OWKIN Is Hiring!

Purchase Intern


Owkin exists to find the right treatment for every patient. Our focus is to use artificial intelligence to discover and develop better treatments for unmet medical needs, starting with the fight against cancer.

In November, Owkin became a 'unicorn' - a startup worth more than $1 billion - through a $180 million investment from pharmaceutical company Sanofi. As a result, we are now looking for the brightest and best talent to help us to go even further in achieving our mission.

Job Description

About us

Owkin is an AI biotechnology company that uses AI to find the right treatment for every patient. We combine the best of human and artificial intelligence to answer the research questions shared by biopharma and academic researchers. By closing the translational gap between complex biology and new treatments, we bring new diagnostics and drugs to patients sooner.

Owkin has raised over $300 million and became a unicorn through investments from leading biopharma companies (Sanofi and BMS) and venture funds (Fidelity, GV and BPI, among others).

Owkin is seeking the best and brightest to join our fast-growing and dynamic team.

About the role:

As a Purchasing Assistant, you will be part of a dynamic environment.
You will actively participate in the implementation of purchasing strategies and will be responsible for its application.
You will have the opportunity to develop purchasing within Owkin and occupy a key position within the company by bringing your creativity and rigor to the implementation and monitoring of the purchasing process.
You will work closely with Owkin's finance and operational teams and report directly to the Head of Finance.
Your missions:
  • Participation in the development and implementation of purchasing strategies to ensure short and long term optimization
  • Participate in the creation of purchasing procedures and ensure compliance with their application
  • Participate in the identification of suppliers and contribute to the negotiations of the applicable commercial conditions in compliance with the Purchasing policy
  • Develop and manage the relationship with internal business customers: identify, analyze expenses and challenge their needs.
  • Implement the monitoring of contracts with the support of the legal department.
  • Implement the action plans associated with each family of purchases.

    Position is based in our Paris office.

    About you

    Required qualifications / experience:

    • Coming from a Bac +4/5 training in a business school
    • Knowledge of consultations, purchasing standards and procedures, purchasing techniques as well as negotiation techniques, contractual obligations (conditions for setting up contracts);
    • Strong sense of analysis and organization, autonomous, strength of proposal and negotiation, rigor, interpersonal skills and good communication
    • A minimum intermediate level (B2) in written and spoken English;
    • Flexibility and ease in working in a constantly changing environment;


    • You had a first experience with ERP type tools (Netsuite) and participated in their implementation.
    • You have knowledge of ISO 27001 & 9001 standards in terms of purchasing management

What we offer

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits package
  • Flexible work organization and access to remote work
  • Friendly and informal working environment
  • Opportunity to work with an international team with high technical and scientific backgrounds

Recruitment Process & Security

  • Please attach a CV.
  • Owkin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status or on the basis of disability.
  • Owkin is a great place to work. Unfortunately, being a coveted workplace means we are vulnerable to recruitment phishing scams. We urge all job seekers and candidates to be wary of potential scams. Most of these have individuals posing as representatives of prominent companies, including Owkin, with the aim of obtaining personal, sensitive, or financial information from applicants. These scams prey upon an individual’s desire to obtain a job and can sometimes “feel” like a genuine recruitment process. Some red flags are identified below. Should you encounter a recruitment process that claims to be for Owkin but is not consistent with the below, please do not provide any personal or financial information:
  • Legitimate Owkin recruitment processes include communication with candidates through recognized professional networks, such as LinkedIn. However, further
  • communication is always through an official Owkin email address (from the @owkin.com domain), over the phone or though Recruitment platforms (WelcomeKit, talent.io, hidden.market, Fifty Talent or Hiresweet);
  • Legitimate Owkin recruiters will not solicit personal data from candidates during the application phase including, but not limited to, date of birth, social security numbers, or bank account information;
  • Legitimate Owkin interviews may be conducted over the phone, in person, or via an approved enterprise videoconferencing service (such as Google Meets or Highfive). They will never occur via Signal, Telegram or Messenger
  • Legitimate Owkin offers of employment are based on merit and only extended once a candidate has interviewed with members of the hiring team. Offers will be extended both verbally and in written format. Owkin may request some personal information to initiate the hiring process, but this will be through protected means.

If you think that you have been a victim of fraud,

Additional Information

  • Contract Type: Internship
  • Location: Paris

Sounds like something made for you?