Senior Electronic Buyer

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About Aerospacelab

Our mission is supported by an ambitious vertically integrated approach: design & manufacture of small satellites combined with development of earth observation services.

Since its creation in 2018, the company has already grown substantially. Our team gathers more than 25 engineering expertise, from hardware design to software development & data science.

In 2024, Aerospacelab counts offices in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), Toulouse (France), Lausanne (Switzerland) and US West Coast with more than 200 full-time employees, with the ambition to position itself as the European leader in small satellites.

Role Overview

The electronics procurement includes:

  • A large portfolio of EEE parts
  • Bare PCB designed by ASL
  • Assembled PCB designed by ASL

As a senior member of the team, you will be expected to identify the best suppliers, develop the  relationship & good practice with them and set up the relevant contractual frame.

In addition, you will be a key stakeholder in the space qualifications of both EEE parts & PCB

Key Activities

  • You have a strong Electronics knowledge and can handle first line technical discussions with the suppliers

  • You set up the adequate procurement strategy with EEE manufacturer, bare PCB &  PCBA partners (price, satefy stock, quality, Consignment stock, frame agreements, …..)

  • You play a key role (along with Engineering and Quality) in the space qualification of the EEE components (Radiation test, constructional analysis, …) and in the mounting qualification for each PCB designs. You ensure EEE parts and PCB are delivered with the required Certificate of conformance and traceability

  • You are a key link between engineering and industrialization team, gather and challenge production need

  •  You regularly perform analysis of your complete portfolio:
    • To identify risks & opportunities
    • To take decisions

  • You perform-up supplier audit:
    • Financial & background check
    • Workload/Capacity check

  • As a key member of the department, you share your knowledge and experience with the rest of the staff, and play an active role in the training of the New Joiners,

  • You prepare Aerospacelab’s production ramp-up by strengthening the Supply Chain for the portfolio you handle.

Must have

  • Technical degree or equivalent by experience (Ex: Engineering, Bachelor in electronics, …)
  • 5-10 years of experience with
  • A strong experience in electronic industry
  • Demonstrated experience in procurement
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Solution oriented & agile mindset
  • Autonomous & independent

Nice to Have

  • Master's Degree in Engineering
  • Experience in managing teams
  • Experience in space or automotive industry
  • Odoo knowledge
  • Department

    Sourcing & Supply Chain

  • Office


  • Contract type

    Full Time

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What we offer

Build your own career path

Direct impact on the growth of the company

Flat hierarchy

Fast-paced environment

Flexible ways of working

Salary package consistent with your experience