Amsterdam

Global Purchasing Manager Logistics - Road and Rail Freight

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

  • 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

YOUR SKILLS

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