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Technical Buyer

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 chance to expand the purchasing department at Chocal and become our purchasing manager!

Your Responsibilities

You will play a key role in our business, ensuring that we source the necessary raw materials and supplies to manufacture our products. This includes the following tasks:

  • Performing a wide variety of activities related to the strategic and operational purchasing of the company in the national and international supplier environment

  • Price, condition and contract negotiations including complaint management 

  • Independent implementation of purchasing projects

  • Ensuring on-time, quality and cost-appropriate procurement of inquiries and offer evaluations from purchase orders and deadline tracking to deliveries

  • Securing of stock levels (determination and monitoring), logistics and maintenance of master data in the ERP system as well as coordination of inventory processes

  • Intensive cooperation in the development of purchasing concepts and their implementation, as well as in the continuous optimization and standardization of the process landscape

  • Active participation in the design of purchasing processes and the development of our supplier relationships

Your Qualifications

As part of our dedicated team, you will have the opportunity to contribute your sourcing and procurement expertise and work closely with our engineering and production teams to utilize the latest and most innovative materials and technologies to continuously improve our packaging. We value these qualifications:

  • Technical or commercial training or a comparable qualification (e.g. university degree).

  • First professional experience in technical purchasing

  • 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

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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