Industrial purchaser W/M

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Update on 26/04/2024
  • Contract type:  Permanent contract

  • Work time:  Full time

  • Location Rennes

Who are we ?

Founded in 2013, Cailabs is the number one global specialist in laser shaping, tied to a unique, patented technology: Multi Plane Light Conversion (MPLC).

At Cailabs we design, manufacture and develop innovative photonic solutions for satellite communications, industrial applications (laser machining), fiber optic telecommunications and defense.

Since 2020, Cailabs has seen its growth accelerate in the field of optical ground stations/ free space optical communications and we are looking to expand our customer base across the U.S. government, commercial, and defense markets. Cailabs patented MPLC technology passively mitigates atmospheric turbulence to enable ultra-high-speed satellite to earth communications -an exciting technology with unlimited potential. Cailabs currently employs over 90 people, including 25 PhDs. with 26 patent families registered. 

Job description

Would you like to work for an innovative, fast-growing company with an international dimension?

Would you like to play a key role in developing the supply chain and implementing efficient processes?

Are you a rigorous and proactive thinker?  

Then join Cailabs!  


As part of the 2-person Supply Chain Department, and in order to support the company's growth, your main mission will be to manage purchasing for products in the development or production phase. You will contribute to the company's purchasing strategy, from identifying suppliers to supervising procurement. 


Your main responsibilities will include:  



  • Carry out supplier consultations, analyze bids and select suitable partners in conjunction with in-house teams,  
  • Establish and maintain close contact with our supplier partners,
  • Maintain a constant watch on suppliers and new market trends,  
  • Liaise with technical teams to understand product specifics and requirements, and make suggestions,
  • Contribute to team dynamics and provide support to your binomial sales administration and procurement manager. 


Purchasing methods: 

  • Keep the ERP up to date with purchasing and product information, in liaison with the accounting department,
  • Support technical teams in drawing up specifications, 
  • Anticipate supply needs and implement action plans to ensure continuity of supply and optimize stocks, in liaison with the Logistics Manager, 
  • Raise awareness of purchasing best practices and issues among in-house teams, 
  • Define, maintain and implement efficient processes to optimize purchasing operations, integrating a CSR approach.


When you join Cailabs, you will find :   

  • A dynamic team of engineers and Ph.Ds who share your desire to put their skills to work on stimulating technical challenges, 
  • A collective emulation and a strong intellectual interest in your work,
  • A company at the cutting edge of technology, from the development of prototypes to the industrialisation phases.

    And also : 
  • Times of sharing and conviviality (annual seminar, meals, group games, sports activities, etc.)
  • A health insurance plan covered at 100% by Cailabs.
  • A bonus system to reward collective and individual performances 

Joining Cailabs is finally the assurance that everything will be done to help you perform, improve and take up new challenges.

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Recrutement: Industrial purchaser W/M chez CAILabs à Rennes

Essential skills

With a degree in Purchasing, Logistics or Supply Chain, you have significant experience as an Industrial Buyer, ideally in an innovative industrial environment. 


  • You are rigorous and have a good command of IT tools such as ERP, 
  • You have excellent negotiation and communication skills,
  • You have a strong appetite for innovation, and are inquisitive, 
  • You are able to make proposals,  
  • You are adaptable and flexible, and can handle multi-skilled tasks ranging from purchasing to supply supervision.  
  • Fluency in English is essential for this position.  


Key points:  

  • A technical background in optics, electronics or automation would be a plus.

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Industrial purchaser W/M

Permanent contract
Full time

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