United States, Stamford, CT, Purchasing

Regional Category Team Director

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

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  • Ensure supply regionally for all Business Unit spend at best total E2E cost and at best terms and conditions in the region with best access to regional supply base for innovation
  • Execute local, regional, and global agreement programs for contract manufacturers consistent with company goals, procedures, and policies
  • Ensures the full potential of the Regional Supply Base can be identified and assessed - focus on obtaining maximum value for Henkel by managing cost, quality and service targets as outlined by purchasing management
  • Challenges and enriches 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
  • Guarantees 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
  • Identifies and implements best business partnerships in close cooperation with the regional Purchasing Function Key Account Managers
  • Aligns and cooperates 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
  • Influence Supply Chain on make vs. buy for full portfolio
  • Lead the team in selecting long-term partners to fit manufacturing strategy & sourcing model including innovation


  • Four-year college degree with eight years related Purchasing or equivalent experience expected, preferably including strategic sourcing
  • Top level leadership capabilities
  • Sound understanding of business and e2e supply chains
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills / stakeholder management Excellent management skills

The salary for this role is $155,000.00 - $165,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Connecticut.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

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

JOB ID: 22041460
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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