Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Third Party Manufacturing Manager (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.


  • First contact for externally produced products at our automotive suppliers
  • Ensure high service level & quality of contract manufactured and traded goods (CM/TG)
  • Identify, drive and implement cost saving initiatives to improve total supply chain costs
  • Determine, improve and implement best practice processes to assure continuous improvement and supplier development
  • Perform and manage supplier ramp ups, maintenance, and escalations
  • Lead and drive projects to implement cost savings, performance improvement, supplier portfolio optimization and tender
  • Drive and steer new product introduction (NPI) at various suppliers in close corporation with Quality, Supply Chain, Purchasing and Product Development
  • Steer and evaluate footprint & benchmark studies
  • Search and onboard new suppliers according to our requirements


  • Diploma or Master's degree (university or FH) in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management
  • Min. 4 years of experience in Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration with high level of project management tasks
  • Experience in supplier interaction as well as experience in teamwork with different departments and functions
  • Strong project management and communication skills
  • First leadership experience is of advantage
  • Experienced handling of MS Office and SAP is required
  • Six Sigma certificate is of advantage
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Proactiveness and sense of responsibility is a must
  • Fluent English and German language skills required
JOB ID: 21019944
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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