Buyer (mobile products)

Fulltime - 40 hours
location Leiden, The Netherlands

As a Buyer at Flex IT you are responsible for the stock of several product categories and brands, in this case you will be procuring a broad range of mobile products (e.g. mobile phones, tablets and more).


Kyon Adriaans


Based on a vision of product groups, trends, and developments, but also anticipating on market needs; you determine the assortment policy and composition. As Buyer you are able to make timely decisions and to take well-considered risks if necessary, to independently initiate required actions and activities. You are an individual who shows confidence and takes responsibility in your decision making process.

Tasks & Responsibilities

Assortment & Inventory Management:

  • Compile and supply a complete range of (refurbished) mobile products;
  • Proactively increase and maintaining your suppliers’ list updated;
  • Seek opportunities to reduce shipping costs, while improving on payment terms;
  • Conduct Special Bid Requests, while maintaining pricing sheets;
  • Responsible for preparing the bids on the auctions;
  • Assess the timely need for purchasing of fast moving. slow moving and unpopular items;
  • Monitor stock levels in order to prevent missed sales of overstock/aged stock, while reporting on the parameters to the Category Manager;
  • Monitor inventory KPI (i.e. stock rotation, stock value, days of inventories, deliver reliability, aged/unsalable stock etc.)

Sourcing & Procurement Management:

  • Initiate regular contact with key suppliers in order to improve partnerships and improve information flow;
  • Negotiate with (key) suppliers concerning pricing level, discounts, rebates and payment terms;
  • Creatively improve on flex IT’s supplier base in order to enhance our market position in terms of technical and financial advantage;
  • Execute regular vendor management meetings with (key) suppliers in order to evaluate their performance and discuss opportunities and challenges.

Order Management:

  • Create purchase orders in ERP;
  • Maintain quality administration of purchase orders in ERP;
  • Up-to-date delivery information (item, quantity, delivery date etc.)


Skills & Competences

  • You have 3+ years of practical work experience within procurement, buying or purchasing, within the IT market;
  • You are an outgoing, strong communicator in your local language and in English;
  • You have a natural entrepreneurial spirit, with a high work pace which fits this dynamic role;
  • You are able to work accurately with an eye for details, without losing sight of the big picture;
  • You master MS Office, and have some experience with ERP Systems.

What we offer

  • A flat organization, where what is best for the business is what drives the decisions.
  • A truly dynamic environment, where a bit of initiative and a self-starting attitude gets you everywhere.
  • A platform where your thoughts, ideas (coupled with a bit of elbow-grease) is not only appreciated, but also heard.
  • A no-nonsense environment, where decisions are made.

Our vision at Flex IT is to live and breathe circular. At the end of the day this keeps money in our customers’ pockets and our planet healthier.

This role can be located in either: The Netherlands, Milton Keynes UK, Burgas Bulgaria, Paris France, or Milan Italy.

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