Germany, Düsseldorf, Human Resources

Senior Manager ESG Data Processes & Internal Controls (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 ESG Data Processes & Internal Controls (d/f/m) in our global sustainability team, which is responsible for Henkel’s sustainability reporting.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Identify relevant data owners and define accountabilities to fulfill data reporting and accounting needs in line with compliance and business requirements; this includes highlighting and solving potential data and data process gaps in collaboration with data owners and Dx (IT)
  • Describe the organizational processes to create, fill, maintain, connect the data fields, in alignment with technical parameters in the purview of Dx (IT) and business stakeholders and data owners
  • Develop and roll out training materials to relevant stakeholders to foster data management best practices and principles and build a culture of Environmental Data quality awareness and responsibility
  • Establish relevant documentation and descriptions of data processes and data control systems to enable reasonable assurance and comparable business requirements
  • Continuously assess and enhance Environmental Data governance and reporting processes within the organization
  • Ensure adherence to relevant Environmental Data regulations, standards and reporting requirements
  • Work in gremia and engage in advocacy efforts to drive ESG data initiatives with internal and external stakeholders
  • Work on ad-hoc projects and duties as required by management


  • Master’s degree in Finance, Data Management, Controlling or a related field
  • 7 years or more of professional work experience
  • Experience in organizational information management, (financial) controlling processes, or organizational governance processes
  • Proficiency in excel, relevant financial accounting tools and financial analysis combined with strong analytical skills
  • Experience in audit or assurance processes as well as experience in creating and maintaining documentation of data processes and data control systems
  • Track record in tangibly improving data assurance capability and reliability
  • Understanding of relevant environmental data regulations, standards and reporting requirements (e.g. CSRD, CDP)
  • Experienced in agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban; Certifications like Professional Scrum Product Owner is a plus
  • Ability to engage with diverse stakeholders groups; good communicator with ability to convince and engage at all levels
  • 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.
  • 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: 24063219
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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