Abbott Transportation & Customs Coordinator in Machelen, Belgium

For our European Distribution Center based in Machelen, we are recruiting a Transportation and Customs Coordinator .

The purpose of the job is to ensure the best level of service while minimizing freight costs and optimizing working capital.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Implement most adequate logistics strategy to maximize the level of service towards internal and external customers

  • Coordinate daily shipping activities from the European Distribution Center

  • Ensure proper documentation for customs, applicable regulations and quality standards

  • Evaluate supplier performance in terms of service and spend according to budget and KPI’s

  • Perform simulations for new scenarios and vendors

  • Coordinate bottom-up freight budget elaboration

  • Identify and deploy process improvements to increase productivity or cost-efficiency without jeopardizing quality compliance and service level

Education and Competencies

  • University degree, with a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar position, preferably in transportation or healthcare industry

  • Detailed knowledge of a major ERP system (SAP preferred) and/or some TMS system

  • Proficient knowledge of Excel, experience in reporting tools as Business Objects is a strong asset

  • Team player and customer oriented

  • Strong communication skills and presentation skills

  • Flexibility, including work time schedules and travel

  • Fluent in English and Dutch; French is an asset

If you are interested in this Transportation and Customs role and you would like to know more about the opportunities within Abbott, please apply online.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email