Purchase Specialist (Amsterdam, NL)

EvBox

Who we are:

EVBox is the leading global manufacturer of electric vehicle charging stations and charging management software. With an installed base of over 75,000 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 Purchase Specialist you will be responsible for designing all the quotes for new and existing vendors and recommend improvements to all delivery and process all purchase order requests and monitor all change orders for all ERP procedures.

Responsibilities:

Deliverables:

  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Collaborate with different departments such as product management, marketing, sales, engineering, support, supply chain, logistics and finance to ensure that the appropriate data is available and accurate to be reviewed
  • Design all quotes for new and existing vendors and recommend improvements to all delivery and process all purchase order requests and monitor all change orders for all ERP procedures
  • Design and implement various cost effective strategies and monitor inventory of all repair parts and general supplies and identify all vendors for new customer requirements and evaluate all purchase requisitions and maintain accuracy according to ISO purchase procedures
  • Manage all purchase orders for appropriate selected sources and obtain all required approvals for same and administer procurement of all goods and services for all corporate offices and identify and obtain quotations from selected sources
  • Monitor all purchase orders and maintain regular follow up with all suppliers and customers and coordinate with vendors and place requests for all prices and monitor all bidding activities and recommend efficient source for corporate staff
  • Monitor all inventory of products and prepare all purchase plans to meet all sales demands and maintain an efficient audit computer system and ensure accuracy in all financial information and assist in distribution of all mails and manage all requests
  • Oversee all purchase requests and evaluate all inventory and specifications and maintain stock of all equipments and prepare all contract billing

Process Optimization:

  • In order to achieve customer satisfaction recommend and maintain optimal inventory levels at various stages in the supply chain
  • Partner with operations and engineering to ensure the demand consensus process delivers an agreed upon workable volume (mid- and long term); ensure gaps and overlaps are addressed, scenarios are complete and issues appropriately escalated to meet business objectives based on KPIs
  • Ensure smooth transition of NPI Supply from Engineering/Product Management to Mass Production
  • Analyse supply and demand issues and facilitate resolution throughout the supply chain

Requirements

Qualifications

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in Supply Chain Operations; purchasing, logistics, production planning within a high-volume environment
  • Experience in Procurement (Raw Materials, Logistic Services, Packaging) and Purchase /Supply Chain within a production environment
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense (NEVI)
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Working experience of vendor management software

Skills

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