Purchasing Assistant

in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Fulltime (Female/Male)

We are searching for a well-organized, multi-lingual and energetic Purchasing Assistant to help the Purchaser carry out daily tasks at our headquaters in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands. With a contract based on 40 hours per week.

The Purchasing Assistant’s responsibilities include researching and maintaining knowledge of market/industry trends, assisting with analyses and reports, placing and tracking orders, inspecting inventory and goods, updating relevant spreadsheets and documents, assisting with negotiation strategies and making recommendations, arranging meetings and maintaining relationships with both vendors and clients internationally but mainly in Asia (Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China).

To be successful as a purchasing assistant, you should have excellent administrative and communication skills. An exceptional purchasing assistant should be an innovator with an eye for spotting market trends.

Purchasing Assistant requirements

  • Degree in International Business, Economics or Marketing
  • With a minimal of 2 years working experience in the Asian merchandising or retail industry
  • To be fluent in written and spoken Dutch, English, Chinese (Madarin), Japanese and Korean
  • To be fluent in written and spoken Cantonese is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Able to multitask and perform in fast-paced environments
  • Experienced with ERP system (SAP B1) & WMS (Locus), Microsoft Office 365 with Power Bi, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Strong sense of responsibility and results-oriented attitude
  • Flexible in working hours

Salary indication

The salary indication will be graded between €2.600,- and €2.800,- gross per month, depending on your experience and academic level.

Contact C.O.H.E. (Coöperatie Oriental Holding Europe)

Please send your application letter and CV by e-mail to Mrs. Annemieke van Brussel: hr@orientalholding.com

Please use as subject in your application: “Purchasing Assistant + your name”