Jobs at Shimano


Shimano Europe Group is the umbrella for several sales offices, successfully selling, marketing and servicing high quality products for the European bicycle and fishing market. Its headquarter is located in Nunspeet, the Netherlands.

To maintain and even expand our market position our employees are our most valuable asset. The European ‘Team Shimano’ currently consists of more than 500 enthusiastic colleagues spread over offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Poland and Turkey. We all share the same passion and dedication to be successful as ‘team Shimano’ despite our differences in cultural backgrounds and skills.

We are all proud to be part of a growing company and are continuously looking for new colleagues to join our team for a wide range of interesting jobs; from warehousing to product management, from challenging sales jobs to a diversity of staff positions and more.

Shimano offers you a very pleasant working environment with enthusiastic colleagues who get along very well, communicate and co-operate with each other. The working climate is informal, but we work hard. Next to good terms of employment Shimano offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging job within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. Together we like to win, we have a strong focus on team achievement. International teamwork is important at Shimano and this becomes visible in the different nationalities working together and sharing responsibility for the customer orientated success of Shimano in Europe.

Shimano recently has even been awarded by its employees as one of the best hundred employers in the Netherlands (*). Some quotes out of this survey:

‘I like to work in an international, dynamic and result driven working environment, which makes each working day different’

‘Shimano is a company with ambition and focus on innovation and offers enough challenges en possibilities to develop myself’

‘I have pleasant colleagues and there’s a good team spirit and an informal working environment’

If you feel you fit within the Shimano team spirit and you can bring talent, innovation and enthusiasm to our workforce then please consider the opportunities we have available.

Brand Manager

Nunspeet, The Netherlands | January 14, 2014

In order to strengthen our Marketing-team we would like to get in contact with a


The Job

  • You are responsible to manage the appointed brand portfolio. Among others, your tasks include:
  • You own the product life cycle of the appointed brand portfolio (Shimano related). This includes also assortment selection and coordination of new product introductions;
  • You set up a year plan for each brand and/or category. This includes a sales plan and focus- and development areas for the upcoming sales season;
  • You provide a complete product range to the Shimano Sales Offices;
  • You collect market- and trend information, including potential new brands and opportunities;
  • You manage the relationship with the suppliers and you ensure good support towards them;
  • You own the product master data and you make sure the data is available and up to date in our systems;
  • You initiate sales and marketing activities for the Shimano Sales Offices;
  • You initiate the annual purchase plan;
  • You report on relevant management information frequently to Sr. Management.



  • A completed commercial education on Bachelor-level;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience in a similar position in an international setting;
  • Affinity with- and knowledge of the bike-market are considered as a plus;
  • You have excellent intercultural communication skills, you have an analytical as well as practical mindset, you are pro-active and goal oriented;
  • You are customer oriented, you take responsibility and you are able to perform your work independently;
  • Excellent language skills in English, both verbally and in writing. Other language skills are considered as a plus.



  • You are monitoring customer satisfaction with your activities and you try to exceed the expectations;
  • You are open to learn from others and you like new challenges;
  • You can persuade in a natural way, doing this you convince others about your plans and ideas
  • You are able to filter the available information and to give a report or advice about the important issues;
  • You build and maintain a network of relationships which is important to obtain information and to achieve optimum benefit for Shimano;
  • You are able to see developments in your working field and check whether they are useful within the organization;
  • You are accurate and punctual. As this position requires a lot of administrative tasks, which have to be fulfilled with great accuracy.


Shimano offers

Shimano is a leading worldwide supplier of highly advanced bicycle components, fishing tackle, and other sports equipment. Shimano Europe Bike Holding B.V. was established in 2008 and provides marketing, sales and logistics related services to the Shimano owned bike subsidiaries in Europe (Benelux, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Poland, Baltic states and Turkey). Our mission is:

"To promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us"

Shimano offers a pleasant, informal working environment with colleagues who work well together, and are proud to work for Shimano. Next to good working conditions (training and development opportunities, individual and company bonus, collective health insurance and a pension-scheme), Shimano offers you the opportunity to work in a responsible and challenging position within a dynamic, international and ambitious environment. Together we want to win, therefore we have a strong focus on team achievement.
Shimano employees are dedicated, loyal and are experiencing Shimano as a good employer in a pleasant working environment. Our people have fun in their work, fit into the organizational culture and are especially proud to work for Shimano!


Please send your application with reference to 20-30-1 to or alternatively by post: Shimano Europe Holding B.V. attn. HR department, P.O. Box 180, 8070 AD Nunspeet (The Netherlands). Only applications including a motivation will be considered.

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