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NPR Buyer
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Junior (1-2 years)

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NPR Buyer


Remote First

:Full time

:Junior (1-2 years)


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Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond or remote from the comfort of your own home office or in one of our hubs. Domain: NPR Procurement. Experience: At least 2 years of experience in a similar role would be desired. Experience as a project buyer in a dynamic environment is considered a plus. Degree: At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including an academic way of thinking.

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations.

As a Non-Product Related Buyer you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Managing incoming NPR requests in our order request portal.
  • Gathering requirements from stakeholders.
  • Identifying potential suppliers and approaching them based on a selection process.
  • Communicating with Partners and maintaining a good relationship with them;
  • Negotiating with Suppliers in an out-of-the-box manner ;
  • Set up your own processes, and improve existing ones where possible;
  • Ensure that a certain service level is maintained;
  • Collaborating with various departments to keep the supply chain working at the most efficient level possible;
  • Do contract management for the accounts you are responsible for.
A day as a Non-Product Related Buyer You’ll start off with the casual procurement stand up meeting, where you and your colleagues will casually chat about anything interesting that has happened during the week and tips about what to be on the lookout for. Then you will join the Non-Product related team meeting where the team discusses the pending issues of the week and the progress on the ongoing long term projects, like improving the current processes to make them more efficient.

After the meeting you decide to grab a coffee (or tea!) and you will inevitably run into one of the many colleagues you’ll interact with as an NPR Buyer and probably talk about a pending purchase and their weekend plans. You will then have some time to work on some pending order requests, so you spend a couple of hours on the phone or in video calls getting information or replying to emails to get quotations and then inputting the information in our portal.

In the afternoon you will probably have some relaxed meetings before the weekend, and will have some spare hours to work on pending order requests. Perhaps a meeting with a supplier in the US, where you are going to spend 5 minutes comparing time zones before getting down to business, or a hectic meeting with a colleague with an urgent order request for an event that will be held that weekend. Either way, there will still be some things to solve before calling it a day.

You spend the final hour making sure that everything is logged correctly in the systems, including your timesheets for that week and any approvals you may have to do for the orders of the day and before you know it the day is over.

What do we expect from a Project Buyer?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team based, but working independently every now and then shouldn’t be an issue.. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including an academic way of thinking;
  • At least 2 years of experience in a similar role is desired;
  • Experience in Project Buying is considered a plus;
  • Experience in Non-Product Related or CAPEX Buying is a tremendous plus;
  • Affinity with In-house systems and ERP systems;
  • The ability to communicate properly and in an assertive manner, as well as a knack for self-learning;
  • Extensive planning and organizing skills and the track record to show for it;
  • Excellent people skills and you are a great communicator;
  • Strong common sense;
  • Proficient in English;

What can you expect from Lightyear?

  • In addition to a challenging role we also offer:
  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive and talented people with a broad diversity of experience
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technical companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential
  • 40 vacation days per year
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks
  • A diverse & inclusive culture driven by trust which results in the opportunity to work remotely. UK & German contracts are in place and more are yet to come!
About Lightyear

Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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