Vacancies

Buyer / Sourcing Specialist

Amsterdam

The mission of the buyer/sourcing specialist is to find exceptional Ethiopian coffees for our global customer base while taking responsibility of complete and expedient handover to the logistics team after finalizing negotiations. A successful candidate will have a significant impact on the Ethiopian specialty coffee sector as well as on the coffee portfolio for many of the most respected coffee roasters worldwide. In this role, you are reporting to the Commercial Director. Finalists in our recruitment process will be asked to arrange his/her own reference calls with previous managers.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintaining close relationships with suppliers in Ethiopia.

  • Procurement planning together with sales traders in the Netherlands and USA.
  • Negotiate purchases with suppliers and issue contracts.
  • Take part in daily cuppings as a member of the sensory panel.
  • Batch (stocklot) allocation to opportunities and contracts.
  • Follow-up with suppliers on sample approvals.
  • Settle potential claims with suppliers.
  • Contribute to social and quality related projects.
  • Continuous improvement of our procurement processes.
  • Process standardization and documentation.

For this exciting position we are looking for someone who:

  • Is a strong cross-cultural bridge builder with a passion for East – Africa and especially Ethiopia.

  • Is analytical, number savvy and strategic.

  • Has at least 3 years of experience in a similar role (in the Supply Chain-, Sourcing- and/ or Coffee industry).

  • Is proficient in English in both speaking and writing, other languages (Amharic, Dutch) are a bonus.

  • Is eager to be a part of the leading supplier of Ethiopian specialty coffee.

  • Is willing to travel abroad 10-15% of his/her time

  • Build, generate, and communicate customer reports, including coffee positions, fulfillment updates, and financial standing

  • Act as an active member of our cupping panel, learning to assess coffee qualities and understand profile varieties

  • Attend industry trainings or events, as required or desired

  • Other duties and tasks as seasonal capacity and workload demands, or as opportunities allow

Our offer:

  • An exciting and challenging full-time role in a rapidly growing international company.
  • An opportunity to grow in either the operational or sales side of the green coffee business.
  • A workspace right in the center of Amsterdam, next to the Central Station.
  • An informal and professional team.

Interested in this challenging position?
Send your application by e-mail to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via hrm@tradinorganic.com.

Quality Assistant

Amsterdam

The Quality Department of Trabocca consists of three pillars: Food Safety, Product Quality and Sample Administration. As a Quality Assistant – Sample Administration you are responsible for the sample administration and every day work in the quality department and cupping lab. You work under the Quality Supervisor.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to logging samples into the database, roasting of samples for evaluation, evaluation of samples, as part of the sensory panel, and green grading, and sending samples to customers.

Your job tasks, responsibilities and objectives:

  • Logging samples into the database
  • Sending samples to customers
  • Roasting and sensory analysis of coffees as a member of the sensory team
  • Maintaining close contact with customers and couriers, as well as with traders
  • Maintaining cupping lab and sample library
  • Green grading of samples

For this challenging role you are required to have:

  • Intermediate vocational education/ Bachelor level of critical thinking
  • Fluency in English and preferably Dutch (written and verbal)
  • Experience within the specialty coffee industry and coffee sample roasting are a big plus
  • Sensory knowledge is a plus
  • Close attention to detail, and the ability to solve problems effectively
  • Computer literacy
  • Experience in an administrative job is a plus

The condition of employment we offer:

  • A full-time position (40 Hours per week)
  • A workspace right in the center of Amsterdam, next to Central Station
  • A challenging role within a growing international business environment, surrounded by a young and enthusiastic team
  • Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment
  • Company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere, and professionalism.

Interested in this challenging position?
Send your application by e-mail to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via hrm@tradinorganic.com.

Quality Intern

Amsterdam

For our HQ in the center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are looking for an intern for the Quality department (1 FTE) starting from August/ September 2019 onwards. Our Quality Intern position will be working mostly on the food safety aspects of our products. He/she will work on our food safety desk, working under our Quality Coordinator. Additionally, he/she will help out on the sensory quality desk when necessary. Besides day to day work, the internship can contain a task or small research.

Your tasks, responsibilities, and objectives:

  • Assist in analysis of incoming batches
  • Vendor approval
  • Grading preshipment samples
  • Renewal certifications vendors
  • Assist quality assistant with administration and sending of incoming samples when necessary
  • Assist quality coordinator on issues of food safety; new products, vendor and/or subcontractor approval and HACCP systems.

For this challenging internship you are required to be- or have:

  • Currently studying for a Bachelor degree in a food related field, e.g. Nutrition and Health
  • Knowledge of coffee (especially certified) products is a plus but not necessary
  • Ability to solve problems, prioritizing, meeting deadlines and working with minimal direction
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English language (in writing and verbally) is a must
  • Proficiency with MS Office software
  • Detail-oriented skills, precise working skills, does not mind repetitious work.

The conditions we offer:

  • A full time intern contract (40 hours per week);
  • A proper internship allowance;
  • A workspace right in the center of Amsterdam, next to Central Station;
  • A challenging role within an growing international business environment, surrounded by a young and enthusiastic team;
  • Good working conditions and a pleasant and dynamic work environment;
  • A company culture of team spirit, can-do attitude, informal atmosphere and professionalism.

Interested in this challenging position?
Send your application by e-mail to Lieuwkje van Zwieteren, Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist, via hrm@tradinorganic.com.