Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Lean Manager European Region (d/f/m)

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.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Be a leading change agent within our Adhesive Technologies business team and work closely with a team of local lean experts 
  • Act as a driver, motivator, mentor and supporter for the sites to deploy the lean and six sigma mindset and to think out of the box
  • Represent, implement, and continuously improve the Henkel Production System (HPS)
  • Support development of methodologies, systems, tools that support the increase of OEE, reduction of production costs, improvement of SHEQ KPIs
  • Work closely with the HPS team to develop and implement standards to the community
  • Co-create tailored improvement plans to meet challenging targets and create a competitive advantage for the sites
  • Capture and disseminate current best practices worthy of reapplication
  • Seek permanently state-of-the-art solutions from external world which could make a difference for Henkel
  • Drive and implement global projects


  • Master's degree, preferably in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations or Business Administration
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience including a proven track record in project management
  • Profound experience with Lean methods, such as: A3, 5S, Gemba, Kaizen, Lean Layout (Cells), Makigami, OEE, One Piece Flow, Poka Yoke, Problem Solving, QCO / SMED, Shopfloor-Mgmt., Six Sigma, Standardized Work, TPM, Visual Management, VSM, Yamazumi (Line Balancing)
  • Fluent English and German skills, Russian, French or Italian would be a plus
  • Strong communication skills as well as proven coaching and training skills
  • Entrepreneurial way of working, analytical skills and ability to motivate people on all levels
  • Willingness and flexibility to travel (min. 60% within Europe)

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 21026957
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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