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Assistant Buyer – Dutch & English +

Ref. Number 17-0280
Description Logistics
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Region Almere Region
Salary € 1600 - € 2200 Monthly
Start date ASAP
Duration 7 months contract with view to extension

For one of our international clients, a global leading brand in visual communication products within the Hospitality and Retail markets, we are looking for an independent entry level Assistant Buyer who will assist the Senior Buyer in day-to-day operational buying.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the Buyer in all related operational buying functions like assembling production organisation and you will be focused on exceeding department sales and gross margin plan.

Job Profile for Assistant Buyer
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:


  • Assist the Buyer in all related operational buying functions such as assembling production organisation
  • Focus on exceeding department sales and gross margin plan
  • Perform all administrative work, including purchase order entry, markdown entry and tracking import shipments from the time of order placement to the time of receipt 
  • Work closely with the vendor community to communicate purchase placement and any changes made to existing purchase orders; working as a liaison between buyer and vendor
  • Focus on ensuring on time delivery of all purchases made in the department
  • React to business trends on a daily basis making adjustments accordingly in order to improve overall sales and gross margin performance
  • Maintain contacts with existing suppliers
  • Reduce costs of responsible product groups
  • Stock monitoring and ensure optimal stock assembly items
  • Ensure timely availability of end products and components
  • Monitor delivery time
  • Draw up tenders, apply for tenders and negotiate with them
  • Organise the sea freight and container unloading

Candidate Profile for Assistant Buyer

  • Must be fluent in Dutch and English, both written and spoken. Fluency in Chinese is an advantage
  • College Degree or equivalent business experience
  • 1+ years of retail buying experience on a buying team
  • Strong fashion sense and passion for product
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Multitasker focused on self-motivation and timely execution in a fast paced work environment
  • Superior organisation skills, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good numerical insight
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to build collaborative cross-functional partnerships
  • Positive and upbeat attitude essential in entrepreneurial environment
  • Ability to thrive in a with rapidly changing organisation
  • Hands on mentality
  • Proactive
  • Result-oriented
  • Stress resistant
  • Creative
  • Team player
  • Strong communication skills

What Our Client Offers

  • Opportunity to work in an international environment
  • Chance to grow and develop
  • Travel allowance


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