Turkey, Gebze, Adhesive Technologies

Lean Manager, Adhesive Technologies (Gebkim Plant)


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.


  • Implement policies, the Henkel Production System (HPS) standards by Continuous Improvement tools, setting up production performance tracking metrics, and required data collection mechanism for real-time data analysis align with the HPS gap closure to support the growth of Lean culture within the site & reducing the cost across the Adhesive Technologies business
  • Supervise and develop Lean engineers in the Lean department (To train and mentor the related successor)
  • Plan, organize, direct, control, and evaluate the activities and operations of Lean department such as:
    • Plan and design plant layouts and facilities with optimum flow
    • Develop flexible or integrated manufacturing systems and procedures through the Standardize Work
    • Conduct studies and implement programs to determine optimum utilization of machinery, materials, and resources through OLE (Overall Labor Efficiency) & OEE/TEEP (Overall Equipment Efficiency / Total Effective Equipment Performance) analysis
    • Conduct Continuous Improvement workshops to be ended to sustainable savings
    • Design, develop and conduct time studies such as MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) and work simplification programs
    • Determine human resource and skill requirements and develop Lean Manufacturing training programs
    • Develop performance standards, evaluation systems
    • Conduct studies of the reliability and performance of plant facilities and production or administrative systems
  • Consult and negotiate with other operational departments to prepare specifications, explain proposals, and present industrial engineering reports and findings
  • May participate directly in the design, development, and inspection of technical projects or the engineering work of the department as a part of major and special investment project management


  • Extensive (min 5 years) experience in Industrial Engineering Management, including related engineering discipline and supervisory experience is required.
  • Min a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and/or MBA is required. (A master's degree or doctorate in an industrial engineering discipline will be considered a plus.)
  • Having Six Sigma Green Belt certificate and A3 or 8D problem-solving certificate is must, MTM (Methods-Time Measurement) certificate will be considered a plus
  • Advanced user of MS Office applications, expertise in Power BI is considered a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with aptitude in building relationships with professionals of all organizational levels
  • Being result-oriented with the background of working in different operational functions & cultures; influencing, leading, developing team members & analytical thinking
  • Innovative, team player, and highly motivated profile with strong interpersonal skills
  • No limitation for traveling and working in the site
JOB ID: 21019402
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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