Purchase Representative France

Job description

Do you recognise new opportunities, and do you know how to seize them? In this position you combine acquisition of new suppliers with buying technical products from companies within the French region .

What you will be doing

You will be buying technical products and you are involved during the whole process. You actively search for new suppliers and spend a lot of time on the phone. An up-to-date administration of the progress of your activities is important. You will negotiate about the prices, close the deal and arrange transport to our warehouse in Roosendaal. All steps during this process need to be documented in our ERP-system JD-Edwards. You will also maintain contact with your existing customers, and travel to these companies once a month, on average, to see whether a case is interesting enough to close the deal. As you will be responsible for the French region, you’ll be travelling to France or Belgium.


About ABF

ABF is a family company with offices in Rotterdam and Roosendaal and possesses one of the biggest stocks in bearings and electrical motors worldwide. Our experienced team consists of 5 purchasers who, when combined, can speak 10 different languages! You will be part of the team and be responsible for the French region. 

What can we offer you

  • Complimentary lunch
  • Interesting bonus scheme, in addition to your salary
  • A MacBook to work with
  • 28 leave days
  • Travel allowance
  • 8,5% holiday allowance
  • Opportunity to follow courses and training

Who are you

  • You can speak and write in French and English
  • 2-5 years of work experience in a commercial position
  • We no longer have to tell you how to attract new customers over the phone!

Curious? Anne Otte, our HR Advisor, will gladly answer all your questions! Send an e-mail to hrm@abf.store or apply directly via www.careers.abf.store.

What else to expect


We are a stable organisation that has been evolving on every level in recent years and has not yet seized to do so. With your knowledge and expertise, you contribute to our further growth. You also get a lot of impact in your job. You want to contribute to the organisation to grow and improve, and we want you to use your specialism to tell us how.

Work happiness

When you are happy as an employee, we create a good atmosphere in which we get things done and start every day with pleasure. We do not just do it for sales and profits. Together we want to make the organisation a little better every day.

Personal approach

An international company with colleagues of different nationalities. Informal and with hospitality you can expect in a family company. "Welcome and great that you are here!". The door is always open, so just walk in for a question or a chat.

Entrepreneurial mindset

At ABF, the commercial spirit is a key value. With more than 70 professionals we aim to continue our growth and keep changing our organisation in a positive way. It's for a reason that we surprise each other every year with improvements and reached goals. "A lot has changed during the last year" is something we hear regularly. "Nice, goal reached" we think. "And now, move on'.

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