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Internship Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement

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 7,400 stores and with more than 37,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,406 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 800,000 store visitors per day
  • ~17 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2019: EUR 4,037 million
  • EBITDA 2019: EUR 604 million
  • Over 37,000 employees


Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.


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.


With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. Grandvision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

Internship Global Strategic Sourcing & Procurement (2 positions)

During the internship you are part of the Global Procurement Department, a team of 11 FTE’s in total. The department is divided in the following areas: Exclusive Brands Frames, Non-exclusive Brands Frames, Lenses & Contact Lenses (CL).

Main purpose of the role(s)

  • Establish relationships with GrandVision operating companies to solve problems and ensure high quality, reliable sources in reporting and information gathering.
  • Contribute actively to the strategic transformation of the procurement function with the primary focus on governance, standardization and effectiveness of the service delivery
  • Work together with GrandVision Operating Companies to contribute to an efficient and effective Supply Chain and Procurement process
  • Support the team on spend analysis and masterdata (big data)
  • Help GrandVision to find new ways to add value to our customer journey (from a Procurement point of view)


  • Supplier KPI-Scorecard
  • Suppliers have to perform in different areas of our business and are being rated accordingly from our Quality Control Department, our Product Development Teams and our Supply Chain Operation Organization. During the Internship we consolidate the input from the different areas and each season rates the supplier on an aggregated level to be able to make analytical and strategic supplier decisions.
  • Team sourcing projects and admin support: including Supplier fact sheet update, Factory audit communication & process, Factory quality document management in SharePoint, projects process with desk research and competitor analysis, benchmark etc.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support and coordinate daily tasks for ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses category
  • Support and coordinate daily tasks for Exclusive brand Frame & Sunglasses category
  • Update data & information consolidation for the ongoing projects
  • Create reports on spend analysis and graphs

Required qualifications/level of education

  • In the process of finishing a relevant degree

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Pro-active
  • Precise
  • Strong communication skills
  • Outgoing and helpful oriented
  • Customer focused
  • Patient

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • Fluent English (written & spoken)
  • Good knowledge of MS Office programs, specially Excel indispensable
  • Good analyse capability
  • Good sense of task organization, attentive to detail, accurate
  • 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, can do attitude

Please bear in mind that due to work permit requirements this vacancy is limited to candidates who hold an EU citizenship and are registered residents of the Netherlands.


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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be succesful.  

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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