Procurement manager (2X)

Job Position: Procurement manager at SODAQ

General SODAQ Introduction:

SODAQ started out in 2013 developing and deploying weather stations across Africa. The necessity to transmit sensor data from remote locations produced one of the first global Internet of Things (IoT) development boards. From the start, SODAQ has focused on low-power, sustainable technology, and has experienced significant growth thanks to its high degree of innovation. SODAQ’s products and service offerings have diversified into solutions for a wide range of applications for a variety of industries. The IoT solutions were developed to make it possible for companies to automate data collection in a sustainable and reliable way.

At SODAQ we have been transforming from a project (engineering) business to a full production-oriented company. We develop and sell IoT tracking products which we produce together with several production partners on an increasingly larger scale.

Job Description:

The Procurement Manager is responsible for the whole production process, from procurement of parts to deliveries of our final product. The role will report directly to the Finance Manager, and over time will grow to manage a team of 4. In this role, we expect a strong sense of responsibility and accountability for the functioning and continuous improvement of the department. 

Main responsibilities:

We are looking for a Procurement Manager that will be responsible for the whole production process at SODAQ. The responsibilities include:

  • Management of our production and operations team; 
  • Responsible for EUR 3.5mln in production volume;
  • Selecting & setting up contracts with, large scale manufacturers;
  • Production planning, including the ordering of components, finished products, and planning at our production partners; 
  • Stock management;
  • Responsible for the (timely) execution of the external productions, including communication with our production partners;
  • Reporting function to the Finance Manager and senior management of the other departments.

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience in manufacturing leadership/supervision role.
  • A thorough understanding of electronics and mechanical components.
  • Working from our office in Hilversum, the Netherlands
  • Experience with logistics.
  • Experience with procurement.
  • Experience with quality management.
  • Experience with scaling up production processes is a plus, preferably at a scale-up company.
  • Planning and organizational skills to be able to run and monitor the production process autonomously. 
  • Attention to detail to ensure a high level of quality.
  • Experience with the production of electronics is a plus.
  • Experience with AFAS is a plus. 
  • Dutch and English professional working proficiency.
  • Experience with legal contracts and negotiations.
  • Sustainable sourcing.

What we offer:

SODAQ is a young, dynamic and innovative company. We have grown into a team of 40 professionals who are dedicated to our vision and mission. We offer a motivating, entrepreneurial, and social work environment. As a production manager, you will enjoy freedom and autonomy in managing your own activities and you will be able to provide direct value through your own effectiveness. We provide a good starting package with an emphasis on rapid growth opportunities.

At SODAQ we are currently working on professional development plans for our people and offer the opportunity to continue learning through training and courses.

Interested?

Please send your resume and motivation letter to careers@sodaq.com. For further questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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