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Purchasing Specialist, Raw Materials

Job Reference: RS1342

Job Title: Purchasing Specialist, Raw Materials

Location: Europe

Product: Metals

Role: Origination

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with a major metals manufacturer looking to hire a Purchasing Specialist to join the team in Germany.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Responsible for the purchasing of raw materials (recyclables) globally for the firm’s three plants
  • Expand the supplier portfolio through active research, analysis and physical visits
  • Ensure optimal contract negotiation as well as all relevant purchasing activities (including quality and efficiency of metal delivery)
  • Form strong relationships with external stakeholders as well as other internal departments / team members, allowing for continued growth in a collaborative and effective manner
  • Reports into Head of Purchasing

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • At least 5+ years of experience in a purchasing or procurement position within the metals space (aluminium, copper, nickel, scrap, concentrates, steel, zinc etc.)
  • Knowledge of aluminium or scrap / recyclable material a strong benefit
  • Good ability to speak both English and German
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Located in Germany / willing to relocate South

If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to or submit your application through the Vacancy Form.