China, Shanghai-Zhangjiang, Adhesive Technologies

Innovation Project Manager

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?


Job Purpose

  • Lead and manage a set of strategic Innovation projects
  • Define and manage project milestones to ensure alignment with global SBU/SU plans and Inno Strategy, fiancial business plans, technical and customer roadmaps, positioning, risk analysis incl. mitigation planning
  • Lead and motivate cross-functional project teams
  • Identify potential gaps and develop alternative solutions incl. recommendations to Gate Keepers (Go, Hold, Kill)

Key Dimensions

  • Value of IPM's project innovation portfolio for AT APAC (with approximately 20 projects) = 20 Mio € NES@Peak
  • NPI24 (sales from new products in their first 24 months) depends on actuals launch schedule, typically 1 - 3 Mio €NES per year

Principal Accountabilities

  • Supervise project implementation activities 30%
  • closely coach project team members on their daily work using ADP process templates 30%
  • organize and lead regular project review meetings with team and stake holders 10%
  • regularly update on project progress, summarize status of project (clusters) managed 10%
  • assist with product launch in manufacturing and ensure quality before final launch 20%


  • University degree in Management / Engineering / Science / Chemistry
  • 3+ year of project management experience (preferrably certified according international standards)
  • Preferably professional experience in Sales / Marketing / Technical Service / R&D Product Development
  • Fluent in English
  • Very good analytical skills with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Collaborative & positive teamwork skills
  • Strong positive "can-do" mind set and team spirit
  • Entrepreneurial, persistent and result-oriented mind-set
  • Enthusiastic change agent - ability to "sell" the ADP process internally
  • Capability to drive and influence with direct authority

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 21026596
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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