As a Purchaser, you'll be a key player in our dynamic, global team, reporting to the Global Key Account Manager. This role is essential for improving our cost structures and margins through effective international procurement strategies. If you have a knack for understanding the intricacies of global markets and possess a strong ability to negotiate and build relationships, this could be your next big opportunity!



  • Develops and implements effective international procurement strategies to meet the company's business objectives.
  • Identifies and evaluates potential suppliers, conducts negotiations, and establishes strong relationships to secure favorable terms and conditions.
  • Collaborates with internal stakeholders, including logistics, finance, and operations teams, to ensure seamless coordination and communication.
  • Conducts market research to stay informed about global market trends, pricing, and supplier capabilities.
  • Evaluates supplier performance and implements continuous improvement initiatives to enhance overall supply chain efficiency.
  • Monitors and manages inventory levels, taking into consideration lead times, demand forecasts, and production schedules.
  • Ensures compliance with international trade regulations and company policies.
  • Negotiates and manages contracts with suppliers, including terms, pricing, and service level agreements.
  • Resolves supply-related issues promptly and efficiently to minimize disruptions to operations.




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About you


  • Bachelor's degree in business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in an international purchasing or similar procurement role.
  • In-depth knowledge of international procurement processes and market dynamics.
  • Experience in the Personal Care market.
  • Knowledge in the Personal Care raw materials market and manufacturers.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific standards or regulations.


  • Exceptional negotiation and communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Flexibility and readiness for international travel.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit.

We offer

  • A competitive salary, 24 holidays per year, a company pension scheme, a bonus scheme and other benefits.
  • Hybrid work model.
  • A multi-faceted challenge in a successful, multinational chemical distributor.
  • The possibility on working on Caldic’s strategic growth pillars.
  • An inspiring working atmosphere in a stable company.

About us

Because we care, we touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every day. We inspire innovative and sustainable distribution solutions in life and material sciences for the food, pharma, personal care and industrial product formulation markets of the world. Our solutions, carefully sourced and customized to specifications whenever required, are backed by outstanding research & development, customer service, and technical & regulatory support, ensuring that they meet precisely determined needs at every stage of the value chain. Across 43 countries in Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia-Pacific, our approximately 4,000 employees go the extra mile day in, day out, to deliver added-value solutions for our customers. In our activities, we embrace the principles of sustainability, designing products, services and processes with these in mind. From formulation to delivery, from ingredient to packing, from supplier to customer, we care about every detail of what we do. Because every detail is in our care.