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Royal De Heus is an internationally operating family company with a leading position in the animal feed industry. We are continuously expanding our borders. Driven by this ambition, we have been actively supporting the progress of the agricultural sector. Over the more than 100 years of our existence, but especially in the last two decades, impressive growth has been realized through both organic growth as well as acquisitions in Europe, Asia, Africa and South-America. Our mission is to secure the continuity of Royal De Heus as a family-owned business and continue our ambitious international growth strategy.

Royal De Heus believes in doing business in a responsible and sustainable way, by finding the right balance between people, profit and planet. Thinking about the needs of future generations, feeding the world, and the company’s role in society are important to De Heus, its employees and its owners.

With Royal De Heus’ headquarters based in The Netherlands, its activities span across more than 70 countries, including its own production locations in Poland, Russia, Czech, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, South-Africa, Serbia, Spain, Portugal, Myanmar, Indonesia and Vietnam. Worldwide over 6.000 employees contribute daily to the company’s objectives and ambition.


As a Global Purchaser you will responsible for purchasing raw materials and ingredients for the production of premixes for the right price, with the right quality at the right time. Therefore you will collect, assess and discuss business requirements concerning materials to be purchased and investigate, assess and select existing and new global suppliers including negotiation and contracting of the relevant materials at the best conditions and in line with strategies and vision. You have a project-oriented way of working and are able to make the analysis of raw material markets and identification of market drivers for the relevant raw materials using market reports to follow market drivers. You will stay up to date with market drivers and development of short term tactics and a long term vision for the relevant markets.


You have 5-7 years of experience in a commercial purchasing, sales or trading role preferably in the feed or food additives industry. You have a Bachelor or Master degree and are fluent in English, other languages are considered an advantage. You are familiar with MS office, MS Excel and you have a decent understanding of ERP systems. You also have a winner’s mentality, team spirit and strong analytical skills.

You recognize yourself in the following personal characteristics: communicative, analytic, team player and entrepreneurial attitude.


Royal De Heus offers you a challenging position in a dynamic and international context. You will have the opportunity to truly make an impact and contribute to realizing our strategy.
It are our employees that are powering the progress of our fast-growing, highly ambitious organization, that make the difference. We invest in developing your talents and create a culture of continuous learning and development, no matter what role you are in. You will be given ample opportunity to learn, develop and collaborate with colleagues from all over the world.

We offer you a full-time employment contract with flexible working hours, in an informal culture that offers trust, short lines and fast decision-making. An environment where there is ample room for entrepreneurship and new initiatives. You will receive a competitive remuneration package based on your knowledge and experience.

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