APL Internship - Junior Purchaser (M/F) in Marseille, France

CMA CGM, founded by Jacques R. Saadé, is a leading worldwide shipping group. Its 504 vessels call more than 420 ports in the world on all 5 continents. In 2017, they carried 18.9 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

Now headed by Rodolphe Saadé, CMA CGM enjoys a continuous growth and keeps innovating to offer its customers new maritime, terrestrial, and logistical solutions.

With a presence in 160 countries and through its 755 agencies network, the Group employs more than 30,000 people worldwide, including 2,400 in its headquarters in Marseilles.

Major responsibilities

Assist the Opex Purchaser with the research, negotiation and implementation of contracts for CHE Components and OPEX at the best quality and lowest cost. Cost to include TCO and both external and internal costs of material, labor, shipping, financing, packaging, scheduling, etc

Tasks/ Duties

  • Comply with the procurement process in terms of Business Ethics, Sustainability, Export Control, CMA CGM’s Safety Security Environment Management System, any other internal procedures and regulations. Apply the best practice defined from the purchasing department

  • Research potential vendors

  • Obtain quotations and summarize the various offer received

  • Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing

  • Collect data necessary for budget, inventory TCO studies and return of experience.

  • Resolve supplier issues relating to quality, delivery and pricing

  • Propose any improvement cost saving through the supplier and regional area knowledge

  • Cooperate with terminal technical staff, SSE, engineering and other departments in the development of equipment and product specifications and proposals.

  • Implement and Follow the KPIs

Education and required skills:

  • Understand total cost of ownership; identify and pursue areas for cost savings

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Good negotiation purchasing & procurement negotiation skills

  • Strong team player.

90% of our interns and work placements recommend CMA CGM !