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Germany, Düsseldorf, Purchasing

Strategic Buyer Purchasing Logistics Europe – Express & Parcel, Warehousing & Transport (d/f/m)

HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

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.

YOUR ROLE

  • Regional responsibility focus on categories of Express & Parcel services for entire Europe as well as Road Transport & Warehousing for Northern Europe in collaboration with the Global Category Team Leads 
  • Implementation of regional and global Purchasing Logistics projects 
  • Directly reporting into the Head of Purchasing Logistics Europe
  • Development of mid- and long-term strategies to best leverage the global supply base 
  • Definition and management of the supplier portfolio as well as establishment of new strategic supplier relationships
  • Project management of globally and regionally steered sourcing activities 
  • Driving savings initiatives, NWC improvements and management of the net price development for respective categories
  • Operation with Supply Chain teams of the business units in order to identify projects leading to cost reduction and service improvement 
  • Following industry insights and innovations from the Express & Parcel markets  as well as eCommerce 

YOUR SKILLS

  • Master’s degree in Logistics, Supply Chain or Business Administration 
  • At least 5 years of experience in Sourcing coupled with respective Logistics knowledge
  • Knowledge of the respective logistics markets including supply base, general industry information, good purchasing practices and knowledgeable in contracting 
  • Excellent negotiation and also communication skills with influencing and convincing abilities 
  • Project management knowledge and team player attitude 
  • Strong negotiation skills, analytical thinking and strategic skills   
  • Working proficiency in English is mandatory
  • Digital skills incl. experience with Microsoft Office, SAP, Transport Management Systems 
  • eCommerce experience is an advantage 
JOB ID: 20008884
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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