Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Sustainability Manager Materials (d/f/m)

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Experienced senior manager (d/f/m) that contributes to shaping Adhesive Technologies’ strategy for sustainability by further accelerating low emission raw materials as differentiator 
  • The special focus is on accelerating and elevating existing efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of our raw materials while ensuring competitiveness by shifting internal as well as customer & supplier mindset and demonstrating thought leadership
  • Identify highest impact levers, derive and prioritize concrete initiatives and translate them into business plans 
  • Be responsible for roadmap development, performance measurement and progress reporting for CO2 emission reduction initiatives 
  • Provide expertise on sustainability related topics such as biogenic materials, recycled materials and materials derived from Carbon Capture Utilization
  • Proactively engage with suppliers and regulatory bodies to shape future standards for using sustainable materials 
  • Represent Henkel externally at association or industry initiatives, at customers, as well as in internal bodies to improve our sustainability expertise, performance, and reputation


  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Economics, Supply Chain Management or a related field (PhD optional)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional experience in commercial roles in the chemical industry, ideally with a strong focus on sustainability related projects
  • Background and experience in purchasing, marketing or sales is a plus 
  • Excellent understanding of complexity of products, technologies, and value chains required
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Individual with both strategic and analytical mindset, strong project management skills, and passion about driving change and challenging the status quo
  • Fluent English language skills, good German language skills are advantageous

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 22043412
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com
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