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Germany, Düsseldorf, Laundry & Home Care

Supply Chain Innovation Project Manager (d/f/m)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Act as one voice of Supply Chain of Laundry & Home Care to interdisciplinary interfaces in Innovation Management and represent the Supply Chain in international project steering
  • Transfer projects into the regions/clusters
  • Support in cross-cluster production allocation
  • Support in the preparation of Business cases: calculation of COGs, definition of investments (together with technical functions) and financial evaluation of the project
  • Cost calculation for new products (across development phase up to Go2 decision / project approval) and optimisation of production costs for new products (and/or existing products)
  • Support on Make-or-Buy decisions (Internal production or Toll Manufacturers)
  • Technical and financial judgement on production scenarios, in cooperation with regional/cluster teams
  • Support in preparation of Business Cases and link to Finance for “Innovation Investments” approval
  • Single point of contact from SC to other functions (Marketing, R&D formula-packaging-process development, Finance, Procurement)


  • Master’s degree in engineering

  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience within Supply Chain strategy

  • Fluent in spoken and written English; German appreciated, more languages are a plus

  • Good knowledge about Laundry & Home Care production technology as well as operations with regards to production processes, planning and logistic concepts

  • Project management grounded knowledge / experience

  • Experience in steering inter-functional teams (also based in different geographical places), good adaptability to multicultural backgrounds and intercultural sensitivity

  • Good understanding of the main cost drivers of manufacturing operations

  • Sound understanding of financial principles and build up of business cases / arguments for economical evaluations of projects.

  • Excellent communication and influencing skills

JOB ID: 1800048I


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