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Purchasing specialist

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?


Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in 74 countries, with a consolidated turnover of over €2 billion in 2019. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


Position Overview

In order to further strengthen our team we are currently looking for a:

Purchasing Specialist

(Kostrzyn, Poland)


The successful candidate for this key function will assure supply and keep or negotiate competitive commercial conditions of raw materials, packaging and trading goods. The role demands about 60% of operational work (ordering, checking stocks etc.) and 40% of negotiations. The successful candidate will report directly to a Purchasing Manager and for this role it is also possible to work from home for 2 or 3 days during the week.  


Key Accountabilities

  • Ordering: raw materials, packaging and trading goods
  • Transport of raw materials organization and prices negotiation
  • Tight cooperation with demand planners
  • Communication and cooperation with external and internal suppliers (Puratos European plants)
  • Negotiation of commercial conditions with chosen suppliers
  • Purchase prices monitoring and reporting


Required Competencies

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master’s degree in logistics, economics, management, mathematics or similar 
  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in purchasing department
  • General knowledge of the supply chain process 
  • Fluency in English and Polish 
  • Analytical and calculation skills
  • Perfect in planning
  • Good communication skills
  • Precision and accuracy
  • Negotiation experience
  • Courage
  • Team work
  • Stress working conditions resistance
  • Experienced at working with SAP (nice to have)



Puratos provides a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment that encourages our people to take initiatives and bring ideas that will contribute to the success of the company. Of course Puratos offers a competitive package (salary, group insurance, healthcare, training…) but additionally, offers you a position that you can further develop and shape.