You probably know Honda as a manufacturer of modern, energy-efficient and high-performance cars and motorcycles. The Honda Civic and Honda Goldwing are legendary. But did you know that we are also a leader in industrial motors and power products? Take a look around you: you probably spot a Honda-engine or a Honda-lawnmower somewhere.

In Europe, Honda Motor Europe Logistics guarantees a qualitative and timely distribution of our Honda-products within our network.

Within Honda Motor Europe Logistics, our European Engine Centre (EEC),, was established in 1994. It centralizes the sales and logistics of industrial engines and power units in Europe. Coordinated from Ghent, six European sales offices guarantee a close contact with our international customers (Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Distributors).

Our office in Aalst has a rich Honda history dating from 1962. Their activities cover two areas:

  • Logistics (warehouse operations) and ‘prepack’ (packaging operations) of service parts & accessories
  • Paintwork and finishing of bumpers (bumper factory)


To strengthen our management team in our logistics activities, we are looking for an

Operational Manager

Your job as Operational Manager

  • You are responsible for our warehouse inbound and outbound, stockage and packaging operations with a current team of 70 associates (warehouse workers & first-line managers).
  • You support our Supervisors and Team Coordinators but are also prepared to help in the event of absences.
  • You coach your team and ensure that objectives relating to safety, quality, efficiency and the environment are achieved.
  • You are responsible for the operational planning (personnel, materials, …), and proactively make adjustments.
  • Together with your manager, you determine the operational KPIs, follow them up and undertake targeted action.
  • You build bridges between the various internal and external teams and parties; you encourage open communication and teamwork.
  • You ensure continuous improvement and innovation in our operational processes and systems.

Your profile

  • You have a Bachelor degree and solid experience as a manager in a logistics environment, which holds no secrets for you.
  • You describe yourself as a people manager who can coach, motivate and involve people in a diverse team, as well as provide clear management, give direction and convince people.
  • Your organisational, analytical and planning skills are very strongly developed.
  • You can adapt fast to different situations and take a creative approach to various problems & unforeseen circumstances.
  • You have affinity with IT and Warehouse Management Systems; you are adept with using MS Office and quickly learn new systems.
  • Smooth communication in Dutch and English is no problem for you.

Our offer

  • A challenging and diverse fulltime fixed job, with many international contacts, with an innovating global player.
  • An attractive salary package with an extensive package of extra legal benefits.
  • A company with a human oriented approach, based on mutual respect and confidence.

Would you like to be part of our team as Operational Manager?