Elektor manages four online electronics shops in Dutch, English, French, and German, where we sell not only our own products but also carefully selected Trade products. We offer everything an engineer needs for working on projects, from measurement and testing equipment to development boards, tools, and kits. We aim to professionalize our procurement process and are looking for a highly motivated Procurement/Sales Executive to help us in this endeavor. 

Do you have a passion for technology, preferably experience in procurement and sales, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment? If you're ready to drive sales, manage supplier relationships, and contribute to our company's success, we want to hear from you. 

Procurement/Sales Executive

As our new purchaser, you are a crucial link in our supply chain. You not only negotiate with suppliers about the best deals in terms of price and quality, but you also think strategically about product opportunities and cost savings. You are analytically strong, aware of risks, and focused on the core strategies of Elektor. You are flexible and willing to learn in a dynamic environment. Are you ready to take on and carry this responsibility?

You will be responsible for:
  • Scouting new products online and at trade shows
  • Assortment monitoring and inventory management
  • Negotiating terms and conditions and ordering goods
  • Preparing logistics and supporting administrative handling
  • Preparing and leading purchasing meetings
  • Building/Enhancing your own reseller network
  • Supporting tasks in the Operations Team

What we ask:
  • You are English-speaking (intermediate) and have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Logistics, Electronics, or a related field. Or you have at least 2 years of experience in sales or purchasing, preferably within the electronics industry
  • You have a keen commercial sense and you are able to negotiate deals and contracts with suppliers and resellers
  • You have the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers, resellers, and industry contacts
  • You have analytical skills to evaluate market trends and supplier performance.
  • Preferable: You have a solid understanding of the global electronics market  
  • Preferable: You speak also German, French or Dutch

What we offer:
  • Job Type: 20-40h (Full-time or Part-time; Mon-Fri, CET hours)
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience
  • Travel: Regular trips to Elektor’s engineering lab in Aachen, Germany and Susteren, Netherlands
  • We offer a dynamic and supportive team that values collaboration, innovation, and personal growth in a diverse and inclusive workplace

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume via shenja.panik@elektor.com.
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About Elektor

Since 1961, Elektor has been the leading source of essential electronic engineering information and innovative solutions for engineers, pro makers, startups, and the companies seeking to engage them. We helped launch the first electronics maker movement in the 1960s. Since then, our global electronics design community has expanded to include hundreds of thousands of active members and more than 1,000 contributing experts. We publish Elektor Mag (electronics magazine in 4 languages) and we offer a wide selection of electronics projects, background articles, and products in the Elektor Store. Elektor offers a competitive compensation package with benefits, as well as a flexible work and results-based environment. The company maintains offices in Aachen, Germany (including an electronics lab) and Susteren, Netherlands. Applicants interested in either remote or on-site work are welcome to apply. Most current Elektor staffers work during Central European Time hours.