Purchase Assistant

Purchase Assistant China
Full time 40 hours

Are you a person that like to get things done and keep searching for the best deal? Then you should read further. To support our head office in The Netherlands we are looking for a local full time purchase assistant that will be based in our Zhuhai office. You are in close contact with the head office in Amsterdam and manufacturers in China. From the Amsterdam head office you will get detailed information of products we are looking for. It’s your task find the right supplier. Further you are our local trust in manage our current orders. You will work from our shared office in Zhuhai and there will be supported by an experienced purchase assistant. Two times a year you will join our product managers from The Netherlands office to visit serval exhibitions and manufacturers.


  • Manage current production orders and keep the timings in control
  • Travel to factories to check on going productions
  • Find manufacturers for products that we are looking for
  • Go to exhibitions to find this products
  • Collect sample parcels and send to The Netherlands office
  • Plan and support during visits of our product managers

Job requirements and competencies:

  • Work accurate
  • Education in International Trade
  • Speak and write Chinese and English
  • Work well with Excel
  • Affinity with consumer products
  • Competitive mindset, you want to find the best products for the best price

What we offer
We offer a challenging job in a young and dynamic work environment in which you can play a crucial role within the organisation.

Karsten International is an ambitious import/trading company in non-food consumer products for daily use. We import products in the field of personal care, daily cleaning and office needs. The customer base are store retail chains in Western Europe. Externally, we have a professional appearance. Our internal corporate culture is informal. We work with a young and enthusiastic team at our office in Amsterdam.

If you are interested and meet the job requirements, please send your application including CV and photo to p.karsten@karsten.nl.