Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Sustainability Manager Safe Materials (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?


  • Experienced senior manager (d/f/m) that contributes to shaping Adhesive Technologies’ strategy for sustainability by further accelerating product safety as differentiator
  • The special focus is on transforming product safety from compliance factor to competitive advantage by shifting internal and customer mindset and demonstrating thought leadership
  • Identify highest impact levers, derive and prioritize concrete initiatives and translate them into business plans
  • Develop a governance to coordinate and monitor proactive substance phase outs and facilitate cross-functional decision making
  • Responsible for roadmap development, performance measurement and progress reporting
  • Provide expertise on sustainability related topics such as chemical safety, cost and business implications along the value chain as well as regulatory aspects
  • Proactively engage with suppliers and regulatories to shape future standards addressing the use of chemicals
  • Represent Henkel externally at association or industry initiatives, at customers, as well as in internal bodies - to improve our sustainability expertise, performance, and reputation


  • Master's degree in Chemistry, Environmental or Material Science, Engineering or a related field (PhD optional)
  • Min. 5 years of professional experience in leading multi-stakeholder projects in the chemical industry and regulatory environment, ideally with a strong focus on sustainability related projects
  • Background and experience in product safety, regulatory affairs, and/or product development
  • Excellent understanding of complexity of products, technologies, and formulations required
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Individual with both strategic and analytical mindset, strong project management skills, and passion about driving change and challenging the status quo
  • Fluent English language skills, good knowledge of German is an advantage

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: 22035374
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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