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Junior Purchase Manager

Posted 12 Feb 2024
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1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you eager to make a big impact with your commercial mindset on the Purchase department of an international and listed organisation? As a Junior Purchase Manager, you will be completely prepared, for your next step as a Purchase Manager. Ready for a challenge?

Reach your full potential as a Junior Purchase Manager

As a Junior Purchase Manager, you will join one of our Purchase teams. The Purchase teams within B&S take care of the purchase of our products. Each team's market share is subdivided into the product segments Beauty, Liquors & Food. This position is for our Food segment, which means you will be working with a lot of A-Brands within the Food Industry.

As a new addition to one of our purchasing teams, you will be responsible for your purchasing area. We will prepare you to become an independent Purchase Manager according to the B&S standards. Once you have mastered everything, you determine the strategy for your product-market combination together with your manager.

You:

  • decide which suppliers you work with and the entire negotiation process
  • maintain customer contact with existing suppliers and try to expand your network by building new relationships
  • will initially communicate a lot via telephone and digital meetings. Eventually, there will also be regular trips abroad on your schedule

Your responsibilities also include registering and processing purchase orders. Due to your accurate working, you ensure that the order process runs smoothly.

This is you

You have a commercial mindset, and you are a natural entrepreneur. Your motivation is to learn and grow as much as possible within your purchase team. To do so, you are eager and ask a lot of questions. In addition, you like to explore things, seek opportunities and think outside the box. You push boundaries to challenge yourself continuously!

You

  • have a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce
  • have gained about one year of working experience in the purchase or sales, during your internship or a side job
  • can work with Excel, and you are good with numbers
  • are internationally oriented during an internship or a side-job
  • have a good command of the English (required) and Dutch (preferably) language in speaking and writing. Command of another language is an advantage

We offer you

  • A good salary in line with your experience, plus a yearly fixed Christmas bonus and a performance dependent bonus
  • Initially, a one-year contract with the prospect of permanent employment
  • 25 vacation days, with the possibility to purchase additional days
  • A travel allowance of up to 75 km on single trip travel when working at the office, or an allowance if you’re working remotely (from home)
  • The flexibility to work 1 day a week from home
  • A pension scheme where 2/3rd of the pension costs are paid by us
  • The possibility to take courses related to your growth ambitions and function
  • A coaching program focused on your mental health (non-binding)
  • Participation in group insurance such as disability insurance and survivor’s insurance
  • Free use of our company gym

This is B&S

B&S exists to make premium consumer goods available to everyone, anywhere. We believe that getting access to consumer products that bring joy and comfort into everyday lives, should be easy around the globe.

We are proud to see B&S featured in the latest edition of the #MT500 by MT/Sprout, which lists the 500 most reputable companies in the Netherlands. We rank #9 most attractive employer and #6 most sustainable company.

B&S is a tech company in the consumer goods industry with a very strong global network. We bring parties in the value chain all over the world together that are in many ways difficult to connect.
B&S is the homebase for the entrepreneurial. For people with a go-for-it mentality and a willingness to reach out of their depth. For those who are comfortable doing things they never did before, opportunity at B&S awaits around every corner. Discover your reach with us.

FMCG
Delfzijl
Active in 100 countries
500 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 35 years