Shimano heeft een splinternieuw Europees hoofdkantoor op de High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, maar het kantoor in Nunspeet is er ook nog. Dat zetten ze onder andere in als het Training Center voor de Benelux. Voor die vestiging zijn ze op zoek naar een


The challenge
Last year Shimano started two new strategic activities to support our customers and to strengthen our retail business. In November, we opened the Shimano Benelux Training Center. Our goal is to educate the retailers in new technologies & products so they are ready for the next generation bikes and can assure that consumers can enjoy their bike rides for now and in the future. Secondly, we introduced the Shimano Workshop program were we want to support our retailers to differentiate on bike repair and service. From start to finish we offer a complete workshop installation.

In this role, you are responsible for the coordination, implementation and administration of retail concepts and services within the Benelux bicycle market. Focus will be on daily coordination and further development of our new Training Center in Nunspeet and the Workshop program. Furthermore you will be involved in several other (retail) marketing related activities.

Your main tasks include:

  • Contribute to a yearly retail support plan, including budget, with a focus on the activities for the years to come;
  • Coordination, handling and development of the Shimano Benelux training center, in cooperation with marketing, customer service and finance department;
  • Coordination, implementation and activation of the Shimano e-learning platform: Shimano T.E.C.
  • Coordination and development of the Shimano workshop program, in close cooperation with the Workshop Coordinator;
  • Ensure monthly control of the available budget;
  • Ensure monthly administration and invoicing of the activities;
  • Frequently report internally and externally about the status of the activities;
  • Support the marketing-, service- and sales teams in miscellaneous activities.

What are we looking for?
We are looking for a Retail Support Officer with a passion for retail and a strong drive to bring Shimano’s retail concepts and services to a success.

  • A Bachelor working- and thinking level (educational background in marketing, retail or commerce);
  • At least 3 years working experience in a retail- or marketing position at an A-brand;
  • Good English and Dutch language skills, both verbally as in writing. French language skills are an advantage;
  • You are a professional sparring- and conversation partner for retailers and sales representatives;
  • You know how to convince others about plans and ideas and you continuously aim to realize the targets set.

What do we have to offer?
Next to solid primary and secondary working conditions Shimano is offering:

  • A challenging job within an international and dynamic environment;
  • A highly motivated, social and dedicated team of professionals;
  • Room for study & development;
  • A salary based on your education and experience;
  • A variable bonuses based on team and individual results;
  • Flexible working hours.

Our team
Shimano is a leading worldwide supplier of highly advanced bicycle components, fishing tackle, and other sports equipment. Shimano Europe Holding B.V. is the intermediate between the head quarter in Japan and the European bicycle market for marketing, sales, product development and technical service. International teamwork is important at Shimano and this becomes visible in the different nationalities working together and sharing responsibility for the success of Shimano in Europe.

“To promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us”

Shimano employees are dedicated, loyal and are experiencing Shimano as a good employer in a pleasant working environment. Our people have fun in their work, fit into the organizational culture and are especially proud to work for Shimano!

Do you want to join our team?
Please send your application letter and Curriculum Vitae in English via the ‘Apply’-button below.


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