Country Circular Lead

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Country Circular Lead

Do you have a passion for sports, for sustainability and for developing and optimizing new business models? This is your chance! At Decathlon we are seeking for a Country Circular Lead who will help our circular team in creating the best exclusive circular offer to satisfy every sports user, contribute to change the way people consume sport, and guarantee a sustainable and profitable business!

Interested? Read on!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Your job

In the Netherlands we are in business to 'move people through the wonders of sports' and with a sustainable mindset. To reduce overconsumption and overproduction we want to offer our customers new kinds of circular sports solutions and more specifically to give them an alternative for owning a product. Your role will contribute to this purpose by developing new and optimizing exciting business models related to repair, buy-back, 2nd hand, rental and subscription models.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Sustainability and is experienced in tranforming sustainable business ideas into profitable business ideas which contribute to decreasing our CO2 emissions


  • Co-building and deploying the circular project in The Netherlands

  • Managing and inspiring a team of 6fte

  • Research and identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services concerning Rent, Subscription, Swap, Share sport products

  • Manage the People, Planet and Profit results of your project, with the goal to sustainably make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to the many;

  • Understand local circular markets size and dynamics, consumer habits, analyze circularity competitive players, in order to build the circular commercial policy

  • Scout potential partnerships and / or investments in circularity technology startups

  • Together with your ecosystem, define an ambitious, unique and desirable 5-year vision of our challenge.

  • Forecast the countries circular trajectory based on United strategies, and ensure that these objectives are communicated to the United circular leaders and country leaders. 

  • Handling performance alerts by implementing appropriate action plans

  • Making decisions based on the data. Manage it on a daily basis to ensure a great performance. (working with the United digital team)

What we offer

At Decathlon we not only believe in sports as a lifestyle, but also in creating a stimulating working environment where colleagues with a passion for sports can enjoy exercising together. Job satisfaction is our priority and we ppromote a great sports culture in which you can be yourself and share your passion for sports. In addition, we offer:

  • A salary range between €5.500,- en €7.500,-, a possible monthly bonus, 8% holiday pay and 24 wonderful holiday days.

  • 20% discount on our own brands. Whether it concerns sportswear, shoes or equipment, you benefit from great discounts on the products that support your sporting adventures.

  • We understand that personal growth and development are crucial to a successful career. That is why we offer the unique opportunity to participate in training through our Decathlon Academy.

  • Decathlon shareholding plan: We believe in sharing success with our employees and offer you the opportunity to become a co-owner of our successful company

  • To make your trip to our Decathlon team even more pleasant, we also provide a travel allowance.

  • Decathlon encourages a healthy mind in a healthy body. That's why we offer access to the 'Open Up' platform, where you can find professional support for mental and physical challenges in both your work and private life.

  • We organize great events such as an annual event where all your colleagues from the Netherlands come together for a day full of sports, fun, food & drinks and a dance! An annual ski trip is also organized for which you can register. 

What we expect from you

  • You have a passion for sports and you believe in a Circular Economy;

  • You have 10+ years of experience as a business manager or a simila role

  • You have preferably 5+ years of experience in developing and delivering successful multi-channel business models within; repair, buy-back, 2nd hand, rental and subscription

  • You have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (commercial) business, circular economy, economical or technical studies;

  • You have a passion for giving our customers and users the best possible experience;

  • You have excellent project management skills with a good attention to detail;

  • You have in-depth knowledge about Rent, Subscription, Swap or Sharing market;

  • Experience of employee engagement is a plus;

About Decathlon

Decathlon is much more than just a sports retailer. We are an international sports community with a mission to 'move the people through the wonders of sport' regardless of age, background or experience. As the market leader in sports retail, we are constantly evolving and continuing to grow.

Read more about our commitment to sustainability

At Decathlon we are committed to improve our way of working and take responsibility for our activities. We invest in multiple initiatives that help us reduce waste and extend the life cycle of our products such as selling second hand products, renting sports equipment, buying back used products and repairing and maintaining sports products.

Application process

  • Apply now by sending your cv and motivational letter

  • Telephone acquintance

  • First interview

  • Second interview

  • Third interview

  • Contract proposal

  • Welcome at Decathlon!

Apply now and become part of our sportif and passionate team at Decathlon!