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Sustainability Manager Purchasing Adhesive Technologies (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Aug 1, 2024

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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?

  • Collaborate on shaping sustainability strategies for assigned technologies / categories, in alignment with Henkel Adhesive Technologies' Sustainability Ambition 2030 and in line with Purchasing Responsible Sourcing strategies
  • Identify opportunities to drive sustainable impact along the assigned chemical value chain between Henkel and relevant suppliers beyond Tier 1 - covering relevant areas of impact, such as emission reduction, safety, nature and biodiversity protection and risk mitigation
  • Implement defined strategies in partnership with Categories and Adhesive Technologies business
  • Lead respective lighthouse projects with suppliers towards successful completion
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the purchasing team during opportunity assessment, project execution and negotiations. Additionally, provide insights and guidance to the business on impactful practices and also addressing customer inquiries (where applicable)
  • Manage stakeholder relationships up to executive levels both internally and externally.
  • Drive supplier engagement, building and nurturing relationships with key suppliers
  • Drive and/or support team workstreams and contributes to continuous improvement initiatives
  • Actively engage and contribute to Adhesive Technologies Sustainability and Purchasing Responsible Sourcing workstreams and other relevant corporate workstreams

  • 8 years overall professional experience in different roles, preferably strategic sourcing and sustainability.Previous experience within Henkel is an advantage
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in chemical engineering, sustainability, environmental science, business management, or related field
  • Proven experience (5 years) in sustainability management or related roles, preferably in Chemical industry
  • Sound understanding of chemical value chains relevant to Henkel A technologies
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to influence and engage stakeholders at all levels
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities with a results-oriented mindset
  • Project management skills, including ability to plan, execute and evaluate sustainability initiatives
  • Analytical skills, with proficiency in data analysis and reporting
  • Passion for sustainability and a commitment to driving positive change
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.


About Henkel


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.

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