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Global Buyer

Permanent contract
AdaCore SAS
Paris, France
5-7 years of experience

Everything we do at AdaCore revolves around helping developers build the safest, most secure software. 

For over 25 years, we've worked with global leaders across the avionics, aerospace and defense industries, building tools and providing services that ease the complex and difficult process of developing high-integrity software. As the need for truly secure and reliable applications expands into industries such as automotive, medical, energy, and IOT, we’re advancing our field-proven technologies to bring expertise and services to a whole new generation of developers.

From  the US (New York), France (Paris, Toulouse, Grenoble and Vannes), the UK, Estonia and Germany, our 150 experts  all play a key role in developing bleeding-edge technologies which meet the highest grade of software development.

Joining AdaCore is about joining a culture of innovation, openness, collaboration and dependability, which defines how we work together, with our customers and partners.

Job description: 

Our corporate teams are constantly looking for ways to innovate and increase organizational efficiency to keep ahead of the market. Today, we would like to strengthen our expertise in the area of procurement and contract negotiations. 

Within the Global Finance Department, and reporting to the Global Finance Director, you will take ownership of Adacore’s whole chain of procurement, and work with a wide range of internal customers, across all departments and locations. 

You will be responsible for :  

  • Harmonization and centralization:

- Implementing and organizing a global procurement process; 

- Monitoring every contract to identify potential synergies, for instance between different locations and different providers;

- Reviewing current and future contracts, terms, and service level agreements.

  • Implementation of a purchasing process:

- Sourcing suppliers to evaluate pricing and offerings;

- Managing and coordinating activities and processes in the new procurement function. 

  • Optimization and negotiation:

- Developing internal negotiations skills;

- Piloting and coordinating procurement within the AdaCore group;

- Conducting all the key purchasing negotiations.  

  • Supporting the business:

- Preparing RFI's and RFP's based on stakeholder and company requirements;

- Providing inputs and tracking procurement data

- Acting as a business partner to support every team from their initial need to the final implementation and conducting renewal negotiations when necessary.



You have at least 5/7 years in a similar position with sourcing experience and working in an international and distributed environment. You have an interest for the software industry.  You have experience with acquiring a breadth of different goods and services  (eg. IT, real estate, services, etc.)

  • Fluency in French and in English (spoken and written) is required;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written, listening);

  • Ability to influence and challenge requirements;

  • Team player and initiative, leadership;

  • Analytical skills;

  • Strategic vision, inquisitive, original thinking;

  • Results oriented and pragmatic;

  • Negotiation skills.

  • AdaCore offers competitive compensation, benefits and thoughtful perks (summer meetings, activity weekends, Holiday dinner etc). We go beyond industry standards to help keep our employees comfortable and satisfied both on and off the job, no matter where they are based.​​​​​​​

Beyond the job

We are looking for individuals who want their work to have a direct impact on improving the reliability, safety and security of the software that modern society has grown increasingly dependent on in an international environment. Our sales and marketing team is staffed with multi-talented, tenacious and creative individuals; and our HR team is committed to ensuring your tenure with AdaCore is a positive one.

AdaCore is a global organization driven by a team that personifies many different backgrounds and experiences. We are also a technology company that celebrates the open exchange of ideas, which makes innovation possible! We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to consider joining us. We welcome people of all ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities or expressions, ages, religions, physical abilities, sexual orientations, veteran status, or marital status; we celebrate everything that makes you uniquely, undeniably you. 

We encourage our employees to explore their curiosity by providing them ongoing and lifelong training from their first day in AdaCore with a strong onboarding plan. As we know that juggling work and life is challenging, we offer flexibility to accommodate personal needs and work commitments.  


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