Germany, Düsseldorf, United States, Rocky Hill, CT, United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Global Product Compliance (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.


  • Take accountability for end-to-end global product compliance management system (implementation) for Henkel Adhesives technologies
  • Develop product compliance policies, processes and work instructions, and guide operational execution of management system in Adhesives Technologies
  • Facilitate cross-functional decision-making and manage product compliance escalations (e.g. in case of supplier non-compliance) with top management
  • Organize, guide and participate in regulatory working groups across functions (e.g. to answer requests from customers or authorities)
  • Monitor global product-specific legislation and lead / support in deriving technical requirements for product compliance, support maintenance of regulatory database
  • Support implementation of digital workflows under the leadership of Henkel dx, provide input on product compliance requirements to prospective and applied IT systems
  • Regularly review product compliance management system performance, based on KPIs, and perform spot-checks
  • Report global compliance status to top management
  • Define, implement and monitor improvement measures continuously
  • Conduct general and topic-specific trainings, track participation


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or similar curriculum required (minor in Law or related additional qualifications preferred)
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a project management environment in R&D, engineering, quality or regulatory compliance
  • A minimum of 2 years of chemical industry experience related to regulatory or quality functions
  • A minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in a management or leadership position required
  • A comprehensive understanding of quality and risk management principles, frameworks (e.g. ISO19600.2014, ISO 37301, IDW PS 980, IATF 16949), methodology, and basic legal understanding
  • Technical understanding and experience in implementing management systems or compliance programs in large organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all organizational levels required
JOB ID: 21022699
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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