United States, Elgin, IL, Adhesive Technologies

Lean Engineering Manager


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.


·Lead initiatives in the following areas:

§Standardization of Processes

§Operational Systems

§Lean Enterprise elements (Six Sigma, 5S, A3, TPM, etc.)

§Supply Chain Improvements

§Professional Development and Training

·Work with site leadership to identify and validate savings opportunities with the Cost Chase Database

·Lead the Check/Adjust meetings to help improve site results and develop employees to become better problem solvers using the A3 methodology

·Evaluate, where necessary, key manufacturing processes (benchmarks/industry leaders/best practices) and develop plans to identify opportunities for improvement

·Facilitate continuous improvement (CI) workshops/events (3-10 days) targeting specific improvement opportunities

·Lead cross functional projects tasked with improving manufacturing and supply chain processes

·Lead cultural changes at the site and support continued deployment of Lean Enterprise within Henkel

·Submit Invest II projects and manage implementation, including contractor oversight

·Lead A3 CI projects on key issues/opportunities identified by the business

·Be a key resource for Lean Enterprise tools and skills

·Train site employees using lean tools and methodology


·Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering preferred

·Five years experience in lean manufacturing environment

·Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Root cause analysis tools

·Competent in project management, possessing the ability to lead continuous improvement workshops/events

·Ability to continuously work in a manufacturing environment

·Frequently sit, walk, view a computer screen, and type on a keyboard for extended periods of times

·Ability to walk up and down several flights of stairs

·Occasionally may be required to reach, squat, bend and lift, up to 50 lbs.

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JOB ID: 21012475
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067