People Select

Managing Director The Netherlands

15+ years
Amstelveen | 08 sep

Job description

The Managing Director will independently set up and build the brand-new business unit of in The Netherlands. You ensure this innovative (r)etailer is ready to take the Dutch market by storm as soon as possible. Focus is on developing a successful local omni-channel approach, which includes opening a number of stores as well as an online platform. First action is to rapidly create a professional and highly energetic team to execute all plans and to set the first structures and processes for the Dutch office. You take full control and feel comfortable in a highly dynamic and international start-up. is looking for a highly entrepreneurial and energetic Managing Director for The Netherlands, who is willing to commit to starting up the business and reach the ambitious local goals. An eager director with a track record in retail and food, who is also an excellent people manager and an inspiring leader. Experience in category management and operations would be beneficiary to set the right local strategy. A flexible, hands-on mentality is required.

The organization offers

  • Building a local business unit for The Netherlands from scratch
  • Expanding the international business at a leading Asian omni-channel retailer
  • Setting the goals and strategy for the entire Dutch team, according to the global plans
  • Creating a highly entrepreneurial and energetic team to take the Dutch market by storm
  • The backing of a rapidly growing, ambitious and visionary company, ready to invest in Europe
  • A start-up vibe and energy

Candidate profile

  • 15+ years of relevant commercial experience, with a track record in retail and food
  • Omni-channel approach
  • Driven to build a local business unit
  • Experience in category management and operations is a plus
  • Inspiring and decisive leader, hands-on and pragmatic strategist
  • Ownership, team builder, excellent communication and social skills
  • Fluency in English


  • Management and coaching
  • Stakeholder management
  • Entrepreneurship and commercial thinking
  • Market- and customer orientation
  • Vision and strategy
  • Communication, listening and presentation
  • Persuasiveness and impact
  • Stress tolerance
  • Results and quality orientation

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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