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Continuous Improvement Manager

Ankara, Turkey
Closing date
Jan 23, 2024

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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.

Dare to make an impact?
  • Implements a Continuous Improvement strategy and manage Continuous Improvement (CI) activities and projects to ensure efficient production and high quality products
  • Drive simplification and streamlining in plant processes utilizing Henkel Production Systems (HPS) standards and digital tools
  • Manages the HPS Team to ensure all operational requirements are met
  • Identify and deliver productivity and cost savings projects through the use of problem solving and project management tools
  • Collaborate with the regional and global Lean teams to develop tools and methodologies
  • Delivers against production performance KPIs, budget and projects
  • Own and drive the Lean transformation agenda across both Turkey plants collaborating with all plant functions, as part of the Turkey Operations lead team
  • Develop a lean culture through designing, training and coaching of lean tools and methodologies
  • Coach and develop Lean Engineers within the department
  • Acts as role model of continuous improvement culture and behaviors
  • Bachelors in a relevant Engineering discipline
  • 5 to 8 years experience in Lean tools application and developing a Lean culture
  • Extensive knowledge of problem solving using structured methodologies such as A3 and Six Sigma
  • Strong manufacturing knowledge with deep understanding of shopfloor management
  • Advanced user of MS Office applications, expertise in Power BI is considered a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of management
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 look for a diverse team of individuals who possess different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and mindsets.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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