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Senior Purchasing Agent - Industrial Packaging

170003KN, Rocky Hill, CT

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?


The Purchasing Manager will execute regional and global purchasing strategies for Industrial Packaging consistent with company goals, procedures and policies. This position is primarily focused on  managing cost, quality and service targets defined for Henkel’s supplier base. The position reports locally and internationally within the frame of a global matrix organization. Strong communication skills required.

What we offer

  • Category management within the Packaging Material Group 
  • Coordinate/implement purchasing programs throughout North America Region
  • Independently manages processes that include RFPs, tenders, reporting and analysis 
  • Supplier selection and evaluation 
  • Negotiation of supplier terms and conditions and contract administration 
  • Support the global category strategy on a regional level

Who we are looking for

  • BA/BS required
  • 3-5 years purchasing experience required; packaging purchasing is a plus
  • Expert knowledge of purchasing: supplier base management, contract negotiation and cost-out initiatives
  • Track record of supplier engagement projects: joint identification of opportunities and development of value-added solutions 
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated project management and presentation to leadership experience
  • Advanced skills in Excel, Word and Power Point 
  • SAP experience preferred

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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