China, Shanghai, Adhesive Technologies

Business Development Manager Engineered Wood


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Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide, with more than 26,000 employees and €9 billion in sales. Through our Engineered Wood business, we drive a transformation in the construction industry where sustainable buildings from engineered wood replace traditional materials such as concrete and steel. Henkel’s high-tech adhesives are crucial for the production of safe and sustainable engineered wood, and thus helping a significant reduction in the buildings’ carbon footprint.

  • The business development manager for China drives the future growth of the business in the region
  • Drive the expansion of the engineered wood business in China with existing customers, new customers, new applications – take ownership of delivering results and growth
  • Develop a detailed market understanding, select the right opportunities, and generate sales opportunities through market penetration and distinct value propositions
  • Together with TCS develop the quality and safety standards at our customers to enable them to reach global performance levels
  • Become active member of the Chinese wood construction community; help drive safety standards, influence the regulatory environment and prepare ground for future growth
  • New applications/technologies/business models: together with TCS and the global team, evaluate market opportunities outside current core business and drive new business projects


  • Master’s degree in engineering or science; MBA a plus
  • Successful track record in a technical commercial role
  • Ability and willingness to aquire deep knowledge in a technically demanding business under a complex regulatory environment (certification, building codes, …)
  • Experience in the building, wood, and/or adhesives industry a plus
  • Highly international with the ability to sell and build networks globally across different cultures
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills combined with disciplined execution
  • Proven project leadership skills in a complex and diverse environment
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels of the organization and across cultures
  • Fluency in Chinese and English
  • The position is based out of Shanghai, China
JOB ID: 20002014
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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