Traineeship: Supply Chain & Procurement in Restaurant operations

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Traineeship: Supply Chain & Procurement in Restaurant operations

Are you a young professional with a passion for Hospitality? Would you like to develop your self and learn everything about supply chain management and procurement in the international restaurant business? How does it sound to be 'Go to' person for all supplier related business in our growing and international company? Do you want to push your career and learn by doing? If this sounds like you, read on…

Full-time · The Avocado Show HQ Amsterdam

About us

We are The Avocado Show! We are all about good vibes and our signature “Pretty Healthy Food”. That is stunning and delicious dishes made with love from sustainable avocados. Since we opened our doors in 2017, we have amassed more than 200,000 fans on social media and have locations in Amsterdam, Stuttgart and London, amongst others with more to come. Our mission is simple: to bring joy to avocado lovers.

In the coming years we want to grow fast. Our strategy is to open 50 new restaurants in the coming years. To this end, we are looking for a professional to lead and execute our Purchasing and supply chain operations. 

About the job

In this role you are part of our HQ team in Amsterdam. You will be in the unique position to be trained on the job by our very own senior staff; from CFO to CEO, Franchise developer to Head of operations; you will be surrounded by industry leaders to become one yourself. 

On a daily basis you will be running our supply chain and procurement operations. Your ultimate goals will be to help us achieve  sourcing the highest quality for all our products in a consistant way, for the best possible conditions for all our restaurant locations. With your support we are making huge impact on our owned and our franchise restaurants. 

We are looking for someone that not only demonstrates excellent analytical skills and creative thinking, but also a deep curiosity to learn and a hunger to push the boundaries of success. 

Your responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for Supply Chain management and reporting.

  • You will source ingredients and half fabricates and take care of procurement.

  • Assist our restaurant managers: where can we win, make it simpler and which improvements can we make? 

  • Create a rating system for our suppliers (on price, quality, flexibility, accuracy etc.) to have constant focus on the best suppliers in our portfolio.
  • You set up and manage partnerships and daily operations with suppliers, manufacturers and logistic partners and negotiate an manage Brand deals (Coca-Cola, InBev etc.).
  • You check and approve invoices on made agreements.
  • Advice marketing on promotions based on sales data and menu-mix, what would we like to sell more or how could we decrease our COGS. 
  • Sustainability is key to us, so you will integrate and proactively manage our sustainability goals in relation to current and future suppliers, products/ingredients, logistics, packaging etc.
  • Apart from our owned restaurants, you will also support and advise franchisees on their local supply chain.

About you

  • You have an educational background (Bachelor/Master degree), for instance in Supply Chain Management.

  • You bring (internship) experience in international Supply Chain management. 
  • Prior experience with a horeca (hospitality) or FMCG brand is  preferred.
  • You know what great Supply Chain management is and have a passion for it.
  • As we operate in an international environment, we expect you to speak and write fluently in English and Dutch. 
  • You aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty. We are a small team, which means we all have to roll up our sleeves and get the work done. This means you can switch gears from being strategic in one moment to executional in the next.
  • We are looking for someone with talent, enthusiasm and a strong desire to make real impact with a growing brand.
  • You are OK with ambiguity and finding the way forward even when it isn’t clearly defined.
  • You are an effective communicator, speaking and writing come naturally to you.
  • These important skills are part of your DNA: time management, problem solving and analytics.
  • And last but not least: you love this brand!

Whats in it for you

  • The opportunity to make your mark with a fun, internationally growing brand

  • Guidance from our CEO, CFO, Franchise developer, head of operations etc. All very experienced industry specialists willing to teach you everything you need  

  •  A competitive salary
  • 25 days of holiday per year
  • Hybrid working and a possibility to work from abroad for several days per year
  • You will be enrolled in a pension plan, to which the company will also contribute
  • A fun, casual and hard-working culture where everyone from the CEO to the most junior team members collaborate regularly

Apply for the job

Are you enthusiastic about the role, our brand and do you want to be part of our growth? If so, we want to hear from you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Talent Acquisition Manager, Erik Molendijk at +31 6 189 123 09.

If you are an intermediary, please do not contact us.