Contracts Officer (VN17 66)

  • Company: EUMETSAT
  • Job Location: Darmstadt - Germany
  • Internal reference: VN17 66
  • Date: January 11, 2018 16:01
  • Employment Type: permanent
  • Experience: medior
  • Job Functions:

    Engineering, Information Technology, Purchasing, Science, Strategy / Planning, Supply Chain

Job summary

Come and join our team and help us to procure goods, works and services for our future space missions.

Job description

EUMETSAT, the European meteorological satellite agency is looking to recruit a Contracts Officer. Bringing together the resources of 30 member states, we observe the atmosphere, ocean, and land surfaces from space using a system of satellites 365 days a year. Our data is vital for weather forecasts that help to protect lives and property, as well as monitoring the environment and our changing climate.  We want you to come and join our team that will shape the suppliers and components supporting our satellite programmes.

With experience of procurement in an international public body, ideally for high technology products, you will be capable of understanding our complex requirements and be able to safeguard EUMETSAT’s interest in all its commercial and contractual lifecycles. You will prepare and evaluate tenders for service contracts and general supplies, negotiate service and supply contracts or Purchase Orders and ensure that our purchases are compliant with our procedures.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits and a great working environment.

Please apply at The closing date is 4th February and we expect to hold interviews in the w/c 5th March 2018.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women and is seeking to recruit nationals from its Member States. Please see our website for further details.



Job qualifications

You will be experienced in negotiating with industry and engaging with partners, gaining their co-operation in the procurement and the commercial management of EUMETSAT’s specifications.  This is a multi-lingual environment and you need to be proactive when working independently or in teams.  Experience of SAP would be beneficial.  Our working languages are English and French, and for this role, knowledge of German would be helpful.