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EDI Officer

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

EDI Officer, Amsterdam Area

As EDI Officer you are part of the Global EDI Department, a team of 4 FTE’s in total.

The EDI Officer is responsible for monitoring the EDI messages in the ERP system (SAP) and solving issues when messages fail from and to our suppliers. This role in the Supply chain Operations team liaising between business, suppliers and IT.

Reports to

Global EDI Manager

Main purpose of the role

  • Monitor EDI messages in SAP (order, order response, ASN, invoice, VMI flow)
  • Analyze EDI issues / failed messages
  • Follow up with all departments inside (master data, procurement, finance, warehouse) and outside (suppliers, EDI broker, offshore support team) the company on actions needed to solve EDI issues
  • Roll out EDI standard to new suppliers
  • Initial contact for trouble shooting inquiries from vendors and Retail Companies
  • Correct failed idoc messages
  • Write ad-hoc reports for the stakeholders
  • Act as a resource to build knowledge of EDI across the business
  • Resolves issues related to EDI that prevent messages to go from PI to SAP and from Brokers to trading partners

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Completed degree, minimum BSc, ideally in a business-related field
  • Maximum of 3 years of experience

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Self-motivated and proactive in approach to work
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organizing and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to work under pressure/tolerant of stress and frustration
  • Ability to remain firm to standards and governance under pressure to short-cut
  • Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience. High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact
  • Positive, customer first, can do attitude

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Analytical
  • Proficient in English (other languages a definite plus)
  • ERP system knowledge, SAP (idoc) experience preferred
  • Good communication skills
  • Operational knowledge of purchase order flow
  • XML, Edifact knowledge preferred
  • Computer literate (Excel, Word, etc)


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Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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