Slovakia, Bratislava, Global Business Solutions+

Strategic Purchaser for Direct Materials

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you are up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • You will be responsible for the purchasing of direct raw materials in categories waterbased acrylics and silicones for European region for Adhesives Business Unit. This includes global responsibility for certain materials. You will:

    • Independently drive and execute projects in the respective area
    • Execute sourcing events, negotiate the terms and contract new or existing suppliers
    • Identify and implement best business partnerships
    • Align and cooperate with Supply Chain, contributing towards overall operational excellence
    • Challenge and enrich the Categories' objectives, goals, and strategies with own inputs
    • Meet short, mid, and long-term financial targets and any risk mitigation strategies
    • Collaborate with Process Owner in designing automations and process improvements
    • Advise the teams with expertise and experience


We are looking for a team player with proactive approach and will to develop in a fast-paced environment of purchasing. Onboarding, soft and hard skills training are assured, but in the meantime, we expect:

  • Purchasing experience of min. 3 years
  • Negotiation and communication skills on a great level
  • Independent and self-organized personality
  • Focus on priority setting and determination to succeed
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong Excel (pivots, functions)
  • English on a confident communicative level


  • 13th salary
  • Performance-based bonus up to 110%
  • Financial bonus for referring a suitable candidate from 500 to 1000 EUR gross
  • Extra contribution to lunch vouchers
  • Cafeteria benefit system
  • Henkel Shop
  • Henkel Kindergarten
  • Life insurance
  • Health care package
  • Relocation bonus
  • 5 sick days per year
  • Home Office
  • Extra paid days off for special life events

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

Minimum salary: 1700 EUR gross (Of course, an overpayment is possible depending on the respective training, qualification and professional experience. The gross salary is based on these aforementioned criteria and is finally determined after the personal interview.) 
JOB ID: 21019697
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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