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Project Manager - New Product Development

Rocky Hill, CT, United States
Closing date
Dec 15, 2023

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Full Time
Job Type
Project Manager
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Other Corporate

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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 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?
  • At Henkel, our Project Managers excel by leading and coordinating a project team's overall performance, scope, time, and deliverables. Our clients in consumer electronics field rely on timely and efficient execution, and as Project Manager, you will drive the charge to deliver new products to our strategic markets. If you are ready to help our clients and project teams succeed, we would love to meet you!
  • Leads and delivers projects as outlined in the project charters and plans.
  • Facilitate and manage the definition and delivery of vision and goals of the project.
  • Drives the completion of projects on time, within resource budget, and within scope.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently and prioritize according to market strategies.
  • Identifies and brings to timely resolution project risks and issues and escalates issues to the sponsor as needed.
  • Acts as link between global project team and project sponsor.
  • Provides timely and regular status updates to project sponsor and steering committee.
  • Promote and develop excellent project management throughout the organization
  • Balance best practice with reason and technical understanding for optimal execution
  • Measures, tracks and reports on project performance and milestones.
  • Proactively identifies and addresses areas for improvements as well as risks and countermeasures.
  • Prepares and aligns the deliverables with both the project team and project sponsor.
  • Sets up and ensures execution of project communication plan. Leads the project team and effectively delegates tasks.
  • Balance best practice with reason and technical understanding for optimal execution
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business or a related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred 7+ years broad professional experience 4+ years of project management experience bringing new products to market
  • Past working experience in adhesives and/or electronics industry is preferred
  • Strong familiarity with stage-gate process, project management methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Positive attitude, driven, persistent, and results-oriented with the ability to influence without direct authority
  • Excellent conflict resolution, negotiation, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all levels in a global organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project skills
  • Ability to travel 15% - 20% (Domestic and International)
  • Ability to speak Mandarin a plus
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.

The salary for this role is $105,000 - $130,000. 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.



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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