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Netherlands, Scheemda, Adhesive Technologies

Operations Manager


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.


  • Accountable for driving production team to operate safely, and to meet or exceed all quality, service, output, cycle time and labor efficiency standards. 
  • Responsible for working effectively with other departments, with a team approach to supplying quality products to our customers 
  • Manages production and shift supervisors. 
  • Oversees management of all production personnel. 
  •  Adheres to company policies and processes encompassing safety, health, environmental, human resources, and employee relations. 
  • Develops and maintains annual operating and capital budgets for the manufacturing group within division profitability guidelines.  
  • Develops, reviews, and enforces operating procedures. 
  • Coordinates manufacturing along with the Materials Manager, QC Supervisor, and QA Manager to respond to customer needs and deadlines.  
  • Accountable for identifying and minimizing manufacturing variances. Continuously improvement of operations and our metrics. 
  • Reports to Plant Manager.


  • Degree in Science and/or Engineering preferred. 
  • 5+ years experience managing a team of 30+ people in a Lean Manufacturing environment 
  • Proven usage of Lean Mfg. methods and management concepts. 
  • Strong, proven, quantifiable operational metric results 
  • Six Sigma certification is a plus 5-10 years process engineering experience in a manufacturing environment preferred  
  • Experience in a chemical batch process environment a plus  
  • Ability to lead as well as be a team member of cross-functional teams and complex technical projects. 
  • Aptitude to work with customers to understand and react to their requirements  
  • Must work efficiently and within established time frames and effectively function within a team environment
JOB ID: 190005HT
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular


Henkel’s application process

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