Inventory & Logistics Coordinator

Darmstadt, Germany, EUMETSAT [VN 20/49]

Field(s) of expertise
Business Administration and Finance
Job type

About this job

The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5 year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.This post is graded B4/B6 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 4534 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable on the basis of skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom).


The holder of this post is responsible for providing a broad range of services within the General Services Budget and Inventory team and reports to the General Services Budget and Inventory Manager.


  • Maintain the records of the Central Inventory Database, organise for regular physical inventory count and control of items, organise appropriate labelling and initial recording as well as end-of-lifetime structured and documented disposal of items;
  • Liaise with internal customers on all aspects concerning inventory matters, having overall responsibility for the data quality of the Central Inventory;
  • Maintain and develop process documentation, e.g. working practices and procedures;
  • Contribute to further development and improvement of the Central Inventory and related processes, liaising with the internal SAP-development and support team;
  • Organise the execution and documentation of all shipments, including international shipments and related customs matters, liaising with local freight forwarding and courier service providers;
  • Overall responsible for the warehouse and related processes, e.g. for storage and for goods entering and leaving the organisation, including management of warehouse staff members and service support;
  • Deputise for the Budget and Controlling Co-ordinator in his/her absence (processing of procurements, invoices etc. for the entire Division).



Full secondary education, additional education within freight forwarding/logistics is required, additional qualification in business administration or equivalent would be advantageous.


The official languages of EUMETSAT are English and French. Candidates must be able to work effectively in English. Based on necessary interfaces with local suppliers a working level of German is also required.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience in international freight forwarding and custom matters;
  • Good knowledge of inventory/material administration;
  • Good organisational skills, with a persistent and accurate working style, combined with a demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Capability of analysing and managing large data-sets;
  • Experience working in a project-based environment;
  • Strong knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Management / team-coordination experience would be an advantage;
  • Customer-focused personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to apply them both within and across team.

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