In our office in Amsterdam (neighbourhood Oud-West) we currently work with 5 people; from here we coordinate all our activities. Worldwide we work with a pool of about thirty freelancers, both creative (Photoshop and Illustrator work, drawing, design, photography, copy writing, etc) and commercial (sales, marketing).
To fit in our team, you need to have a genuine interest in our products and an open-minded view of the world. Our employees are expected to be responsible, self-motivated and creative in the performance of their jobs. Working in a small team means that you will have to execute a wide range of tasks – sometimes beyond your immediate area of work – and our employees are flexible and pro-active in picking up work as needed.
Currently we have the the following vacancies:
International Sales Support (24–32 hrs)
The Pepin Press has customers all over the world: book, stationery, gift and stores, department stores, and the stores op the world’s greatest museums. About half our sales are through traditional channels (i.e. physical stores) and half through online channels (including the major international retailers and shopping clubs). Furthermore, we are permanently looking for new markets and accounts. To reach our customers we communicate actively by phone and email, and we exhibit at several trade fairs in Europe and the U.S.A.
• Liaison with customers all over the world by phone and email;
• Liaison with shipping companies and warehouses worldwide;
• Processing orders and supervising shipments;
• Inventory management.
We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:
• Excellent organization and administrative skills;
• Familiarity with administrative / order management software;
• A commercial and service oriented attitude;
• The ability to work independently and to set priorities among various tasks;
• Fluent in English and working knowledge of Dutch (other language skills, especially French and German, are very welcome);
• Living in or near Amsterdam.
Being a small company, The Pepin Press values versatile, proactive and resourceful employees. People with such qualities can become involved in other aspects of our business, such as the participation in international trade fairs.
We cannot answer questions regarding employment by phone. If you have a question, please write an email to: job_enquiry. We will respond to relevant enquiries by email or call you back.
Contracts and Salaries
We offer salaries commensurate with education and experience. For a guideline, the following link can be consulted: intermediair-salariskompas (apply branche: overig handel = business direction: general trade, and take the average between men and women). Pepin Press’ new employees start on temporary contracts as permitted by Dutch law.
If you wish to apply
Whether it is for permanent employment of freelance work, please read the job description and requirements carefully and take a look at our presence on the web. If you feel that a job at The Pepin Press is suitable for you and you are sure you meet the requirements, please send a brief letter in English stating your background and motivation, and include a CV by email
E-Commerce Specialist (B2B)
The Pepin Press is looking for a new order management and payment solution linked to our website and ERP system. The solution we are looking for is adapted to what is customary in our industry, customer-friendly and easy to get familiar with by users without an IT background.
We are looking for an experienced E-Commerce Specialist who can help us choose between various solutions, supervise the transition and accompany our sales staff in learning the new system.
The person we are looking for should:
• have a practical understanding of current B2B order platforms;
• quickly familiarize him/herself with our needs and the way we work;
• have sufficient IT knowledge to judge solutions from a technical point of view;
• liaise with our sales and design staff.
This position is open to freelancers as well as candidates looking for temporary employment. If you have questions or wish to apply, you can contact us through this link: email
Our freelancers generally work from home or their own office. However, we have facilities for some freelancers who work in our office from time to time.
We do have the following FREELANCE opening(s):
SALES REPRESENTATIVES / LOCAL SALES SUPPORT
For specific territories and markets in Europe, Asia and the U.S. we are looking for freelance sales representatives. Our target markets are among others:
- museum shops
- stationery shops
- design, gift and concept stores
- art supply and craft stores