United States, Salisbury, NC, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Lean HPS North America

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Within Henkel Adhesives Technologies we are aiming to continuously improve our operations and supply chain.
Be part of this exciting transformation and join our North America regional team which closely cooperates with Global team and other regions.


Lead North America Lean HPS team to provide Lean, Six Sigma and Industrial Engineering support & guidance to over 30 factories across the US & Canada.

Your role is to:

  • Drive and monitor Adhesive Operation North America saving and deliver productivity saving target      
  • Lead Productivity improvement workshops and Kaizen events to identify saving opportunities and improve process
  • Guide deployment of management operation System across all North America plants and assess adherence to standard.
  • Support plants to improve quality and reduce out of Specification batches by leveraging Six Sigma and A3 problem solving tools.
  • Implement Plant scorecards and roadmaps including operational dashboard
  • Develop team capabilities through training and coaching including delivering Six sigma Green Belt and Black Belt training
  • Assess and enhance Plants Lean HPS maturity
  • Support factory digital transformation by capturing value from Smart Factory and MES deployment
  • Assess and enhance Plants Lean HPS maturity
  • Drive OEE implementation roadmap and help the plants to analyze their downtime data to improve consistently.
  • Facilitate cultural transformation by developing and empowering people and promote continuous improvement mindset.
  • Promote best practice sharing across NA region and identify relevant best practices from other regions.
  • Contribute with the HPS global team to enhance and upgrade lean HPS standards and tools.
  • Contribute to the development of optimal lean layout for green field and brown field in the region.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with emphasis in chemical, mechanical, manufacturing and/or industrial or similar discipline.
  • Minimum 10 year of experience working in Chemical Operation of multi-national
  • Communication skills required to interact with all levels of the organization
  • Proven project's management skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel across North America.
  • Proven track record in executing complex programs and leading teams in multi-stakeholder environments
  • Proactive and collaborative working style
  • Outstanding analytical skills, including financial business case creation
  • Energy, resilience, determination, and enthusiasm.
  • Good knowledge about chemical operation and Lean Manufacturing.
  • Good English communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Good ability to convince and influence team members and other stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of production processes as well as SHEQ standards.
  • Good experience in IT tools such as MS office programs
  • Knowledge of SAP is highly considered.


  • Lean  Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt.
  • Eager to learn with interest in new technologies, digitization, process improvement and data analysis. 

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Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 22037568
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.