Senior Application Analyst Buying & Merchandising

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Senior Application Analyst Buying & Merchandising

Full-time, 38 hours

We are looking for an Application Analyst Buying & Merchandising to contribute to the management and development of a group of procurement-related applications (SAP, Optumera, and Incore Portal).

As Application Analyst Buying & Merchandising, you manage and develop procurement-related applications such as SAP, Optumera, and Incore Portal. You support existing and new functionalities and write functional designs for software, hardware, planning, testing, implementation, releases and roll-out.

Your daily tasks

You are the expert in the functional understanding of the applications mentioned and how the business uses them. The main focus is on Functional Application Management for multiple applications within the Procurement domain. That means working with Technology vendors to ensure we can handle growth, translating business requirements into application requirements, and analysing problems. 

You will be consulted by the business on improvements in their processes and, at the same time, you are expected to take the initiative.

You analyse the impact of changes and ensure the successful implementation of the change requests together with the suppliers involved. You set priorities, determine testing and training requirements, and weigh up whether implementation in standard software is possible.

Your team

Action provides a positive workplace and consists of committed, cost-conscious, customer-oriented and culturally diverse people 
We enjoy working as a team and live our corporate values with simplicity in everything we do. Our Technology department adds value with centralised teams for Enterprise Architecture, IT Project & Portfolio Management, Development & Operations and multiple Business Technology (BizTech) teams.

Within the BizTech team for Buying, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Finance, we implement the initiatives on the technology roadmap and use technology to support our business objectives.

As Application Analyst Buying & Merchandising, you will be involved in many of these initiatives and consult with the Solution Architect and the Service Delivery Manager on how we ensure an optimal solution for our users.

Do you wish to work on challenging projects within the dynamic world of retail using state-of-the-art technology? Then come and work for us!

Reporting to Martin van Dijk (Manager BizTech Buying, Merchandising, Supply Chain and Finance), your position will be at our international headquarters.

What you offer

You have knowledge of Retail and all business processes. You are self-confident, have good communication skills and show leadership. You are organised in your work and meet agreed deadlines and guidelines. You are result-oriented and have a high level of pragmatism. You are not affected by time pressure and you work effectively both independently and in a team. 

You also have the following:

  • A completed higher professional education, preferably in IT 
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in IT and 3 years in the role of Application Analyst
  • Knowledge of: Retail purchasing processes, and preferably knowledge of SAP
  • Excellent command of Dutch and English (both oral and written)

What we offer

We open shops 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.

  • Competitive salary based on a 38-hour week
  • Bonus scheme from 5% to 10% based on personal and business objectives
  • 24 paid leave days (based on 38 hours per week)
  • Option to join a collective health insurance policy
  • 15% staff discount on Action products
  • Flexible working hours


Take action and apply now!  Wish to know more? 

  1. Our recruiter will review your application and come back to you as soon as possible. 
  2. We shall invite you to an initial interview. 
  3. We would like to get to know you better and shall ask you to complete an online assessment. 
  4. We shall invite you to a second interview and discuss your assessment. You may also meet one of your future colleagues. 
  5. If we are both happy, we shall make you an offer!


Of course, the health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. This is why we work remotely as much as possible. If possible, we would like to see each other face-to-face again at the headquarters in Zwaagdijk. This also means that all interviews for this vacancy are currently conducted digitally.

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we are aware of the impact on society and the environment. That is why we like to invest in solutions that reduce the impact on the environment. And we ensure sustainable production conditions that support people in the countries where we have shops and produce products. Click here for more information. <hyperlink:>

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