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ID:  536197

Marseille, FR

Indirect Purchaser

Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 155,000 people worldwide, including 4,000 in Marseilles where its head office is located.




As part of the Group Purchasing Department, the Senior Indirect Buyer (general services and support functions) manages and coordinates purchasing within his/her area of responsibility, which may include property and works purchasing, communication, general services, safety and security, services, training, CSR and human resources.







  • Participating in the development of purchasing strategies based on the company's needs and objectives, in consultation with internal customers.
  • Evaluating and shortlisting the best suppliers for your purchasing family, including supplier qualification.
  • Organising and managing tenders, conducting negotiations with suppliers and drawing up contracts.
  • Participating in the development of the purchasing department by taking responsibility for certain cross-functional actions (KPI management, continuous improvement, communication & promotion of the department, development of the purchasing perimeter).
  • Monitoring contracts and subcontracting in collaboration with the specifiers. 
  • Managing and identifying risks and opportunities relating to suppliers and markets.
  • Playing an active role in the cost reduction and transformation plan, in particular by managing relations with suppliers and implementing areas for improvement with a view to optimising the total cost of ownership.
  • Helping to rationalise, secure and industrialise processes, methods and tools (SRM) with a view to improving overall performance.
  • Helping to establish a Purchasing culture and ensure that Purchasing is recognised as a genuine value-creating partner.
  • Adapting to operational emergencies relating to the Indirect Purchasing perimeter brought in by management.






  • With 5 or 3 years' higher education in purchasing, you will have at least 8 years' experience in indirect purchasing.
  • Working in an international and multicultural environment, your English will enable you to communicate both orally and in writing with all your contacts, and you will have a good command of IT and office automation tools.
  • Excellent negotiation skills and an appetite for negotiation, with the ability to develop solid relationships with all stakeholders (internal customers, suppliers).
  • Strong operational autonomy and initial experience in cross-functional activity management (KPIs, operational improvements) would be a plus.
  • You are results-oriented, innovative in your search for solutions and highly autonomous in the day-to-day management of your assignments.
  • Agile, curious and collaborative, you know how to adapt to changing strategies and challenges.

Come along on CMA CGM’s adventure !



















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