United States, Rocky Hill, CT, IO

Purchasing Agent II - North America - Raw Materials


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.

The Purchasing Agent II will execute local, national, regional, and global agreement programs for products or services consistent with company goals, procedures, and policies. This position will focus on obtaining maximum value for Henkel by managing cost, quality and service targets as outlined by purchasing management. This position will report within a matrix structure so strong organization and communication skills are required.


  • Deliver results according to category team and regional/global targets.
  • Build and develop knowledge of markets; including supply base, industry information, and cost drivers.
  • Ability to lead projects via a cross-functional team and ability to align multifunctional resources to address and resolve supply chain issues.
  • Independently manage processes that include RFPs, tenders, reporting, and analytics
  • Leverage and deliver full purchasing program: global/best cost country sourcing, supply base management, risk management, contract management, and cash net working capital management.


  • MBA degree with at least 18 months experience or Undergraduate degree and with two years of related experience.
  • 3-4 years purchasing or equivalent experience; chemical industry experience preferred.
  • Strong negotiation skills with a track record of defining and resolving issues.
  • Proven analytical skills with knowledge in Excel, Power BI, SAP, and Tableau
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to independently work and manage projects.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: 20005816
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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