United States, Bowling Green, KY, United States, St. Louis, MO, United States, Geneva, NY, United States, West Hazleton, PA, United States, Salt Lake City, UT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Regional Head, Continuous Improvement

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 over 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, 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?


  • Coaches on Continuous Improvement/Henkel Production Systems (HPS) activities and approaches in all pillars including on-the-floor activities Acts as assessor of integrated activity implementation, calibrates standards with the leadership team 
  • Participates in all phase assessments to provide a calibrated and objective viewpoint
  • Captures and disseminates current best practices worthy of reapplication
  • Establishes an integrated, seamless working relationship with plant manager and HPS manager, and the rest of the organization
  • Develops leadership team and especially HPS managers; leads the network of HPS leaders within the region
  • Diagnoses activities and identifies technical know-how and organizational behaviors that are barriers to implementation
  • Tracks the progress cluster sites master plan and gives appropriate advice, detects possible obstacles and escalates if needed
  • Works closely with HPS team to develop and implement standards to the community
  • Supports development of methodologies, systems, tools that support the increase of OEE, reduction of maintenance costs, improvement of SHEQ KPIs
  • Leads workshops involving all plant actors to increase the level of skills and autonomy of the production teams
  • Seeks permanently state of the art solutions from external world which could make a difference for Henkel
  • Audits site implementation of HPS to ensure the highest standard of effectiveness
  • 50% of time based out of one of the 5 plants. 50% out of office or remote, occasional global travel (1-3 times a year) to places such as Amsterdam, other global HQ, Turkey, Serbia. 


  • Production
  • Quality Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Technology
  • SHEQ
  • Finance
  • Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Optimiziation
  • HPS
  • Process Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Previous plant director or Senior dept head background with strong experience in production and continuous improvement.

The salary for this role is $98,800.00 – $144,500.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

JOB ID: 23051534
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.