Netherlands, Amsterdam, Adhesive Technologies

Global Category Team Lead Warehousing and Logistic equipment

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  • As a member of the global Logistic purchasing leadership team, you will be guiding and developing the category team members located around the world;
  • You will manage the network of category team members within your sourcing strategies in close collaboration with the regional material group leads;
  • You will on-board and educate team members on logistics purchasing and specifically on your category sourcing strategies;
  • As a category team lead you are the owner of the sourcing strategy;
  • You will secure and manage the supply of the global warehousing and logistic equipment spend at best total E2E cost, best terms & conditions ensuring a sustainable, well performing supply base with full access to innovation;
  • You will develop and manage the sourcing strategy for a category of > 400 m€ spend globally;
  • You will understand the strategic road maps of the business units and initiate actions with the business units’ teams to manage market risk and opportunities regarding Service availability, cost development and sustainability improvements;
  • You will actively steer and manage the top category suppliers as supplier owner.


  • You will learn leadership and stakeholder management in a cross-business environment;
  • You will develop insights into the logistics market and specifically into warehousing services and logistic facilities;
  • You will detect the circular economy model of pallets;
  • You will collaborate with the global SC teams and systematically include full E2E cost optimization initiatives when defining new strategies;
  • You will drive the sustainability ambition for the category and deliver to the emission reduction ambition of Henkel.


  • 4 years bachelor’s degree is required, and MBA is preferred;
  • At least 5 years international purchasing or equivalent experience with strong knowledge of good purchasing practices and contract law as it applies to the procurement process;
  • Experience in a Supply chain logistics function in an operational or commercial role is required;
  • Excels at stakeholder and team collaboration with experience proactively engaging customers and suppliers to identify and define potential issues and opportunities developing solutions that create value;
  • Advanced analytical capabilities in excel are required and SAP experience is preferred.

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

JOB ID: req34917
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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