Germany, Hannover, Adhesive Technologies

Lean HPS Specialist Hannover (d/m/w)

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 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?


  • Coordinate all the Continuous Improvement Process CIP activities/projects taking place in the factory.
  • Coach on HPS activities and approaches in all pillars including on-the-floor activities
  • Ensure that all improvement activities are followed through to successful completion
  • Act as assessor of integrated activity implementation, calibrates standards with the leadership team
  • Ensure that all improvement activities are followed through to successful completion
  • Guarantee that reporting requirements are communicated and met via agreed formats.
  • Regularly review the results of improvement activity against the expected results and take action as appropriate.
  • Train and mentor teams to drive improvement initiatives across the organization
  • Work closely with HPS team to develop and implement standards to the community
  • Support development of methodologies, systems, tools that support the increase of OEE, reduction of maintenance costs, improvement of SHEQ KPIs
  • Lead workshops involving all plant actors to increase the level of skills and autonomy of the production teams
  • Seek 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 


  • Master's degree, preferably in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations or Business Administration
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience including a proven track record in project management
  • Profound experience with Lean methods, such as: A3, 5S, Gemba, Kaizen, Lean Layout (Cells), Makigami, OEE, One Piece Flow, Poka Yoke, Problem Solving, QCO / SMED, Shopfloor-Mgmt., Six Sigma, Standardized Work, TPM, Visual Management, VSM, Yamazumi (Line Balancing)
  • Strong communication skills as well as proven coaching and training skills
  • Entrepreneurial way of working, analytical skills and ability to motivate people on all levels
  • Fluent English and German language skills, Russian, French or Italian would be a plus 

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: 23056190
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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