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Adhesive Lean Manager for Korea and Japan

Incheon, South Korea
Closing date
May 29, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
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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?
  • Develop robust continuous improvement strategies in partnership with management teams and key business stakeholders
  • Drive lean and six sigma initiatives to achieve measurable operational excellence and productivity gains with meaningful lean six sigma projects
  • Lead and coach Lean six sigma/ HPS activities in all pillars including on-the-floor activities to achieve annual target; Establish systematical and standardized operating processes through Lean six sigma methodology for sustainable improvement
  • Diagnose activities, identify technical know-how and organizational behaviors, and take proper actions to remove the barriers to achieve operational excellence
  • Work closely with Lean Six Sigma and HPS team across plants and regions to develop and implement standards
  • Establish an effective and efficient lean six sigma organization with structured approach in Korea and Japan
  • Develop people in different levels to equip them with Lean Six Sigma mindset, knowledge and capabilities and increase the level of skills and autonomy
  • Implement and support cultural change across organizations and drive business improvement
  • Capture and disseminate best practices worthy of replication; Support digital and automation projects and digital skill upgrade programs aligned with Digital strategy
  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent is required and Master's degree is plus
  • Minimum of ten years total work experience is required including three years in people management, three years in plant and three years in lean improvement
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt certification is required
  • Excellent knowledge in MS Office,Minitab,Python and other digital tools is preferred
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Good communication skill in English and Korean is required and Japanese is plus
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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