Purchasing Executive

United Arab Emirates


Our client is a well-established soft commodities trading company founded in the year 2000. They specialize in sourcing soft commodities in bulk, including Sugar, Rice, Wheat, Soybeans, and food products such as Oils & Fats, Dairy, and Meat. The company supplies these products to a wide range of customers within the food-related industries, spanning from manufacturers to distributors and retailers. With a strong emphasis on quality and efficiency, our client has become a trusted name in the industry.

Job Description:

As a Purchasing Executive at our soft commodities trading company, you will play a crucial role in our procurement and purchasing operations. Your primary responsibilities will involve sourcing, negotiating, and acquiring soft commodities and food products, ensuring a steady supply to our diverse customer base. This role will be directly reporting to the purchasing director. 

Key Qualifications and Responsibilities:

- FMCG Experience: Previous experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry is essential. Familiarity with the dynamics of this industry will be a significant advantage.

- Purchasing and Procurement Knowledge: Strong knowledge of purchasing and procurement principles, including supplier selection, negotiation, and contract management.

- Soft Commodities Expertise: Understanding of soft commodities such as Sugar, Rice, Wheat, Soybeans, and other relevant food products is required.

- Food and Non-Food Items: Previous experience in procuring both food and non-food items is preferred, as it will enable you to effectively manage our diverse product portfolio.

- Supermarket or Fresh Produce Experience: Experience working in a supermarket or fresh produce company is a valuable asset, as it provides insights into consumer preferences and market trends.

- Minimum 5 Years of Experience: You should have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in procurement and purchasing roles.

- Import & Export Knowledge: While not mandatory, familiarity with import and export processes will be beneficial in this role.

- Travel: The position may involve occasional travel to parts of Eastern Europe and China, so a willingness to travel is required.


Our client offers a very competitive salary package along with additional benefits, including visa sponsorship, comprehensive health insurance, and an annual flight home for your family.

If you are a highly motivated and experienced professional with a background in purchasing and a keen interest in soft commodities and food products, we encourage you to apply.