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Supply Planning Specialist Intern

Hours per week
40 hours

Note – This 6-month internship position has a start date in June 2022 or later and is only open to students who are currently enrolled in a Dutch University and are present in the Netherlands.

We are GrandVision, well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more! Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Carrera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

We are looking for a Supply Planning Specialist Intern to join our Global Supply & Logistics Team! You will actively interact and manage the suppliers for the Non-Exclusive Brands branch and contribute to the improvement of the Supply Chain department. If you are interested in a career in Supply Chain and want to gain practical experience in the area, this internship will provide you with real experience and knowledge in the field!

What you will do as an Intern:

  • Manage supplier management process.
  • Build relationship and establish daily/weekly communication with the supplier and report relevant findings.
  • Provide input and influence where needed to deliver the products according to the agreed timeframe.
  • Create/use required reports for smooth daily operation and secure accurate visibility of purchase orders.
  • Manage supplier delivery performance, ensuring the correct service level is being delivered in a timely manner.
  • Report supplier performance based on KPIs.
  • Promote monthly business reviews with supplier based on reported KPI’s.
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for supply chain processes and ways of working, specifically for supplier management and planning.

Your profile:

  • Study subject focused on Business, Supply Chain or other relevant fields.
  • Experienced with MS Office applications, specifically PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, Office365 & Power BI.
  • Fluent in spoken & written English.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Logical, rational, and no-nonsense realist.
  • Affinity with manufacturing and retail.
  • Strong analytical capabilities.
  • Good organizing skills and attention to detail.


In addition to an internship allowance, we offer a scope of additional benefits such as a free pair of glasses, lenses or sunglasses a year (as well as family discount events!), subsidised lunches and commuting expenses reimbursed. We also offer the option to continue working from home 2 days a week in the post covid era.

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.

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.

More about GrandVision

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 across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021. Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

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.

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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback should you not be selected for an interview.

Application process

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

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