Joining Davidson not only means joining a group of 3,000 consultants in 6 countries and 2 continents, but also joining a company that has been voted a Great Place To Work France and Europe by its employees for no less than 4 years, as well as one of the largest B Corps in France, named Best in the World in the “employees” category in 2022! (“B Corps” form a community of companies that have decided not to be the best in the world but the best FOR the world).

Because our development is based on strong principles:

  • Deep respect for all our stakeholders: consultants, customers and suppliers. Because if work “can’t buy you happiness”, it can however cause unhappiness. Therefore, we are committed to listening and acting honestly.
  • Equal opportunities in the processing of our applications and in the career management of our employees. We believe in a workplace where gender equality, inclusion and diversity are the norm.
  • A minimal environmental impact and a maximum societal impact. That’s why, beyond the work you’ll be carrying out, you’ll also be able to contribute to projects that Davidson supports: international solidarity work (with Planète Urgence), volunteering with charities (each Davidsonian has 3 days a year to work with them), supporting students from underprivileged backgrounds (with Article 1), investing in startups developing innovative solutions, collective and individual actions to reduce our carbon footprint, etc.
  • Adhocratic management based on the implementation of the principles of “horizontal company” and “tribal management”. One important detail on this last point: well-being at work is a luxury that we must be able to grant ourselves by being a “solid” company. For Davidsonians, this means combining initiative, commitment and professionalism. Because “talent without work is nothing”. And it encourages us to recruit .. who are better than us…

We encourage applications from people with disabilities, and we are committed to meeting their specific needs in the best possible way.

Mission / Profile

Do you have the soul of a negotiator? Are you a consistently efficient, careful buyer? If so, the role of buyer is perfect for you!
Obviously, we aren’t talking about buying trainers online, but playing a crucial and decisive role in a company’s strategy and longevity.
Our projects will give you the opportunity to operate in various different purchasing categories/families/projects: equipment, intellectual services, works contracts…
If you still don’t get our drift: piping, scaffolding, thermal insulation, civil engineering, metal frameworks, electrical works, sub-contracting… as well as equipment such as pumps (no, we still don’t mean shoes), valves, exchangers, taps, pipework, etc.

Your objectives:

  • Ensure that Purchasing is involved and represented in projects at the earliest opportunity, and play an active role in creating specifications with the project teams
  • Seek out and identify new suppliers able to satisfy the various specifications
  • Draw up and launch invitations to tender
  • Conduct comparative studies and audits to identify suppliers with whom long-term partnerships could be forged
  • Liaise between suppliers and project teams, ensuring that the best technical solution is chosen at the best price
  • Conduct negotiations to ensure that the required product characteristics, prices/deadlines and quality levels are achieved
  • Guide teams through all project milestones involving suppliers
  • Produce contracts / place orders on the customer’s ERP
  • Check expediting
  • Manage complaints / additional work
  • Report regularly on these tasks to the purchasing manager and project managers

Skills (pre-existing or to be acquired)

  • Almost Shakespearean levels of English
  • Strong Office suite skills (and even VBA)
  • An ERP (SAP or something less labyrinthine)

Talents/soft skills

  • Good listener
  • Persuasive
  • Thorough

Description of the segment's business

Industry trades


Davidson works in partnership with its customers on projects geared towards an advanced, connected and environmentally-friendly future.
From participating in developing innovative products and procedures to incorporating digital and connectivity into the core of solutions (manufacturing 4.0), limiting risks and fostering sustainable development, Davidson’s consultants play a central role in shifts in industrial sectors.

We’re active in the manufacturing industry, energy conversion, transport and agribusiness, and support our customers at each stage in the life cycle of a project or business: from inception through to final delivery. To achieve this, our operations combine functional responsibilities and technological support for our customers’ organisations

Our business lines:

  1. Research and development, studies and engineering
  2. Industrial organisation, operational performance and excellence
  3. Quality, regulatory compliance and industrial risks
  4. Supply chain management
  5. Digital & Digital Transformation

The fields we work in:

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Rail
  • Space
  • Infrastructures
  • Special machines
  • Agribusiness
  • Heavy industry
  • Chemicals
  • Defence

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