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Senior Manager Circularity Standards & Governance (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Jul 28, 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?

  • Establish existing and emerging reporting and accounting standards as well as key methodologies with respect to their impact on Henkel's strategic targets, its ability to manage risks and opportunities, as well as customer and investor needs, supported by analysis of Data and Methods Team
  • Develop relevant corporate Circularity accounting and target policies, reflecting Henkel's leadership ambitions and strategic business interests, in close cooperation with Data Team and BU's to ensure coherent targets and implementation
  • Own documentation of policies and develops wide reaching communication and training materials to deepen climate awareness and understanding across the business
  • Orchestrate the internal Circularity targets Governance and Steering; with the support of established roadmaps and action plans in interaction with relevant stakeholders
  • Liaise closely with the Reporting and Business Integration team to quantify business risks and value creation opportunities for Corporate Reporting and business integration
  • Engage in relevant external platforms to shape industry standards and methodologies and represents Henkels interests (in close collaboration with Data team and BU's) in relevant collaborations and events
  • Foster deep relationship with Data team to reflect policies in accounting methods and analytics and with reporting team to anticipate new reporting requirements
  • Work in gremia and engage in advocacy efforts to drive ESG initiatives with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work on ad-hoc projects and duties as required by management

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Strategy or Sustainability Management
  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience with focus on sustainability, circular economy and/or project management
  • Knowledge of ISO and GRI standards, and circularity standards enabling adherence to internationally recognized frameworks for sustainability reporting and management
  • Strong project management skills incl. knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g. Waterfall, Agile) and project & program management tools (e.g. MS Project, Azure, DevOps etc.
  • Demonstrated track record in effectively documenting and reporting on various initiatives, including workshop preparation and moderation
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and demonstrated resilience in handling high-pressure situations and adapting to rapidly changing environments
  • A strong multi-tasker-capable of planning, organizing details while communicating effectively on all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and influence within a multi-matrix organizational structure, effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to drive initiatives forward
  • Proactive approach to decision-making and problem-solving, coupled with a hands-on mentality
  • Business Proficiency in English, German is a plus
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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