Junior Purchaser

Ypenburg, NL
Operations – Manufacturing /
Permanent /
About the Role:
To create the most beautiful photo products for our customers daily, the raw materials must be available on time at our factory in The Hague (Ypenburg). As a purchaser, you are responsible for creating new orders, discussing discrepancies with our suppliers, and processing the associated invoices. Your attention to detail and proactive approach contribute significantly to the efficiency and overall success of our supply chain. At our production site in The Hague (Ypenburg), we create the most beautiful photo products for renowned brands such as albelli, önskefoto, fotoknudsen, posterXXL, and Photobox.

Primary responsabilites

    • Alongside the purchasing manager, ensure the correct stock is available on time for production.
    • Place orders with our suppliers and ensure proper communication in the event of any discrepancies.
    • Keep the master data and contracts of all items in our ERP system up to date.
    • Check invoices from our suppliers and ensure they are paid on time in collaboration with the finance team.
    • Support the purchasing manager in preparing supplier meetings and periodic reviews.
    • Collaborate with the logistics team to process quality deviations of delivered goods.
    • Prepare and follow up on annual budgets monthly in collaboration with the purchasing manager and finance team.
    • Participate in improvement projects in the field of purchasing and logistics with internal and external locations.
    • Monitor and process purchase prices in Oracle.

Impact and contributions

    • You will make a significant contribution to the organisation by supporting cost savings, supplier relationships, process improvement, market research, risk management, compliance, data analysis, sustainability, documentation, and teamwork. You will have a considerable impact on our operational efficiency and overall customer satisfaction.

Experience and Attributes we'd like to see

    • A completed HBO education in a relevant field such as business economics, logistics, or supply chain.
    • Some commercial experience in a purchasing role.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a proactive and precise approach to tasks.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, enabling effective cooperation at various levels, both internally and externally.
    • Some experience with MS Office, particularly Excel/Google Sheets, and basic knowledge of an ERP system (Oracle, SAP, etc.) and BI tool (Looker, PowerBI, etc.) is a plus.
    • Proficiency in both Dutch and English, both spoken and written.

Whats in it for you?

    • ​25 days of annual leave with a healthy work-life balance
    • Company pension
    • Collective labour agreement graphic media
About us
We are Storio group, a place where life’s stories are made, crafted and shared. A place where we create new ways to pass memories and stories between people and generations. And where, together, we make joy unforgettable. We bring our customers’ stories to life through a range of high-quality personalised photo products, like photo books, wall decor, calendars & gifts. Our innovative technology enables customers to easily personalise their creations to keep for themselves or share as the most thoughtful of gifts.

Every single one of our employees brings something unique to Storio group and leaves a lasting imprint on our work, our culture and our company. Storio group is a place where we can all see and feel the impact of what we do, every day. A career with us is an opportunity to make your mark on our customers’ lives and on your career.

Our values shape everything we do, from our interactions with customers and colleagues to the way we approach our work. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone can thrive and contribute to our shared success. At Storio group, we: 

Act with heart: People - both customers and employees - are at the heart of all we do. So we embrace diversity and get to know each other as real people and build real relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

Give our best: As the crafters and makers of people’s memories, we play an important role in our customers’ lives. That’s why we give our best and work together to make the right decisions and build a better business everyday. 

Own all we do: We are all, as individuals and as a team, responsible for creating our success and shaping our future. We lead the charge and drive things forward - fully owning our actions and decisions along the way.

Embrace curiosity: We believe progress requires curiosity. So, we’re relentlessly curious about the world and each other, actively seeking out diverse perspectives and always asking big questions like ‘why’ and ‘what’s next’?

Find the joy: At Storio, joy matters. We see it as a state of mind, so while we don’t pretend every day will be easy, we do set out every day to intentionally find, create and share big and little moments of joy with our customers and teammates.

Equal opportunities statement
We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment regardless of age, disability, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you have a disability or special need that requires reasonable adjustments in order for you to perform at your peak during the interview, please let our HR team know ahead of time so that they can assist. We will consider the matter carefully and try to accommodate your needs within reason. If we consider a particular adjustment would not be reasonable we will explain our reasons and try to find an alternative solution where possible.

We aren't able to offer sponsorship for this role so please only apply if you have the Right to Work without the need for sponsorship