Purchasing Assistant

Context & Job description

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

Your main missions will be the following:

  • Process of Purchase Requests
  • Supplier data entry and follow up
  • Preparation and follow up on quotation requests for indirect purchases
  • Negotiation with suppliers on commercial conditions for small value orders
  • Process and follow-up of purchase orders
  • Ensure support to the Engineers and technicians in the purchasing process

Expected profile

  • Technical degree (BSc, Licence, HND, HNC, BTS, DUT, Bachelor, Meister, Vordiplom, Perito, Laurea Triennale, Diplomatura, Ingenieria Técnica or equivalent) in purchasing, international business or business administration
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a similar position
  • Organised, versatile, rigorous and good communication skills)
  • Good interpersonal skills and team spirit are also required in order to work effectively in an international multicultural environment
  • Proficiency in English (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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