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Cloud Logistics Operations Manager



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North Holland, Netherlands
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024
Microsoft’s Cloud business is experiencing explosive growth, and the Cloud Supply Chain (CSCP) organization is responsible for enabling the infrastructure underlying this growth. Our mission is to deliver the world’s computer with an industry-leading supply chain. CSCP is responsible for strategic sourcing, customer demand forecasting, capacity planning and management, supply chain planning and execution, capacity provisioning, and decommissioning and dispositioning of datacenter assets worldwide.

The Cloud Manufacturing Operations and Fulfilment (CMOF) team within CSCP features a world class Logistics team that is on a mission to create the most sustainable, efficient, and innovative cloud logistics network on the planet. From the first mile to the last mile, the Cloud Logistics team provides world-class solutions to deliver the best experience with every shipment on time, defect free, compliant, and at the best cost. If you crave being at the forefront of change in Cloud Logistics, come join our innovative team and contribute to the evolution of workstreams, processes, and solutions with a focus on simplification, automation at scale, and sustainability.

As a Cloud Logistics Operations Manager in the CMOF team you will be responsible for planning, managing, and optimizing, logistics, distribution and supply chain operations across multiple geographies. This role requires a strong understanding of cross-Geo shipments, Incoterms, import/export trade compliance, and project management. The role will work closely with cross-functional teams to drive operational efficiency, cost reduction, and continuous improvement.

This opportunity will allow you to gain valuable experience in a multicultural environment and to realize your dream of a fast-paced career working with some of the best people in Cloud Supply Chain. You will be part of an international team working to deploy hardware into one of the fastest growing organizations at Microsoft. Not least, you will experience the great working culture at Microsoft. With peers and partner teams in each global region this role is a genuine showcase of diversity, and you can truly look forward to a multicultural experience.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others, and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond.


  • Define and execute global and regional supply chain strategies for datacenter hardware logistics, inventory management, and distribution, with strong understanding of incoterms and import/export trade compliance.
  • Support and lead cross-functional and cross-regional teams to design and implement end-to-end logistics and supply chain solutions.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for improvement across the logistics supply chain infrastructure and partner relationships.
  • Contribute to the development and interpretation of data-driven recommendations based on logistics network modelling, benchmarking, and financial analysis.
  • Lead and mentor cross-functional project teams to solve complex logistics and supply chain issues.
  • Optimize transportation routes, reduce freight costs, minimize damages and replacement costs, and improve operational performance efficiency through SOPs


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Statistics, or related field AND extensive experience in logistics, distribution, and supply chain management, with a focus on cross-Geo shipments, import/export trade compliance, and project management.
    • OR equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience working with high value asset / tech logistics.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree and professional certifications in logistics and supply chain management preferred; proven track record of managing and optimizing logistics and supply chain operations.
  • Experience in developing and implementing trade compliance policies and programs; strong business acumen and technical knowledge across multiple business units.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive operational efficiency and continuous improvement within the logistics supply chain, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and network modelling tools; excellent communication, presentation, and project management skills;


The ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are needed for this role. These requirements include but are not limited to the following specialized security screening: Microsoft Cloud Background Check - requirement to pass the Microsoft Cloud Background Check is needed upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with applicable law, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran or military status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application process, read more about requesting accommodations.

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