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Strategic Purchaser

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Airios is looking for a Strategic Purchaser to join our team in Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Who we are

At Airios we love to create a healthier world with state-of-the-art climate controls for homes and buildings. Airios develops and produces control systems for residential ventilation and heating systems. We strive to be a frontrunner in technology and continuously develop new solutions, helping to offer the most comfortable and healthy indoor climate in homes. We are a market leader in control systems for the residential original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry. We have almost 40 years of experience in heating and ventilation controls. Our portfolio of products consists of controllers, sensors and user interfaces that are all connected wirelessly. We work closely with our customers and suppliers to develop new and innovative products. 


Our products and systems are developed by multidisciplinary project teams. The Airios organizational structure is informal, flexible, and designed to promote innovation. We enjoy a collegial environment where combined experience and knowledge is shared amongst our developers.

As a strategic purchaser, you will report to the Operations manager (COO) of Airios. You will work in the operations organization additionally consisting of an operational purchaser, the supply planning and the manufacturing teams. You will also closely work together with our R&D team.

The strategic purchaser manages the relation and roadmap with our key component, service and manufacturing suppliers.



What you will do?

As a Strategic Purchaser at Airios, you:

  • Are co-responsible for setting out the purchasing strategy, policy and targets;

  • Managing and development of supplier relations with optimal price, quality and supply reliability of the purchased goods and services;

  • Visiting our supplier for alignments and audits;

  • Drive improvement processes with strategic suppliers based on supplier qualification and/or evaluation;

  • Research, qualify and evaluate on a project basis international suppliers and sub-contractors;

  • Advise the management team in strategic purchasing or outsourcings questions;

  • Responsible for creating unambiguous processes, procedures, and preconditions for the acquisition process project-based and non-project-based;

  • Provide reliable information for budget and cost price calculations;

  • Set up proposals for standardization, develop framework contracts and monitor and maintain them.

Personal Skills

To be successful in this job, we expect you to have the following skills: 

  • Result-oriented and a getting-things-done attitude;

  • Excellent and experienced negotiator who creates strong commitment and partnership with internal and external stakeholders;

  • Excellent English knowledge. Dutch would be a strong advantage;

  • You are a team player with a flexible attitude, you are assertive and you naturally reach out to others to get things done;

  • You are a good communicator, can listen well but also persuade others of your point of view;

  • You are hands-on person: filling gaps where they appear;

  • Pro-active in organizing your work and your personal development;

  • Improvement mindset.

Education and experience

  • Finished Bachelor or Master in engineering, complemented with NEVI courses;

  • Minimum of 5 years work experience in a similar environment;

  • Affinity with electronics and software-rich products;

  • Experience with semiconductor and/or electronics manufacturing supply chain;

  • Good experience with ERP systems and Office;

  • Experience with contract management;

  • Good presentation and project management skills and an understanding of the product development process.


Airios offers a very challenging and dynamic position within an open, informal and committed organization that is in full swing and operates at top level within its field. A result-driven organization with a pleasant working atmosphere and a good work-life balance. Within Airios you’ll have the opportunity to take the lead, show initiatives and further develop your personal talents.


We offer you a competitive salary and an excellent package of employment conditions such as a 13th month, 27 vacation days, 13 ADV days and the possibility to work partially from home.

We work in a modern net zero energy office building, designed to easily contact with each other.

We like to have a drink or lunch together in the canteen or on our terrace. On Friday afternoons everyone is welcome to join for a drink and our activities committee takes care of us at special occasions, anniversaries or staff outings.


The collective labor agreement (CAO) of Metalektro is applicable.

If you are the person we are looking for please let us know before March 31, 2023 by sending us your resume and cover letter at

Acquisition by agencies based on this vacancy is not appreciated.

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