United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Purchasing

Purchasing Category Manager - Adhesives Technologies


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  • Responsible for the procurement of materials under the Rubbers and Plastisols category for Adhesives Technologies – North America
  • Develop and execute strategic regional category initiatives, ensuring cost competitiveness and risk mitigation for Adhesives Technologies, in alignment with the Global Category Team.
  • Negotiate supplier terms and conditions and contract administration.
  • Responsible for stakeholder management, management of category spend, and KPIs (price, savings, payment terms).
  • Independently manage processes that include RFPs, tenders, reporting, analysis and e-sourcing.
  • Align multinational resources to successfully address and resolve Supply Chain issues.
  • Executes Henkel FP tools and processes that include CCDB (cost chase database), Ariba, SAP, SRM and Risk Management tools.


  • MBA degree with a minimum of three years of related Purchasing experience or Bachelor’s degree with five years of experience.
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated flexibility to adapt to different situations.
  • Market knowledge including supplier base, general industry information and cost drivers.
  • Expert knowledge of good Purchasing practices, contract law as it applies to the Procurement process, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience as a member (represents / lead CT for the region) of a Global Category Team or a Sub-Category Team Leader.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to influence and convince stakeholders to support category objectives/roadmaps.
  • Advanced Excel. Power BI experience considered.

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JOB ID: 21022573
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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