Field purchasing expert (m/f)


Organisation: Médecins Sans Frontières - Artsen Zonder Grenzen
Personne de Contact:
Date limite de candidature: 25/08/2018
Type d'offre: Contrat à durée indéterminée
Volume de travail: Temps plein
Fonction: Autre
Lieu de l'emploi: Brussels + Field
Pays: Belgium



The purchasing direction is responsible for the global purchases, headquarters purchases and field local purchases, looking after a total of around 100 M of purchase budget. Our aim is to improve the efficiency of OCB purchases with optimization and expertise support, through a comprehensive purchasing approach on all these areas.

To help us achieve this objective, we are recruiting a field purchasing expert to strengthen the MSF field purchasing support team.


Under the supervision of the Purchasing Director, the Field Purchasing Expert will contribute to develop the level of purchasing competencies and the purchasing strategic approach on the field through:

  • ·Field assignments including (up to 50% of the time):
  1. Training in procurement domain
  2. Coaching to supply managers /officers, procurement managers and purchasers
  3. Technical support for specific instances (procurement strategy definition, market assessments, negotiations contract, etc…)
  • Remote field support from the headquarters including:
  1. Briefing of expatriates when relevant
  2. Training in procurement domain
  3. Remote technical support
  4. Development of the relevant guidelines, policies, procedures, tools, indicators and training course

Profil recherché


  • Masters level or equivalent. Supply chain or purchasing specialization would be welcome.
  • At least 2 years of experience in a purchasing function
  • Professional experience in Africa or Asia and/or an NGO experience would be a strong added value
  • Ability for coaching and training
  • Fluency in French and English is required
  • Good knowledge of excel and ERP
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Proven diplomatic and listening skills
  • Autonomous

Adhere to the MSF principles and our managerial values: Respect, Transparency, Integrity, Accountability, Trust and Empowerment.


  • Long term contract, full time
  • Ready to travel 50% of the time in our missions (Congo, RCA, ..)
  • Starting date: September, 10th
  • Salary according to the relevant experience
  • Work place (when not on the field): Brussels

 Deadline for applications: at the latest on 24 August 2018

 Please send your CV and cover letter (in English) to Camille Dumonceau, Department Assistant, Rue de l’Arbre Bénit, 46 – 1050  - stating “FPE-MSF” in the title.