Buyer (France)

Purpose of Role/Key Objectives

An exciting France (near Lyon) based opportunity for a Buyer in the Purchasing Department of FOCAL

Vervent Audio Group was born from the coming together of Focal, a French manufacturer of high-end acoustic solutions, and Naim, the British leader in the audio sector. Since then, the Group has continued to grow and broaden its horizons.

FOCAL is actively looking to recruit a Buyer to strengthen its established Purchasing department. The company designs, manufactures and markets acoustic products (loudspeakers, headphones, etc). You will therefore participate in FOCAL's quest for qualitative excellence and the creation of objects of passion for professional and private musicians.

You will be instrumental in the purchase of technical, technological and varied components, which will result in top-of-the-range finished products.

Your future company:

The successful candidate will be joining FOCAL, part of the Vervent Audio Group, a French company on a human scale with a SME spirit, but is also an ambitious forward-thinking Group with an international dimension.  Based near Lyon, you will be able to live in an urban place recognised for quality of life.

FOCAL products regularly receive awards and are known and recognised by professionals an music artists all over the world.  You are joining a team of passionate people who know are committed to innovation and design.   Focal prides itself in the search for excellence, integrity and originality.

You have questions about the position or the company? You are interested in this opportunity?  Contact us in the first instance via [email protected].


Main Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will:

  • Join a dynamic purchasing department of 5 people.
  • In conjunction with R&D and marketing, their daily work will revolve around innovation and breakthrough technologies.
  • They will develop their supplier portfolio and participate in the purchasing strategy of product projects, travelling internationally to find top suppliers and ensure their validation.

Skills & Requirements

With a technical background and/or an industrial culture, you will have significant experience in a technical purchasing position in an industrial world with an international aspect.  

We are looking for an autonomous, dynamic and curious person with excellent interpersonal skills.  Persuasive, you are known for your ability to challenge your suppliers.

Fluency in English is essential to successfully applying for this position.

Qualification / Experience


St Etienne (Near Lyon) France

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If you are interested in this role, please contact us at [email protected].