Slovakia, Bratislava, Integrated Business Solutions

Direct Material Purchaser for Innovation projects (m/f)


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.


  • 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
  • Continuously and systematically analyse the respective markets 
  • Identify opportunities


  • 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


  • 13th salary, equal to the amount of the basic monthly salary
  • Performance-based bonus up to 110%
  • Referral 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

Minimum salary: 1500 EUR gross (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.)

JOB ID: 20004591

JOB ID: 20004591
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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