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Coffee Purchasing Manager, Lisbon

Redstone Commodity Search
Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
80,000 € - 100,000 €
February 20, 2017

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 soft commodities trader / producer seeking a coffee purchasing manager in Lisbon.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

Manage, assess and re-negotiate purchasing contracts / conditions and source new suppliers

Continuously improve internal processes including warehousing and manage the local purchasing teams; including yearly travel to production countries to check on purchase and supply processes

Responsible for controlling the purchasing budget and introducing cost-saving measures in addition to monitoring the coffee futures market

Stay informed about the market (crop and price development etc.) and liaise with the R&D team regarding product developments as well as communicate product complaints with the quality department

Reports into the Managing Director

Key Qualifications / Experience

At least 5 years’ work experience in purchasing of coffee (green, Arabica or Robusta) or cocoa, cotton, grains, oilseeds, sugar

Good understanding of the physical and futures soft commodity market; experience in hedging (futures) is highly desired

University degree in economics, business administration, agriculture or similar and very good knowledge of MS Office and MS ERP applications

Fluency in English is required and additional language skills including Portuguese, Spanish, and French is very much preferred

Located in Lisbon or happy to relocate

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