Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

Head of Data Platform (d/f/m)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Translate global data strategy into technology, platform, data assets, processes, and organizational requirements
  • Lead Data Platform department and manage up to 5 teams (cloud platform engineering, data engineering, DWH engineering, big data engineering, quality assurance)
  • Understand business needs and act as sparring partner to identify high-impact opportunities by leveraging our extensive data assets
  • Take responsibility for development and operations of our global data & analytics platform and BI systems
  • Design and implement cloud architecture, data architecture, and scalable frameworks to support digital business initiatives
  • Manage a project volume of up to 10 MEUR p.a. to support our business needs
  • Foster a data-driven culture within the Henkel Group


  • Master’s degree in a computer science or related field 
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a data engineering environment and proven track record of leading large teams
  • Fluent in English; German language skill is a plus
  • Expert knowledge of DevOps, DataOps and agile practices like scrum
  • Excellent skills and experience in building IaaS and PaaS using infrastructure as a code
  • Advanced knowledge and deep hands-on experience in data architecture, data engineering, automated testing and cloud-based data services preferably on Azure
  • Strong business acumen and ability to collaborate closely with technical and non-technical teams. Eagerness to consult and drive data literacy within the enterprise
  • Capacity to develop a clear understanding of business challenges, derive a solution concept and translate it into relevant tasks for your teams
  • Entrepreneurial mind-set, good sense of humour and strong personality
JOB ID: 20009358
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment-Germany@henkel.com