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Strategic Buyer for direct materials/adhesives

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: 1 500 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

As our strategic buyer you will be sourcing for category of direct material - Adhesives. 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:

*Plan and execute sourcing events, negotiate and contract new or existing suppliers in line with the global strategy of the purchasing category, manage contracts
*Challenge and enrich the Categories' objectives, goals and strategies, including all short, mid and long-term financial targets and any risk mitigation strategies
*Identify and implement best business partnerships in close cooperation with the other members of the category
*Align and cooperate with Supply chain, contributing towards overall operational excellence
*Independently manage projects relevant to own portfolio
*Leverage KPI reporting from analytical support teams to drive new financial opportunities
*Increase standardization and optimize purchasing processes in own category

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 - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - Advanced

Personality requirements and skills

*University education preferably in a related field to management/ supply chain/ purchasing
*At least 2 years of experience gained in Purchasing
*Excellent PC skills in general & MS *PowerPoint and Excel on an advanced level
*Excellent communication skills and a high service orientation
*Accurate, self-organized person with attention to details and analytical skills
*Analytical thinking and conceptual skills
*Ability to work independently
*Interest in continuous improvement processes
*Mandatory language skills (English)
*Optional – RSO experience


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