Location: France City: Massy Department: Manufacturing Contract Type: Full time

Job Context 

For over 20 years, Ekinops has been driving innovation in network systems. We provide solutions focused on the needs of communication service providers and enterprises worldwide.  We provide open, trusted and innovative network connectivity and enable our customers’ success by delivering high value-added software-driven solutions. Today, over 120 international service providers, including numerous Tier 1 carriers around the world, trust our people and technologies. Over 50% of our 500-strong team works in our multi-national Agile R&D centers. Our company has a strong international background, with sales offices strategically located around the world.  

Job Description 

The Buyer supports sourcing activities on indirect expenses such as vendor research, RFQ, price negotiations and offer analysis. He/she will also work with vendors to generate and follow up orders for General Expenses according to internal customers’ needs. He/she will be responsible for purchasing databases updates (KPIs, supplier lists) and ERP system maintenance. 

The Buyer reports to the Purchasing Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Issue RFQs, negotiate an optimized cost level for areas of responsibility, carry out contract negotiations and prepare offer synthesis for management decision. 
  • Lead, negotiate and execute all sourcing activities towards defined project timelines and approved sourcing strategies. 
  • Generate purchasing orders, track supplier execution, realize reception in the ERP system, control invoices toward delivery notes and give instruction to Finance for payment. 
  • Update vendors performance dashboard on monthly basis. 
  • Maintain a dashboard on all contracts and MOUs in place, alert purchasing director 6 months before their final validity date in order to ensure renewal process can be executed on time.
  • Keep EMS supplier master BOM, components costing matrix and extra costs matrix updated. 
  • Control all vendors information registered in ERP includes valid information (addresses, lead time, payment terms, MOQ and Incoterms etc.) and alert purchasing director in case of any changes.  
  • Support on components pricing update and vendor base rationalization in ERP. 

Profile and skills 

  • Bac+3 or plus in Supply Chain Management, Business, or related field of study with 2 to 3 years’ experience in Purchasing or related field 
  • Solid planning and organization skills 
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Communication skills in both verbal and written English 
  • Ability to receive and act upon instructions (mails, documents, etc.), in English from internal and external contacts.
  • Office Pack (advanced knowledge of Excel) 
  • ERP system (ideally SAP ECC) 

At a personal level you will also demonstrate: 

  • Thoroughness 
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Strong analytics skills and ability to synthetize 
  • Ability to take initiative in order to solve problems 


  • Depending on experience
  • Home office possible 
  • Profit sharing program 
  • Meal subsidy  

Recruitment process 

At least 2 interviews 

  • 1st with the talent acquisition specialist 
  • 2nd  with the Purchasing Director 

To apply

Ekinops endeavours to be an employer of choice. Our teams are dedicated, imaginative and astute. We strive to work together around our core values, which includes dynamism, empowerment and customer focus.

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