Content Engineer (PIM)

Job description

We are looking for a Content Engineer! 

As our content engineer you'll advise and support the (CoE) product management in the use and the maintenance of product data in PIM. You will be in close collaboration with product managers, suppliers and manufacturers - to keep our product data up-to-date and make sure that it is in-line with the expectations of both our internal as our external customers, simplifying ‘the finding’ and purchase of our products on the Webshop.


  • Support the product managers in completing product data files which are imported in PIM in order to improve the data quality to the needed level for external publication (Webshops, paper catalogues, datasheets, leaflets, website,).
  • Process the data in PIM : deduplication, classification and assignment to the Webshop structure.
  • Check and approve the data provided by product management before processing and makes the data available for our customers, f.e. via the Webshop.

Scope and place in the organization

  • Is a member of the MDM/PIM-team which operates for the complete ERIKS Group
  • Reports functionally (and in the most cases also hierarchically) to the Product Content Manager
  • Is a member of the virtual, decentralised PIM (Product Information Management) organization with colleagues across the ERIKS organisation.
  • Comes within the organization mainly in contact with CoE and local Product Managers
  • Works fairly independent cross-county / cross Sales organization for the assigned product group(s)
  • Works daily with PIM - Product Information Management software : centralized database for the maintenance and the enrichment of product data of the complete product range on behave of the ERIKS Group


  • General interest in technical products preferably in the categories Tools & Maintenance en PT (power transmitting)
  • Broad knowledge of products and applications of the dedicated product groups
  • Clear understanding of our market(s) and customers
  • Very profound knowledge of Excel en Access (experience with databases is a plus)
  • Language: Dutch and English 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capacities
  • Determined to find the correct information to enrich our product data
  • Administratively correct and punctual


80 years ago, ERIKS started as a supplier to the dairy industry in the Netherlands, providing mechanical components and tools that helped dairy plants increase efficiency. Since then, the company kept innovating, evolving, and expanding. Through a consistent focus on technology and service, it became a key sparring partner and service provider for a range of industries. Among its clients are high-tech manufacturing and food companies (such as ASML and Heineken), energy industry players (from windmill operators to power plants), heavy vehicle manufacturers (making cars, ships, or airplanes), construction firms, medicine production businesses, and more.

For these clients, ERIKS provides a wide range of technical products (for instance hoses and valves), co-engineering, customization solutions, and related services. Technical teams are at customers’ beck and call for sophisticated support and advice – from design to smart maintenance. And on the local web shops, customers can easily order tools or component parts.

“We provide products and know–how in a way that has a direct impact on the economy. In each household you’ll find at least one item of which the production was improved with help from ERIKS.” – Floris Jan Cuypers, COO at ERIKS

Dutch DNA, global culture
With its expansion into 17 countries and many different industries, ERIKS became a global organization, with a truly international culture and vision and with talent, experts, and client relationships from everywhere. Meanwhile, its headquarters and roots are in The Netherlands. The company is owned by SHV, a family-owned Dutch group with a portfolio of seven companies that together employ nearly 60.000 people worldwide. The culture at both SHV and ERIKS is built on integrity, entrepreneurship, and a core value of investing in people. With its 6.500 employees and nearly 2 billion Euros revenue, ERIKS is an established corporate – yet one with the entrepreneurial drive and willingness to invest that is often found at younger, smaller, PE-backed businesses.

Digital transformation
ERIKS now finds itself in a very exciting phase: that of a companywide digital transformation. The potential of digital technology for ERIKS extends to all business aspects, from easy business workflows to direct commercial purposes. Digital technology can advance ERIKS e-commerce channels as well as offer new innovations and service propositions that are partially or fully digital. Examples include the proposition of Smart Asset Management (IoT) or ‘ERIKS Wiki’, a knowledge mining database for employees and customers. ERIKS has a dedicated approach to digitization. The company is internally building a proactive, solution-oriented product organisation with top-notch developers and digital and industry experts. Recently, a Chief Digital Officer was hired, and the next three years people, operating model, architecture, governance, and strategy will take full focus.

Eriks Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.