Senior Buyer | Bilingual DE/EN

  • Fulltime
  • Afgeronde opleiding
Rotterdam
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For this vacancy, this is your home base. Plan your route to see how long the journey is.

You get the opportunity to turn Coolblue into a big national e-commerce player in Germany like we are in the Netherlands already. With the customer focus on your mind. 

What is Coolblue?
What is Coolblue?
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Coolblue. It once started as a student company. Now, we're the most customer-centric company in The Netherlands and Belgium, with our own stores, customer service, delivery service, installation service, and repair service. Since our founding in 1999, we've had only one goal: to make customers happy. We give advice and we have an obsessive focus on customer satisfaction. With over 6.000 Coolbluers, we work hard to amaze our customers.

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Senior Buyer | Bilingual DE/EN

  • Fulltime
  • Rotterdam
  • Afgeronde opleiding

How do I become a Senior Buyer at Coolblue?

Do you get energy from negotiating conditions of purchase and making unique deals? Keep reading. Claudia will explain how you become a Senior Buyer at Coolblue.

You enjoy doing this

  • Negotiating with your suppliers to bring in great supplier deals for Coolblue. 
  • Building lasting relationships with your suppliers. Together, you’ll make short-term and long-term plans.
  • Analyzing sales reports and market data.
  • Crushing the records of previous campaigns with a new, improved campaign that you launched in collaboration with the Media Consultant from your team. 
  • Giving a presentation to an international delegation for the yearly contract negotiations. 
  • Giving high fives all around when the promotions you organized turn out to work really well. 
  • Taking care of the product category with your team. 

This calendar makes you happy

Week 21

  1. MonMonday
  2. TueTuesday
  3. WedWednesday
  4. ThuThursday
  5. FriFriday
    1. Check commercial results

      Check commercial results
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      Check if the sales results from the deals from last week are as expected.

    2. Weekly check-in with supplier

      Weekly check-in with supplier
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      You discuss the main results with the supplier and make adjustments where necessary.

    3. Lunch

    4. Preparation of the quarterly meeting

      Preparation of the quarterly meeting
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      Together with your team you prepare the quarterly meeting with the supplier.

    5. Stand-up

      Stand-up
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      Team meeting. Short update on your tasks and progress.

    1. Meeting supplier

      Meeting supplier
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      Together with your supplier, you discuss the results from last month and set goals for the upcoming month.

    2. Sync stock planner

    3. take a walk

    4. Quarterly meeting

      Quarterly meeting
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      You present your vision for the next quarter in which opportunities and pain points are discussed with the supplier.

    5. Answer Emails

    1. Meeting supplier

      Meeting supplier
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      You discuss with the supplier the actions to improve the return that is not on target.

    2. Commercial progress

      Commercial progress
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      You check the results from the past few days and add what is missing.

    3. Team lunch

    4. Meeting supplier

      Meeting supplier
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      Together with your supplier you plan the goals for Q4.

    5. Trainings block

      Trainings block
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      You will be working on project X.

    1. Training negotiation

      Training negotiation
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      You follow the negotiation training together with other buyers within Coolblue. You discuss various cases from your own perspective.

    2. Sync media consultant

      Sync media consultant
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      Together with the media consultant from the team, you discuss ideas about a marketing campaign.

    3. (Digital) coffee with your buddy

    4. Team meeting

    5. Kick-off Black Friday

      Kick-off Black Friday
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      The guidelines for stock and deals are discussed together with other buyers and stock planners.

    1. Meeting supplier

      Meeting supplier
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      You discuss the results with supplier of the past month and look ahead to the coming month.

    2. Quarterly Goals Check

      Quarterly Goals Check
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      Together with the product manager from the team, you finalize the quarterly objectives for the next quarter.

    3. Meeting with your Manager

      Meeting with your Manager
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      Discussing your personal development.

    4. Answer Emails

    5. Drinks with the team

You recognize yourself in the following

  • Speaking German as well as English or Dutch is second nature to you.
  • University or higher professional education, preferably a business-oriented program.
  • Passionate about negotiating and a winner's mentality.
  • Around 10 years of relevant experience in procurement, account management or product management. Ideally in the electronic consumer goods sector. 
  • Professional conversational partner for business relations (from account manager to senior management).
  • Willing to act as a senior to a growing purchasing and product management team for the German market
  • Extremely result-oriented and a real deal-maker.
  • You see opportunities based on the data you analyze to make better deals each time.

This is what you’re looking for in a job

  • Money.
  • With over 30 training courses in our own Coolblue University, you can become a little bit better every day.
  • An extraordinarily good work environment, with freshly made snacks, monthly drinks, legendary Coolblue parties, awesome team activities, and an informal, playful department.
  • Retirement plan.
  • A picture-perfect office at a great location. You could crawl to work from Rotterdam Central Station. Though we recommend just walking for 2 minutes.
  • Room for new initiatives and ideas. We’re always open to those, whether you’ve been with us for a week, a month, or a year.
  • Challenging work to really immerse yourself in, so you sometimes forget you’re even working. 
  • A flat organization in the broadest sense of the word. You can just go and have a drink with the boss.

Want to know more?

  • How does Coolblue adhere to the 1.5-meter rule at work?

    We adhere to the recommendations and guidelines of RIVM and the government, of course. This means that all colleagues from the main office work from home as much as possible. The interviews for your application will also take place via video calls.

    We’d be happy to have you at the office on your first day. So we can drink a cup of coffee and get to know each other a little better. At an appropriate distance, of course.

  • Can I keep developing myself?

    Coolblue University: learning at Coolblue, in a different way.

    With over 30 training courses in our own Coolblue University, you can get a little bit better every day. At Coolblue, we go back to school sometimes. But not by sitting there quietly and just listening. The training courses aren't boring, but interactive. You have to do exercises and have discussions with others. At the Coolblue University, we choose what we want to learn, so we can continue to develop en become real experts. For example, a Delivery Driver needs different training courses than a Customer Service Employe and a starter needs different courses than a manager.

Apply!
Like what you see? You can become a Coolbluer, apply now!
  • 1

    APPLY

    Go for it

  • 2

    PHONE CALL

    It's for you

  • 3

    1ST ROUND

    Ready, set, go

  • 4

    CASE

    Open and shut

  • 5

    CONTRACT

    I do

Apply!
Like what you see? You can become a Coolbluer, apply now!
  • 1

    APPLY

    Go for it

  • 2

    PHONE CALL

    It's for you

  • 3

    1ST ROUND

    Ready, set, go

  • 4

    CASE

    Open and shut

  • 5

    CONTRACT

    I do

Questions?
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Applications from freelancers, employment agencies, and recruitment agencies are not appreciated.
Claudia Funk