United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Purchasing

Purchasing Manager I - Solvents


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 Solvents Category for Americas, and top 2-3 distribution partners for North America.
  • Lead implementation of Purchasing programs throughout Americas
  • Independently manage processes that include RFPs, tenders, reporting, analysis and esourcing.
  • Accountable for Supplier selection and evaluation, negotiation of supplier t&c and contract administration.
  • Responsible for stakeholder management, management of category spend, and KPIs.
  • Contribute to and support Global Category strategy and initiatives
  • Lead workstreams as assigned


  • MBA degree with a minimum of three years of related Purchasing experience or four year college degree with 5 years related purchasing or equivalent experience.
  • In addition to English, Spanish / Portuguese speaking would be preferred
  • 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 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, SAP, Ariba experience considered
  • Self-starter with strategic mindset and strong project management e

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.

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JOB ID: 20006181
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067