United States, Bowling Green, KY, Henkel Consumer Brands

Plant Hygiene Manager

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The function of the Hygiene Manager is to lead the process of assuring the plant has hygienic systems, processes, and equipment in place. The role is also responsible for development and implementation of solutions needed for hygiene issues. This role has responsibility for leading and supporting key Quality Assurance Capability development at the plant.

  • Hygienic Design - Develop and implement strategies, tactics, and hygiene action plans
  • Microbiological Testing - Determine testing requirements and conduct testing and maintain data as required by Henkel standards
  • Investigations - Lead the investigation of out-of-specification microbiological and related results.Culture and identify microorganisms and lead corrective action development
  • Lead Hygiene Programs and Teams
  • Manage Micro Lab Operations and Personnel
  • Improve Quality – Perform tasks and manage processes to improve plant quality, laboratory, and hygiene processes according to regulatory, customer, Henkel, and good manufacturing practices, standards, and procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Microbiology is required, advanced degree preferred
  • 3-7+ years of experience in an Industrial Microbiology Field, preferably with a CPG company. Experience in biofilm research is a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Hygienic Manufacturing, Equipment and Design to assist in troubleshooting plant hygiene issues is required. Mechanical Aptitude is highly preferred
  • The identification of microorganisms using traditional and automated technology is desirable
  • Knowledge of chemistry and ability to carry out test methods relevant to the department
  • Work with local management team to drive and improve quality, environmental, safety, and energy results across the site within area of responsibility and where required to meet ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and 50001 standards.

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Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

The salary for this role is $68,200.00 - $94,100.00. 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.

JOB ID: 23049257
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067
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