Purchase Trainee - Purchase Department

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international five star hotel. By stepping into our world, you will discover that Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined by our blend of Japanese and Dutch culture. Together, all employees make sure that every guest is being given the personal attention to create the most extraordinary and authentic experience. We offer different traineeships and therefore have a vacancy for an eager Purchase trainee. Do you have affinity with various selling markets and looking to apply this at one of the Leading Hotels of the World? Continue reading and apply for an unforgettable traineeship!

What to expect

The Purchasing department is responsible for arranging the entire purchasing process in the hotel, with close working contact with the kitchens, restaurants and back offices. 

As a Purchasing trainee, you are responsible together with the Purchase department in guiding the purchase process in the hotel. You will work with the kitchens and restaurants. With this position, you have the behind the scenes access to one of the luxurious hotels in the Netherlands, and a place where you can increase your purchasing knowledge. This traineeship provides responsibility and offers a possibility for further growth for yourself, in which no day is the same. Your main tasks will be:

  • Preparing the daily orders for all departments on a daily basis;
  • To order, receive and stock delivered dried goods, beverages and printed matters;
  • Applying the First-in/first-out system;
  • Administration tasks such as processing invoices;
  • Ensuring a clean and well-organized store and packing area.

Your traineeship shifts will be from Monday to Friday, 5 days per week. You are also available to work on public holidays. It is possible to work on your thesis or school projects one day per week.

What do we offer

  • Contract: Trainee contract, 6 months from September 2022
  • Salary: Trainee compensation of €500 euros (gross) per month based on a full time traineeship
  • Holidays: With a traineeship agreement of 6 months, one day per month
  • CAO: The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry
  • Extensive development opportunities to improve day by day. We offer an online e-learning system with more than 300+ courses. Moreover, we offer specific courses from our Training Manager, such as: Lean White Belt Training and the Extraordinary Guest Experiences training;
  • Room to share initiatives, ideas and improvements, based on the Lean philosophy. Doesn’t matter if you have worked with us for a week, month or year: We want to hear your thoughts;
  • Vitality weeks and monthly health days;
  • Daily free lunch;
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!);
  • The whole year around 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp);
  • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments, for example, take a look at the Japanese kitchen.  

What do we ask?  We are primarily interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you. Nevertheless we expect from you that:

  • You are a student at one of the (hotel)schools in the Netherlands;
  • You are in good physical condition
  • You have sufficient knowledge of goods and products;
  • You are guest oriented;
  • You are eager to learn and able to work independently;
  • You are motivated and flexible;
  • You have excellent communication skills;
  • You have excellent computer skills;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English (oral and written).

Enthusiastic? That’s great, please apply! 

Please apply via the button below, we will call you as soon as possible for a short introduction to get to know each other. A selection assessment is one component of our recruitment process. 



Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89