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Category Buyer (Eindhoven)

Category:                            Purchase
Education level:                  BSc/ MSc

Organization
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 in the Netherlands. 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 1.100 highly skilled employees (900 FTE) worldwide, who are motivated, focused and result oriented.

The growth of Prodrive Technologies led to different facilities all over the world, including the Boston facility in 2016. In 2018 the manufacturing facility in the Boston area will be built. Therefore we are looking for a Category Buyer. Do you see yourself working as one of the first employees at Prodrive Technologies Inc.? In order to get familiar with Prodrives development processes and successful unique way-of-working, you get the option to start working for a period of 6 months to 1 year at our headquarters based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

Position

In this role you will be one of our first Buyers in the United States and responsible for setting up the complete supply chain before finishing the construction of our production facilities in Boston at the end of 2018.

As Category Buyer you are end-to-end responsible for your own purchasing category. You manage your own set of suppliers and manufacturers called purchase portfolios. Activities which you are involved in include sourcing new technologies, selecting new suppliers and contract negotiation. Next to this you run the Business Review Meetings with suppliers to evaluate the past quarter, you retain the relationship and ensure that the most efficient procurement channels are followed. You monitor the Product Life Cycle of products and components through all phases, starting with the orientation phase, then the project phase and ultimately the series production phase. Through all these phases you aim to translate customer requirements into the Supply Chain to meet optimal conditions and agreements.

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


Profile

  • 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. Your salary growth is in line with your own professional development so it can grow fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder. All this at an employer that has achieved an average annual growth of 25% over the last 20 years!

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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. Your salary growth is in line with your own professional development so it can grow fast and you will even get the opportunity to become a shareholder. All this at an employer that has achieved an average annual growth of 25% over the last 20 years!

Organization

There are only few companies in the world of technology which stand out. According to our customers 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 Prodrive Technologies has shown a steep growth rate due to a very successful business concept in a young and dynamic organization (average age 28 years). Currently the total Prodrive Technologies organization consists of over 1.100 (900 FTE) employees which are highly skilled, highly motivated and focused on results.

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