BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,200 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our division Global Logistics, at our location in Vettelschoss we are looking for a


Senior Transport and Tender Manager (m/f/d)

You are professional and passionate in global transportation topics? You keep cool in a dynamic surrounding? In this role you will co-orchestrate the capabilities of our transportation network to deliver best in class services to our customers and support our growth strategies to best possible extent.



  • Coordinate and optimize our transport and shipping processes in collaboration with our service providers
  • Manage and develop the 3PL partners network in terms of performance, transformation, digitalization and spent
  • Initiate, prepare and run tenders, negotiate competitive contracts, and prepare final sign offs
  • Assist in building strong partnerships and unique business relations with internal and external stakeholders
  • Optimize cost structures and manage risks in cooperation with finance and controlling
  • Create and execute realistic and ambitious Forecasts
  • Constantly screen and analyze the transportation market to identify common opportunities and future partners
  • Be updated and inform stakeholders on operational and freight market topics proactively



  • University degree with focus on Transport & Logistics
  • Valid background in logistics, transportation and distribution (at least 5-10 years)
  • Strong ability to analyze and challenge solution designs to allow preparation of fact-based decision models
  • Fit in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Knowledge in SAP and interface management is a plus
  • Good analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Fluent in German and English, spoken and written



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!

If you have any further questions, please contact Bilal Amajjoud +49 2644 60381-81.

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