Purchasing Specialist (60 - 100%)

Purchasing Specialist (60 - 100%)

Start Date: 1 February 2022
Closing date for applications: 24 November 2021

School Profile

The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern purpose-built facilities on three campuses clustered a few kilometers south of Basel in the towns of Reinach and Aesch. ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for younger students aged 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in the final two years of their school careers. ISB is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

At ISB, we live our Mission and are committed to creating safe, caring, and affirming learning spaces for our international community. It is our aim to create a welcoming environment for students and families from across the globe and to promote learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures. 

ISB's commitment to hiring and retaining quality employees has created a community of professional and dynamic teaching and administrative staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development programmes. For more information about the school and our mission we invite you to visit our website at www.isbasel.ch.

Commitment to Safe Recruitment

International School Basel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Checks, Social Media Check, Civil Litigation Check, Global Sanctions Check, and Reference Checks with past employers.


The core purpose of this position is to support the Purchasing Officer in day-to-day procurement tasks, such as working with suppliers, compiling purchase orders, distributing goods received etc. This role will be a member of a small team that is collaboratively responsible for expanding and deepening the local and international supplier relationships, the budgeting phase and logistic planning, procurement and distribution of the bulk orders during summer break.

We are looking for somebody with a commercial accounting or purchasing background with a minimum of two years of experience and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German. For more information please see the job description.

Job Description


Our Offer

ISB offers an excellent employment package in an international and welcoming environment including professional development opportunities, first-class accident insurance worldwide together with an employee friendly pension plan and many more.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your application to recruitment@isbasel.ch, or using the link available on ISB website, LinkedIn and jobs.ch. Your application should include: Letter of Application (2 pages maximum); up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact details of at least two (although three is preferred) professional referees.

Due to work permit restrictions, we are only able to consider applications from candidates with an EU/Swiss passport and/or candidates who currently hold a Swiss work permit.

We look forward to receiving your application!