Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Commercial Financial Director (d/f/m)

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 47.000 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?


We are looking for the Commercial Financial Director for one of our global Strategic Business Units (SBUs), managed out of Duesseldorf. 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.

  • Drive and steer financial related management process: mid-term and short-term strategic planning process and budgets for the respective Business/SBU Set priorities for investments, translate strategy into financial targets
  • Capture business growth opportunities by creating financial insights, assessing portfolio and performance, identifying gaps and defining strategic & tactical measures
  • Evaluate SBU strategies, innovations, projects and investment plans; monitors business profitability; assess risks and opportunities
  • Act as sparring partner to SBU Head on strategic, operative and organizational matters
  • Lead the Pricing and Product Management Team to drive commercial excellence, and guide the Global/Regional Controlling team to drive Financial Excellence
  • 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
  • Drive inorganic growth plans


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

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: 24067046
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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