The Steinhoff Group
Global Warehouse and Logistics

Chief Operating Officer

Westerstede, Germany.

The job

Thanks to growth of the company, Global Warehouse and Logistics in Westerstede (Germany) is looking for a Chief Operating Officer. The COO will lead the total daily operation: optimizing processes, customer relationship management, fulfilling logistical contracts and working with all parties in the logistical supply chain. Part of the daily business is cost minimization, profit optimization, operational excellence and organizational professionalization as well as talent growth. The COO reports directly to the Managing Director. He/She will play a big part to connect all European operations and to effectuate further expansion. Global Warehouse and Logistics is a member of the international Steinhoff Group.

Supply Chain Organization

Sea freight, Customs clearance, Container trucking, Warehousing, Value added Services, B2B Distribution, B2C Projects and more.


Are you that leader who’s eager to travel and build international connections? Are you both enthusiastic and able to run a multi-site environment within a big international vertical group of companies?


Are you willing to share your thoughts about long-term sustainability?


As a COO you’re expected to share our core values: trust, family, passion and entrepreneurship.


Pallet positions in Westerstede


Sqm in Leinefelde


Employees in Germany

Your Colleagues

  • Johan Geurts

Johan Geurts
Managing Director

  • Lars Kaiser

Lars Kaiser
Business Development Manager

  • Hanna Czaplinska

Hanna Czaplinska
Manager Operational Excellence

The world of Global Warehouse and Logistics

The Steinhoff Group & Global Warehouse and Logistics

Steinhoff is an integrated retailer that manufactures, sources and retails furniture and household goods in Europe, Africa and Australasia with operations positioned towards the mass-market, value conscious consumer segments in the furniture and household goods markets. Steinhoff is the biggest client of Global Warehouse and Logistics.


The holding Global Warehouse and Logistics is the specialist for furniture and home supply logistics. For many years now we are a reliable partner for furniture shops, furniture discount markets and for the supplier of these industries. Emanated from logistics of Steinhoff Group, Global Warehouse and Logistics is its own brand since 2004 and serves clients since then.

Our long-term experience in the furniture industries together with total neutrality are appreciated by our partners and clients. By synchronizing goods flows and consolidating volumes we created synergies which contribute to the benefit of all involved parties.


Moreover we understand ourselves as a driver for innovation within the furniture and home supply logistics. On regularly base we invest in modern technique, innovative equipment and into our IT environment. This is the only way we can not only ensure to keep our position in the market but to improve it.


What we would like you to bring us

– Minimum 10 years of experience in logistics industry, of which the last 5 years in a leading position (P&L responsibility);
– Profound knowledge of supply chain aspects as mentioned above (1-, 2- and 3 PL, perhaps even 4 PL);
– Experienced in Contract Logistics environment;
– In possession of logistics degree (FH or University);

– Good analytical skills in a multidisciplinary environment;
– Able to communicate on each level of the organization, team player as well as team leader;
– This position requires you to be totally fluent in German, with good skills in English.
– Knowledge of other EU languages would be beneficial.

What we offer you

Fulltime job
A challenging environment with a lot of dynamics and a highly driven team.

Mainly in Europe

You get to lead professionals and work with other directions and companies of the Group.

Competitive salary & excellent benefits

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+31 30 63 40 0 88
Zonnebaan 15, 3542 EA Utrecht

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