Application Analyst Supply Chain

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Supply Chain Application Analyst

Full-time, 38 hours a week

Action is a fast-growing, non-food discounter with more than 1,800 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Italy. With 9 distribution centres in 5 different countries and 2 new distribution centres to open in 2021, Action Technology plays an important role in the continuous expansion of our distribution network.

Do you want to play a key role in the management and development of everything that happens within the rapidly growing Action supply chain? If so, you could be the Supply Chain Application Analyst we're looking for.

Your daily tasks

As an Application Analyst, you will manage and develop applications such as GOLD Forecasting, Warehouse Replenishment and Allocation. You will support existing and new functionalities and write functional designs for software, hardware, planning, testing, implementation, releases and roll-outs. You will also contribute to the roll-out and migrations of new distribution centres, and you will be involved in the continuous improvement and optimisations within the IT departments. 

You will be the expert in the functional understanding of the applications mentioned and how the business uses them. The main focus is on application management for multiple applications within the Supply Chain domain. That means working with Technology suppliers to ensure we can handle growth, translating business requirements into application requirements and analysing problems.  You will also set priorities, determine testing and training requirements, and weigh up whether implementation in standard software is possible.

Your team

At Action, you will find a positive working atmosphere with an engaged, cost-conscious, customer-focused and culturally diverse team. We enjoy working together and have an important company philosophy: simplicity in everything we do. 
Our Technology department works with specialist teams for Enterprise Architecture, IT Project & Portfolio Management, Development & Operations and BizTech. You will be part of the Technology & IT Management Team and use your clear vision for practical innovation.

Within the BizTech team for Supply Chain, Buying, Merchandise and Finance, we implement the initiatives on the technology roadmap and use technology to support our business objectives. Of course, you will also be responsible for managing the systems for your daily activities.

As a Supply Chain Application Analyst, you will be involved in these initiatives and consult with your team, your business counterpart, Solution Architect and the Service Delivery Manager. This will enable us to ensure an optimal solution for our users.

You will report to the Supply Chain Service Delivery Manager and work at the international headquarters in Zwaagdijk.

We're looking for the best talent to achieve our expansion goals. If that sounds like you and you want to work on challenging projects with state-of-the-art technologies, come and strengthen our team!

What you offer

You have an affinity with retail, IT and/or supply chain processes. You are self-confident, have good communication skills and are proactive. You are organised in your work, meet agreed deadlines and work according to guidelines. You are results-orientated and have a high level of pragmatism. You are not affected by time pressure and you work well both independently and in a team. 

You also have the following:

  • You have completed higher professional education, preferably in information technology or supply chain 
  • You have at least 2 years' relevant work experience in IT 
  • You have knowledge of supply chain processes and/or systems
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English, both spoken and written

What we offer

We open stores at home and abroad on a weekly basis. This growth makes Action a successful, rapidly developing organisation. The department is expected to expand even more, so there are plenty of opportunities for further development.

  • A competitive salary based on a 38-hour week
  • 24 paid leave days (based on 38 hours per week)
  • Option to join a collective health insurance policy
  • A 15% staff discount on Action products
  • Flexible working hours
  • A company laptop and smartphone

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take our responsibility for people and the environment seriously. That is why we seek to invest in solutions that reduce the environmental impact and improve manufacturing conditions in the countries in which we have stores and manufacture products. Click here for more information.


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What happens next

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. 
  2. We will invite you to an initial job interview. 
  3. We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to complete an online assessment. 
  4. We will invite you to a second interview and discuss your assessment and more.
  5. If we are both happy, we will become new colleagues! 


COVID-19 has recently forced us to look at new ways of working. Of course, the health, safety and welfare of our employees are paramount. Presently, most teams are working in a hybrid form. This means they can work from home or in the office, depending on business needs and personal preferences.

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