Come on board

and help us steer Intercoop into the future

Come on board

and help us steer Intercoop into the future

Come on board

and help us steer Intercoop into the future

Ready for Intercoop?

Do you have a wide range of interests and commitment? Are you down-to-earth and would you like to be part of a family team in a very dynamic environment where your ideas are taken seriously? If you appreciate professionalism and like to take responsibility, then it's time to get to know us.

“Personality is always the most important thing for us.”

Juan Krapf, CEO

Your opportunities to join us are diverse:

Experienced professionals

 

Would you like to contribute your knowledge and experience to Intercoop? Seasoned professionals will find an exciting working environment at our company in different departments.

Lateral entrants

 

Have you learned a different profession to the one you would like to pursue? No problem! Talk to us and perhaps we can find a common path.

Students

 

At Intercoop you have the opportunity to gain practical experience in different areas and prepare yourself for your professional future.

Become a part of Intercoop now

Vacancies

What marks us out as an employer

Great team spirit

Annual team excursions, ice-hockey matches and every now and then a spontaneous aperitif are just the icing on the cake when it comes to team spirit. We live the motto "All for one and one for all" every day, support each other, exchange ideas and information, attach great importance to treating one another with respect and celebrate our successes together.

 

  • First-name basis culture 
  • Every voice counts 
  • Positive error culture

Exciting career and development opportunities

It’s a major concern of ours to open up new pathways for our employees and create opportunities to develop further personally and professionally. That’s why exciting careers are open at our company to those who seek them. Of course, we also provide support for appropriate training courses in terms of time and/or financial resources.

 

  • Exciting development opportunities in different areas
  • Support for further training (financial resources and/or time)

Modern working

From our perspective, modern working is an absolute must – nevertheless it’s by no means the norm in every SME. At our company virtual meetings, a cutting edge IT environment and an assured work from home quota are now part of everyday working life. 

 

  • Work irrespective of your location thanks to digitization
  • Up to 40% work from home
  • Flexible working hours

Flat hierarchies

Our in-house channels are short and sweet. Put another way: our flat hierarchies guarantee short pathways, direct communication and quick decisions. At our company doors are thus always open, including our CEO’s.and exchanging of information - Open doors

 

  • Direct and short pathways 
  • Constant discussion 
  • Open doors

International work environment

Our 13 members with more than 5,000 sales points in nine European countries and our more than 300 suppliers from all over the world make our working environment an unparalleled international space, in which we work with and for one another. An exciting work environment.

 

  • 13 members from nine European countries
  • 5,000 sales points
  • More than 300 international suppliers

Attractive location

Want to do some shopping, enjoy a salad in a bistro or want to do a walk to the lake? With our central location near Zentralplatz in bilingual Bienne all this and much more is possible – no problem! 

 

  • Restaurants, shops and banks in the direct vicinity
  • A five-minute walk or two bus stops to the railway station
  • Gym and indoor swimming pool directly opposite, changing rooms and showers in the house
Rebekka Wälti, Member Business Development & Communications Manager

“I can give 100% because responsibility and competences match.”

Rebekka Wälti, Member Business Development & Communications Manager

Rainer Wagner, Category Manager

“It’s great to be able to support our European members through the development of global procurement strategies.”

Rainer Wagner, Category Manager

Chloé Goffman, Trainee / Praktikantin

"I can develop further here in a continuous and structured way thanks to the wonderful team spirit."

Chloé Goffman, Trainee / Praktikantin

"Our international organisation makes it possible to implement new professional perspectives in-house."

Emilie Bos, Assistant CPO

Your benefits

Working and recruitment conditions

  • At least 25 days of holiday leave (depending on age up to 38 days)
  • Additional public holiday (1 May)
  • Up to 40% work from home
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility of unpaid holiday leave
  • Equal pay for equal work or work of equal value (m/f/x)

Infrastructure

  • Attractive location: public transport as well as catering and shopping facilities in the direct vicinity
  • Free-of-charge parking space for car
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Desk or high desk for all employees
  • Pleasant self-catering bistro
  • From summer 2023: terrace for exclusive use
  • From 2023: charging stations for electric vehicles (cars or e-bikes)

Initial and further training

  • Support for training in terms of financial resources and/or time
  • Exciting career and development opportunities

Social benefits

  • Maternity/paternity leave beyond the statutory requirements
  • Progressive pension scheme
  • Beneficial conditions for private insurance

Mobility

  • Half-fare travel pass for frequent travellers
  • 1st class rail travel for business trips
  • Attractive fleet discounts for new and used cars
  • Bonus for electric cars

Benefits

  • Modern mobile telephone for employees with customer contact
  • Mobile telephony: business subscription for all employees (incl. private calls)
  • Coffee, tea and fruit free of charge
  • One company trip per year and several excursions

Other benefits

  • Holiday savings account
  • International working environment
  • Gifts to mark milestone anniversaries of service with the company
  • Profit sharing for executive employees
  • On the way to becoming a climate-neutral company

Facts & Figures

10

Nationalities

1

Team

Endless

possibilities

“We’re a small but efficient team that gets a lot done with a hands-on mentality!”

Lorenz Wüthrich, CFO

Lorenz Wüthrich, CFO

"When I recruit you I’m more interested in your personality and commitment than your school certificates."

