Office & Purchasing Manager (f/m/d) - Cologne


is Germany's best-known AI company. We develop neural networks to help people work with language. With DeepL Translator, we have created the world's best machine translation system and made it available free of charge to everyone online. Over the next few years, we aim to make DeepL the world's leading language technology company.

Our goal is to overcome language barriers and bring cultures closer together.

What distinguishes us from other companies?

DeepL (formerly Linguee) was founded by developers and researchers. We focus on the development of new, exciting products, which is why we spend a lot of time actively researching the latest topics. We understand the challenges of developing new products and try to meet them with an agile and dynamic way of working. Our work culture is very open because we want our employees to feel comfortable. In our daily work we use modern technologies - not only to translate texts, but also to create the world's best dictionaries, and solve other language problems.

When we tell people about DeepL as an employer, reactions are overwhelmingly positive. Maybe it's because they have enjoyed our services, or maybe they just want to get on board with our quest to break down language barriers and facilitate communication.

What will you be doing at DeepL?

DeepL is growing. This is an exciting time for which we need your support! We, the Office Management team, would like to continue to offer our employees an ideal working environment, whether on-site in Cologne or at their home office. We would like to shape this exciting phase together with you and are looking forward to you and your expertise: With your experience you will support us in purchasing hardware, office supplies and software licences as well as in welcoming new employees. You will join a small, international and very well-organized office management team that is looking forward to becoming even better together with you.


Your responsibilities

  • You plan and coordinate the purchases of hardware, office supplies and software licences for all employees
  • The design and maintenance of an inventory system for these purchases as well as our internal distribution is one of your main activities
  • The development of processes and procurement guidelines is your responsibility
  • Ongoing support to our People & Culture team in onboarding and offboarding employees will be among your daily activities
  • You will be responsible for general operational office activities together with your team

What we offer

  • A friendly, international and highly committed team with a lot of trust and very short decision-making processes
  • Flat hierarchies and a lot of creative freedom
  • Meaningful work: we break down language barriers worldwide and thus bring different cultures closer together
  • Regular team events
  • Benefits such as JobRad and fitness club membership
  • A nice and ergonomically equipped office, fresh fruit, snacks and drinks

    About you

    • Experience in an Office Management role or a comparable position of at least 1-2 years
    • Solid knowledge of Excel
    • Prior experience in purchasing / managing inventory and digital inventory solutions is a plus
    • Ideally you combine a hands-on mentality with great attention to details
    • Good communication skills in English & German
    • You enjoy organizing multiple projects simultaneously

    We are looking forward to your application!