United States, Brandon, SD, Adhesive Technologies

Production Manager

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?


  • Balance safety, quality, productivity, cost, and employee satisfaction to achieve positive results in all areas
  • Direct personnel actions including employee selection, training, performance appraisal, discipline, coaching, & development
  • Oversee all facets of a 24/7 production operation and use data plus shop floor observations to drive improvements in safety, quality, employee satisfaction, and cost.
  • Determine manufacturing priorities, staffing, and overtime based on established production schedules
  • Communicate and hold employees accountable to manufacturing standards including production procedures, safe work processes, behavioral values, and manufacturing efficiencies
  • Supports the quality initiatives of the company by instilling a commitment of quality to all levels of production personnel.
  • Assist in setting, achieving and maintaining goals for production inventory accuracy, scrap reduction, and production efficiency.
  • Identify production bottle necks and direct steps necessary to increase productivity.
  • Support safety policies and environmental responsibilities including reporting, investigations, and root cause analysis
  • Drive 5S improvements in the operation.
  • Direct problem-solving and continuous improvement activities with emphasis in safety and quality
  • Utilize the SAP ERP system to understand & improve plant performance metrics
  • Lead Lean Thinking and implement changes
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and six to ten years related manufacturing experience
  • Minimum five years in a manufacturing supervisory role
  • Chemical batch processing experience preferred but not required
  • Prior experience leading in a 24/7 environment a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly engaged leader of people
  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing to include 5S methods, Kaizens, and other continuous improvement programs.
  • Problem solving ability and critical thinking skills required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ERP systems (SAP preferred).
  • Demonstrated integrity and reliability
  • Strong commitment to safety systems and OSHA required standards

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel's request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

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: 22043876
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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