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Global purchasing raw materials

180001JZ, 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. Henkel Global Supply Chain manages production, direct materials purchasing and supply to customers on a global basis from its Amsterdam office. Within this organization the direct materials purchasing team drives the global purchasing strategies and execution in close alignment with the regional offices around the world. The direct materials team is organized in 3 material groups (Packaging, Contract Manufacturing and Raw Materials). The Raw Materials team in Amsterdam consists of 20 professionals that strongly cooperate with our teams in the regions, focusing on cost optimization, risk management, product development, innovation and sustainability.

What we offer

  • A challenging role in a global team, where your key activities will include:
  • 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.

Who we are looking for

  • 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


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