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Distribution Process Engineer

Driving process improvements in Distribution Europe

VWR has long been the leading global, independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, enabling science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries.

In 2017, VWR was acquired by Avantor, a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials and customized solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries. VWR’s expansive channel access and deep customer relationships strengthens Avantor’s abilities, adding a vital new dimension to the full scope of solutions we can provide—from discovery to delivery.

At VWR, part of Avantor, we are currently looking for a Process Engineer - Distribution.


You will work closely with warehouse operations, warehouse administration and transportation to provide support for:

  • Distribution process control: make sure operations are executed according to procedures; identify potential improvements; drive innovation; contribute to distribution projects; analysis, planning and optimization of processes related to distribution
  • Processing of ad hoc requests and analysis (operational SAP/data support to the warehouse team)
  • Support the development of KPI‘s
  • Support and participate in European distribution projects
  • Interact between the IT department and the warehouse regarding SAP, QlikView and other IT tools
  • Support & roll out of Avantor Business System lean tools (Kaizen, 6S, VSM, Pareto analysis, A3,...)
  • Support distribution related to regulatory changes
  • Creating working instructions and procedures for new processes. Organize training sessions on new tools or evolving existing functionalities.

  • You have successfully completed economic, technical or logistics studies or comparable training in logistics
  • Relevant work experience in logistics is an advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office tools, SAP R3 and QlikView
  • You are a team player
  • Strong analytical skills, good sense of accuracy
  • Strong conceptual skills
  • Familiar with lean tools or willing to learn
  • Fluency in spoken and written Dutch and English
  • Willingness to travel within the EU.

    We offer you a dynamic work environment with an attractive salary package including bonus, meal vouchers, laptop, mobile phone, etc.


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    Distribution Process Engineer

    VWR International, LLC, Leuven
    Process Engineer
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