United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Purchasing

Purchasing Manager, MRO

We are hiring immediately a Purchasing Manager to join our organization onsite or in a hybrid capacity.


We are committed to providing you the best employee experience possible and have won multiple top employer awards for going above and beyond in supporting our team. In addition to paid time off, 401k matching and health insurance (that starts on day 1), you will get:

  • Smart Work: Have the flexibility to work onsite and remote based on your schedule
  • Career Progression Opportunities: Grow within our global organization by defining your own path and working within different regions, business units and functions
  • Family-Friendly Benefits: Have access to paid parental leave, the Henkel scholarship program, 15 free days of daycare, discounted child- and elderly care
  • Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Repayment Assistance: Receive monetary support to continue your education

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're 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?


  • Manages relationship to local key stakeholder, collaborates on initialization of saving projects or further benefits
  • Specifies reg./local demand, creates spend transparency by analyzing purchasing data, defines specific metrics as basis for negotiation
  • Screens the markets and identifies potentially new suppliers, prepares and conducts efficient and compliant (e)-sourcing activities
  • Develops supplier decision memo for local business, awards and implements suppliers, establishes contracts in cooperation with Legal
  • Tracks and benchmarks sourcing decision, consults category for the sourcing strategy development
  • Guides the local business colleagues on compliance and sustainability in sourcing
  • Steers regional and global project roll-outs and change management on local level
  • Escalates path for process service level and quality of e2e StP operations, ensures governance and compliance for StP related activities
  • Manages local/regional supplier base and identifies potential supplier rationalization
  • Steers the enablement of digital suppliers and content for the buying channels to cover local demand efficiently
  • Guides local business on buying channels/order process for MRO
  • Executes and tracks defined StP transactions in case of legal local or market requirements


  • 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 and strong presentation skills.
  • Ability to influence and convince stakeholders to support category objectives/roadmaps.
  • Advanced Excel. Power BI experience considered.

The salary for this role is $85,000.00 - $105,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 22034186
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.