Germany, Düsseldorf, Purchasing

Purchasing Manager I - International Logistics


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.


  • Category management of assigned purchasing baskets within the Logistics category. Focused across Adhesives, Beauty, Laundry Home Care & Professional Beauty Business units
  • Responsible for Spend Management of >40M € spend across a complex supply base
  • Responsible for supplier management, contract negotiation, cost savings forecasting, stakeholder engagement, risk management and governance.
  • Collaborative cross-functional role with frequent interaction with both Global and Regional Supply chain, and Finance business partners. Comfortable working in a matrix organizational structure
  • Leverages current and future business requirements, market intelligence, and historical spend information to oversee the development of category strategies that drive a simplified supply base, business value and continuously reduce costs.
  • Identify, develop, and implement Sourcing strategies across North America to drive RFP’s, eSourcing and analysis for both existing and new business
  • Negotiation of supplier terms and conditions and contract administration.
  • Support both Global Category and Brand innovation strategy and initiatives.
  • Identify, plan, and execute on process improvement activities including digitalization, communication and analytical analysis.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA preferred
  • 3-5 years related Purchasing or Supply Chain
  • Strong knowledge of good purchasing practices, supply chain management and contract law as it applies to the procurement process.
  • Strong knowledge of market including supplier base, general industry information and cost drivers.
  • Strong knowledge of good purchasing practices, supply chain management and contract law as it applies to the procurement process.
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated flexibility in approach to negotiating based on the situation.
  • Experience proactively engaging customers and suppliers to identify and define potential issues and opportunities; developing solutions that create value.
  • Advanced analytical capabilities in Excel

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

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JOB ID: 20009058
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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