Freelance Purchaser/Purchaser food or retail

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Join our Purchasing and Assortment Management department as a Purchaser. Varied work with plenty of room for your own ideas and entrepreneurship.

Want to know more? Read on! We are a wholesaler for Dutch and Belgian customers who all have a link to food. For example, restaurants, hotels, cafes, hospitals and company restaurants. But also festivals, zoos and amusement parks.

They can find everything they need with us, because from our passion for food, we sell as many as 75,000 items! From rusks to caviar, from teaspoons to BBQ and complete kitchen solutions. Our Buyers & Assortment Managers ensure that all these items are purchased at the right terms. They also continuously optimize our assortment so that we can properly serve our customers. They also ensure the correct determination of sales prices and the of promo dynamics.

For our Belgian branch and its various formulas, we are looking for a freelance Purchasing and Assortment Manager Dry Groceries (DKW).

As a Freelance Purchasing and Assortment Manager:

✅ Contribute to the creation and implementation of our assortment policy

✅ Are responsible for your own product group, including margin, price and promo policy

✅ Maintain good cooperation with our suppliers and conduct annual discussions ism Purchasing Department Netherlands

✅ Have contacts with almost all departments within our organization

✅ Have a lot of freedom and room for entrepreneurship

✅ Be part of various project groups


- You have at least 3-5 years of purchasing experience.

- You have experience in a similar position within food.

- You have a bachelor's or master's degree under your belt.

- You have good category management skills, analytical insight and organizational strength. - Knowledge of SAP is a plus and a first experience within the food sector are assets.

- You are Dutch-speaking, good knowledge of French and/or English is a plus

- Needless to say, you are also an above-average food lover.

- You are passionate about both A-brands and private label.

- You are someone who shows courage, thinks in opportunities and possibilities, actively responds to them and is curious about trends and developments within your area of responsibility.


- A versatile, challenging job in a successful organization on the move, international but also strongly locally based

- A pleasant working environment with short lines of communication, where there is room for personal input, initiative and personal development.

You will join a team of about 1 buyer, each of whom also has their administrative support.

This is a 4/5th or full-time assignment for +- 15 weeks until the permanent person is found.

You can work 2 days remotely, the other days you work in the office.


Why choose this assignment

  1. Foodlover
  2. Variation
  3. Category management

Additional info

Region: Rotselaar
Availability: 5 Day(s) per week
Duration: 15 weeks
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