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United States, Rocky Hill, CT, Purchasing

Purchasing Agent - Logistics

HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

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.

YOUR ROLE 

  • Lead efforts to leverage digital tools for analytics and visualization (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, etc.) for Purchasing Logistics area
  • Effectively collect and analyze data related to logistics spend with the goal of uncovering areas of potential savings
  • Work cross-functionally with various business owners to develop and execute the Logistics Sourcing strategy.
  • Provide robust Logistics spend and market intelligence data, driving new opportunities for the company's continued growth.
  • Gains and documents sustainably total value chain, industry and supply base insight/knowledge for spend
  • Challenges and enriches the objectives, goals and strategies, incl. short/mid/long term financial targets and risk mitigation proposed by the Global Logistics team
  • Manages sourcing projects through excellent story boarding and best in class stakeholder management
  • Contributes to deliver bottom line/top line results managing own spend/projects according to yearly/long term planning and upfront target defined with gMGLs and KAMs; helps the gCTL to document all his/her decisions on suppliers
  • Conducts periodical risk assessment and designs and manages adequate countermeasures for selected spend fully leveraging big data analytics from available digital tools set

 YOUR SKILLS

  • Bachelor’s degree required with two to four years related purchasing / supply chain 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 Logistics market including supplier base, general industry information and cost drivers. 
  • Advanced capabilities in Excel and other database. SAP experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills & with ability to data mining, develop insights and create solutions. 
  • Self-Driven problem solver who is comfortable working with ambiguous data sets.

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: 190006XK
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com

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