Germany, Hamburg, Beauty Care

R&D Hair Care Product Developer (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.


  • Formula development of hair care products for the global retail and professional market with focus on green, circular and high-performance solutions
  • Leading R&D workstreams in cross-departmental as well as supplier projects
  • Technical execution from R&D side for D2C & mass customization projects
  • Tandem partner for Advanced Research with responsibility for product portfolio design & development geared towards digital and analytical hair sensory devices and tools
  • Ensuring claim substantiation by coordinating derma, hair studio, biophysical hair and sensory studies
  • Selection, formulation and evaluation of biodegradable, high-performance raw materials together with global raw material manufacturers
  • Generation of new market-relevant, sustainable product ideas and technologies based on consumer insights, scientific state of the art, literature and patents
  • R&D counterpart for cross-departmental Open Innovation projects


  • University degree in Natural Science or Chemical Engineering diploma in Cosmetics Science, Materials or Polymers
  • Ideally expertise in cosmetic raw materials & cosmetic formulation
  • Familiarity with common spectroscopy methods such as FTIR and UV/VIS
  • Strong affinity towards digital tools, data analysis, and digital concepts
  • Open mindset to embrace & encourage a digital, data-driven innovation culture & digital transformation processes in a traditionally non-tech corporation
  • Confidence with Agile project modus with focus on performance, speed & risk management
  • Dynamic and confident team player with entrepreneurial attitude
  • Fluent English language skills, German is advantageous
  • MS Office skills
JOB ID: 21013168
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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