Product Sourcing Manager

  • Products
  • Amsterdam (HQ), Netherlands

Product Sourcing Manager

Job description

Want to turn the world of cycling upside down and take responsibility in making sure we’re able to realize our ambitious goals, by the end of this year offering 300.000 members a huzzle free bicycle with the recognizable blue front tire!?

We are Swapfiets: the bike membership. Started in 2014, started scaling in 2017 and are currently active in nearly 70 cities, across 9 different countries. We are on a mission to lead the movement to more liveable cities across Europe. Currently we have over 220,000 members on a blue tire.

Your goal

We are looking for a Product Sourcing Manager based in Amsterdam. In this role, you will be reporting directly to the Director of Products/ one of the founders (Martijn Obers) and play an important role in making sure all needed products are delivered on time with a high quality to our central distribution center. Once you join Swapfiets, you will be in charge of setting up your own team including a Sourcing Planner.

It will be both a strategic role but also very hands on where you are in charge of the sourcing and external supply chain of our products. You will be in contact with teams and partners in all different countries and sometimes even visit your colleagues over there!

You will also play an important part in realising our ambition to create fully circular products. As we need to reinvent several supply chains to make that happen!

Your responsibilities

  • End to end responsible to make sure that Swapfiets has all needed products (for our bikes, e-bikes, e-scooters, e-kick scooters) on time with high quality according to specifications.

  • Lead the cooperation & meetings with all swapfiets product suppliers.

  • In charge of the forecast of all Swapfiets products.

  • Select the best partners to assemble our products.

  • Oversees ordering of products & parts at the different partners.

  • Work closely with the team at Pon.Bike to align capacity.

  • Align the product supply with Swapfiets strategy.

  • Realize more sustainable & circular supply chains

  • Supervise and improve the outsourcing team.

  • Responsible for the external Supply Supply chain.


What Swapfiets offers you

In Amsterdam East, at the Molukkenstraat, you will find our brand new (!) office. The office is also easy to reach by public transport (Muiderpoortstration) and of course with your Swapfiets Deluxe (which you get from us). You can also count on:

  • Salary

  • 32 vacation days

  • A solid pension plan

  • Lots of responsibility, challenging work, and friendly colleagues

  • MacBook Pro (or a Dell; as you please)

  • Travel allowance (from a minimum residential working distance of 11 kilometres)

Your profile

You consider yourself a strong project manager who isn’t afraid to chase suppliers in order to get things done. You are in control of the entire supply process and understand the game in this scarce market. You are ready for a challenge and can’t wait to join our mission > being the #1 micro mobility brand in the world! Also you have/are;

  • Academic working and thinking level.

  • 7 - 10 years of relevant working experience.

  • Experience with sourcing processes.

  • Great knowledge of the bike industry and the developments.

  • Experience in working with operational teams.

  • Fluent in English.


You can now directly apply for this vacancy.

  • As soon as we think: you've got what it takes to qualify for this position, our recruitment team will contact you to check some basic information and ask you about some of your previous successes related to the role.

  • Next, you will be invited for a first job interview with our Founder & Chief Products (Martijn) and Product Manager (Luuk).

  • The second interview is held with Purchaser (Barry) and Business Developer Product Implementation (Annick).

  • Last but not least you will be invited for a coffee with the PON team.

  • Are you and Swapfiets still as enthusiastic at the end of the process? Then you will receive an offer to join the Swapfiets team!

Answer your questions
Do you have questions about this vacancy? Contact our recruiter via We are not interested in working together with recruitment agencies.