French Speaking Purchasing Co-Ordinator

  • Job Reference: 99928-0821
  • Date Posted: 10 August 2021
  • Recruiter: Pinnacle Recruitment & Selection
  • Location: Witham, Essex
  • Salary: £23,000
  • Sector: Administration / Customer Service / PA, Supply Chain / Purchasing / Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: David Scarlett
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01376 347500

Job Description


The opportunity for a fluent French speaker is with a successful and established Procurement business which supports its clients through the provision of  procurement services across a range of commodities. Skills/experience that are required include the following, and may have been acquired to date in roles outside of procurement:


Full fluency in both French and English.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Strong organisation and administrative skills.

Strong customer service focus.


Multi tasking and prioritising skills.

Good IT skills including Excel.


Key duties of the role include:


  • Purchasing and Progress administration of customer orders using excellent organisational skills to ensure timely order placement and delivery of critical parts for large global multi-national customer. Specifically working in French team which deals with manufacturing facility and suppliers in France.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated to effectively handle customer relationships, dealing with urgent requirements and orders, (email, telephone and face to face meetings).
  • Punctual delivery note submission to meet customer requests and oversee correct supply and booking in of goods.
  • Ability to work under pressure balancing complex and varied workloads to meet time critical completion of tasks.
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers to procure correct delivery documentation.
  • Issuing and processing of customer enquiries to suppliers, incorporating receipt of supplier quotations, pricing negotiations and subsequent placement of customer orders.
  • Resolving any Supply Chain issues.
  • Ensuring customer correctly invoiced by suppliers.


Full fluency in French is essential for this role in which you will communicate daily in French via telephone and e-mail.


Induction will be conducted in the offices with hybrid working (part office/part home) available after induction.