United States, Bowling Green, KY, Henkel Consumer Brands

Sr Mgr, Production Strategy & Materials

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.

The Henkel Bowling Green, KY manufacturing facility is looking for top talent to lead our facility to Best in Class performance levels and culture.  We have a clear 3-5 year journey laid out to build capability and drive to ZERO losses using world class processes.  If you enjoy working with others and have a passion for improvement, come join our winning team! 

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The Manager of Production Scheduling & Materials oversees the master production schedule, material procurement, and on-site inventory management, collaborating closely with Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations. They also manage innovation integration from R&D, Marketing/Brand, and Supply Chain into the Bowling Green plant. Reporting to the Plant Director, they lead all supply-related activities and contribute to continuous improvement efforts as part of the Plant Leadership Team.

  • Develop inventory targets and manage production to achieve targeted inventory levels on both a cost and unit basis.
  • Analyzes data, including enterprise requirements planning information and prepares consolidated managerial reports as needed to facilitate and recommend actions to ensure plant/product line optimal Supply Chain execution.
  • Collaborates with various departments to ensure accuracy of inventory levels and BOM accuracy.
  • Lead the production planning team.
  • These groups partner with plant operations and the corporate central planning teams in developing finite production schedules, define optimal material flow, and provide leadership and strategic focus to accomplish supply chain KPIs.
  • Manage and direct site initiative leader projects for innovation ideas coming from R&D, Marketing/Brand and Supply Chain to the plant.
  • Oversees Management of Change (MOC) system run by Site Initiative Leader.


  • B.S degree in Business, Engineering, Operations Management or a related field. MBA is desirable.
  • 5-10 years of work-related experience (Operations scheduling or Material Planning)
  • Experience working with Advanced Planning Systems (Manugistics, SAP APO, etc…)
  • Strong ability to build relationships across different functions and facilitate cooperation across various levels of organization.
  • CPIM, CSCP or other APICS or Six Sigma certification or commensurate certification of processes and best practice methods preferred
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to prioritize and drive work.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the development of new products.
  • Experience with indented BOM systems.

The salary for this role is $86,000- $164,800. 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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JOB ID: 24063715
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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