(Fulltime 38 hours)
‘As an Action buyer you are continuously sourcing the best articles for the best possible deals. Your razor-sharp intuition and customer focus ensures the assortment across our 1300 stores in 7 countries remains attractive.’
What you will do on a daily basis
Being a buyer at Action is challenging but it offers you the right kind of challenge if Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) are your passion. Within the buying team you determine the buying strategy for Laundry & Cleaning (part of FMCG). In sum: you are partly responsible for the assortment of more than 1300 stores in 7 different countries!
Because we aim to change our assortment frequently to keep our prices sharp and our customers surprised, you are not only responsible for the upkeep of the current assortment, you are continuously looking for the next product against optimal buying conditions (continuity, price, amount and quality). You will work closely with various international suppliers and manufacturers in order to do so. Your job is a mix between buying A name brands from international companies and working with various stakeholders to further the development of our own private labels.
We are looking for someone who is analytical, with an hands on mentality. You prepare negotiations with (potential) suppliers and ensure (in collaboration with stock planning) that your products are available in our 5 distribution centers. Next to this you keep a close eye on the market and the stores around us, ensuring that Action is able to keep guaranteeing the lowest price in our 7 markets.
What makes a good Buyer FMCG at Action
As a buyer within Action you are commercially minded, you feel at home in a dynamic environment and you have a strong sense of responsibility. We are looking for someone who knows what he or she wants and works hard to achieve their goals.
- HBO level education in a relevant field
- Trade minded with 3-5 years of experience in a commercial role
- Strong analytic skills in order to translate sales data to (new) products and our stores
- Affinity with FMCG; Laundry and Cleaning in particular
- Strong command of English in word and writing
We offer you the following remuneration
- Attractive salary based on a 38 hour working week
- 15% discount on your purchases at Action
- Bonus based on performance
- Collective discount plans for healthcare
- Attractive pension scheme
We open new stores on a weekly basis, both in and outside of the Netherlands. This pace makes Action a successful and rapidly growing organization.
Actions expansion brings its own challenges in terms processes, the buying of larger and larger quantities of goods and further internationalization of the company. We also expect to expand on the Laundry & Cleaning assortment in the near future therefor challenging you even further as a buyer. With an enterprising attitude you will be able to contribute to the further professionalization of our buying function and with the right drive you will be able to carve your own growth path within Action.
For questions about this vacancy, you can contact Renske Peeters (Recruiter) You can reach her via firstname.lastname@example.org. (You can only apply via our online application form)
Are you ready for a commercial challenge within retail and are you ready to help build the future of the fastest growing discounter in Europe? Apply now!
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