Assistant Product Manager / Assistant Buyer
40 hours per week
Do you want to combine your love for purchasing, multitasking and retail within an international working environment? Search no further!
In this challenging job as an Assistant Product Manager/Assistant Buyer, you are the connecting link in the development of cool products that will be available in various stores and webshops. You will offer support in daily tasks for the Product Managers and you’ll work closely with colleagues from Sales, Graphic design, Logistics and with your colleagues in China, to reach a flawless purchasing process.
Not a day is the same within product management at Karsten International. You keep learning and developing yourself. So never a dull moment.
Your duties will further consist of
- Coordinating and labelling incoming and outgoing product samples.
- Monitoring product quality in collaboration with our quality department.
- Continuing and following/monitoring deadlines of purchase orders.
- Coordinating and maintaining the “photo database”.
- Trendwatching to initiate new product development.
- Conducting market research, submitting questions to suppliers and comparing quotations in Excel.
- The processing of product data and the input of various data into our database.
- Collecting product data and systematically processing it in the specific customer systems (SIM, API, Trace One).
The experience of Katja, Assistant Product Manager:
“At Karsten International you are working and growing in the best possible way. You are surrounded by people with tons of experience on a daily basis, which they are not ‘shy’ to share. At Karsten you will be noticed and you will be heard. In the last 6 months, I already worked on 22 different projects and more to come. So if you are looking for a job that is challenging, creative but also fun, this is the place to be.”
In order to become successful in this position you are accurate, critical and have an eye for detail. You are not afraid to act quickly and take initiative when changes take place. You are full of energy and won’t stop until the desired result is achieved. You’re also customer-oriented and have at least 2 years of experience in a similar position. You know a purchasing process inside out. In addition to HBO thinking and working level, you have an excellent command of the Dutch and English language in speech and writing, you know your way around Excel and understand working in a data system. You also have your driving license.
Who we are?
Karsten International develops a wide range of products for daily use, from the latest gadgets to sustainable beauty products. You name it, we make it. In addition to working hard and delivering quality, making fun and collegiality are our top priorities. The team consists of driven product developers, sales experts, logistics talents, online marketing specialists and graphic designers. Thanks to a broad international network and more than ten years of experience, we are winning the hearts of consumers all over the world with our products. You will be given every opportunity to contribute to this.