Purchasing Assistant

Context & Job description

In a team of 10 people and under the supervision of the Head of Procurement and Contracts, you will carry out the administrative tasks associated with purchasing processes

Your missions are the following:

  • Purchase Requests processing,
  • Supply data entry,
  • Preparation and follow-up on quotation requests for indirect purchases,
  • Administrative follow-up of the call for tenders,
  • Negotiation with suppliers on commercial conditions for small value orders,
  • Process and follow-up of purchase orders, in support to the Buyers


Expected profile

  • You should hold a technician degree (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplom, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, Ingenieria Técnica or equivalent) in purchasing administration
  • 1 to 3 years of professional experience
  • You should be organised, versatile, rigorous and have good communication skills
  • You should be interested in collaborating with engineers and technicians specialised in various field
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit are also required in order to work effectively in an international multicultural environment
  • English proficiency (working language at the ESRF)

Working conditions

We offer a comprehensive benefits package designed to support your quality of life and your installation in the Grenoble area when relocation is needed.
The monthly salary may be complemented by additional allowances upon eligibility (expatriation allowance, etc.).

Company description

The European Synchrotron, the ESRF, is an international research centre based in Grenoble, France.

Through its innovative engineering, pioneering scientific vision and a strong commitment from its 700 staff members, the ESRF is recognised as one of the top research facilities worldwide. Its particle accelerator produces intense X-ray beams that are used by thousands of scientists each year for experiments in diverse fields such as biology, medicine, environmental sciences, cultural heritage, materials science, and physics.

Supported by 22 countries, the ESRF is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

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