United States, Bridgewater, NJ, Adhesive Technologies

Vice President Commercial Financial Management Industrials

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


We are looking for the Commercial Financial Director for one of our global Strategic Business Units (SBUs), managed out of North America (Preferred locations: Bridgewater or Rocky Hill) or Germany (Headquarters Düsseldorf). The mission of your role is to shape the business strategy and run key projects for the SBU, provide financial & commercial insights, and drive its future performance.

You will be instrumental in developing the business globally together with the leadership team, organically as well as through M&A. The position holder is an integral part of the Senior Management Team of the SBU.

  • Your core responsibilities include:
  1. Perform strategic and operational business planning, set priorities for investments, translate strategy into financial targets
  2. Capture business growth opportunities by creating financial insights, assessing portfolio and performance, identifying gaps and defining strategic & tactical measures.
  3. Optimize operating margins by creating transparency about profitability development and root causes, identifying and steering improvement measures like pricing, cost performance, customer portfolio management, differentiated resource allocation.
  4. Drive inorganic growth plans.
  5. Run key projects for the SBU.


  • 10+ years professional experience in commercial and/or finance leadership roles
  • University degree, preferably with major in business / finance
  • Excellent convincing & influencing skills, ability to lead international cross functional team
  • Excellent analytical, communication & presentation skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably German
  • Highly motivated, team-oriented person with distinct 'Can-Do' attitude

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.

JOB ID: 23044683
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
Health, Disability & Life Insurance
Health, Disability & Life Insurance Vacation / Paid Time Off
Vacation / Paid Time Off 401k Matching
401k Matching Flexible Work Policy
Flexible Work Policy Performance Bonus Incentives
Performance Bonus Incentives Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits
Paid Parental Leave & Childcare Benefits Wellness Programs
Wellness Programs Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid
Tuition Reimbursement & Student Loan Aid International Career Opportunities
International Career Opportunities Employee Recognition Programs
Note: Perks might vary depending on the job grade.