Germany, Düsseldorf, Henkel Consumer Brands

R&D Manager - Packaging Sustainability (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Drive Henkel Consumer Brands’ packaging sustainability strategy by further enhancing the circularity of packaging
  • Be responsible for the packaging sustainable training efforts for the global organization
  • Enhance content and functionality of IT solutions to assess sustainability of packaging
  • Present Henkel in cross-industry circular economy initiatives 
  • Collaborate effectively with internal & external stakeholders, suppliers, recycling partners and associations
  • Conduct research to further advance recyclability and usage of recycled materials in packaging


  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Packaging, Chemical Engineering or similar
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience in the field of packaging, waste management or circular economy
  • Knowledge and experience of the main packaging technologies including recycling technologies and life cycle assessment of packaging materials
  • Track record of establishing and implementing programs to drive packaging circularity within corporations 
  • Experience in collaboration with stakeholders along the packaging value chain
  • Analytical, result-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset (operational and business-oriented) and strong presentation skills
  • Strong networking and intercultural skills, willingness to perform within an international organization
  • Fluent English language skills, German is 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: 23053885
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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