United States, Bowling Green, KY, Laundry & Home Care

Logistics Distribution Leader


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 Warehouse Operations Manager is responsible for Third-Party Logistics (3PL) warehouse distribution center operation in a state of the art, highly automated facility; ensuring accurate and on-time delivery of customer products for Henkel's consumer goods businesses - Laundry, Home Care and Beauty Care.
  • Reporting to the Director, Logistics & Warehousing, this role is designed to capitalize on strategic opportunities, drive process innovation and operational excellence throughout the 3PL warehouse operations, ensuring optimum network logistics solutions
  • Effectively identify, coordinate, implement, and lead change initiatives
  • Logistics and vendor management - oversee 3PL relationship including contract accountability, ensure global compliance of quality, safety and sustainability reporting and align service level agreements with customer centric service strategy
  • Financial management - cost management, corrective invoice process, physical inventory, identify variances, improvement opportunities and risk in storage and handling costs in all areas of spend, forecast responsibilities as well as P&L ownership including reconciliation of invoices
  • Performance management - drive performance management culture, (ex. KPl's & Key Success Factors) for all warehouse operations (load readiness, receiving timeliness, inventory accuracy, order pick accuracy, etc.) and implement "CAPA" corrective action preventative action cycle to address areas of sub-optimal performance
  • Ownership and management of all relevant processes and tools to ensure effective warehouse distribution management - improve all relevant operating processes, adhere to standards requirements and evaluate cost efficient operating tools
  • Warehouse capacity planning - meet demand, short and long term forecasting and planning for distribution requirements, analyze orders and mitigate risk
  • Henkel customer relationships - optimize order cycle and flow of product, meet demand plans, primary interface between Henkel NA and 3PL for day to day and tactical planning and partner with internal Customer Service to develop collaborative customer centric solutions that optimize order execution and logistics activities



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience (Engineering, Supply Chain, Business, Finance or other relevant subject) along with 5+ years management level experience in Operations/ Supply Chain
  • Proven operations management execution and experience within warehouse/distribution
  • Extensive knowledge of network design and logistics; Knowledge of automation technologies, autonomous maintenance, lean principles highly preferred
  • Experience implementing performance driven culture while leading and motivating a high­ functioning team
  • SAP experience – Intermediate to advanced
  • WMS experience – Intermediate to advanced
  • Demonstrated Root Cause Analysis
  • Demonstrated indirect influence skills

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.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

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JOB ID: 21024806
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067