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Werkstudent Distributie



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Saturday, August 12, 2023

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. We’re offering you the opportunity to join the diverse team at our Amsterdam HQ and make a real difference in our scale-up environment.  

🥜 In a nutshell

When faced with the challenge of optimizing the routes our electric vehicles drive, we decided to develop our own delivery model. We constantly strive to improve this model to ensure a stable workload and the best possible service for our customers. We can influence the model by changing delivery times, expanding the delivery area, tuning drive-and-drop times, and more. 

As Distribution working student, your role is to maintain the drivers in this model. You’ll proactively spot issues and find pragmatic solutions, and work closely with your direct colleagues to optimize our last-mile delivery. Your customer-oriented mindset and hands-on approach will help make sure our operations run smoothly every day!

🎯 What you’ll do

  • Configure our delivery model by making sure that all components, such as the order slots, delivery areas, drive times, and vehicle types, are up to date
  • When a hub opens you determine the division of the new delivery area in sub-areas and make sure we have the corresponding delivery schedules ready to start delivery. You use this to configure our master planning system
  • Evaluate and analyze our configurations of current delivery areas with a view to improving our KPIs (delivery times, on-time, etc.)
  • Rearrange current delivery areas based on observed customer order behavior
  • Make appropriate adjustments to the delivery schedules and trip planning to deal with abnormal circumstances (traffic, weather, seasonal, etc.)
  • Be the point of contact for our operational managers to support (temporary) changes or inefficiencies in our delivery model

⭐ About you

  • Pursuing your Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Informatics, Logistics Management, or related Fluency in Dutch and English, both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills with a structured and accurate approach
  • MS Excel skills and a love for data-driven projects
  • Eager to learn more about endpoints, Qgis, Json, Tableau, SQL, Python, etc.

📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner!
You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference
You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. 

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place!

Teamwork makes the dream work
With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat
You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy
Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. 

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package
We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self.

Work-life balance
Where possible, we like to enable people to work in ways that suit their working styles, which is why we have a hybrid-working model. To create a well-connected team, we recommend you go to the office 3 days per week (the tasty lunch and Barista-made coffee helps), but besides that, it’s up to you and your team. 

Commitment to equal opportunities
Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

Online test

Phone screening