Germany, Düsseldorf, IO

Senior Manager CSRD Transformation Office & Initiatives (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 50,000 pioneers around the globe. The teams in our corporate functions enable the best in our dynamic businesses and in our people to maximize our company’s potential. With our leading 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.

We are now looking for a Senior Manager CSRD Transformation Office & Initiatives (d/f/m) in our global sustainability team, which is responsible for Henkel’s sustainability reporting and the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD).

Dare to make an impact?


  • Lead and steer the CSRD Reporting Transformation Program, overseeing all aspects of resource allocation, prioritization, interdependencies, and successful delivery
  • Monitor and track the progress of initiatives aimed at implementing the CSRD's two cross-cutting and ten topic standards, guiding planning efforts, prioritization, and facilitating timely delivery
  • Manage communication channels for CSRD projects, including updates for senior leadership and stakeholders
  • Provide guidance and direction for consultancy support related to the overall project and individual initiatives within the CSRD framework
  • Take responsibility for overseeing project budgets, costs, and timelines across the portfolio of projects within the CSRD Reporting Transformation Program
  • Promote and instill a culture of project management excellence by providing coaching and consulting on strategic projects within the organization
  • Work in gremia and engage in advocacy efforts to drive initiatives related to the CSRD implementation with internal and external stakeholders
  • Proactively enhance team capabilities through targeted employee development initiatives, fostering a culture of continuous growth and skill advancement and cultivate a collaborative environment within the team and drive cross-functional collaboration


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Finance, Sustainability Management or a related field 
  • 10 years or more of relevant professional experience with a track record of successfully leading transformation programs or initiatives 
  • (Agile) Project management experience and familiarity with sustainability management & reporting 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in (agile) project management methodologies (e.g. SCRUM) with the ability to oversee complex transformations from initiation to completion
  • Project management experience with focus on sustainability management and understanding of ESG reporting requirements (CSRD) is beneficial
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate project updates, risks, and issues to senior leadership and stakeholders
  • Experience in financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and managing project budgets
  • A strong multi-tasker-capable of planning, organizing details while communicating effectively on all levels within the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate and influence within a multi-matrix organizational structure, effectively collaborating with cross-functional teams and stakeholders to drive initiatives forward
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and empower individuals or teams to achieve common goals
  • Business Proficiency in English, German is a plus

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: 24063267
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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