United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Product Line Manager - Automotive


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 Product Line Manager will develop and execute regional product (line) strategies for Henkel's automotive portfolio of products. 
  • Manages and optimizes regional product profitability, drives regional COGs projects in alignment with Global Product and Technology Management.
  • Oversees regional product portfolio with the goal of reducing product portfolio complexity.
  • Drives the whole product line by managing the product lifecycle process. 
  • Manages product launches in alignment with relevant interfaces.
  • Supports product ramp ups and site transfers.
  • Provides input to Manufacturing and Purchasing on manufacturing and supply chain needs regionally and finds solutions to ad-hoc crises such as raw material shortages.
  • Drives market launches of new products and roll-out initiatives regionally.
  • Supports master data processes and data maintenance.


  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business, Chemistry, or Engineering related field required. MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years industrial experience required in Marketing, Engineering, Product Development, or Technical Service is required.
  • Automotive industry experience preferred.
  • High proficiency of MS Office with emphasis on Excel skills
  • Proficiency in Spanish a plus.
  • SAP experience a plus.

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: 21023289
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067