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Buyer - Gifting

Posted 16 May 2024
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3 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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The goal of this team is to ensure innovation and supply at the right price, with sustainability and quality as our guiding stars in product development. Are you ready to join them with your expertise?

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Rituals is rapidly growing. We are steadily expanding in new territories, opening new stores and growing our online presence. Think globally (EU, Asia, Middle East), think opening over 200 new stores per year and think sourcing and contracting over 500 million units per year. With this growth, our sourcing ambitions are growing as well.

As being part of our Sourcing team, you can relate to our vision: “Be the best supplier for our customers and the best customer for our suppliers”. Our team is focusing on assuring the best innovations and supply at the right price. We have sustainability, service and quality as key drivers and we strive for simple solutions to ensure operational excellence.

The buyer’s role is a versatile and exciting position within the Sourcing team. We have challenging opportunities, we are investing in your personal development and you will have the ability to further develop your skills, increase your experience and knowledge.

The gifting Category consists of sourcing and coordinating the production of our iconic products such as gift boxes and advent calendar.

As a key member of the sourcing department, you will work closely with our Innovation, supply chain and quality teams in securing our yearly Innovation Calendar.

You are responsible for the commercial agreements with our suppliers. You will manage our long-term supplier relationships together with the Category Buyer. You will execute the sourcing strategy and make the right decisions based on your knowledge of the market and deep analysis of the data.

You report directly to the Category Buyer and work closely with multiple internal stakeholders: Innovation, Quality, Regulatory, Impact, Supply Planning and Business Improvement teams. Besides internal stakeholders you liaise and negotiate with suppliers and external parties.

You are eager to manage existing commercial relationships, negotiating new and existing products and components at the right commercial conditions to secure supply against our high quality levels.

You ensure compliance with Rituals sourcing principles and you are able to influence business and challenge business decisions with your commercial and negotiation skills. You are able to keep deadlines, highlight risks & identify opportunities.

Key results areas are

  • Ensure compliance of Rituals’ sourcing principles.
  • Negotiate with suppliers on commercial conditions: prepare request for quotation, buy the right product at the right price, commercial terms and formalize the agreements
  • Actively contribute to build and manage successful long-term partnerships with suppliers
  • Manage all administrative activities for your products
  • Initiate and execute saving initiatives
  • Work closely with Innovation, Supply Chain and Quality and act together as a category team to ensure on time product launch and customer satisfaction.
  • Prepare sourcing business cases around our AQSCIS principles.
  • Work on sustainable initiatives together with your product category and your suppliers.

Bring all of you

High on energy, low on ego and with a of little bit humour. On top of this you have:

  • A higher professional or university level (Bachelor or higher) in the direction of purchasing, business administration, small business & retail management or a higher technical degree;
  • A have a minimum of 3-5 years’ commercial experience in related industries, preferably in procurement of cosmetics ingredients, contract manufacturing or packaging;
  • Affinity with cosmetics;
  • You can multi-task and have great project management skills;
  • You are a real team-player and problem solver;
  • You are representative, organized, and self-starter;
  • Strong analytical, planning & organizing skills;
  • A strong personality, excellent management, business partnering & communication skills;
  • You are savvy, accurate and persuasive;
  • Fluent verbal and written communication and presentation skills in English (Dutch is a plus).
  • You are keen to be the best in class within your profession. You are flexible, you enjoy making things better every day and you are a team player who thrives within a dynamic, fast-growing company.

Our ambition is to grow sustainably and become the number one global luxury brand in cosmetics. And for that we need passionate, energetic, ambitious and driven people to help us achieve our goals. This might feel like a paradox, but within our company meaningfulness and performance complement each other like yin and yang.

Grow with us! The next steps are:

  • Please apply via our career site
  • Our recruiter, Peter Swinkels, will contact you within 10 working days
  • An introductory meeting with a team member and the hiring manager follows
  • An online assessment
  • A second interview
  • In the event of a positive outcome, you will receive a proposal with the terms of employment

Please note that applications via e-mail will not be taken into consideration. Also acquisition is not appreciated.

Benefits of working at Rituals

  • Training, coaching & development opportunities
  • 20% staff discount on Rituals products
  • Attractive bonus
  • Numerous health & wellbeing initiatives
  • Company & team events

''We're not here to sell you beauty, we are here to make you feel good''
We are a Dutch brand with a focus on international expansion. Our ambition is to grow sustainably and become the number one global luxury brand in cosmetics. The first stand-alone store was opened in 2000 at Amsterdams’s Kalverstraat. Today, Rituals operates in more than 730 stores…


''We're not here to sell you beauty, we are here to make you feel good''

We are a Dutch brand with a focus on international expansion. Our ambition is to grow sustainably and become the number one global luxury brand in cosmetics. The first stand-alone store was opened in 2000 at Amsterdams’s Kalverstraat. Today, Rituals operates in more than 730 stores across 29 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Middle East and the Americas/ North and South America; with the aim to open 1,000 stores by 2020.

Retail
Amsterdam
Active in 33 countries
5,000 employees
30% men - 70% women
Average age is 36 years