Tactical Buyer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Delft

Your mission

Qblox is a fast-growing organisation that delivers qubit control systems needed for quantum computing. With that growth comes the acquisition of a tactical buyer, who oversees the buying process from start to end.

As a Tactical Buyer, you will be responsible for the sourcing of our product portfolio which is assembled from over 4000 components ranging from resistors, chips, and FPGAs to sheet metals and special requests. We source these components either directly or through our systems suppliers

Qblox is rapidly growing, with the introduction of new products and challenges on the component market, the amount and complexity of our purchasing process are growing. We want to keep our stock minimal, but be able to ship based on the JIT principle. 

In this position, you will work closely with the logistical department, R&D engineering, production and the sales department. You will report to the Production Manager.

In this job, you will:

  • Manage suppliers & stakeholders

  • Material Resource Planning (MRP)

  • Order intake analysis

  • Build, maintain and extend a sustainable relationship within procurement, logistics, suppliers and engineers. 

  • Supplier contract negotiations

  • Support development needs from R&D department

  • Provide reports on performance and planning

Your profile

For this job, we are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in the direction of Supply Chain Management (nevi 1 or higher), Business Administration, Engineering or Finance. Affinity with high-end electronics. 

  • Have at least 3-5 years of experience in a procurement/sourcing or commercial (related) role, ideally in a technology-intensive industry.

  • Assertive, proactive problem-solving skills and driving improvements

  • Systematic and disciplined worker, be able to organize your own activities and help colleagues to get organized

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong planning and alignment skills

  • Ability to deal with resistance and organizational changes

  • Stakeholder management

  • Persuasion skills

  • Collaboration; team player orientation

  • Able to manage ambiguity

  • Resilience

  • Time/priority management skill

  • Have good communication skills in English and Dutch working proficiency skills

About us

At Qblox we celebrate equality and diversity. We’re striving to build a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, experiences, and skills. If you are to join us, you can expect:

  • An international, interdisciplinary team of high-skilled physicists, engineers, designers and scientists with an open working culture 

  • A high-curiosity, high-performance and invigorating team dynamic 

  • Flexible working hours: hybrid working options and travel allowance for commute

  • 30 days annual leave and holiday allowance

  • Company-sponsored retreats and Friday lunches

  • Modern, open office with proximity to QuTech facilities, shared with Delft-based quantum startups

  • Competitive compensation and participation plan

  • Opportunities for international travel for conferences, partnerships and customer visits

With a dedicated team of scientists, engineers and developers we are pushing quantum technology to support experimentalists worldwide with our scalable and low-latency qubit control and readout equipment (from ultrastable DC to 18.5 GHz, for academic and industrial quantum labs). In addition to scalable control hardware, we have created state-of-the-art control software – Quantify,  an open-source python framework that can be used to control quantum computers and experimental setups.

We are a spin-out from QuTech (a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and TNO) based in Delft, a historical city in The Netherlands located between The Hague and Rotterdam. You will join a highly-skilled and motivated team. We are shaping the future and have a lot of fun while doing so!

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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