Planner Buyer

  • Operations
  • Enschede, Netherlands

Planner Buyer

Job description

In order to strengthen our Operations department, we are looking for a Planner Buyer - Precision Electronics. As a Planner Buyer it is your job to facilitate that Xsens can deliver a quality product in time, while generating revenue at the lowest operational cost. You execute the Xsens worldwide Supply Chain Process in all its aspects. You make sure components/products are made available for manufacturing and testing within the qualitative and quantitative framework for both active and new products. You also review the existing Supply Chain Process, methodologies and tools in order to continuously drive Supply Chain Improvements (quality, process and costs). In this role you will report to the Operations Manager, and will work closely with the Xsens’ external partners and the Xsens Operations, Engineering and Sales teams. 


  • Forecasting and long term Materials and Capacity planning
  • Identify and Manage Supply Chain risks
  • Manage Strategic worldwide Partnerships
  • Monthly reviews of e.g. planning rules and forecast
  • Vendor Management
  • Create new supplier on-boarding process


We are looking for a professional planner buyer who has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Technology or Supply Chain
  • A Minimum of 3 years of Supply Chain experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Electronics Manufacturing
  • Project management, process improvement and Lean experience
  • Negotiation and communication skills to work with suppliers and internal customers
  • Problem solving and strong analytical skills
  • High computer proficiency – Microsoft Office products and MS Dynamics
  • Interpersonal / team skills to work effectively with others internally and externally
  • A high standard of integrity and compliance
  • Ability to take ownership and a result oriented and hands-on mentality


Xsens offers a position in an innovative, ambitious and international company. Our team can be characterized as spontaneous and driven, with a passion for technology and a multi-cultural and multidisciplinary environment. The informal culture allows for personal input, growth and development.