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Buyer

Posted 15 Jan 2024
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3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. If you’re a passionate Buyer, we’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQand make a real difference in our scale-up environment.

In a nutshell

Products are the core of our business. We aim to offer the best product range, to make sure we always deliver the best quality. As Buyer, you're responsible to do this for your category. With your team you take full responsibility for your category, with the goal to make customers happy and improve profitability. Picnic is data-driven and complex – from pricing strategies, forecasting, warehouse automation, to the ever-expanding growth of our company, we are constantly faced with new challenges and opportunities…that’s where you come in! We are on the hunt for an ambitious buyer with superb category management and negotiations skills while building lasting relationships with suppliers. You also offer entrepreneurial, realistic, and practical business opportunities. Have a forward-thinking idea? Tell your team, modify it, evaluate, experiment, and then make a real impact in our company!

What you’ll do

  • Define clear negotiation strategies to ensure competitive conditions with our suppliers
  • Run negotiations with many suppliers from start until signed contract
  • Build and develop a deep understanding of your category through a combination of Picnic data, customer insights and supplier input
  • Keep an eye open for commercial opportunities and use data-first approach to identify category innovations
  • Create and execute a pragmatic plan to drive the category improvements
  • Understand the end-to-end supply chain and identify opportunities to improve the range, product quality and profitability
  • Work together with your category team to bring the best to our customers

About you

  • BSc. or MSc. degree in Business Administration, (Business) Economics or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Buyer and/or Category Manager in a similar industry
  • Lots of energy, persistence and drive to ensure successful end result of projects
  • You know how to get the best best deals and are able to understand and assess what’s on “the nego table”
  • Go getting mentality, hands-on and nothing is impossible mindset
  • Excellent people knowledge and skills; you understand who you’re talking, their interests and how to build relationships
  • Outstanding communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Fluency in Dutch and English

Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner!

You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference

You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place!

Teamwork makes the dream work

With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat

You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy

Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing!

Attractive package

We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self.

Work-life balance

Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model.

Commitment to equal opportunities

Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law.

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves.

Picnic is LinkedIn's #1 Top Startup with a unique business model and a highly engaged customer base. Our mission is to make grocery shopping simple, fun, and affordable for everyone. Beyond that, we love working towards a greener future by using cutting-edge warehouse technologies and running a 100% electrical fleet of delivery vans. Are you ready to join this unique technology-first venture?

FMCG
Amsterdam
Active in 3 countries
4,500 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 28 years

What employees are saying

Matthijs Roobeek

Growth Analyst

Matthijs Roobeek

As Picnic is relatively small, and because we’re growing so fast – you’re given responsibility straight away. Two weeks after I started, I was doing the order forecasts. That’s a lot of responsibility. Many of our processes rely on the forecasting; the products we buy, the shoppers…

Frederic Knaudt

Founding Team Member Germany

Frederic Knaudt

When building companies from scratch, you discover the key ingredients for a successful business. I’ve learnt that it’s about having a clear goal, being focused and working with the right people. I’m part of the team that is building Picnic in Germany and this is the approach…