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Procurement Manager

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Full Time

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About the Role

Do you want to be part of a company that creates a sustainable future?

Chocal machine and tool technology is declaring war on plastic waste and enabling novel, sustainable packaging for a wide variety of products. Chocal is revolutionizing the global packaging market!

Are you ready to change the world? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for an enthusiastic buyer to actively shape the future of purchasing in our rapidly growing company. A colleague who is as passionate and committed as we are when it comes to protecting the environment and eliminating plastic waste. Want to take the next step in your career? Take on management responsibility? Then take the opportunity to expand the purchasing department at Chocal and become our Head of Purchasing!

Your Responsibilities

As a buyer at Chocal, you will be part of a team that uses the latest technologies and materials to realize our vision of a sustainable future. You will take responsibility for purchasing materials, semi-finished products and technical components such as robotics and controls as well as engineering services. You will bring your knowledge from strategic as well as operational purchasing to shape and develop our purchasing and will be specifically prepared for your role as a future purchasing manager. This includes the following tasks: 

  • Carrying out a wide range of activities in the area of strategic and operational purchasing in the national and international supplier environment 

  • Price, condition and contract negotiations including complaint management 

  • Independent implementation of purchasing projects 

  • Design of procurement in line with deadlines, quantities, quality and costs, including deadline tracking through to deliveries 

  • Active collaboration and design of purchasing concepts and optimization or standardization of our process landscape

  • Active collaboration and design of our integrated digital system world. We are building a best-in-class digital system that goes well beyond normal ERP systems

  • Active design of purchasing processes and development of our supplier relationships

Your Qualifications

As part of our dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to contribute your know-how in the field of purchasing. Working as part of a team with colleagues from other departments, you will tap into the potential of the latest materials and technologies to help our packaging system achieve an international breakthrough. We value these qualifications:

  • Technical or commercial degree or comparable qualification.

  • Several years of professional experience in purchasing technical products

  • Experience in international procurement of components in mechanical engineering as well as a strong technical understanding 

  • Knowledge of MS Office and the use of ERP systems 

  • Negotiation skills and assertiveness 

  • Business fluent in English 

  • Reliable, independent and systematic way of working 

  • Knowledge of costing, costing and profitability analysis 

  • Willingness to travel at home and abroad

What we Offer

You will be part of an innovative and dynamic team working together to make the world a better place. We offer you an open corporate culture with flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes as well as performance-based remuneration and opportunities for further training and personal development.

  • Our comprehensive training prepares you perfectly for your tasks and allows you a successful start in your new job!

  • You will take on a demanding and challenging task with great scope for your ideas in a modern, owner-managed family business with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths.

  • We attach great importance to a good work-life balance and offer you flexible working hours and a flexible work location.

  • An individual personnel development concept promotes your professional and personal development. You will be actively coached and receive regular training to expand your skills.

  • We also support you in providing for your future and health with company pension plans, healthy meals and job bikes.

  • Regular employee events and celebrations strengthen the "we" feeling and create a positive working atmosphere.

  • We attach particular importance to communication in a spirit of partnership and a pleasant working environment.

  • A cafeteria also offers you a pleasant atmosphere for your breaks and exchanges with colleagues

We are looking forward to receiving your complete documents, stating your earliest starting date and your salary expectations. If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Günthner (

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