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Category buyer

USA - Boston | The Netherlands - Eindhoven |

Category buyer

Position

 

As Category Buyer you are end-to-end responsible for the performance of your own purchasing category. General categories are: Electronics, Electromechanics, Mechanics, Modules, PCB, Services and Non-Product-Related. Your responsibilities in this internationally oriented position (Son, Suzhou, Boston) include:

  • Determining and executing the strategy for your category;
  • Managing your own set of suppliers and manufacturers;
  • Sourcing of highly complex and innovative technologies;
  • Selection of new (inter)national suppliers;
  • Negotiating long-term, strategic agreements, maximizing the supplier/manufacturer added value to Prodrive Technologies;
  • Maintaining the relationship with your suppliers and regularly evaluate their performance.
  • Executing strong contract management, making sure suppliers fulfil their commercial and contractual commitments.
  • Expanding global collaborations with suppliers, e.g. by translating local to global agreements;
  • Possibility to be involved in improvement projects, e.g. integration of the mutual supply chain processes.

 

If you’re looking for an independent purchasing position, key to Prodrive’s and our customers’ success and with a high spend responsibility, this is the position for you! 

Profile

  • - Bachelor or Master degree, technical or business oriented;
  • - Experience in technical (work or study) environment is preferred;
  • - You are result driven, persuasive and structured;
  • - You have the desire and drive to excel in your field of work;
  • - Experience in purchasing is preferred;
  • - a passion for technology.
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The Prodrive Technologies Mindset

Responsibility

You don’t just go to work, you feel responsible for your project

Flexible

You decide when, where and how much you want to work

Manufacturing

You like to think about manufacturability when designing

Initiative

You don’t sit and wait, you have a hands-on mentality

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

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What we offer

  • Perfect environment for people willing to take full responsibility in a project
  • Unlimited growth opportunities and freedom in taking different roles in different projects
  • Young and dynamic culture
  • Unlimited personal budget for training courses, classes or studies
  • We are open 24/7 and provide lunch, dinner and a company gym
  • We keep management positions to a minimum, so there is virtually no hierarchy
  • Create your future with your own personal development plan
  • Tools and equipment such as an iPhone, iPad and laptop
  • The flexibility to work wherever and how much you want
  • Salary that grows with your performance
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and entrepreneur in the company
  • Travel allowance based on the days you are actually at Prodrive
  • 31 Holidays
  • Money for retirement
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application as soon as possible.
  2. You will receive a link to Prodrive Technologies’ online aptitude test to see if you’re up for the challenge.
  3. We will set you up for a personal interview to ask you difficult questions about yourself. Afterwards, others will ask you some more difficult questions about your expertise. We will immediately decide if we will make you an offer after the interviews.
  4. When there’s enough time left, we will discuss employment conditions directly after the interviews.
  5. If you survived everything, only your signature stands between you and being a Prodriver.