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Trainee Purchase Manager

Posted 12 Feb 2024
Work experience
0 to 2 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you eager to make a big impact on the Purchasing department of an international and publicly listed organization with your commercial mindset? As a Trainee Purchase Manager, you will be fully prepared within your team to become a Junior Purchase Manager. Ready for a challenge?

Reach your full potential as a Trainee Purchase Manager

As a Trainee Purchase Manager, you will be involved in our Beauty product segment. In this role, you'll be continuously managing our inventory. By analyzing data, you ensure that our products do not go out of stock and that we don't overstock. You will be part of a team of 11 individuals, closely collaborating with one colleague focused on wholesale.

What will you be doing?

You'll maintain customer contact with existing suppliers and aim to expand your network by building new relationships. You'll maintain digital and phone contact with your suppliers regarding orders. Each supplier deals with multiple brands. Based on past data, you'll estimate the size of the orders. Additionally, registering and processing purchase orders will be part of your responsibilities. You ensure a flawless order process, working accurately.

This is you

You possess a commercial mindset, are entrepreneurial, and enjoy thinking outside the box. Your motivation is to grow rapidly and learn as much as possible within your team. You achieve this by asking a lot of questions and conducting independent research. You thrive on pushing boundaries and continuously challenging yourself!


  • Have completed a commercial education, at least at a bachelor's level
  • Have gained approximately 1 year of experience in a purchasing role, for example, during an internship or part-time job
  • Are proficient in Excel and strong in numerical skills
  • Have international experience, such as a foreign internship or study period
  • Have an excellent command of both Dutch and English
  • Proficiency in an additional language is advantageous

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 a day per 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
  • Bicycle plan where you can benefit from a substantial discount

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 #7 most attractive employer and #12 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.

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