International Customer Service Representative (near) native German

Location: Sint Oedenrode

About Royal Ahrend

Royal Ahrend is the leading expert in Europe in the field of designing and delivering professional work environments. For over a hundred years, Royal Ahrend has been manufacturing and selling office furniture and related services providing effective and efficient work environments to its customers. Royal Ahrend helps organisations transform their work environments, supporting their future visions and objectives. Our customers are increasingly looking for an international approach for their Real Estate and Facilities challenges. Since its establishment in 1896, several generations have made Ahrend into the great company and market leader it is today. And being one of the leading office furniture companies in Europe and the only Cradle to Cradle® company in the office furniture industry, is very well positioned to offer solutions helping supporting these international efforts. Ahrend has a proven track record with many leading multinational companies. Changes in Real Estate & Facility Management Strategies are more and more driven by introduction of ‘Smart Working’ solutions, in Dutch: ‘Het Nieuwe Werken’. As a Dutch company, Ahrend has a broad experience in supporting our customers to design, deliver and implement such new concepts. Our international network guarantees a smooth and reliable execution. At Ahrend we believe that: ‘Smart Working’ is not a trend but a vision for mobility, productivity and employee satisfaction through stimulating a flexible work environment. To further support our international expansion, Royal Ahrend is looking for an International Customer Service Representative (near) native German, who can make the difference!

We have a challenging vacancy

International Customer Service Representative (near) native German

Location: Sint Oedenrode

The Role

The successful applicant will be responsible for strengthening our International Customer Service Organization and to effectuate a “State of the Art” International Service Operation with a leading approach in the Industry.

Our multilingual Customer Service Team is the direct contact center for our international customers and supports the colleagues of our regional international sales teams. The Customer Service Representative reports to the Customer Service Manager International.

The Customer Service Department provides all services, support and coordination activities to deliver the “Local for Local“ level of customer experience and satisfaction.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Responsible for effectuating an integral Agile way of working within the Customer Service Department
  • Being responsible for preparation, ordering, planning, delivery, invoicing and after-sales
  • Effective coordination, motivation and sharing of knowledge across the company
  • Be the advocate of technology and new ways of working and servicing
  • Realizing the pre-defined service level KPI’s

 Required / Preferred Experience, skills & qualifications

  • High level of professional and intellectual ability (HBO level)
  • Preferably 3-years of international experience in a commercial B to B Customer Service environment with proven successful achievement of continuous service performance
  • Being a real operator, constant operational involvement in the day to day business
  • Preferably some knowledge of the furniture market and experience of complex international logistical processes
  • Good knowledge of business applications (e.g. Microsoft Office), CRM, BI and ERP systems
  • (Near) native German
  • Good command: English and Dutch language
  • A great team player and communicator with a good eye for detail.

What do we offer?

A challenging position, where you can make full use of your talents and developing them further in a fast paced environment, supported by comprehensive salary & benefits package and further career opportunities.

Interested? Apply now! To learn more about our international operation and this challenging position, please contact Loes van Alphen, mobile +31683592458, or send your CV to


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