Germany, Düsseldorf, Purchasing

Global Digital Project Manager - Purchasing (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Operate in process-centric E2E teams along the Source-to-Pay (StP)process, M&A as well as digital sustainability and supplier engagement, responsible for the make and run of processes, tools, and associated projects
  • Manage major StP-related projects/initiatives, including digitalization, automation, and simplification and measure adoption of deployed processes & tools 
  • Ensure efficiency, effectiveness, and adherence to the StP process incl. accountability for STP process related audits within Purchasing, ensuring compliance to processes and tools
  • Proactively scout digital trends and solutions in the procurement space, manage regular surveys and benchmarks, and support new demand assessments from the Digital Demand Steering Board
  • Enable and push data-driven decisions by organizing and managing information assets to generate insights for better and faster decisions
  • Lead and deliver projects as outlined in the project charters and plans, ensuring completion on time, within budget, and within scope while measuring, tracking, and reporting on project performance and milestones
  • Proactively identify and address areas for improvement, risks, and countermeasures, providing timely and regular status updates to the project sponsor and steering committee, and ensuring execution of the project communication plan
  • Gather user stories/requirements, evaluate their relevance, estimate effort, coordinate feedback, manage dependencies, and bring project risks and issues to timely resolution, escalating to the sponsor as needed


  • Master's degree, ideally with focus on IT / Digitalization
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with digital focus, particularly in the area of purchasing processes
  • Strong digital expertise and process insights
  • Excellent project management skills to coordinate a cross-functional project team
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to manage stakeholders and to report project status on top management level
  • Open minded with willingness to find solutions out of the box
  • Fluent English language skills, German would be a plus

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24062221
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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