United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Strategy Construction Adhesives IMEA


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.

The purpose of the role is to lead the Strategy office of the Head of ACB IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa). The incumbent will lead a multi-location team to drive strategic projects and initiatives to drive profitable growth for Adhesive Technologies Construction business in IMEA, with a specific focus on Henkel Polybit in UAE, KSA and export markets.


  • Drive the strategic agenda for Adhesive Technologies Construction SBU (ACB) in IMEA across various focus areas: Market Strategy & Org. Excellence, Product & Technology Management, Strategic Pricing, Market & Customer Activation, Sales & Channel Excellence
  • Contributes to and leads execution of business / organization restructuring projects
  • Proposes and leads execution of projects related to Route-To-Market, Sales Force Effectiveness and Export Market Prioritization
  • Responsible for developing Market Entry/ Expansion strategies for selected markets
  • Coordinates M&A activities, and initiates, proposes and analyses potential acquisition targets
  • Analyses & proposes improvements to Operations (incl. Purchasing/ Supply Chain/ Manufacturing Footprint)
  • Responsible for analyzing financial results and liaising with the teams in the markets


  • Business, science or engineering degree from top-tier university; MBA a plus
  • 7 - 10 years of industry related work experience; ideally some time spent in leading consultancies
  • 3+ years with people management experience
  • Ideally, experience in sales, marketing, or commercial excellence
  • Strong digital affinity
  • Proven track record in implementing transformative projects in complex multi-stakeholder
  • Strong ability to drive topics from strategic concept through project phase to implementation and continuous improvement mode
  • Ability to comfortably interact with all levels in the organization and work across multiple cultures effectively
  • Highly motivated team player with excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus
JOB ID: 190007V8
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Contact details: recruitmentgcc@henkel.com


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