:Junior (1-2 years)
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:
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:
What can you expect from 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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