Tactical Buyer

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Tactical Buyer

Are you looking for a new challenge where you can really make a difference as a buyer? Do you want to be part of a growing company committed to a more sustainable future? Then the position of Tactical Buyer at Decathlon Netherlands in Amsterdam is for you!

Full-time · Amsterdam

Your role

As Tactical Purchaser, you generaly will be responsible for the procurement of indirect products and services for Decathlon Digital. These are products and services that are not directly related to product sales, such as IT, HR and marketing. You work closely with various stakeholders within Decathlon, such as the IT, HR and Marketing departments, to close the best purchasing deals. You will also be responsible for creating and implementing purchasing strategies and monitoring purchasing costs.

Decathlon is a growing company committed to a more sustainable future. We believe that everyone should have access to sporting products and services, regardless of their budget. Therefore, we strive to keep our procurement costs as low as possible, without compromising on the quality of our products and services. Several Decathlon entities operate within the Netherlands. Within these, there is a lot of development going on and a lot of potential growth. You will be working for these different entities.

As a Tactical Purchaser at Decathlon, you have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the world. You will help reduce our procurement costs, which allows us to make our products and services more affordable for everyone. You'll also work to make our purchasing more sustainable, giving us a positive impact on the environment.

You will work closely together with the purchases team in The Netherlands and the global team in France. And will report the purchase manager NL.


What we expect from you

As a Tactical Buyer at Decathlon, you can count on a challenging and versatile position within a growing company. You see opportunities, work proactively to prevent problems and are able to find the best purchasing solutions together with our colleagues. In addition, you have:

  • A completed HBO education, complemented by at least 2 years of experience in a procurement function
  • NEVI-1 certification (or similar purchase course)
  • Good command of the Dutch and English languages
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving skills, Flexible and stress-resistant
  • And you are able to work in a digital environment and able to work independant
  • You will work closely together with the purchases team in The Netherlands and the global team in France.

What do we offer you?

At Decathlon, we believe not only in sport as a lifestyle, but also in creating a stimulating work environment where sporty colleagues enjoy playing sport together. Work enjoyment is central to us and we foster a great sports culture where you can be yourself and share your passion for sports. In addition, we offer a:

  • A salary range of 70K - 80K including variable rewards (depending on experience), excluding holiday pay and 24 wonderful holiday days
  • 20% discount on our own brands. Whether it's sportswear, shoes or equipment, you'll benefit from great discounts on the products that support your sporting adventures.
  • We understand that personal growth and development are crucial for a successful career. That's why we offer the unique opportunity to participate in training through our Decathlon Academy.
  • Shareholder 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 journey to our Decathlon team even more enjoyable, we also provide a travel allowance.

About Decathlon

Decathlon unveiled its new long-term ambition to bring the physical, emotional and social benefits of sport to people around the world at the end of 2022. Building on Decathlon's values - vitality, generosity, responsibility and authenticity - it symbolises the mission of the Group's 105,000 teammates worldwide. Because sports practice is universal, Decathlon wants to enable people to practice sport on their own terms, whatever their level, physical condition or goals, and enjoy its benefits.

  • This ambition will be supported in the coming years by 5 strategic pillars focused on:
  • Enhancing the value proposition, by offering customers an entirely new end-to-end experience;
  • Becoming a leading force for a sustainable future with the emergence of new circular models and the decarbonisation of the Group's operations, with the aim of contributing to carbon neutrality by 2050;
  • Build a state-of-the-art omni-value chain;
  • Develop outstanding products and accelerate Decathlon's development in selected regions;
  • Encourage and mentor the development of teammates.

What does the application process look like?

  • Application by means of your CV and motivation letter

  • Introduction by telephone (Room for your questions!)
  • First interview
  • Second interview
  • Contract proposal
  • Welcome to Decathlon!