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careeroffice <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:59:36 +0200
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Powerstorm is a global telecom infrastructure equipment provider
offering services in the field of
asset and supply chain management, engineering, repair and maintenance.
It is a US based
Telecom Company with a local Sales office in Bussum, the Netherlands
(Gooi area, between
Amsterdam and Utrecht) and two subsidiaries in Bucharest, Romania and
Los Angeles, USA.

We are interested in talents with international mindset from diverse
cultural and professional
backgrounds to strengthen our team. Currently we are looking for
energetic, enthusiastic and selfdriven
candidates who think out of the box, have strong will to make a
difference and aspire to
professionally develop themselves. If this matches your profile, join
Powerstorm’s international,
young and dynamic team; we need your assistance at different levels in:
Purchasing Department
Job Title: Purchasing Specialist
Location: Bussum, the Netherlands
Type of Function: Full-Time/Internship
Promotion Possibility: Yes

A member of purchasing department team is considered to deliver maximum
performance and
promote company’s development and growth by being actively involved in
supply market
management at international levels. The main tasks are to successfully
deal with sourcing
projects, develop, build and maintain vendor partnership and execute
purchasing procedures.

As a member of purchasing department team you will be:
• Investigating, analyzing and coordinating with sourcing.
• Coordinating with sales team to ensure all information is obtained.
• Preparing RFQs based on commercial and technical requirements.
• Negotiating with suppliers on all purchasing terms.
• Monitoring supplier quality and delivery performance and optimizing
the process.
• Formulating and implementing supplier analysis.
• Exploring technology and sourcing mechanisms to maximize the results.
• Planning, organizing, tracking and disseminating information and
implementing the
processes in order to achieve best results and deadlines of the
purchasing activities in the
assigned projects.
• Maintaining up to date supply base information database.
• Collaborating with other departments to ensure the project cycle is
completed according to
the standards and process.
• Performing other duties as required.
• Preparing daily progress reports to Purchasing and General Managers.
• Collaborating closely with internal departments.
Competencies & Knowledge:
• Proficient English language skills, written and verbal.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Detail orientation.
• Discipline and ability to work independently with minimum supervision
and to work with the
• Excellent in time management, self organization and stress management.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Excellent communication skills, including telephone etiquette.
• Multitasking ability.
• Flexibility.
• Pro-activity.
• Good computer skills, especially Excel.
• Good research skills.
• Additional foreign language is a plus.
• Academic education in a business-related field: International Business
and Management
Studies, Business and Economics, International Management, etc.
(Bachelor & Master
• Availability for the period of at least 6 months for internships and
12 months for full-time with
a possibility of extension.

Interested? Apply Now!
If the offered vacancy sounds interesting to you, please have a closer
look at Powerstorm and its
activities by visiting
If further interested, please send your CV and Motivation/Cover letter
(only in English) to [log in to unmask]

Career Office
Faculty of Economics and Business
P.O. Box 800
9700 AV Groningen
the Netherlands
+31 50 363 7182

For final-year projects, an internship contract must be signed by all parties (the organization, the Career Office and the student). The Faculty of Economics and Business has drafted a standard contract which can be downloaded in Dutch or in English. For more information go to