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VERVULD - Vice President Operations



Solar Group is a leading European sourcing and services company mainly within electrical, heating and plumbing, ventilation and climate and energy solutions. They employ 3,000 employees situated in 6 countries. Solar's core business centres on product sourcing, value-adding services and optimisation of their customers’ businesses. They strive to understand their customers’ unique and genuine needs in order to provide relevant, personal and value-adding services, turning their customers into winners.

Solar's revenue was close to DKK 11.5bn in 2020. Solar A/S is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen with the short designation SOLAR B and has been listed since 1953. The stock is included in the MidCap+ index.

For Solar Nederland, part of Solar Group, we are looking for a Vice President Operations.

Functie omschrijving VERVULD - Vice President Operations

To drive Solar's development with a customer-centric focus, improved profitability and productivity, Solar is looking for a results-oriented and skilled Vice President Operations.

The Vice President Operations reports to the Senior Vice President Group Operations and in matrix to the local Senior Vice President (MD). Furthermore the VP is a member of the Solar Group Operations Management Team and the local Dutch Management Team.

As VP Operations you are responsible for managing the Operations organization in Solar Nederland (operations has apr. 200 employees). This includes both day to day operations and improvement of Warehouse operations, transport/delivery, logistics services and facility management (maintenance of buildings, machine equipment and material handling equipment). Furthermore you are responsible for Sales and Operations Planning (Material Planning).

Functie eisen VERVULD - Vice President Operations

The ideal candidate has a master's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management and at least 10 years leadership experience, in supply chain roles in large international companies.

The VP must excel in and demonstrate success in the following areas:

  • Ownership of the complete warehouse operations, distribution and delivery. Including Sales and Operations Planning and Customer Service
  • Continuous productivity improvement and cost optimization

Furthermore the VP must:

  • Drive analyses of existing processes (on all relevant aspects: Warehouse operations, distribution and delivery) act and improve according to findings with speed and quality
  • Manage and enhance estimates, KPI’s and reporting on all relevant parameters
  • Manage larger projects
  • Be an experienced people manager and like to work with and develop people

You are a great colleague to work with both as a peer in the management team as well as people leader and colleagues in general. As a person, you are business minded and focused on results. You are used to conducting analyses and making data driven decisions. You are creative, self-driven and curious. We believe that you have great communicative skills, a positive personality and approach and thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. The position offers you an exciting challenge and a stimulating work environment in an international company with interesting future opportunities.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden VERVULD - Vice President Operations

Excellent remuneration package and incentive structure. The procedure is set up as follows:

  • 1st round interviews Hoek Consultants
  • 2nd round interviews Solar (Group/NL)
  • 3rd round interviews Solar (NL)
  • An assessment is part of the procedure.

For more information please connect with drs. Jan Visser (Partner Hoek Consultants) via janvisser@hoekconsultants.nl or +31 317 744 050.



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