Are you a professional with experience in procurement? Do you have a Master’s degree in law?

We are looking for a Procurement Compliance Officer who will join the Octagon Professionals projects team at the European Space Agency in Noordwijk (ESTEC). Read more about this exciting opportunity and apply today!

Your responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Procurement Compliance & Coherence Office, the Procurement Compliance Officer shall support as required all the activities undertaken by the Office with particular emphasis on the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the activities of the Procurement Quality Board;
  • Contribute to the drafting, update and advise on the implementing instruments and procedures deriving from the Procurement Regulations e.g. The Tender evaluation Manual and the General Conditions of Tender;
  • Assist in the drafting and revision of procurement departmental guidelines, instructions, templates and forms;
  • Perform regular review of the “Procurement Online” to ensure that the content is valid and up-to-date and propose any required additions/modifications;
  • Evolve and populate the Q&A sections on the “Procurement Online”;
  • As required, liaise with the Procurement staff managing the Procurement Department Teamsite (and related Procurement Online) for the inclusion of new information and documents;
  • Contribute to the harmonization and consistency of all information and training material in the Procurement Department;
  • Perform in-depth analysis and comparative studies of procurement relevant topics as requested by the Head of the Procurement Compliance & Coherence Office.


  • Master’s degree in law/public procurement from a recognized institution of secondary studies;
  • Drafting capabilities, attention to details and a high degree of accuracy;
  • Command of electronic office automation tools (e.g Microsoft Office suite including Sharepoint);
  • Ability to grasp and adapt rapidly to the specific context of ESA, its legal framework, procurement procedures, multicultural environment and ESA IT applications;
  • Commitment and reliability in the execution of tasks, with a proactive attitude and a high degree of autonomy in solving issues and meeting deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficient in the English language, both written and spoken. Knowledge of French language is an asset.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package and advice on tax-free benefits.
  • Up to 30 vacations days & additional 12 public holidays based on the 40h working week.
  • Advice from our Learning & Development Specialist on most suitable training/courses.
  • Extra budget and up to 5 extra days off for your professional development.
  • Pension contribution to a tailor-made pension scheme.
  • A yearly subscription to the ESTEC gym facilities and a swimming pool.
  • Assistance with relocation in case you are moving to The Netherlands from abroad.

Ready for this new challenge? Apply now and let’s get in touch!

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Start Date: 02/12/2019
Salary: Competitive package
Consultant: Sara Cruz
+31 (0)70 3249 300
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