Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Expert Product Development Functional Packaging Coatings (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.


  • Be a part of our product development team for functional coatings in the field of packaging adhesives
  • Product development of solvent-based and water-based heat seal lacquers, functional coatings, primers, overprint varnishes und further functional coatings for food packaging
  • Responsibility for testing and approving raw materials - consider raw materials that are used in new formulations and the approval of alternative raw materials for existing products
  • Effective management of development projects in cooperation with Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Technical Customer Service
  • Management of pilot trials with our pilot reactor and on our coating machines
  • Processing customer requests by prior arrangement
  • Providing application-technological support to the customers in the field of functional coatings
  • This position requires a broad knowledge in the scope of coating technologies as well as active lab work


  • Bachelor or Master in Chemistry or other relevant field
  • Long-time experience in the field of product development, developing successfully coating products for plastic films and aluminum foils that are used as barrier-coatings as well as heat seal lacquers suitable for different applications
  • Experience in direct supply to flexible packaging convertors or experience with raw material development and supply
  • Familiarity with common coating technologies and knowledge of the product requirements to apply them with different coating systems
  • Ability to characterize coatings with chemical and physical methods
  • Network in the field of raw material producers and broad knowledge of raw material classes that are used in the area of the mentioned coatings
  • Fluent English language skills, German is advantageous
  • Good MS Office skills (MS 365, MS Teams etc.), SAP skills are of advantage
JOB ID: 20009299
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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