Operational Head of BPU (all genders)

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society.

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live a culture of inclusion, respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

As the Operational Head of the Global Brand Protection Unit of Beiersdorf, your job is to secure the integrity, the Brand Value and the reputation of our products, worldwide, against the threat from counterfeit (fake) production.

Your responsibilities will include the following

  1. Working closely with global and national authorities and law enforcement agencies, such as the World Customs Organization, Interpol, etc, as well as with International Right holders Associations. You will also constantly manage and develop IP awareness training with these institutions.

  2. To raise and maintain internal visibility to the subject, you will be required to work closely with the Heads of various internal departments, e.g., Supply Chain, E-Commerce and Sales, an co-operate with the General Managers and Heads of Sales at our Beiersdorf affiliate companies across the world.

  3. You will lead an experienced international team of  IP enforcement experts and external consultants, based in different geographies, e.g. China, Russia, India and UAE . Your role will be to ensure the constant development and implementation of both our global and any regional specific Brand Protection strategies, providing effective leadership to the afore-mentioned team throughout.

Your Profile

To fit this role, you should ideally have either a background in security and/or criminal investigation, or a managerial background at Beiersdorf, with a strong international footprint, and at least 10-12 years of professional experience.

Further, you must have strong intercultural experiences to cope with the different cultural background of relevant authorities, suppliers and employees. Your international mindset is also proven by having worked in a different cultural geography, and being able to speak English very well, and preferably (an)other foreign language.

Additional information

We embrace Diversity and Inclusion and are committed to providing equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of race, gender, age, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, cultural, ethnic or national origins. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae, salary expectations, relevant references and certificates) and encourage you to upload your CV without a picture.


Hamburg/Germany is the primary location for this position. Therefore, we recommend residence in Hamburg.

Our company agreement allows basically up to 40% of the working time in a flexible work location in Germany. The exact arrangement of this agreement in the relevant team will be explained in a personal conversation.


If you have any questions, please contact our recruiter Nadine Lohmann every Tuesday between 11 and 12 am via the telephone number +494049092870.

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Job Details

Contract Type:
Unlimited / Full-Time
Country / City:
Germany / Hamburg
Beiersdorf AG
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