United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Purchasing

Sr. Purchasing Manager - 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.


  • Regional Category leadership for assigned purchasing baskets within Water base / Acrylics for North America.
  • Contributes to the development of the Global Category strategy and targets. Leads implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Independently manages procurement processes that include RFPs, tender analysis and e-Sourcing.
  • Accountable for Supplier selection and evaluation.
  • Negotiates supplier T&Cs including contract management.
  • Ability to drive cross-functional teams.
  • Responsible for stakeholder management.
  • Potential to move to a Regional KAM role and/or Regional Sourcing Team role.


  • Minimum 6 years related Purchasing or equivalent experience. MBA highly desired.
  • Expert 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.
  • Proven presentation skills and project management.
  • Experience proactively engaging suppliers to identify potential opportunities; developing solutions that create value.
  • Advanced analytical capabilities in Excel. SAP and Ariba experience considered.
  • Self-starter with strategic mindset.

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JOB ID: 21010458
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067