Juan Krapf, CEO

Juan Krapf, CEO

"With the IC team you have the opportunity to work in an international environment. It’s fun to act as the link between our members and industrial partners."

Björn Löhrmann, CPO

Björn Löhrmann, CPO

Why you fit into the Intercoop team:

  • You’re a team player through and through
  • You have a thirst for knowledge and wish to constantly hone your competence through training courses and extend your skills
  • You’re looking for your professional “home” and are interested in a long-term position
  • You enjoy your work and find it fun to set yourself goals and then achieve them
  • You appreciate and foster respectful dealings with others and a positive error culture
  • Assuming responsibility is in your blood
  • You see standing still as taking a step backwards
  • You’re committed and full of drive when it comes to tackling new issues
  • Creating and optimising in-house processes is a personal concern of yours
  • You speak more than one language (DE/FR/EN) and enjoy working in an international environment
  • Your friends describe you as a dynamic, motivated and bright person
  • You prefer a small, dynamic team who support one another

Our application process

In order to find out whether we are a good match, we go through our application process together - from getting to know each other at a first meeting to signing the contract.

1

You submit your application and get prompt feedback.

2

If you potentially fit our company there will be one or two interviews with your future supervisor.

3

If we’re mutually interested in collaboration there’ll be a further interview with the managing director.

4

If we’re in agreement this will be followed by the signing of the contract.

Ready? Go!

Our open positions

Internship (m/w/d – 100%)

Die Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative ist die führende Einkaufsorganisation für Detailhandel mit genossenschaftlichem Hintergrund in Europa. Sie zählt 13 Mitglieder in 9 europäischen Ländern. Gemeinsam betreiben unsere Mitglieder europaweit über 5.000 Läden und haben ein jährliches Einkaufsvolumen von über 3.0 Mia. €. Die Intercoop hat ihren Sitz in Biel/Schweiz und verfügt weltweit über ein exklusives Agenturen- und Agentennetz. Damit sichern sich unsere Mitglieder den direkten Zugang zu Lieferanten aus den unterschiedlichsten Regionen weltweit. Die Intercoop bündelt als Einkaufsorganisation ca. 400 Lieferanten aus 31 Ländern.

 

Wir können ab März 2023 für unseren Standort in Biel/Bienne wiederum folgende Stelle anbieten:

 

Internship / Praktikum (4 - 6 Monate, m/w/d – 100%)

 

Deine Hauptaufgaben

Du unterstützt den CEO und die Abteilungen Einkauf, Sustainability sowie Finanzen & Services in Koordinations- und Organisationsaufgaben. Weiter erledigst Du Assistenzaufgaben, organisierst und überwachst Termine, erstellst Auswertungen, Präsentationen und Protokolle und wirkst aktiv in internationalen Projekten mit.

 

Dein Profil

Du hast bereits mindestens vier Semester Deines Hochschulstudiums (HF/FH/Uni) mit Fokus Wirtschaftswissenschaften erfolgreich absolviert oder Dein Studium bereits abgeschlossen. Erste Berufserfahrung bringst Du optimalerweise bereits mit (Studentenjobs, anderweitige nebenschulische Aktivitäten) und begeisterst Dich für die Themen Einkauf und internationale Zusammenarbeit. Fließende Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch und Englisch sowie sehr gute Office-Anwenderkenntnisse sind erwünscht, ebenso eine hohe Leistungsbereitschaft und Entdeckungsfreude.

 

Deine Zukunft

Dich erwartet eine vielseitige Aufgabe mit Einsicht in verschiedene Abteilungen in einem dynamischen Arbeitsumfeld einer fortschrittlichen Organisation im Herzen von Biel. Die zentrale Tätigkeit der Organisation wird Dir Türen öffnen, um Deine Karriere bspw. auch bei unseren Membern oder Lieferanten an einem anderen Ort der Welt zu entwickeln. Oder Du startest bei der Intercoop bspw. als Assistent Einkauf, Junior Produkt Manager oder Category Manager.

 

Dein nächster Schritt

Bitte sende Deine Bewerbung mit Lebenslauf, Foto, Zeugnissen und Diplomen unter dem Vermerk „Internship“ an unser HR, hr@ic-hg.com. Nach der Sichtung der Unterlagen werden wir für ein erstes Teams-Meeting einladen, bevor wir Dich in einem zweiten Schritt persönlich in Biel näher kennen lernen und Dir unser Team und unsere Räumlichkeiten vorstellen möchten.

 

Bei Fragen steht der CEO, Juan Krapf, unter +41 32 545 00 00 gerne zur Verfügung.

Headquarters (Biel, CH)

China (Chongqing)

China (Shanghai)

Americas

Southeast Asia

Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative

Zentralstrasse 63

2502 Biel, SWITZERLAND

Intercoop H&G-China, Room 723 Hilton Business Center

No.131 Zhongshan 3rd Road Yuzhong District

400015 Chongqing, P.R. CHINA

Intercoop H&G-China, Room No. 612 Floor No. 6, National Exhibition and Convention Center Office Building B

No. 181 Laigang Road, Qingpu District

201702 Shanghai, P.R. CHINA

Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative

Aniceto Ortega 817

03100 - Mexico City, MEXICO

G1402, The Manor 2 - Officetel

91 Nguyen Huu Canh Street, Binh Thanh District

Postcode 700.000 Binh Thanh District, VIETNAM

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