Netherlands, Amsterdam, Purchasing

Global Buyer - Raw Materials


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.


  • Development and execution of purchasing strategies in cooperation with the category team, business stakeholders and regions
  • Drive full E2E cost optimization initiatives across the value chain in cooperation with Supply chain, Product Development and Marketing
  • Deliver bottom line / top line results, managing the Categories spend / projects according to long term planning and targets.
  • Managing supply and financial risks
  • Define and manage supplier portfolio and manages strategic supplier relationships
  • Drive innovation with our suppliers and Product Development teams
  • Develop insight / knowledge on sustainability initiatives and the impact on the total value chain, the industry and the supply base
  • To support you in your ambitions Henkel offers excellent opportunities for future career growth within Henkel supported by tailor made development programs.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of direct / raw materials for a global company
  • Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration or Chemical Engineering
  • 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 
JOB ID: 190001E3