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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 23,2022
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
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    • Career Consultation


    You are at the basis of new (purchasing) projects. Will you help Firestone to reach the number 1 position?

    What is your assignment?

    Firestone Industrial Products is known as a leading manufacturer of air springs for the truck, trailer, automotive and bus industries. They have partnerships with major well-known brands in the industry. They distinguish themselves from the masses by being able to respond flexibly to demand.

    Partly due to the switch to electric driving, the use of air springs is growing. Firestone is one of the three global suppliers that can meet anti-vibration specifications for electric vehicles. As a result, Firestone has grown considerably in the recent years! It is Firestone's ambition to continue this growth and to develop new technologies. With the ultimate goal to reach the number 1 position by offering the best quality in the market! Partner with Firestone Industrial Products to become part of a legacy of innovation and a future of transformation.

    The first partnerships with leading automotive manufacturers have started and the supplier network has been set up this year. Due to the explosive growth and high demand, the next step has arrived; strengthen the purchasing team.

    As a buyer in the automotive segment you are an important connecting link in the project team. It is your assignment to fill in the operational and tactical activities within the purchasing team, so that the (purchasing) processes can be streamlined. You are at the basis of new projects.

    Do you make your contribution to the passenger car of the future?


    How will you approach it?

    Connecting link in the project team

    As a (starting) buyer you will be responsible for a number of core activities:

    • Purchase of non-product related items;
    • Create RFQs and make comparisons;
    • provide update meetings with suppliers and engineers

    If you already bring purchasing experience, this is an advantage, but this is certainly not a must. Your eagerness combined with communication skills, project experience and commercial insight ensure that you can quickly adapt and add value to the team.

    Together with Marco Aberson, the senior purchaser, you take care of the procurement of components and technical materials from national and international suppliers under optimal conditions. It is important to clearly identify the procurement needs of internal clients in order to meet the specifications.

    In addition to product-related procurement, you also ensure that non-product-related procurement, such as facility products, runs smoothly.

    It is an enormous challenge to strengthen the team in this growth phase, to develop beautiful new products together and to bring the organization to number 1 position!


    What do you have to offer?

    A lot of enthusiasm!

    You fit well into the Firestone team if you are a sporty type. Outside working hours, people like to sport (together). From a bike ride through the woods to climbing the Alpe d’HuZes.

    Humor is also an important quality to feel at home within the informal, multicultural team.

    Are you looking for a varied job, do you want to be at the basis of new projects and do you like to work in an international team in Arnhem, then Firestone might just be the right fit for you.

    In addition, it helps if you can offer in the following aspects:

    • Bachelor (hbo) working and thinking level; your ability to learn new things quickly;
    • all additional knowledge as a SAP user is desirable;
    • flexibility; to be able to respond smoothly to the demand of the internal and external customer;
    • English is the incompany language, so a must for you to master this well;
    • experience in a technical environment will help you understand the product innovations.


    Where are you going to do that?

    Firestone Industrial Products Europe B.V.

    The company behind the world's number one air spring! Firestone Industrial Products (FISP) - part of Bridgestone Americas with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee USA - has production facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

    Over more than 70 years they have been making the world's best-selling air springs for the heavy trucks, trailers, passenger cars, pick-up trucks, buses, trains and industrial applications. More than 1500 employees work on four continents spread over the offices and production facilities. The organization has high-quality technological knowledge, works with professional partners on product development and provide excellent service.

    Firestone Industrial Products doesn't just build products. They are a global entity with a responsibility to set the highest standards for the quality of our products and the way they build them. It's a responsibility they don't take lightly.

    The European headquarters and technical center (35 FTE) in Arnhem is responsible for the development for the European market.

    What do you get in return?

    • Organization with enormous growth potential; it's part of Bridgestone
    • Dynamic, innovative and a diverse team
    • Independent function; the opportunity to manage and expand new and existing customers
    • Growth opportunities; Firestone is on the move and so are you
    • Working with the leading players in the automotive industry


    Who will your colleagues be?

    Firestone Automotive A-Team!

    What are the products and services?

    Firestone offers integrated air spring solutions for every market and type of vehicle, including electric vehicles. In fact, they are one of only three global suppliers that can meet anti-vibration specifications for electric vehicles.

    Check out to learn more about the solutions and products Firestone can offer.


    Are you interested?

    Reference number:
    Purchase / Supply chain, Sales
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    Please apply quickly! Feel free to contact Sharon or Carlijn if you have any questions.


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