China, Shanghai, Adhesive Technologies

Program Manager APAC

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.

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  • Coordinate Make vs. Buy decision and implementation based on customer requirements throughout the life of a program (In house or Third-Party Manufacturing).
  • Responsible for delivering program at desired margin & ensuring profitability throughout life of a program.
  • Budgeting, tracking and controlling all project cost (incl. customer paid vs. Henkel paid, part price, tooling).
  • Ensure program delivery by developing & monitoring of program timelines, open issues matrixes and program cost.
  • Drive open issues to closure through tracking and escalation.
  • Develop program status reports and lead program milestone reviews with management.
  • Support program communication to customer and internal cross-functional program teams.
  • Participate in strategic customer discussions for issue resolution.
  • Initiate kick-off meetings and support preparation of formal quotes.
  • Coordinate internal change management (e.g. bank builds, lead times, cost).
  • Communicating APQP customer requirements as input into APQP meetings.
  • Lead launch teams in close collaboration with the Manufacturing Readiness Manager to execute flawless program launches incl. coordination of deliveries of parts on-time and in-full across all program phases.
  • Work with DRE and submit tooling kick off and tooling change request.
  • Represent Henkel with assigned customers, supporting customer relationship and understanding expectations to drive new business opportunities.
  • Travel to customers, tollers and Henkel facilities to support specific projects and events as required.
  • Work closely with internal and external KAM, manufacturing, design and sales teams.
  • PM Flex: next to above, contribute or lead continuous improvement and global best practice initiatives for the PM function.


  • Education: Bachelor's in science/engineering. Mechanical Engineering Preferred.
  • Experience: 5+ years of relevant experience in automotive engineering or program management; experience in the Chemical industry is an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary.
  • Technical design knowledge & commercial understanding needed.
  • The ability to think and work under minimal supervision is essential.
  • Up-to-date computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite.

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.

JOB ID: 24062190
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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