Lead Buyer Aerospace

Job description

Be part of an unique growth story!

Join us to help build the leading advanced composites automation and digital manufacturing company. Airborne is a technology leader in advanced composites, specialised in the industrialisation of engineering and manufacturing of durable fibre reinforced composites for Space, Aeronautics, Transport and Marine industries. Via Airborne’s unique combination of skills: our deep and wide composites, software engineering and mechatronics know-how – we enable our customers to unlock their full potential in digital manufacturing growth and create a competitive advantage. We are agile, flexible and think like a start-up. This nimble approach is challenging for many incumbent companies—but it’s at the heart of how we think to build winning positions by developing integrated, automated and connected manufacturing solutions for the composite industry. Together we are a dynamic group of 135 highly educated and passionate employees, split between our headquarter in The Hague Ypenburg (NL) and our site in Lambourn (UK).

What is your new job?

As Lead Buyer you are responsible for providing the company with the goods and services required from outside suppliers on time, on specifications and within budget.

What are your responsibilities? (performance areas)

  • Operational leadership of other Buyers.
  • Contribute to AA purchase strategy.
  • Draft, negotiate and close framework agreements with main suppliers.
  • Purchase critical goods & services.
  • Expedite running orders.
  • Contribute to supplier rating and management.

Reporting Lines and Interactions

You report to the Purchasing Manager and will work together with colleagues from Purchasing.

Job requirements


Bachelor's degree in engineering or business field. 


Minimum of 10 years 'experience in aerospace or composites business of which a minimum of 5 years in a procurement role. 

Other requirements:

Software skills : Office applications (user level), ERP systems (user level).

Language skills: good skills in reading, writing, speaking English required, additional fluency in Dutch preferred.

What we offer

Working at Airborne will give you the opportunity to develop your career by working on highly innovative projects.
We offer you a well rewarding job in an inspiring environment with like-minded and talented colleagues. You will become part of our inspiring company where innovation, quality and creativity are key to meet our company goals. We will give you the opportunity for personal and professional growth, by training, learning on the job and coaching.

​Furthermore, we offer:

  • Good primary and secondary terms of employment
  • Generous annual leave of 32 days
  • Retirement Pension Plan
  • Flexible working hours; you can start between 7:00 and 9:30
  • An office that is easy to access by car and by public transport

A great opportunity to be part of an unique growth story!

Information & Procedure

In case you would like to apply, please send in your application (motivation and resume) via the Apply here button.

Third party applications are not appreciated.