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Slovakia, Bratislava, Integrated Business Solutions

Sr. Purchasing Specialist Category Contract Manufacturing and Traded Goods (m/f)


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.


  • Responsible for the Category management Contract Manufacturing and Traded Goods in the Beauty Care area
  • Continuously and systematically analyses the market and evaluates opportunities and synergies, being involved in purchasing related activities during product development (Supplier Selection, Contracts, Cost Management, Supplier Relationship Management etc.)
  • Ensures purchasing deliverables readiness on time 
  • Participates in cost definition and correct cost evolution during new product development
  • Manages project milestones and collaborates with suppliers, Supply Chain and Product Development teams to present deliverables in gate reviews to stakeholders
  • Ensures system updates with regard to purchasing related areas (cost, lead time..etc)
  • Manages supply and financial risks
  • Defines and manages supplier portfolio and manages strategic supplier relationships
  • Drives innovation with our suppliers and Product Development teams


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of direct/contract manufacturing and traded goods for a global company
  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration/Supply Chain
  • Excellent communication skills with influencing and convincing abilities
  • An open mindset that can react creatively on changes in the markets and our company
  • Project management knowledge and team player attitude
  • Analytical thinking and conceptual skills
  • Working proficiency in English is required, other language is an advantage
  • Affinity to innovation/digital trends
  • Affinity to Beauty Care business


  • 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

Minimum salary: 1300 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: 1900068L

JOB ID: 1900068L


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