Germany, Düsseldorf, Laundry & Home Care

Senior Manager R&D Laundry Detergents (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.


  • Cornerstone in the global formula development for Laundry & Home Care products in the category Liquid Detergents and drive the future development of this category
  • Increase product attractiveness and fulfill consumer needs
  • Create economic infrastructure by developing cost efficient solutions for global Liquid Detergent formulations
  • Create positive impact on environment in accordance with Henkel’s sustainability targets
  • Drive formula innovations and new technologies in the category Liquid Detergents
  • Part of an interdisciplinary team in close contact to research, regulatory, regional development groups, process development, supply chain and marketing 
  • Technical lead of international multifunctional projects
  • Responsibility for leading a laboratory, coaching and training of coworker(s) and colleagues


  • Master´s degree or preferably PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • Ideally min. 5 years of relevant experience
  • Track record of establishing technologies / other projects resulting in successful product launches / significant cost saving projects
  • Knowledge and experience in development of FMCG products, knowledge of FMCG industry and its key players (including suppliers and other specialists)   
  • Experience in project management and knowledge of project management tools and methodologies (e.g. MS Project, Agile)
  • Experience in developing innovation platforms / external partnering in accordance with quality definition of brand and briefing
  • Ability to identify and qualify new materials with interesting application profile
  • Entrepreneurial mindset driving for internal / external partnering
  • Excellent understanding of various drivers of financial performance of the business, including preparing “make or buy” decisions
  • Leadership and strong networking skills
  • Fluent English language skills
JOB ID: 190006VN
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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