United States, Elk Grove, Adhesive Technologies

Operations Manager

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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The Operations Leader will oversee the entire Advanced Valve Technology (AVT) product value chain, from supply chain to outbound shipping. Responsibilities include manufacturing, production planning, quality, procurement, and more. They must proactively plan and execute operations programs, collaborating closely with sales and finance teams through a robust S&OP approach.

  • Direct operations to enhance profitability via operational excellence, productivity, timely delivery, capacity utilization, best-in-class quality, cost management, and working capital optimization.
  • Provide leadership for implementing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement practices (5S, Six Sigma, Lean Principles, Value Stream Mapping, TPM, etc.).
  • Establish and monitor key performance indicators for volume, productivity, cost, and quality.
  • Motivating and leading a high-performance team, retaining talent, mentoring, and managing performance.
  • Handle distribution/warehousing of raw materials and finished products to meet customer expectations and optimize working capital.


  • Four-year undergraduate degree, preferably in science, engineering, or technical fields required (experience will be considered in lieu of degree)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in operations management, focusing on manufactured products required.
  • Multi-site experience and international supply chain familiarity preferred.
  • Six Sigma/Lean certification preferred.
  • Prior experience with a formal ERP systems preferred (SAP, Oracle, Infor, etc.).

The salary for this role is $105,200.00 - $153,200.00. 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.

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JOB ID: 24064566
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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