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United States, Stamford, CT, Purchasing

Purchasing Manager - Packaging


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.


  • The North American Purchasing Manager Packaging will execute local, national, regional, and global agreement programs for packaging consistent with company goals, procedures, and policies.

  •  This position will focus on obtaining maximum value for Henkel by managing cost, quality and service targets as outlined by purchasing management. This position will report within a matrix structure so strong organization and communication skills are required.  

  • North American Purchasing Category Manager Direct Materials Packaging, responsible for the Flexibles and Plastic Bottle category.
  • Responsible for supplier management, contract negotiation, cost savings forecasting, stakeholder engagement, risk management and governance.
  • Collaborative cross-functional 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred with three to five years related purchasing or equivalent experience.
  • Strong knowledge of good purchasing practices, supply chain management and contract law as it applies to the procurement process.
  • Strong knowledge of market including supplier base, general industry information and cost drivers.
  • Experience proactively engaging customers and suppliers to identify and define potential issues and opportunities; developing solutions that create value.
  • Strong negotiation skills with demonstrated flexibility in approach to negotiating based on the situation.
  • Excels at stakeholder management and team collaboration. Advanced analytical capabilities in Excel.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: 1900074E
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067


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