United States, St. Louis, MO, Laundry & Home Care

Head of HPS


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.


  • The Head of HPS is responsible to deliver result improvements across a broad range of KPIs through the implementation of TPM pillars.
  • This leader is accountable for creating the TPM journey implementation plan, training site employees and leading implementation results and achievements.
  • Will organize, lead and participate in activities that promote sustainable improvement across the production facility.
  • Provide consultative guidance and information to the management team on improvement priorities and risks, associated costs, performance and escalates issues as appropriate.
  • The Head of HPS will be a member of the plant leadership team and will collaborate with each of the functional leaders to create action plans using TPM tools to deliver the strategic plant goals.
  • This leader is a person at Coach Level (HPS University), an experienced ambassador of the continuous improvement culture and behaviors and an expert of the implementation of the OEE glidepath.


  • Ten years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Minimum five years (contingent to the 3 roles) leading a production team, preferably within a multinational company
  • Relevant degree in a technical field required, Master's preferred – preference is chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering
  • Proven strategic and tactical leadership experience within a manufacturing facility, 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. 

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.

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JOB ID: 21012244
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067