Are you a recent graduate with leadership ambitions and do you want to build the future of logistics with us? Then this program might be just for you! In this program you will be trained to become a Hub Manager, open up several new Hubs which you’ll bring to the next level in 3-6 months before transferring the Hub to freshly trained leadership, and work on distribution projects to improve Picnic’s supply chain. After 1 to 2 years you will have learned a huge deal about opening Picnic Hubs and leading teams, which will allow you to take a next leap on your learning journey. At Picnic, there’s a wide range of opportunities to find the best match for you and Picnic. You could for example grow into the role of a Distribution Area Manager who coaches other Hub Managers, or join the Building & Equipment or People team.
You may wonder what a Picnic Hub looks like. No worries, we'll explain! Our groceries are order picked at one of our Fulfilment Centers and then shipped to one of our Hubs by truck. We currently have over 40 Hubs in the NL. At the Hub, our Runners take the frames with groceries from the truck and place them in one of our electric Picnic vehicles (ePvs). From there, the Runners drive to our customers and deliver the groceries to their doorsteps. Picnic runs a just-in-time supply chain and a smooth process is essential at each Hub to keep our supply chain running and our deliveries on time. A Hub is about 1.500-2.000 m2 and works with a team of 30 to 200 Runners. Watch this video for a better understanding of what happens at a Hub.
When you are launching a Hub, you take responsibility for this location from scratch. You make sure the location has the right set-up to get started, select, train and coach the talents for our brand-new team and work towards an autonomous operation within 6 months. You’re a people person and a leader. Each Hub is a community, and you create an engaging work atmosphere to ensure that every person is a valued part of the team. You motivate your team to get them moving, to achieve goals and keep customers happy.
We’re continuously looking for improvements in our processes, so there’s plenty of room for ideas and experiments. You’ll think strategically about how to enhance processes and solve operational challenges. From repairing our electric vehicles to designing hub layouts, your ideas will help to optimize the flow of groceries and facilitate the growth of our company.
You will work from various Hub locations throughout the Netherlands, which will be discussed with you after you start. Interested in working in Germany? Check out our German job ad for this traineeship!
At Picnic, you will experience a start-up culture. Everything you do makes a direct impact. You get the freedom to develop yourself and to bring new and fresh ideas into practice. You can grow with the company. Besides that, you get the possibility to participate in an interesting training program with several training sessions, where you will improve your leadership skills!
Applications for this traineeship are open throughout the entire year. Your start date can be determined on an individual basis. We have two onboarding moments per month.
Are you up for the challenge to manage one or more Hubs? Apply now!