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Strategic buyer for Contract Manufacturing Consumer Brands EU

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: 1 900 EUR/month
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

*Ensure supply regionally for all Business Unit spend at best total E2E cost and at best terms and conditions in the EU region
*Execute sourcing and agreement programs for contract manufacturers consistent with company goals, procedures, and policies Ensures the full potential of the Regional Supply Base
*Focus on obtaining maximum value for Henkel by managing cost, quality and service targets as outlined by purchasing management
*Challenge and enriche the Material Groups (MG) objectives, goals and strategies, including all short-, mid- and long-term financial targets and any risk mitigation strategies proposed by the Global MG / Category Team Lead
*Guarantee the full achievement of regional basket targets by best-in-class execution of strategies & action plans validated by our Global Team
*Full integration of sustainability criteria in responsible sourcing processes and practices in line with the Henkel Corporate Sustainability Strategy as well as 100% Responsible Sourcing Strategy
*Identify and implement best business partnerships in close cooperation with the regional Purchasing Function Key Account Managers
*Align and cooperate with Regional Supply Offices, contributing towards overall operational excellence
*Contribute towards re-calibration of the contract manufacturing supply base to match the changing business demands

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

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

Experience in the position/sector

logistic, supply chain

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

*A minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing of Logistics, Indirect Materials and Services or Direct Materials for a global company
*Master’s degree, preferably in Business Administration or Supply Chain
*An open mindset that can react creatively on changes in the markets and our company
*Strong communication and facilitation skills / stakeholder management
*Excellent management skills Source-to-Pay process Supply chain management
*Project management knowledge and team player attitude
*Excellent English
*Good analytical skills


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