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Global Purchasing Manager Logistics - Road and Rail Freight (m/f)

170000FJ, Amsterdam

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three exciting business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Our success is built on constant innovation and people who strive for excellence. Working at Henkel is much more than just a job. It’s a passion. Have you got what it takes?

In Henkel we continuously seek for improvement and development. In this ambition, we have set up Global Supply Chain in Amsterdam. Our aim is to globally centralize and integrate our Supply Chains across our different Business Units. Now an excellent opportunity has arisen to join our new entity. The successful candidate will be a part of the Global Purchasing department looking after the procurement of Road and Rail Freight Logistics Services with global accountability for all business units of Henkel.

What we offer

  • Global responsibility for Road and Rail Freight services in collaboration with the Global Category Team Lead
  • Development of middle and long term strategies to the best leverage of the global supply base
  • Definition and management of the supplier portfolio as well as establishment of the new strategic supplier relationships
  • Maintenance and documentation of the industry insights and innovations from the Transportation Market
  • Project management of globally steered sourcing activities
  • Cooperation with Supply Chain Teams of the business units in order to identify projects leading to cost reduction and service improvement
  • Management of the global net price development for respective baskets

Who we are looking for

  • University, preferably Master’s degree, in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or Logistics
  • At least 3 years of experience in Supply Chain, Logistics Industry and Purchasing
  • Knowledge of the logistics markets including supply base, general industry information, good purchasing practices and law
  • Excellent communication skills with influencing and convincing abilities
  • Project management knowledge and team player attitude
  • Analytical thinking and conceptual skills desirable
  • Working proficiency in English is required other language is an advantage
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Transport Management Systems


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