Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Structural Cost Controlling (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?


  • Become part of our global business controlling team with exceptional visibility in an international environment
  • Work together in a cross-functional set-up with top management and the CFO of Adhesive Technologies, where you can have a direct impact on the business success of Henkel
  • Lead a direct team and manage resources in the shared service center organization
  • Steer the execution of reporting, planning and analysis of Structural Cost at Adhesives Technologies with worldwide responsibility
  • Drive active cost management and provide Structural Cost transparency to stakeholders
  • Continually analyze and improve processes and systems to achieve a highly efficient state-of-the-art controlling set-up
  • Proactively ensure compliance and drive governance (e.g. value flows, guidelines, reporting standards, etc.)
  • Conduct training on tools and methods for the full organization
  • Respond to ad-hoc top management requests with highest quality and speed
  • Assist with other financial projects as required (e.g., M&A activities, organizational changes)
  • Coordinate regional service cost charging procedures (e.g. to ensure tax compliance and reporting, involvement in audits) 


  • Excellent Master’s degree in business administration or economics
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the areas of business analysis, management reporting, or a related field
  • Track record of understanding financial and business systems/processes
  • Fluent English language skills, German language skills are beneficial
  • Demonstrated project management and presentation skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactively engaging internal and external stakeholders to identify and define potential issues, opportunities and develop and implement solutions
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with all levels and across functions of the organization

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: 21026407
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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