Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

IT Business Consultant - R&D Lab Management / Automation (d/f/m)


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.


  • As IT Business Consultant for R&D Lab Management IT solutions you will support to drive Henkel's transformation to a digital R&D, by shaping and implementing the new digital R&D platform for our business units Beauty Care & Laundry & Home Care (B&L) with focus on Lab management & automation
  • In addition, you will drive innovation and process optimization to improve the business capabilities for lab management & automation for B&L
  • Architectural design, application management, technical implementation & configuration as well as acting as development lead of R&D applications for lab management & automation is part of your core responsibility
  • Design of global cross-BU processes and related IT solutions for R&D lab management and lab automation in close collaboration with business counterparts and other units in dx
  • Act as development lead for the configuration and implementation of IT solutions for R&D lab management and lab automation
  • Project Management of IT implementation projects incl. responsibility for budget, timing and quality 
  • Application Management for R&D lab management and lab automation solutions (which includes solution maintenance, change mgmt., release/upgrade mgmt., backup/restore procedures, cost management, license and provider management, etc.)
  • Drive innovation and digital transformation of R&D lab management and lab automation by constantly observing IT market and industry trends and experimenting & piloting new solutions


  • Excellent university degree in information management, information technology, computer sciences, business informatics or economical engineering or chemistry with strong IT focus 
  • 5 years of experience as an IT consultant or chemist with IT focus in an international environment 
  • Experience in application management and IT project management is mandatory
  • Knowledge in agile project management and BizDevOps is mandatory
  • Specific experience in IT solutions for lab management and lab automation and its configuration is mandatory
  • Experience in configuration and programming of IT systems to be able to act as development lead
  • Knowledge in Industry 4.0/IoT much appreciated
  • Excellent English language skills and a good understanding of the German language
  • Strong initiative and decisiveness and exceptional analytical thinking 
  • Effective stakeholder management, communication, presentation and persuasion skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic, challenging and international environment
JOB ID: 21015023
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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