Germany, Heidelberg, Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Productionsystem Manager Europe (m/f/d)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Identification of cost saving, cost avoidance and process improvement opportunities at each site
  • Train, coach and mentor employees and train the trainer on the HPS tools and methodology to install an HPS culture
  • Facilitate Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and Continuous Improvement (CI) workshops targeting specific improvement opportunities
  • Utilize Lean and Six Sigma tools to analyze data sets and uncover areas for improvement
  • Attend cross-functional teams to ensure alignment where needed
  • Support lean assessments for all projects > 1M€
  • Monitor the progress of the project team assigned to specific A3 & Lean initiatives
  • Develop Global HPS Standards
  • Manage and develop HPS in 3rd Party Manufacturing suppliers in your cluster


  • Min. Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Engineering or comparable degrees with focus on production
  • Min. 5 years of relevant professional experience within Team management
  • Good communication skills, with the ability to work with people from shop floor to plant management, on multiple sites
  • Drive individual projects as well as global and European initiatives
  • Be able to challenge current processes where change was not thought possible
  • Think outside the box to derive solutions
  • Change the continues improvement thinking and culture whilst reaching short term targets using the tools available
  • Be able to work with different cultures and adapt according to those cultures to achieve the required results
  • Work within a team as well as on individual topics
  • Work remotely without supervision
  • Travel for at least 40% of working time

This position can be located in Heidelberg or Düsseldorf. 

JOB ID: 20003951
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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