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Purchase Manager

Posted 10 Jun 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€4,909 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Are you eager to make a significant impact on the Purchasing department of an international, publicly listed organization with your commercial mindset?

Reach your full potential as Purchase Manager

As a Purchase Manager, you will work with well-known brands in categories such as confectionery or spirits. As a new addition to the team, you will be responsible for your own procurement area. In this role, you will attend 2-3 (international) trade fairs annually and travel to suppliers within Europe. There will be a lot on your plate. It will be your task to manage priorities and meet deadlines. You will collaborate closely with the Fulfilment, Sales, Finance, and Marketing departments to keep the entire process running smoothly. Additionally, you will add new suppliers to your portfolio.

What will you be doing?

  • You will determine the strategy for your product-market combination. You will have the autonomy to choose suppliers and handle negotiations.
  • You will maintain contact with existing suppliers and expand your network by building new relationships. Initially, you will have a lot of digital and telephone communication, but eventually, foreign trips will also be part of your agenda.

This is you

You have a commercial mindset, you are entrepreneurial, and you 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 many questions and conducting independent research. You thrive on pushing boundaries and continuously challenging yourself!


  • Have a completed commercial education, at least at HBO level.
  • Have gained approximately 3-5 years of experience in a commercial role.
  • Are proficient in Excel and possess strong numerical skills.
  • Have international experience.
  • Have excellent command of the English language and preferably of the Dutch language. Proficiency in an additional language is a plus.

We offer you

  • A maximum salary of € 4.909,- 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.

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