Strategic Buyer

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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16 days ago

About EVBox:

We believe in a future where daily transportation is emission-free and sustained by smart charging infrastructure. That's why we've made it our goal to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility by bringing the most accessible and scalable charging solutions to the world. However, the transition from gas to electric cars will change a great deal of what we know about transportation. We're going to need EV charging infrastructure that is accessible, reliable, and future-proof. That's where you come in!

We're looking for a Strategic Buyer to join our team in Amsterdam. Once successful in the position you will support all purchase related activities with our external manufacturers and be responsible for the performance management of assigned suppliers. The aim is operational excellence, so you'll also ensure KPIs are achieved with allocated suppliers in Cost, Delivery and Quality.

Want to help create a sustainable future of transportation that's better for everyone? If yes, then take a look at what your role with us will entail.

Get to know the team
As a Strategic Buyer based in Amsterdam office you will be part of the Purchasing/Sourcing team that is responsible for cost management and delivering savings and risk avoidance, ensuring our supply chain can meet scale up demands and leading purchasing activities for Operations and NPI support.

"I'm proud to see that even in times of crisis, our employees at EVBox Group have proved, yet again, to be passionate and reliable, and have shown that they will never stop pushing to help EVBox Group realize a more sustainable future." – Kristof, CEO of EVBox Group

For more information, check out our YouTube video "Kristof Vereenooghe, CEO of EVBox Group, reflects on 2020 and discusses the journey ahead"

What you'll be doing:
You will work on: supplier relationship and cost management for allocated areas; performance support for delivery and quality metrics; and ensuring supply chain capacity can meet forecast demands. You'll be the cross functional project lead on purchasing activities to support NPI, Engineering, Sourcing and other functions.

Your main responsibilities will include, but aren't limited to:

  • Responsible for supplier management of selected Component and Accessories.
  • Support Operations and Planning team with issue resolution for deliveries
  • Manage pricing for all parts within scope and ensure all purchase records are kept up to date
  • Work with other members of the supply chain team to identify obsolete materials and coordinate disposition
  • Communicate, coordinate and lead product changes effectively

You'll be leaving your mark in this important field for a sustainable future.

What we'd really like more of in the team:

  • At least 5 years of procurement experience
  • SAP
  • Fluent English (other languages always help, eg Dutch)

If you have any of these, even better

  • Knowledge of procurement in external manufacturing environment or scale up environment beneficial
  • Experience electrical and electronic and/or automotive market

What we bring to the table

  • A competitive salary ... meaning, we imagine we'll offer around the 60k-ish mark, but we try not to rule anyone in or out purely on salary. If you think this might be the right role for you, get in touch!
  • Flexible working patterns
  • No one likes a show-off, but our offices in Kabelweg are really cool.. although we all work from home too.
  • Private pension contribution
  • Discounted medical insurance
  • Commuting allowance
  • 25 vacation days
  • Holiday Swap (2 days)
  • Access to learning platforms and personal development budget
  • Volunteer Day
  • Coming from abroad? No worries, we got you! We offer relocation assistance and free Dutch lessons to help you settle in.

Ready to power our sustainable future? Hit apply. Want us to know why you're interested - a short cover letter always helps!

Still need convincing? Find out even more about us by visiting and by checking us out on LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

We work together to power our sustainable future. Here's what drives us:

  • Our friendly, entrepreneurial, and collaborative work environment
  • Working to help grow one of the key regions in Europe with your work
  • Bringing new ideas that are always highly appreciated
  • Interacting in an environment with colleagues from all over the world
  • Working in a brand new office in Amsterdam West that meets all your needs (when not working from home)

EVBox is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We guide ourselves using three values: being passionate, being reliable, and being human. EVBox celebrates diversity and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where all employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

EVBox will retain your personal data collected through the application process for 1 year after the position is filled in case of rejection. You can request your data to be deleted at any time. Please read here how EVBox processes your personal data.

EVBox will retain your personal data collected through the application process for 1 year after the position is filled in case of rejection. You can request your data to be deleted at any time. Please read here how EVBox processes your personal data.