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ACO support for the EFC2 Procurement Team.

Assisting one or more ESA Contracts Officers in the following tasks:

  • Prepare requests for offers/invitations to tender;
  • Participate in the evaluation of offers and tenders;
  • Prepare and negotiate the resulting contracts;
  • Participate in the monitoring of the execution of the contracts;
  • Deal with administrative, contractual, legal and industrial problems arising from the procurements concerned;

For the specific support concerning the sale of equipment, satellite systems products and services to third parties (“external services”) the tasks are as follows:

  • Handling requests for quotation from external customers (third parties);
  • Preparing respective approval requests;
  • Submitting proposals to external customers;
  • Negotiating and writing contracts with these customers
  • Follow-up executions and administration.


  • The holder shall have successfully completed a higher professional education (Bachelor level) in disciplines such as law and/or economics and/or management/ business administration.
  • The holder must have a talent for the formulation of contractual/legal documents and for negotiations.
  • At least two years of experience in contract matters gained either in industry, law firms, or public administration is required.
  • Labour law knowledge and experience will be considered an asset.
  • The holder shall be operational with Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Team, Word, Excel), Sharepoint, SAP based tools.
  • The working languages of the Agency are English and French. A good knowledge of English is required. The knowledge of another member state language is an asset.

In addition, the candidate shall posses the following soft skills:

  • Integrity in dealing with highly sensitive information,
  • Reliability,
  • Ability to integrate in a team,
  • Customer oriented attitude,
  • Strong organisational skills,
  • Precision in checking correctness of financial data.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Up to 30 vacation 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.
  • 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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Job Information

Job Reference: BBBH2375_1662736235
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Aerospace / Aviation
Job Locations: The Hague area
Job Types: Permanent

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