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Head of Supplier Quality and Development

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Closing date
Oct 26, 2023

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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 over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted 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?
  • Lead and manage the global supplier quality and development function to ensure the highest quality standards, performance, and innovation from the company's supplier base
  • Develop and execute a global supplier quality and development strategy aligned with the company's goals.
  • Provide visionary leadership to the supplier Quality teams across the regions.
  • Collaborate with procurement teams to select and onboard strategic suppliers. Implement supplier development programs to enhance quality, efficiency, and innovation.
  • Establish and enforce global quality standards, specifications, and requirements for suppliers.
  • Oversee supplier audits and assessments to ensure compliance and continuous improvement.
  • Analyze global supplier quality data to identify trends, patterns, and areas for improvement.
  • Generate comprehensive reports and metrics to monitor supplier performance.
  • Assess and mitigate global risks associated with supplier quality and development.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including procurement, engineering, production, and quality assurance, to resolve quality-related issues.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., engineering, chemical).
  • Extensive experience (10+ years) in supplier quality management, with a global responsibility.
  • Strong leadership and management skills with a track record of leading cross-functional teams.
  • In-depth knowledge of quality management systems and methodologies (e.g., APQP, PPAP, FMEA, SPC, 8D, Lean).
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to drive change and innovation.
  • Familiarity with global regulations and industry standards.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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