Sourcing Manager Electronics
  • Largest robot producer
  • Role with impact
  • Responsible job
  • Maassluis
  • 40 hours
  • WO
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What is your role?

Are you the strategic buyer with experience in Electronics and Embedded Software? In this role, you can have a significant impact, as about 50% of the product-related procurement is in this area!

What will you do?

As a Sourcing Manager Electronics (E) and Embedded Software (ESW), you will join a dynamic team of 9 other Sourcing Managers, who all report to the Strategic Procurement Manager. You work closely with Operational Procurement and Continuous Improvement Procurement. Within the Strategic Procurement Team, each team member has the responsibility to revolutionize the Source2Contract process for their own part of the technology spectrum and related purchasing markets and suppliers.

Lely manufactures all the different robots itself, of which E and ESW account for a significant portion of the parts. In addition, Lely continuously innovates. For such projects you will be responsible for procurement of new developments in Electronics and Embedded Software. As a Sourcing Manager Electronics and Embedded Software you work at the Lely head office located on the Lely Campus in Maassluis.

In this transformation mission you will:

  • Act as the primary business purchasing and technology partner for your internal stakeholders. Your influence will help align our strategic vision with that of our business partners, driving innovation and growth;
  • Identifying new opportunities by obtaining market information from, among other things, the product and technology offerings of third parties. Your insights will lead to the most innovative and sustainable solutions for dairy farming;
  • Perform purchasing analyzes and develop a purchasing strategy and plan. You help build a more sustainable and profitable future for dairy farmers. Your expertise and strategic thinking will determine the direction of our sourcing efforts;
  • Creating collaborations by selecting, negotiating and contracting external suppliers in accordance with predefined business and product needs of internal stakeholders, you will facilitate collaborations that will advance our vision.


What is your experience?

  • Completed a relevant education at college or university level;
  • At least 5 years of purchasing experience in a sourcing role in Electronics and Embedded Software;
  • Experience in the manufacturing industry;
  • Knowledge of strategic (digital) purchasing methods, processes and systems, as well as SCM;
  • Insight into agricultural business and market dynamics;
  • Strong negotiation skills and a strategic way of thinking;
  • Communicative skills in Dutch and English.

What do we offer you?

To address the food challenge for 2050, it is crucial to continue responsibly handling people, animals, and the environment. For us, it means being a reliable long-term partner for our customers and passing the world on to the next generation through sustainable product development. You can contribute to realizing this dream.

By joining Lely, you will work in a invigorating environment where you’’ll have substantial responsibilities and the freedom to excel at one of the most innovative companies in the Netherlands. Additionally, we were awarded Family Business of the Year 2019, Great Place to Work certified in 2022, and much more...

In your role as Sourcing Manager Electronics you can expect:  

  • Exposure to an international work environment within one of the most innovative organizations in the Netherlands.
  • Excellent employment conditions, including 27 vacation days & 13 roster-free days.
  • A salary of up to €6700, where we like to see room for growth.
  • An open work environment with flexible working hours and remote work possibilities.
  • Freedom in organizing your own work.
  • A conducive environment for personal development & growth.
  • Our Lely Academy offering various training programs.
  • The #FitatLely program with our own Lely Gym where you can exercise for free, (online) sports lessons, masterclasses on remote work, and other activities related to Body, Mind, or Food.
  • Plus, enjoy the services of a personal barista on the Lely Campus, making the best cappuccinos from fresh milk, straight from the farmer.

Recruitment & Selection Agencies?

We appreciate the interest, but we directly search for all our candidates. We understand that intermediaries want to present candidates for our exciting positions and contribute to our ambitions, but this is not how our recruitment is structured. This means that all unsolicited profiles offered for Lely vacancies will be treated as direct applications.

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Want to know more about this vacancy?
Yorrick van den Engel

Call or WhatsApp +31(0)6 2315 7023 

About Lely

Lely, founded in 1948, directs all its efforts towards creating a sustainable, profitable and enjoyable future in farming. Circling the cow, the company develops premium robotics and data systems that increase animal welfare, flexibility and the production on the dairy farm.

For more than 30 years, Lely has been leading in the sale and service of automated milking systems to successive generations of dairy farmers across the globe. Every day, Lely inspires her employees to offer customers innovative solutions and be a reliable partner for long-term advice and support. With her Head office in The Netherlands and a worldwide network of dedicated Lely Center locations for tailor-made sales and support, the Lely Group is active in more than 50 countries and employs around 2.400 people.