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Support Functions 12/02/2022

Category Buyer Raw Materials Feed Additives & Packaging F/M

Job family : Support Functions | Position : Purchasing | Area : Spain | Region : Huesca | Contract : Permanent position |

Key responsabilities

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We are looking for our Category Buyer Raw Materials Feed additives & Packaging F/M
Location : Huesca, Spain


Main stakes:

As Buyer, reporting to and under the responsibility of the Purchasing Manager Specialties sites, you are in charge of sourcing and purchasing a portfolio of raw materials and packaging materials for the Specialties Business Unit.

You prepare and follow up the negotiations and contracting with the suppliers under end-responsibility of the Purchase Manager Specialties Sites.

As Buyer, you support the Purchasing Manager by :

  • analyzing existing and potential new suppliers,
  • sourcing of raw materials for the specialties sites and Categories you are responsible for
  • by participating in new procurement projects.

You assist in defining purchasing strategies, addressing purchases, procurement and sourcing issues in a satisfactory manner.

Although not limited to, you will mainly focus on

  • Feed Additives categories like Health by Nutrition, Mycotoxin Management & Feed Preservation, Ruminants, Aqua, Palatability, protected Amino Acids.
  • Packaging category like stretch wrap foil, bags, labels, bottles and cans, IBC and pallets.

Wherever needed you assist in other categories.

The responsibility includes:

  • Sourcing raw materials and packaging for several specialty sites, a.o.: lecithines, glycerines, fatty acids, organic acids, botanicals & plant extracts, flavors, carriers, fine chemicals, bulk chemicals, foil-bags-labels-pallets-drums-IBC.
  • Seek and validate new and alternative sources and suppliers in Iberia, South-EU and further abroad.
  • Follow the purchasing policy within your scope of responsibility, implement savings, and participate to the TCO optimization for your raw materials SPE while securing the supply of these raw materials for the different plant sites under your scope.
  • Act as Buyer Raw materials and Packaging for Specialties and as member of Adisseo purchasing network.
  • Take initiatives and secure operational purchasing for the Specialties plants to keep production running smoothly.
  • Ensure supply base is in line with Adisseo’s needs.
  • Ensure good relationships are kept with suppliers worldwide.
  • Analyze purchasing requirements for raw materials based on forecasted demands to be generated by Supply Chain Planning.
  • Follow up market trends, visit fairs and carry out proper market research to define and implement best sourcing and purchasing strategy.
  • Assist the Purchase Manager in developing Category purchase strategies and Category action plans by contributing data and information and act as sparring partner.
  • Perform SHE audits and assessments where applicable (Safety-Health-Environment).
  • Perform CSR audits and assessments where applicable (Corporate & Social Responsibility – Sustainable Purchasing).
  • Prepare dossiers, organize the price offering process (RFI-RFQ), benchmarks and tenders.
  • Negotiate best purchase prices and purchase conditions with domestic suppliers and suppliers abroad.
  • Cooperate with other departments (product management, business development, production, supply chain, quality). Answer the needs of (internal) stakeholders and business partners in terms of functionality, quality, time and costs.
  • Support the QA/QC Manager in case of complaints and claims related to purchased goods.
  • Align purchasing actions with the plans of the Global Category manager(s) or other internal stakeholders.
  • Participate in preparing the purchasing budget while the Purchasing Manager remains the end-responsible.
  • Secure good filing and document saving on the server and where applicable on the Adisseo purchase portal.
  • Respect good purchasing practices in line with the operational objectives of the business.
  • Act as back-up for the other Category Buyer(s). Build a mutual supportive relationship with Purchase organization.
  • Act in an integer and decent way in line with Adisseo’s code of conduct.
  • Identify the main issues and risks of a CSR and Environmental nature in its portfolio and integrates them into the development of purchasing strategies in order to advise its internal clients.
  • Report to the Purchasing Manager through a set of KPIs in line with the general business objectives and personal purchasing objectives.
  • Manage contracts under your responsibility, at the best cost, and ensure the smooth running of operations while looking for opportunities of improvements in TCO and Cost/Value.

Main Skills


  • Raw material and Packaging Purchasing – Procurement knowledge
  • Affinity with Feed-Food-Pharma-Chemicals
  • Negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Work in matrix organization and network
  • Ability to work result driven and independently


  • Experimented Bachelor or Young Master degree in Purchasing, Business Management, Operations Management, exact Sciences or a related field of study, or having at least equivalent work experience.
  • 3-6 years of experience in Purchasing of raw materials and/or packaging gained in similar industries (ideally: feed additives, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, spices, flavors, food)
  • Basic knowledge of the specific raw materials of the categories mentioned above is clearly a plus
  • Good analytical skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office programs
  • Knowledge of ERP is a plus (e.g. SAP / Exact / other)
  • Language knowledge: bilingual English/Spanish. Able to communicate fluently oral and in writing in both languages. Knowledge of French and/or Dutch is a plus but not an absolute requirement.
  • Flexible attitude and willing to travel once and a while abroad
  • Residing in Zaragoza-Huesca-Barbastro area, or willing to move and live there (strict requirement).

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