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Internship 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 7,000 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.

Procurement Intern for Ophthalmic Lenses and Contact Lenses category

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). The duration of the assignment will be 4 to 6 months during 2019, the starting date and duration is open for discussion.

Reports to

Maarten van der Steen – Global Senior Sourcing Manager Lenses & Contact Lenses

Main purpose of the role

  • Support the Ophthalmic Lenses and Contact Lenses procurement team on spend analysis

  • Work together with GrandVision operating companies to contribute to an efficient and effective Supply Chain

  • Own BI reporting and follow up on data management with GrandVision operating companies

  • Connecting with GrandVision operating companies to gather information and consolidate data in a monthly basis

  • Establish a data base for the Ophthalmic and Contact lenses procurement team spend trend and insights of supplier share


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

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support and coordinate daily tasks for ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses category

  • Update data & information consolidation for the ongoing projects

  • Assist GrandVision operating companies with ophthalmic lenses and contact lenses category procurement enquiries

  • Create reports on spend analysis and graphs

Required qualifications/level of education

Finished 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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Application process

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

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