Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Manager Sustainable Packaging (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 through transformation of our packaging portfolio
  • The special focus is on accelerating and elevating existing efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of our packaging while ensuring customer satisfaction as well as safety and compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Coordinate internal stakeholders, assess opportunities for portfolio harmonization, and facilitate cross-functional decision making
  • Identify highest impact levers, derive and prioritize concrete initiatives and translate them into business plans
  • Responsible for roadmap development, performance measurement and progress reporting
  • Provide expertise on sustainability related topics like material recyclability, dematerialization, packaging footprint assessment as well as cost and business implications along the value chain
  • 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 Engineering (Mechanical, Chemical, Packaging or related), Environmental Science, Business Administration or a related field (PhD optional)
  • Min. 5 years of professional experience in leading multi-stakeholder projects related to packaging in the industrial environment, ideally with a strong focus on sustainability related projects
  • Background and experience in packaging related management, procurement and supply chain management or close collaboration with mentioned fields
  • Industrial background would be an advantage
  • Excellent understanding of packaging technology, complexity and business implication 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: 22035367
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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