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Junior Buyer

38 h/week | Zwaagdijk

A Junior Buyer at Action is looking for the best items at optimal purchasing conditions on a daily basis. Thanks to your sharp insights & customer focus, you know how to create an attractive assortment in our stores.

As a Junior Buyer, your goal is to support the Buyer during the buying process and to implement the category strategy within the category, leading to increasing sales results, profit and market share.

This is your daily action

As a Junior Buyer, you are part of the Buying department and you work closely with the Buyer and Buying assistants. The work is aimed at guiding the purchase from A to Z.

As a Junior Buyer, you bear a great responsibility in the composition of the assortment (Category strategy). With the Buyer, you discuss what the best route and strategy is to serve the customer. Because you are constantly looking for new items and know where the demand lies, your influence is great on what will ultimately be in the stores. 

You are looking for new products every day at optimal purchasing conditions (continuity, price, quantity, quality). You do this of course in collaboration with various international suppliers & producers. 

Furthermore, you prepare negotiations with (potential) suppliers (Relationship management) and, together with the stock planning department, ensure that your items are always in stock (Supply Chain) in our distribution centers. Part of the assortment is purchased directly from the source. You are closely involved in this process and guide it from A to Z. In addition, you keep a close eye on the market (Market research and product development), so you ensure that Action can continue to guarantee the lowest price in the countries in which we are currently active. You also identify opportunities to respond adequately to commercial opportunities, for example the delivery of related articles in the event of a changing weather forecast.  

Meet your team

Our department consists of the components Buying, Direct Sourcing, Commercial Planning and Quality. We continuously search the market for new items to surprise our customers, negotiate with suppliers, analyze the turnover to see what sells well and what does not, and create promotions such as weekly actions or seasonal offers. We regularly visit our stores (and those of competitors;) to feel what is going on. We also work a lot with the Supply Chain, Marketing and Legal departments. 

Will you join us in taking on the challenge of continuing to surprise our customers with a large and diverse range? Take Action!

Curious about your new colleagues? Safa Babas-Zadeh, Elianne Verbiest and Babs Vendrig are happy to work with you.

This is you

A Junior Buyer at Action is commercial, cost-conscious and feels at home in an dynamic, international environment. You have a great sense of responsibility and you like to work in a team. In addition, you are assertive and analytically strong, you work a lot with data that needs to be analyzed and is also shared within the organization. Communication is also one of your strengths, you can easily translate sales data into (new) products. 
Moreover, you have experience in Retail or at a supplier (sales). The ideal candidate has entrepreneurship in his blood and has already gained some commercial experience.

Furthermore, you have:

  • HBO level in a commercial- or retail-related education
  • Experience as a junior Buyer, Buying assistant or in other retail or buying related roles would be beneficial 
  • Excellent command of the English and Dutch language in word and writing 
  • French and/or German language knowledge would be an advantage

What we offer

  • Maximum amount of working hours (e.g. 38 hours)
  • 24 paid vacation days with the option of purchasing 5 extra days (based on 38 hours per week).
  • Travel allowance
  • A company laptop and mobile phone
  • The option to participate in a collective health insurance scheme
  • 15% staff discount on Action merchandise
  • Extensive education and training at our own Action Academy
  • Dynamic, international organization with lots of opportunities to grow. 

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take our responsibility for people and the environment. That is why we invest in solutions that reduce the impact on the environment and ensure better production conditions in the countries where we operate and manufacture. 
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Curious what’s next?

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and will get back to you asap. 
  2. We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
  3. We’d like to get to know you better. That’s why we will ask you to take an online assessment.
  4. We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment.
  5. Are we still a great match? Then we will become new colleagues!

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