Germany, Düsseldorf, DX

(Senior) Data Scientist (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.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Solve complex business problems with data. Use data scientific tools to find solutions for challenges in the realm of both big and small data
  • Take pride in delivering insight and value from data to the organization.
  • Be part of a team of data scientists embedded in our Data Science Center of Excellence
  • Advance the team with your expertise and extend and deepen your knowledge by strong collaboration within the team and within cross-functional teams
  • Work in close collaboration with our Data Science Engineering team using agile methods to deliver high quality data products at a fast pace
  • Driven by the market, we test & learn, we build fast – in weeks, not months – and are always ready to adapt
  • Actively participate in cross-functional project teams in the execution of our data & analytics strategy
  • Live a culture of constant learning, integrity, and mutual responsibility
  • Be passionate about exploring emerging technologies and leveraging their full potential
  • Establish yourself as a Data Science ambassador across business units and functions
  • Every day, without exception, we think and live business, customer and consumer first
  • Our passion is to create high impact and value through data & analytics
  • We believe in the power of data science


  • Master degree in a quantitative field (e.g. physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, quantitative finance); PhD is a plus
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in a data science environment in industry - experience in the chemical and consumer goods industry is a plus
  • Proven track record in delivering data science products from prototype to deployment
  • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience in at least one of the following data science areas: supervised or unsupervised machine learning, optimization, statistical modelling, deep learning, time-series analysis, graph analytics for big data
  • Excellent coding knowledge in scripting languages (e.g. Python, R) and data processing frameworks (e.g. SQL, Spark, neo4j)
  • High confidence in handling structured and unstructured data in cloud ecosystems (e.g. Azure tool stack). Experience in data preparation, data modeling, analysis, and visualization
  • Strong business acumen and ability to collaborate closely with non-technical teams
  • Strong skills in solving complex problems and Eagerness to take ownership of challenges
  • Ability to structure, reduce complexity and transition from bird-eye-view to detailed view and back
  • Strong experience in communicating results to a non-technical audience via data visualization and data story telling
  • High confidence in both verbal and written communication
  • Fluent in English; German language skill is a plus

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23052829
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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