Logistics Strategy & Controlling Officer EMEA

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Supply and Logistics

Oostende, West Flanders, BE

Job Requisition ID:  1224

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.


The Logistics headquarter department in Ostend is part of the European Supply Centre division that co-ordinates supply and demand for the distribution of finished air-conditioning equipment.

The Logistics team is responsible for the goods and information flow of finished products and for the delivery to customers. Customer service and cost control are very important key-words within the department.


Your function:

As a dynamic Logistics Strategy & Controlling Officer EMEA, you are responsible for a variety of activities:

  • Selection and management of best-in class logistics providers in warehousing and transport
  • Contract negotiation with new logistics providers
  • Follow-up key performance indicators
  • Participate in daily improvement projects
  • Actively contribute to strategic changes
  • Search for and promote best practices within the logistics network (up and downstream)
  • Ensure logistics flows are organised in the most efficient and transparent way
  • Budgeting / Forecasting / Simulation of the logistics costs 

  • Executive summary and variance analysis of the result vs budget, and result vs. result previous year 

  • After cost analysis, make cost improvement proposals to management

  • Work in close cooperation with all European Logistics colleagues
  • Improve and expand the reporting on CO2. Close follow-up on initiatives
  • Directly report to the logistics management and senior management



Your profile:

  • Young graduates are welcome, with a proven strong interest, or internships focused on Logistics.
  • You have a Master degree in Economics or Engineering is required, coupled with a few years (3-5 years) of experience in a similar or function in Procurement, Logistics or Supply Chain Management.
  • Bachelor’s degree candidates will be considered with min 8-10 years of experience in the field.
  • You have strong communication skills and are fluent in English.
  • You are willing to make occasional short trips abroad.
  • You will work a minimum of three days a week at the Ostend office. 2 days/week working from home is possible. 
  • Your strong analytical skills (reports, excel,…) are combined with significant communication and social skills.
  • You are a team-player and customer-oriented.  You are motivated by change and take initiative to introduce new improvements. You are able to handle stress and to use it in a positive way.

Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 


Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.