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United States, Stamford, CT, Purchasing

Senior Purchasing Manager - Direct Materials


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.


  • North American Purchasing Senior Category Manager Direct Materials Packaging will be responsible for Plastic Blow-molded Bottle category. 
  • Responsible for supplier management, contract negotiation, cost savings forecasting, stakeholder engagement, risk management and governance. 
  • High visibility role with frequent interaction with both Global and Regional Supply chain, Marketing, R&D and Finance business partners.  
  • Leverages current and future business requirements, market intelligence, and historical spend information to oversee the development of category strategies that drive a simplified supply base, business value and continuously reduces costs. Negotiation of supplier terms and conditions and contract administration.
  • Independently manage processes that include Request for Proposals, Tenders, eSourcing, reporting and analysis for both existing and new business.


  • Four year Bachelor’s degree is required and MBA is preferred.
  • At least 8 years related purchasing or equivalent experience with strong knowledge of good purchasing practices, supply chain management and contract law as it applies to the procurement process.
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated flexibility in approach to negotiating based on the situation.
  • Excels at stakeholder management 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 is required and SAP experience preferred.

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

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190005LU


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