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Product Manager

Reeuwijk
40 hours
HBO

Creators and distributors of successful decorative collections for home & garden

Would you like to work for one of the biggest importers of decorative items?

With our enthusiastic team of 260 professionals, we design, collect and sell our products worldwide. Our modern head-office and showroom are located in Reeuwijk.

Working at Edelman offers you the opportunity to join an international and inspiring organisation with plenty of opportunities for personal development. Our mission is: ‘To make the world in and around the home a more beautiful place in all seasons’. We do all this with great pleasure. Interested? Check out these links for an impression of our company; https://youtu.be/zda0RYYNDJ4 and https://youtu.be/TWUmyJv-2f4

If you can identify with our mission and the vacancy below, then we would like to meet you!

For our Purchasing Department, we are looking for a Product Manager

The Product Manager is responsible for sourcing and developing the collection of decorative items for our brands.  You report to the Buying Director and are supported by the purchasing administration in Reeuwijk and when travelling in the Far East by colleagues from our Purchasing Office in Hong Kong.

We are looking for someone with international purchasing experience. A strong personality with a sixth sense when it comes to spotting trends and their commercial translation. With decisiveness and creativity, you ensure a strong collection and thus lay the basis for our commercial successes.

What will you be doing?

  • Monitoring market developments (competition, prices, trends) and translating developments into new innovative concepts and products
  • Supplier management: seeking, selecting and maintaining good contacts with suppliers
  • Managing margins, quality and performance
  • Supervising the presentation of the (new) collection in the showroom and at trade fairs
  • Providing information to the Sales team about the (new) collection and supporting the Sales team in drawing up and implementing new sales plans and cross- and up-selling activities
  • You go on a purchasing trip about 4 to 5 times a year and also visit 2 to 3 relevant European trade fairs

Who are we looking for?

  • HBO working and thinking level supplemented by relevant international purchasing experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and experience with decorative items
  • Excellent commercial, analytical and communication skills
  • Good command of the Dutch and English languages
  • Pioneer with attention to detail, quality and innovation, but also an involved team player!
  • You have affinity with the garden industry

Our offer:

Working at Edelman means, among other things:

  • Free sports after work
  • International company with a good working atmosphere where hard work and fun go together
  • 27/28/29 vacation days per year
  • Nice company parties and staff activities
  • Premium-free pension
  • Lease car
  • Discount on the purchase of our products
  • A fun job where you work with beautiful products!

At Edelman, diversity, equality and inclusion are three key subjects in the organisation. We work hard to create an environment, where everyone can be themselves and feel respected. Furthermore, Edelman recognises that diversity in perspectives, backgrounds and experiences fuels innovation and drives our success as a team.

The Edelman product range is characterised by high-quality products made of ceramics, glass and metal. Edelman has a wide range of Christmas items, including Christmas trees from Triumph Tree & Black Box Trees, lighting from Luca Lighting, ornaments from House of Seasons and the miniature world of Luville Collectables. In addition, Edelman offers an extensive range of home accessories and artificial flowers, plants and trees from Mica Decorations. The Mood Collection offers a broad assortment of home textiles including cushions, garden cushions and table linen. All items come in vibrant colours and textures.

Are you interested in this role and do you meet the profile? Send an email with your motivational letter and CV to the HR Department: werken@edelman.nl. For questions about the position, please contact Renate Oudijk (HR Employee).

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