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Project Manager for R&D Smart devices (d/f/m)

Düsseldorf, Germany
Closing date
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Project Manager, Research Scientist
Organization Type
All Industry, Other Corporate

Job Details

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?

Be at the forefront of pioneering projects set to revolutionize the laundry detergent and beauty care industries. As an integral part of our team, the candidate will engage in cutting-edge initiatives, driving innovation that disrupts the market and sets new standards for consumer products focus on development of digital and automatic devices for laundry and beauty. This role offers a unique opportunity to shape the future of smart devices within the home care and beauty sectors, leveraging technology to create sustainable, user-centric solutions.
  • Spearhead multiple projects and innovations, ensuring timely delivery and exceptional quality
  • Take charge of our innovation pipeline for Smart devices in Henkel Consumer Brands (HCB), playing a pivotal role in the development and realization of groundbreaking ideas
  • Guide projects through every phase, ensuring alignment with our strategic vision
  • Manage relationships, communicate project progress, and present advancements to internal stakeholders, ensuring transparency and alignment across the organization
  • Oversee the selection and management of external subcontractors, ensuring their contributions are in sync with project goals and timelines
  • Establish and monitor project budgets and schedules, ensuring resources are allocated efficiently and deadlines are met
  • Exhibit a hands-on approach and entrepreneurial mindset, ready to tackle challenges head-on
  • Solution-focused attitude and active engagement in problem-solving will navigate the infinite challenges this role presents
  • Ability to adapt and confront new challenges is key to achieving outstanding results and pushing the boundaries of what's possible
  • Master's degree in Design, Mechanical Engineering or related field (e.g. Product designer with strong mechanical engineering capacities or Mechanical Engineer with a strong understanding of consumer and UX needs)
  • At least 5 years of experience on e2e development of devices or services
  • Agility project management skills
  • A passion for innovation and technology put consumer and users at the center
  • Strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills to effectively manage teams and stakeholders
  • Proven ability to manage complex projects, balancing multiple priorities without compromising quality or timelines
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a keen ability to identify and seize opportunities for improvement and innovation
  • Resilience, flexibility, and the courage to explore uncharted territories and unconventional solutions
  • Fluent english skills
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 welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.



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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