Germany, Düsseldorf, Human Resources

Senior Manager Climate Standards & Governance (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 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?


  • Develop relevant corporate Climate 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 Climate targets Governance and Steering; with the support of established roadmaps and action plans in interaction with relevant stakeholders
  • Establish existing and emerging reporting and accounting standards as well as key methodologies with respect to their impact on Henkel’s strategic targets
  • 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


  • Master’s degree in Controlling, Accounting, Procurement, Strategy, Climate Science
  • 10 years of relevant professional experience with focus on climate sustainability and project management
  • Knowledge in the following areas is desired: Climate SBTI or CDP, GHG accounting, Net Zero concept, CSRD & EU Taxonomy. Knowledge in Water or Biodiversity and water accounting principles (CEO Watermandate, WWF, WRI etc.) is a plus
  • Willingness to display a transformative approach, fostering a shift in organizational mindset towards strategically managing footprint data with the same adaptability and precision as standard financial metrics
  • Ability to translate complex climate topics into actionable insights for non-expert decision-makers such as R&D, Executive Committees, and Purchasers, through the creation of accessible briefing documents and internal guidelines, leveraging knowledge of decarbonization levers, sector trends, and technology landscape
  • Proficient in methodological thinking with a deep understanding of financial and environmental data reporting systems
  • 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
  • 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.

JOB ID: 24063236
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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