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IT Buyer

  • Noordwijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

We are looking for an IT Buyer on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) for their location in Noordwijk, the Netherladns, to join their Corporate Business Process Management office. The selected candidate should show integrity and professionalism.

Please note, the successful candidate will be employed by ATG Europe (or one of its subsidiaries). Furthermore, upon selection, they will be subject to a general security screening performed by an external provider (further information will be provided at the interview stage).

The successful candidate will be tasked with, but not limited to:

  • Report to the ATG IT Purchasing Service Manager, the IT Buyer is responsible for optimal selection of ICT suppliers and ICT products to ensure the best usage of resources and technology for the Agency;
  • Oversee ICT market trends with focus on IT Infrastructure providers for Computer Hardware, Software, and networking products;
  • Analysis and assessment of trends in the ICT market, build and maintain relationship with ICT market leaders to understand and report on innovative technology to the management;
  • Monitor the product line up and future product roadmaps of exiting ITC suppliers for the agency;
  • Analyse and utilise for the agency the competitive developments of key ICT vendors in market;
  • Engage in regular meetings with ICT vendors and suppliers for price negotiations;
  • Issue Request for Quotations and Tenders to test the ICT market and select the optimal suppliers for the agency;
  • Participate in Tender evaluation to support the board while selection of suppliers.

Job requirements

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field and a minimum of 4 years of relevant professional working experience with ICT vendors;
  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience;
  • Deep knowledge of the ICT market, with specific focus on IT Infrastructure products like PC, Laptops, Servers, Workplace related Software;
  • Understanding of Enterprise grade ICT products;
  • An aptitude for effective communication and collaboration in an international and challenging environment;
  • Team player;
  • Customer oriented;
  • Proven negotiation skills;
  • Proficiency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of another European language is an asset.

Please submit your application in English via the apply button below. Applications submitted in other languages will not be considered.


  • Noordwijk, Netherlands


What do we offer?

In ATG Europe (or our subsidiaries) you will have the chance to work on the most interesting and technologically advanced projects in the space, big-science, and high-tech domains. You will enjoy the focused yet relaxed spirit and culture of our teams and the excellent working conditions our company provides. We firmly believe that development and growth perspectives are crucial to everyone’s career, and we therefore provide you with a personal development plan, regular assessment checkpoints and a dedicated training and education budget to support you, not only in your current work, but also paving the road to your next professional steps.

For those relocating in order to embrace a new career with us, we offer international relocation assistance in settling in your new home or finding the right school for your children and a relocation budget that is applicable to all ATG staff.

About ATG Europe

Today, ATG Europe is recognized as a leading provider of specialized engineering, scientific and technical services to the European Space, Big-Science, and high-tech industry. Our headquarters are located in Noordwijk, the Netherlands and we have subsidiaries in Germany, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and the UK. Besides these countries, ATG also operates in France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, and Belgium.