Germany, Düsseldorf, Henkel Consumer Brands

Head of R&D Quantitative Excellence (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.

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  • Lead Henkel Consumer Brands (HCB) Benchmarking programs with the coordination of multidisciplinary teams accross the organization, as well as external agencies and associated budgets             
  • Lead and steer in alignment with the produc development team and external testing suppliers the early consumer tests (blind testing) for key projects innovations
  • Be a SME (Subject Matter Expert) and drive the strategic development of consumer centric quantitative tools and methods (ex: gross-negative, acceptability,... for HCB R&D) and associated statistical support
  • Lead global Vendor management program for consumer quantitative testing and steering of the testing agencies                                                                                                 
  • Lead the strategic understanding programs on Drivers of Liking FOR relevant categories                                                                                            
  • As CTI Leadership team member, report benchmarking KPI and program evolution up to Excom members, define program expansion and contribute to building the CTI HCB R&D Consumer strategy                                                                                   
  • Take over the management of the future Benchmarking team
  • Act as CTI key account partner for the CMI (Consumer Market Intelligence) group


  • Master’s degree in market research, consumer studies or other relevant fields
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in global consumer research project management & steering
  • High expertise in Statistics for CTI : modelisation, Correlations of subjective & objective data sets
  • High leadership skills and experience to embrace the complexity of the role and to interface with seniors stakeholders
  • Passionate for the global Consumer goods market business ( Hair and Laundry and Home Care - Retailer and Professional)
  • Highly cooperative with multiple stakeholders: cross-functional team work
  • Open minded for changes and for identifying new ways of working
  • Strategic thinking to be applied across the consumer group
  • Fluent in English , German is a bonus

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: 24062420
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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