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Sourcing Manager Mechanics

The Netherlands - Eindhoven |

Sourcing Manager Mechanics

As a Sourcing Manager Mechanics you are responsible for sourcing highly complex and innovative technologies for cutting-edge projects and you develop and drive the execution of the Category Strategy. All of this is done while outperforming on commercial and technology level and minimizing risk on quality and logistical level. Per (sub-) Category you are managing relationships with vendors and manufacturers while capturing cost reductions and developing and executing the category strategy.


Your responsibilities in this internationally oriented position include:

  • Co-define and execute the short- and long term strategy for your category,
  • Engage with and support the different Program-teams in the Prodrive organization to drive the business priorities such as supply continuity, cost, quality and technology advancement
  • Manage regular contact with strategic suppliers
  • Drive and lead commercial and contractual negotiations
  • Take the lead in escalations when needed and support the SQE and purchasing team when needed
  • Acts as a coach/mentor to Sourcing colleagues in situations like escalations and in processes like strategy development
  • Lead business reviews with suppliers to drive strategic objectives and manage performance
  • Develop the category supply base, identify the need for in- and decremental suppliers
  • Scout and develop new suppliers and phase out redundant suppliers



  • BSc, BEng or MSc degree, technical or business oriented

  • Team player with strong communication skills (English is essential)

  • Excellent presentation, communication and negotiation skills, up to executive level

  • Supplier relationship management proficiency, able to demand strongly in a constructive manner

  • Entrepreneurial combined with a win-win attitude

  • Able to obtain buy-in from internal (executive)stakeholders

Apply as Sourcing Manager Mechanics

The Prodrive Technologies Mindset


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


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


You like to think about manufacturability when designing


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

Have you got what it takes to become a Prodriver?

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, and laptop
  • On campus sports facilities
  • 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
  • 33 vacation days
  • Retirement plan
  • Distribution of profits

Application steps

  1. We’ll take a look at your application within 5 working days.
  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.
  4. If we want to make you an offer and 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.