Category Buyer (Eindhoven)

Category:                            Purchase
Education level:                  BSc/ MSc

The to-do list of a Category Buyer
The first item on the to-do list of a Category Buyer is monitoring the orientation phase, project phase and ultimately the series production phase with the aim of translating customer requirements into the Supply Chain to meet optimal conditions and agreements. You work closely with your fellow buyers: sourcing, commercial and project buyers. You run the Business Review Meetings with suppliers to evaluate the past quarter, you retain the relationship and ensures that the most efficient procurement channels are followed. Just like any Strategic Buyer within Prodrive Technologies you are responsible for your own set of suppliers and manufacturers called purchase portfolios and monitor the Product Life Cycle of products and components in all phases. Besides these activities you also focus on issues like, contract negotiation, selecting new suppliers, sourcing new technologies and dealing with challenges within the Supply Chain.

Do you recognize yourself in the story above? Would you like to work in an international environment and use your skills within Purchase? We hope that we have triggered you to come talk about possibilities within Prodrive Technologies.


  • Bsc or Msc in the direction of Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or Economics;
  • You are result driven, persuasive and structured;
  • You have the desire and drive to excel in your field of work;
  • At least 2 years work experience within purchasing.

Your benefits
When you are able to prove that you are the perfect fit for our job, you will be rewarded in many ways: you will get the chance to develop yourself as a person, gain extensive knowledge and develop your career in multiple directions. Besides that, you will –naturally- be offered a market competitive salary and outstanding secondary conditions. After excellent performance your salary will grow fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder and all this at an employer that has achieved an average compound annual growth of 25% over the last 20 years!

There are few companies in the world of technology which stand out. Prodrive Technologies is one of them. Our company was founded in 1993 by technical professionals from the Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then every year has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept in a relatively young organization (average age 28 years). Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of 900 highly skilled employees (770 FTE), who are motivated, focused and result oriented of which more than 400 engineers work in development.

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