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Purchaser for Direct Materials - Packaging materials - Bottles & Sustainability in Bottles

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: From 1 800 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

*Responsible for the purchasing of direct materials - packaging materials (plastic materials)
*Execute sourcing events, negotiations and contracts with new or existing suppliers in line with the global strategy of the purchasing category, in a compliant and efficient manner
*Challenge and enrich of 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 internal and external stakeholders
*Manage supply and financial risks related to respective product and supplier portfolio
*Manage selected supplier portfolio; maintain strategic supplier relationship
*Align and cooperate with Supply Chain, contributing towards overall operational excellence and leverage focus on sustainability agenda in Plastic Bottles (recycled plastic, reduced weight, bio-based plastic ...)
*Leverage KPI reporting from analytical support teams to drive new financial opportunities

Employee perks, benefits

* 13th salary
* Performance-based bonus up to 110%
* Financial bonus for referring a suitable candidate from 500 to 1000 EUR gross
* Extra contribution to lunch vouchers
* Cafeteria benefit system
* Henkel Shop
* Henkel Kindergarten
* Life insurance
* Health care package
* Relocation bonus
* 5 sick days per year
* Home Office
* 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 - Advanced

Driving licence


The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


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
*Interest in sustainability
*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