Direct Material Purchaser for Innovation projects (m/f)

Place of work
Minimum salary *
From 1 500 EUR/month
Contract type
* Of course, an overpayment is possible depending on the respective training, qualification and professional experience. The gross salary is based on these aforementioned criteria and is finally determined after the personal interview.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three exciting business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It´s a passion. Have you got what it takes?

Center of Excellence Purchasing (COE) concentrates E2E sourcing management & Purchasing strategy execution. Performed activities include: market screening, e-sourcing, direct negotiations with suppliers on prices and contracts, decision making on supplier onboarding / delisting & category specific tasks. COE splits into Adhesive Technologies, Beauty & Laundry Care, Indirect materials & Services and Logistics clusters to reflect dedication to business units.

Your role

  • You are responsible as Category Team Member “Contract Manufacturing and Traded Goods” to source for our Laundry Home Care Business
  • Hold contacts and build relationships to our external manufacturing partners which extend our own production network - on top, you scout for innovations amongst new suppliers
  • Manage project milestones and collaborates with suppliers, Supply Chain and Product Development teams to present deliverables in gate reviews to stakeholders
  • Participate in cost definition and correct cost evolution during new product development and discuss with all relevant internal stakeholders
  • Ensure purchasing deliverables readiness on time related to his/her projects and areas of responsibilities (costs, contracts, savings, lead-times…)
  • Define and manage supplier portfolio and manage strategic supplier relationships
  • Identify opportunities

Your skills

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of direct/contract manufacturing and traded goods for a global company
  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration/Supply Chain
  • Excellent communication skills with influencing and convincing abilities
  • An open mindset that can react creatively on changes in the markets and our company
  • Project management knowledge and team player attitude
  • Analytical thinking and conceptual skills
  • Working proficiency in English is required, other language is an advantage
  • Affinity to innovation/digital trends

Benefits we offer

  • 13th salary
  • Performance-based bonus up to 110%
  • Financial bonus for referring a suitable candidate from 500 to 1000 EUR gross
  • Extra contribution to lunch vouchers
  • Cafeteria benefit system
  • Henkel Shop
  • Henkel Kindergarten
  • Life insurance
  • Health care package
  • Relocation bonus
  • 5 sick days per year
  • Home Office
  • Extra paid days off for special life events
ID: 3934596  Dátum zverejnenia: 23.9.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 500 EUR/month