Germany, Hannover, Adhesive Technologies

Lean Specialist Hannover (d/f/m)

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 Continuous Improvement Process (CIP) activities/projects that take place in the factory
  • Lead a small team in Lean management on site 
  • Coach on Lean activities and approaches in all pillars, including on-site activities
  • Ensure that all improvement activities are successfully completed
  • Work closely with the Lean team to develop and implement standards for the community 
  • Ensure that reporting requirements are communicated and fulfilled via agreed formats
  • Regularly review the results of improvement activities and take action as required
  • Train and mentor teams to drive improvement initiatives across the organization
  • Support the development of methods, systems and tools that support the increase of OEE, the reduction of maintenance costs and the improvement of SHEQ KPIs
  • Lead workshops with all plant stakeholders to increase the level of skills and autonomy of the production teams
  • Review the implementation of Lean at the site to ensure the highest standard of effectiveness


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree, ideally in chemistry, engineering, supply chain or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the lean field, including proven success in project management
  • Ideally first management experience
  • Extensive experience with Lean and Six Sigma methods such as: Poka Yoke, problem solving, store floor management, Six Sigma/ DMAIC, OEE, visual management, 5S, value stream mapping
  • VSM, A3, Kaizen, Lean Layout (cells), Makigami, One Piece Flow, QCO/SMED, Standardized Work, TPM, Yamazumi (Line Balancing) is an advantage 
  • Strong communication skills and proven coaching and training skills
  • Entrepreneurial approach, analytical skills and the ability to motivate people at all levels
  • Fluency in German and English

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: Regular - Full Time
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