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Strategic Purchaser for Packaging with Focus on Sustainability

Place of work
Bratislava
Minimum salary *
From 1 500 EUR/month
Contract type
full-time
* 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

  • Responsible for the purchasing of direct materials - packaging materials (plastic materials)
  • Execute sourcing events, negotiations and contracts with new or existing suppliers in line with the global strategy of the purchasing category, in a compliant and efficient manner
  • Challenge and enrich of the Categories' objectives, goals and strategies, including all short, mid and long term financial targets and any risk mitigation strategies
  • Identify and implement best business partnerships in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage supply and financial risks related to respective product and supplier portfolio
  • Manage selected supplier portfolio; maintain strategic supplier relationship
  • Align and cooperate with Supply Chain, contributing towards overall operational excellence and leverage focus on sustainability agenda in Plastic Bottles (recycled plastic, reduced weight, bio-based plastic ...)
  • Leverage KPI reporting from analytical support teams to drive new financial opportunities

Your skills

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of direct or indirect materials for a global company; strategic purchasing considered an advantage
  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration/Supply Chain
  • Excellent communication skills with negotiating, influencing and convincing abilities
  • Interest in sustainability
  • 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 mandatory, other language is an advantage

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: 4130976  Dátum zverejnenia: 15.9.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 500 EUR/month