Purchasing Manager - OEM

Job description

Who we are:

EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 60,000 charging points including 700 fast charging points in 45 countries, EVBox drives sustainable mobility, by bringing the leading electric vehicle charging solutions to the world. Just like the automobile replaced the horse and carriage, so will electric vehicles replace combustion-based automobiles. A charging point at every parking spot, an Electric Vehicle for every driver.


As Purchasing Manager - OEM you will be responsible for the timely placement of purchase/production orders, delivery of materials, in order to meet customer requirements and maintain stock inventory levels within approved guidelines. You will work from our office in Amsterdam and you will report directly to the VP Special Projects.


Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Take care of implementation of strategy set in business and department plans
  • Manage, support, coach, guide, inspire and motivate team members
  • Hold structural team meetings
  • Implement (changed) organisation plans and work processe
  • Take care of achievement of team – and individual objectives
  • Coordinate the transfer and retention of knowledge in the department
  • Stimulate growth of team members and professionalize the team
  • Apply current HR policy, HR instruments and HR procedures
  • Monitor and ensure an optimal quantitative – and qualitative staffing

Purchase & Supply Chain

  • Plan and organize the movements of products and materials from suppliers and assembly partners in the correct way to OEM partners
  • Purchase, assembly and inventory management so that working capital can be effective utilized in connection with purchase (minimum stock/ working capital)
  • Ensure cost reduction and continuous improvement into potential cost savings and product improvement
  • Optimize supply chain management in order to match inventory and operations with OEM needs
  • Monitor quality control with all partners and suppliers continuously
  • Cooperate in product, service and support improvement
  • Resolve errors on purchase/production orders as required
  • Investigate and resolve material that came in non compliant or damaged
  • Daily review open purchase/production orders
  • Daily review inventory levels
  • Monitor price increases and communicating changes as necessary
  • Prepare annual Purchase plan; follow and monitor on a monthly base
  • Set up and maintain purchase contracts, contract management
  • Analyse and evaluate supplier performance

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Manufacturing (preferably) or Supply Chain/Business relevant
  • 5+ years' experience of Supply Chain Operations; experience in purchasing, logistics, production planning within a high-volume environment
  • Previous experience within OEM purchasing
  • Experience in Procurement (Raw Materials, Logistic Services, Packaging) and Supply Chain/Operations within OEM environment
  • excellent skills in both English & German (written & spoken)

Knowledge

  • Procurement, Tenders (RFI/RFP/RFQ),
  • OEM purchasing processes
  • Project Management
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • E-procurement

Skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to adapt to different client needs
  • Verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Commercial awareness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Networking skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Hands-on
  • Numeracy
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to scale up a growing business