your children. In this case, the same rules apply: GNT will only collect and process their data if there is a good reason for doing so, for example:

A) In order to implement an employment agreement

We process the following personal data related to the employment agreement, including details concerning contact with the employer, assessments of the employee’s performance, salary payments, pension payments and other payments due to the employee:
  • Name, address, telephone number, email address, gender, date of birth, marital status ordetails of registered partnership or other form of cohabitation;
  • Citizen’s Service Number (‘BSN’ in Dutch), copy of passport or identity document, passport photo, handicap (if applicable);
  • CV, education, diplomas, witness statements, data concerning your performance;
  • Periods of leave, time recordings, staff benefits;
  • Details about the use of your lease car, such as fuel use (see car regulations); and
  • Bank details, pension details and insurance details.
The above data is necessary in order to enter into the employment agreement with you. After all, we need to know who is working for GNT and how we should pay salaries. If you do not provide us with these details, no employment agreement can be drawn up or the possibility may arise that you may for example not receive sums of money that you are entitled to.

B) Legal requirements

Besides this, we process the personal details below in order to fulfill the legal requirements to which GNT is subject, for example due to the Sickness Benefits Act (Ziektewet), Pension Act (Pensioenwet) and tax and Customs legislation:
  • Name, address, telephone number, gender, date of birth, marital status, handicap (if applicable);
  • Citizen’s Service Number (BSN), copy of passport/identity document;
  • In certain cases, a Certificate of Good Conduct (‘VOG’ in Dutch); and
  • Staff benefits, bank details, pension and insurance details.
The above data is necessary in order for us to fulfill our legal obligations. If you do not provide us with these personal details, GNT cannot fulfill its legal obligations.

C) Legitimate interest

In addition to the above, GNT makes use, on a limited scale, of security cameras at the entrances and exits of the buildings. GNT has a legitimate interest in deploying these security cameras in order to be able to guarantee the safety of its employees and of its products in the production and testing areas, and in order to protect its property. There is no question of using this camera supervision to track employees.

2. With whom does GNT share your personal data?

GNT may possibly provide the above-mentioned personal data to:
  • The Health & Safety Service (Arbodienst) if GNT is obliged to do so on the basis of the Sickness Benefits Act (Ziektewet) and the Eligibility for Permanent Invalidity Benefit [Restrictions] Act (Wet Verbetering Poortwachter);
  • Governmental institutions such as the Employment Insurance Administration Agency (UWV) and the Dutch Tax Office (Belastingdienst), including the Customs authority (Douane) to the extent that this is necessary in order to comply with legal obligations; and
  • The police, judiciary and bailiffs, to the extent that GNT is legally obliged to cooperate with the requests and claims of these parties.
GNT may in addition also make use of other parties in respect of carrying out the collection and processing of employee data, such as the company that processes the salaries, or the company that arranges collective insurance policies for us. These other parties are ‘processors’ for GNT, and process your data solely on behalf of us, and not for any other purpose. In this instance, GNT remains responsible for the processing. Finally, GNT may also supply your personal data to other companies within the GNT Group. These may be located within the European Economic Area or outside it. This will only ever happen if it is necessary in order to maintain contacts within the GNT Group. GNT has concluded an agreement with its group companies in which suitable safeguards have been taken in order to protect privacy. In order to view this agreement, you may get in contact with us by using the contact details below.

3. Storage period

The law states that personal data may not be stored for any longer than necessary. Our position on this matter is as stated below:

How long does GNT store your personal data for?

  • Data in your personnel file concerning your CV, education, diplomas, witness statements and performance will be destroyed two years after the end of your employment;
  • The other details in your personnel file will be stored for 5 years, based on the storage requirements set out by law;
  • The copy of your passport will be stored for 5 years, based on the storage requirements set out by law;
  • For specific financial data, the fiscal storage requirement will be adhered to for 7 years, based on the General State Taxes Act (Algemene Wet inzake rijksbelastingen).

4. Safeguarding of your personal data

We have taken the necessary technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss or another form of unlawful processing. GNT shall report a possible data leak in a timely manner and, if necessary, inform you of this.

Changes to this privacy statement

We may change this privacy statement from time to time if there is a reason to do so. If this happens, we shall communicate this information in the usual manner. You can always find the latest version of this privacy statement on GiNA, next to the older versions.

What are my rights?

It’s important for us to be able to keep your personal data up to date in order to avoid communication errors. You can therefore get your personal data updated, corrected or removed at any time. In addition, according to the law, you have the right to ask us to:
  • let you view your personal data;
  • lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data;
  • limit the processing and transfer of your personal data; and/or
  • transfer your personal data to yourself or to a third party.
We shall assess your request in accordance with the privacy legislation. GNT will then, as soon as possible, but in any case within a month after receiving your request, provide you with information about the activities that we have undertaken with regard to your request. In special circumstances, we may extend this deadline by two months, for example in connection with the complexity of your request or with the number of requests that GNT receives. In that case, GNT will keep you informed. In addition, you have the right at any moment to submit a complaint to the Supervisory Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens).

5. Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact:

Annet van Leenders

GNT Group B.V.

  • Industrieweg 26
  • 5731 HR Mierlo
  • Netherlands
  • Phone: +31 40 7800 300
  • Fax: +31 40 7800 309