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Purchaser for Direct Materials Contract Manufacturing & Traded Goods

Henkel Slovensko, spol. s r.o.

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 700 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

As a Category Team Member “Contract Manufacturing and Traded Goods” you will be sourcing for our Laundry Home Care Business. In this purchasing role, you are holding contacts and building relationships with our external manufacturing partners which extend our own production network. On top of that you will:

*Scout for innovations amongst new suppliers
*Manage project milestones and collaborates with suppliers, Supply Chain and Product Development teams to present deliverables in gate reviews to stakeholders
*Participate in cost definition and correct cost evolution during new product development and discuss with all relevant internal stakeholders
*Ensure purchasing deliverables readiness on time related to his/her projects and areas of responsibilities (costs, contracts, savings, lead-times…)
*Define and manage supplier portfolio and strategic supplier relationships
*Identify the opportunities and synergies and execute all relevant purchasing steps during the introduction of new products (screening, tendering, negotiation, supplier selection, contracting, cost management, supplier relationship management etc.)
*Manage supply and financial risks related to his/her product and supplier portfolio

Employee perks, benefits

*13th salary
*Performance-based bonus up to 110%
*Financial bonus for referring a suitable candidate from 500 to 1000 EUR gross
*Meal contribution also during days off
*Cafeteria benefit system
*Henkel Shop
*Henkel Kindergarten
*Life insurance
*Health care package
*Relocation bonus
*5 sick days per year
*Home Office possibility
*Extra paid days off for special life events

Information about the selection process

In case of interest, do not hesitate to send us your Curriculum Vitae in English language. We will contact only candidates who match a profile we are looking for. Thank you for your understanding.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - Skillful

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

*A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of direct or indirect materials for a global company; strategic purchasing considered an advantage
*Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration/Supply Chain
*Excellent communication skills with negotiating, 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 mandatory, other language is an advantage


Brief description of the company

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.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees