Germany, Düsseldorf, Human Resources

Global Head of Recruitment (Center of Expertise) (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 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading brands, 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?


  • Lead a passionate team of five colleagues in the Global Center of Expertise, collaborate with the regional and local counterparts and empower the recruitment teams worldwide
  • Develop and implement long- and short-term recruitment strategies for Henkel based on business needs, market and technology trends as well as on the related surveys, metrics and KPI results 
  • Provide clear oversight of the global recruitment process, including responsibility for positions up to middle management level
  • Offer advisory support for executive recruitment and other stakeholder groups
  • Strategically plan and steer large-scale projects within the recruitment area or larger HR initiatives, such as implementing new HCM solutions or talent marketplace platforms 
  • Ensure compliance with all global and local policies, internal and external audits, and legal requirements within the recruitment organization 
  • Plan, manage, and oversee all recruitment-related budgets, including team and HR project budgets 


  • Master’s degree in human resources, business administration, or a related field 
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of experience in HR, with at least 3-5 years in a leadership role within global recruitment or HR technology 
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful recruitment strategies and projects in a global environment 
  • Strong technical skills, including high expertise in recruitment systems and tools
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams across different regions and cultures 
  • Strategic thinker, strong communicator, strong stakeholder manager 
  • Fluent English language skills, German is beneficial  

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24061059
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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