Netherlands, Scheemda, Adhesive Technologies

Continuous Improvement and Digitalization Manager

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 47.000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted 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?

As a Continuous improvement/(HPS – Henkel Production systems) and Digitalization manager, you will contribute to the continuous improvement and digitalization journey at Henkel Adhesives technologies business unit ensuring the best-in-class continuous improvement methodologies, tools and digitalization and I4.0 program in our plant in Scheemda-The Netherlands. This hybrid role focuses on driving continuous improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency while leading the plant’s digitalization efforts. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in lean manufacturing, process optimization, and digital transformation.


  • Lead and facilitate continuous improvement projects using lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and other methodologies to optimize plant operations.
  • Analyze current processes and workflows to identify areas for improvement and implement effective solutions.
  • Develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor progress and measure the impact of improvement initiatives.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to educate employees on lean principles and continuous improvement techniques.
  • Prepare and present reports on improvement projects, highlighting achievements and future opportunities.
  • Oversee the digital transformation initiatives within the plant, ensuring seamless integration of digital tools and technologies.
  • Identify and evaluate emerging digital technologies to enhance operational efficiency, product quality, and data-driven decision-making.
  • Develop and maintain digital dashboards and reporting systems to provide real-time data and insights.
  • Collaborate with Henkel Dx/IT and engineering teams to ensure successful implementation and integration of digital solutions.
  • Ensure cybersecurity measures are in place and adhered to across all digital platforms and systems.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues related to digital systems and automation equipment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably within the chemicals industry.
  • Proven experience in leading continuous improvement initiatives and projects.
  • Strong knowledge of lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, and other process improvement methodologies.
  • Experience with digital transformation projects and the implementation of digital technologies in a manufacturing setting.
  • Proficiency in data analysis and the use of digital tools and software.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Certification in Six Sigma (Green Belt or Black Belt) is a plus.
  • Strong communication skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong change management skills that can persuade & lead with conviction

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: 24067058
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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