United States, Salt Lake City, UT, Laundry & Home Care

Cell Leader


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.


Job Summary:

The Head of Production Cell is responsible for leading all aspects of the production cell to safely produce high quality laundry and home care products.Leads the development and implementation of short-term tactical action plans and long-term strategies to ensure the cell operates at optimum manufacturing efficiencies and output levels while maintaining the highest safety, quality, and environmental standards with excellent customer service.


·Responsible for the measures the cell and all associated KPIs: safety, Quality, Efficiency, Scrap, Sustainability and cost.

·Drive all operations of the cell ensuring high operating standards are applied at all times

oEnsure safety and quality mindset is adopted by all employees

oEnsure competency-based process specific as well as safety and quality training for all cell employees is conducted in a timely, efficient and complete manner in order to meet legal, regulatory and company requirements

oWork closely with the Technical Reliability and Continuous Improvement personnel to analyze current performance and establish work activities to address losses

oExecute audits and assessments for implementation status of activities in the cell

oReview KPIs and daily, weekly and monthly trends

oAttend daily shift meetings

oPerform structured MUDA walks with line leaders

oReview shift leads tasks and assignments

oOwn and execute daily cell meeting and escalate information to Plant Manager for Daily Operational Review

·Providedirectleadership, direction, development and coaching to all operators of cell in accordance with skill matrices.Expectation that 70% of time is spent on the manufacturing floor.

oCarry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.These responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, training and developing employees in the cell: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

oActively seek and secure the best talent available creating a pipeline for future roles with both internal and external talent

oDevelop others through coaching, feedback and stretch assignments focusing on succession planning for key positions within the plant as well as the overall Supply Chain organization.

oDevelop and execute training plan for all team members of the cell

·Support and manage the development of continuous improvement of standard work for all areas of the cell

oUse all standards and tools deployed through HPS with full ownership in the use of problem solving to address root cause of losses

·EnsurecompliancewithHenkelstandards forhuman resources management,safetyandlossprevention,cost control, waste reduction, quality, and on-time delivery

·Ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local andregulatoryrequirements

·Maintain compliance at the site through continuous improvement efforts focused appropriately on technology, people, and processes

·SupportHenkel safety, environmental, health and qualityinitiativesandleadcell commitmentatalllevelsofdirectandindirectpersonnelto follow the Safety, Environmental, Health and QualityManagement Systems.

·Perform other duties as maybe required.

Key competencies and expectations:

·Strongly developed leadership capabilities living up to our leadership principles and strategic skills

oActs as entrepreneur

oCollaborates strongly with teams

oDevelops people with passion (and builds effective teams)

oOwns results

·Strategic skills




·Ensure personal accountability of the team

·Drive concrete results aligned with set targets

·Drive vision and communicates clear purpose in a motivating way for the cell

·Optimize work processes to reach benchmark performance

·Develop continuously the team along the above high standards


·Relevant degree in a technical field required – preference is chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering

·Master’s degree, preferred

·Provenstrategic and tacticalleadershipexperiencewithinaplant /manufacturing, preferably in CPG or related industry with strong work ethic, and positive attitude towards feedback

·Strong work ethic with the highest level of integrity and is able to demonstrate professional maturity necessary to gain the confidence of senior level leaders; acting as a role model walking-the-talk

·Demonstrated leadership, technical, functional and people development skills to continuously stretch performance of individuals in direct team

·Demonstrated skills as a change agent, displaying a high level of energy, being self-driven and constantly questioning the status quo

·Demonstrated track record of transformation in performance and culture, being able to make calls in difficult situations, not exclusively, but also related to people

·Strong analytical and communication skills – demonstrated ability to communicate and present to all levels of an organization both verbally and in writing, being able to probe deeply into important details quickly even into complex circumstances and the ability to communicate complex concepts in a compelling, concise and creative way

·Demonstratedabilitytodrivecontinuous improvementbased on relevant experience in this area, i.e. Lean and TPM

·Demonstrated track record of driving operational performance via strong leadership and change management skills.

·Demonstrated ability to drive team productivity and maintain high levels of employee engagement and morale

·Demonstrated ability to identify issues, conduct root cause analysis and take-action to fix issues as well as building quantitative and analytical problem-solving as a key competence into a plant wide capability

·Demonstrated strong project management skills, including larger capital expenditure projects

·Availability to travel domestically and internationally

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression,and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore,Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talentfor specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not precludethe employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

JOB ID: req14206
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067