United Kingdom, Hemel Hempstead, Adhesive Technologies

Graduate Business Assistant


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.

We’re looking for a graduate to join the Consumer Adhesives team as a Business Assistant, you will support all functions within the ACC business. The ideal candidate will be commercially oriented with a good level of number and systems confidence. This one-year programme is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and expertise across a wide range of Business – finance; administration; controlling; commercial awareness. The programme will include 1-day work rotations in other departments; group training; online learning; and opportunities to present internally.


  • Support the Customer, Category & Brand teams with reporting of financial performance & KPIs
  • Analyse profitability, monitoring and tracking – exception reporting & commentary
  • Help with cost controlling, including product costs and overhead cost budgets
  • Working with customer agreements and contracts
  •  Work closely with Sales & Marketing teams to implement better solutions & make better decisions
  • Assist with ad hoc administrative tasks and projects as required


  • Degree Educated, or equivalent, ideally within Business or a related field
  • Previous experience in a multinational FMCG company is an advantage
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Proactive, passionate, keen to learn, team player
  • Excellent communication skills – able to communicate ideas concisely and confidently
  • Analytical problem solver with high attention to detail
  • A strategic thinker
  • Exceptional IT skills (especially PowerPoint and Excel)

Application closing date: 16th April 2021
Assessment days will take place: 10th May 2021– 21st May 2021
2nd stage interviews will take place: 1st June 2021 – 11th June 2021

JOB ID: 21013380
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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