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Alice, buyer

Alice

I am a buyer for all segments of Business Travel (flights, hotels, travel agents). I am in charge of negotiating with suppliers to obtain the best terms and conditions for the Group.
My job has many different facets and that is what I like about it! I have lots of contacts with all the suppliers, who are real partners.
Internally, I am always in touch with the different entities and subsidiaries within our Group, whether they are in France or abroad. To do the job of a buyer, it is essential to be convincing and curious and to have a good sense of communication.
I chose Orange, amongst other things, for the career development opportunities, whether through training or access to international jobs, for example.
In the first instance, I would like to become a Commodity Manager, which means managing a team of buyers.

buyer

When you join the purchasing function, you will be working on a strategic and global level: you are responsible for buying the products and services necessary for the Group to operate and grow.

your job

You take part in optimising purchases, analysing the market, defining our purchasing strategy, negotiations and implementing the agreements. You manage supplier relations and, along with the order givers and decision makers, you decide on the best governance to improve the processes and simplify specifcations.
The purchasing function at Orange also covers new technologies in telecommunications, networks, IT and customer equipment as well as business and general services. Each buyer needs to be an expert in her or his field.
You provide support to the order givers and suppliers. Apart from obtaining the best possible prices, you source the most competitive products and services on the market in line with the company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) rules.

your profile


You have a degree in engineering or business.