Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Innovation Initiative Manager (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you’re up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Develop, oversee, and manage strategic initiatives in our new Inspiration Center in Düsseldorf that support the vision of Adhesives - Innovation and SBUs short- to long-term plans
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to elicit, document, and track a joint understanding of initiative requirements
  • Guide the day-to-day management of strategic initiatives, especially with the alignment of work estimates, budgets, schedules, and risk & issue management
  • Capture data and information to enable proposals to be made based on data-driven insights
  • Provide high transparency to initiatives by actively identifying the reporting/information needs and facilitating a communication plan
  • Maintain a common understanding of expectations between Innovation and SBUs
  • Identify, track, and report meaningful status reports, particularly around achievement of performance goals
  • Work with other team members to capture and share initiative learnings


  • Master's degree in Business Administration or IT (focus on Big Data, PowerBI), MBA desirable
  • 5 years of relevant professional experience
  • Exceptionally organized individual able to drive change by working collaboratively with cross-functional stakeholders to translate business requirements and identify solution options as well as communicate with all levels of management
  • Result-driven team player with an innovative mindset and keen problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in tools like Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, PowerBI, MS Project, MS Teams, SharePoint
  • Fluent English language skills, German and other languages are advantageous

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 21026350
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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