Netherlands, Amsterdam, Purchasing

Global Buyer

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

  • Assists the Category team leader (CTL) to develop a strategy for the entire CT spend involving the R-MGL/R-CTM, to define execution modalities after approval by MG. 
  • Ensures full documentation and traceability 
  • Supports the CTL to include systematically into strategy definition 
  • E2E cost optimization in full interaction with G-SC 
  • Contributes to deliver bottom line/top line results managing own spend/projects according to yearly/long term planning and upfront target defined with MGLs and KAMs; 
  • Helps CTL to document all his/her decisions on suppliers 
  • Gain and documents sustainably total value chain, industry and supply base insight/knowledge for selected spend 
  • Conducts periodical risk assessment and designs and manages adequate countermeasures for selected spend 
  • Defines and manages selected supplier portfolio; selects suppliers; establishes strategic supplier relationship where appropriate and manages it accordingly  
  • Proactive steering of agreement portfolio

YOUR SKILLS

  • A minimum of 3 - 5  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: 190002N0