Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Automation, Process Control and Edge Analytics (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?


  • Lead a Competence Center for Automation, Connectivity, IoT, Controls and Edge Analytics
  • Guide the development & execution of the Lab Automation and Edge Analytics Roadmap for the Innovation Teams
  • Manage staff and contribute with expert knowledge on selected projects
  • Manage globally the successful implementation of Automation, Process Control, Connectivity and Edge Analytics projects on a global scale, their daily operation after launch and ongoing improvement
  • Drive cross-Strategic Business Unit and Business Unit alignment for automation initiatives, infrastructure & ongoing services
  • Develop short- and long-term horizon and strategy in regards to lab automation services
  • Manage the interface to 3rd party partners and service providers for selected digital/automation tools & solutions
  • Manage and ensure budget allocation according to overall topic prioritization and strategy
  • Manage the interface to internal & external stakeholders (Innovation Community, IT, Purchasing, customers & suppliers)


  • Successfully completed Bachelor' degree in Engineering required, Master’s degree or PhD preferred
  • At least 7 years of Advanced Automation and Process Control experience required including Edge Devices, Process Control, Connectivity, OT Cybersecurity and IoT. Ideally involving the implementation of Advanced Process Control algorithms
  • Strong demonstrated leadership - effectively hire and manage strong technical and program management teams; lead, prioritize, and work effectively in cross-functional teams; effectively communicate/influence at an executive-level
  • Strong project management experience demonstrated by leading R&D, automation or digital projects within a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of polymer chemistry or mechanical testing, ideally supported by work in the adhesive, sealant or coating industry within a lab environment would be an advantage
  • Combined experience in lab automation software, hardware, and processes or statistical methods for formulation optimization would be an advantage
  • Fluent English language skills required, German a plus

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: 22028447
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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