People Select


4+ years
Amstelveen | 03 sep

Job description

The Buyer will develop and execute a sourcing strategy for a brand-new local business unit of one of the world’s largest retailers. Whilst depending on your knowledge and analysis of the Dutch market, wants to take The Netherlands by storm with a unique omni-channel approach. You will secure a product pipeline that is lean and profitable and ensure you bring customers only the best products at amazing prices. Building and onboarding brands and strategic partners will have a lot of focus at first. This enables you to lead negotiations on cost, terms and delivery. You and your colleagues will pioneer and create internal systems and help set up an efficient supply chain process. is looking for customer centric Buyers who are obsessed with delivering excellent results and building something from the ground up. You love to take ownership and are willing to go the extra mile to help develop the local business. You feel comfortable in a highly dynamic and international start-up. A flexible, hands-on mentality is required.

The organization offers

  • Setting the sourcing standards for a brand-new local business unit of a leading Asian omni-channel retailer
  • A highly entrepreneurial and energetic team that is eager to take the Dutch market by storm
  • The backing of a rapidly growing, ambitious and visionary company, ready to invest in Europe
  • Being part of a highly energetic and dynamic start-up
  • A flexible working environment, loads of autonomy and the opportunity to develop your skills

Candidate profile

  • Multiple years of commercial buying experience in FMCG/retail in the Dutch market
  • Excellent negotiator, influencer and relationship and network builder
  • Driven to help build a local business unit and go the extra mile
  • Strategic and tactical
  • Entrepreneurial, ownership, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, team player, hands-on, flexible
  • Culture sensitive
  • Fluency in Dutch and English


  • Planning and organising, project management, progress monitoring
  • Entrepreneurship and commercial thinking
  • Ownership
  • Market- and customer orientation
  • Networking and relationship building

About the company is China’s largest retailer and a leading one-stop e-commerce platform with a unique omnichannel approach. This Fortune 500-company provides nearly half a billion active customers direct access to an unrivalled range of high-quality, authentic products. Currently, the company is expanding across Europe and the America’s and is opening offices throughout these continents. The European headquarters is set up in Amstelveen.

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