Netherlands, Amsterdam, Purchasing

Global Category Team Lead - Resins


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.


  • Develops strategies for the entire category spend, involving the Global SBU KAMs, Regional Category Team Leaders (CTLs) and Category Team Members (CTMs).
  • Defines execution models (after alignment with global Business Units KAM), ensures full documentation and traceability
  • Conducts frequent risk assessment, designing and managing adequate measures to address supply and price risk for selected spend
  • In full alignment with internal stakeholders, systematically defines and drives full E2E cost optimization initiatives
  • Contributes to delivering bottom/top line results by managing Categories spend/projects accord to long term planning and Business Units KAM targets
  • Supports our Business Units in demand management
  • Defines and manages sustainable supplier portfolio; establishes and manages strategic supplier relationship, ensuring full compliance
  • Develops insight/knowledge on sustainability initiatives and impact on the total value chain, the industry, and the supply base (per reg.)
  • Identifies req. cross-funct. resources: leads team to achieve superior and sustainable results; channels communication with supplier base
  • Onboards, leads and develops/coaches Purchasing team members
  • Ensures best practice sharing inside the Category Team and across Business Unit KAM team
  • Guarantees full delegation of back-office jobs to Shared service Center (SSC) and develops best practices for e-sourcing with sustainable results
  • Contributes to simplification and optimization of sourcing processes as needed Is accountable for periodic progress measurements, accuracy of data, in-time delivery, audit compliant documents for all sourcing activities


  • In depth knowledge of the resins and plastics market
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Stakeholder management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Over 10 years of successful purchasing expertise
  • People leadership experience.
JOB ID: 21023951
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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