United States, Chanhassen, MN, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development Technical Manager


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.


  • Proactively develops new thermal interface materials, leads a small team and manages projects that generate a competitive edge.
  • Hands-on attitude with desire to invent materials and processes that change the technology landscape.
  • Technical expert in adhesive chemistries like SMP/Silicones, PU, acrylates, polymer network physics, particle science, and rheology.
  • Analyzes material properties in conjunction with local and global Henkel Analytical team.
  • Manages technical aspects of project within stage gate system in conjunction with professional project manager.
  • Assesses logistical requirements to successfully complete projects and plan accordingly.
  • Translates customer and market feedback into technical specifications and develops product formulations and applicable data packages for specific customers and general market.


  • Ph.D in Chemistry Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or related fields, with a minimum of 2 years industry experience in research and development is required. Will consider candidates a M.S. and 5 years experience or B.S. and 10 years of experience. 
  • Broad based knowledge of polymer science, including polymer chemistry, structure property relationships, rheology, bulk and adhesive mechanics of soft materials is required.
  • Preferred deep understanding of heat transfer materials and thermal interface products.
  • Bilingual in English and German is preferred but not required. 

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JOB ID: 20007979
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067