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Raw Material Purchaser

To expand our purchasing team, Baronie Switzerland SA is looking for a central Raw Material Purchaser. In this key role within our business, you are responsible for the purchasing and commercial sourcing strategy of certain raw material groups for all manufacturing sites within our group.

This includes defining and executing the sourcing plan as well as monitoring and developing the supplier base. In addition to this, you’ll be an active participant on compliance, risk management and finance related matters for your raw material perimeter. For this role, you will be based in our offices in Caslano, Switzerland.

The job includes (but is not limited to):

  • defining and executing the strategic purchase strategy for your raw material group together with the Head of Non-Cocoa Purchasing whilst maintaining the sustainability goals of the group;
  • building and managing relationships with suppliers to ensure market access and compliance;
  • management of raw material positions and contract administration;
  • working closely with and providing data to the Risk Management/Finance team and Backoffice team;
  • ensuring our systems and tools are best-in-class;
  • being the centre of expertise for all questions regarding raw material markets, products, exchanges, regulations and market intelligence; and
  • taking a collaborative, connecting and active role within our group to build strong relationships with all internal stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate:

  • has excellent interpersonal skills and is highly representative;
  • shines both independently and as part of a team;
  • is an excellent communicator in English, both verbal and written. Any other languages would be a plus;
  • combines a high sense of ownership with a hands-on mentality, structured way of working and strong analytical skills;
  • has excellent negotiation skills;
  • has a 'radar' for potential risks in relation to risk management;
  • has a strategic, bird's-eye overview of the business, but also an eye for detail;
  • can break complex matters down for people of varying skillsets;
  • has 3-5 years of experience in (soft) commodities, food, or the financial industry; and
  • has a completed Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. Economics, Business Administration, Trade & Finance, Supply Chain).

Does the above sounds like you and would you like to work in a close team whilst having the freedom to shape relationships within our global group? Apply now!

Please send your application letter, together with your CV, to, including your consent to process your personal data in line with art. 13 GDPR 679/16. We will then process your personal data in compliance with the principles set out in article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.

We offer you:

  • A fully immersive role in our world of chocolate;
  • Fulltime opportunity in a global, growing group;
  • International exposure to contribute to the strategy within our business;
  • A challenging and diverse job position;
  • A good remuneration package;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Training and career opportunities.

Together with Cémoi, we are the global preferred partner for cocoa and chocolate products. We rely on our vertically integrated cocoa supply chain, including multiple origins and organic and benefit from this expertise in all manufacturing processes and techniques. Our group consists of 20 production sites in Europe, UK, US and Côte d'Ivoire.

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Over Baronie

Baronie (bestaande uit Baronie Belgium NV, Baronie - De Heer BV, Baronie UK Ltd, Baronie Switzerland SA, Stollwerck GmbH en Chocolat Alprose SA) is een Europees zoetwaren- en voedingsbedrijf met vestigingen en productiefaciliteiten in België, Nederland, Duitsland, Verenigd Koninkrijk en Zwitserland. De internationale groep stelt ongeveer 1.900 mensen tewerk, die elke dag werken aan de productie van de meest kwalitatieve zoetwaren. Naast de productie van haar eigen merken, produceert de groep ook een groot assortiment aan private label producten in opdracht van tal van nationale en internationale retailers en wordt er samengewerkt met bekende merken op gebied van co-manufacturing.

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