Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Manager Product Development Biorenewables Scouting (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.


  • Research and develop groundbreaking technologies in the field of renewable materials with a special focus for chemical synthesis
  • Identify opportunities for new technology, products or performance improvements
  • Lead a small lab team of qualified technicians
  • Lead one or multiple R&D projects critical to business
  • Actively make specialized knowledge available to the organization
  • Act as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel Adhesive Technologies both internally and externally
  • Identify and engage valuable external partners
  • Act as responsible for new research, intellectual property (IP), publications, technology roadmap
  • Secure IP position in own area of development
  • Steer and facilitate knowledge sharing and support project teams in solving problems
  • Act as an advisor for management and steering committees
  • Contribute actively to scientific publications and forums with papers and presentations 


  • PhD degree in Chemistry
  • 3 years professional experience in industry or cooperation with industry in the field of organic chemistry (synthesis)
  • Intrinsic drive to high quality lab-based research
  • High motivation to bring R&D results in high quality products and business success
  • Leadership skills to supervise a qualified lab team, Convincing and influencing skills
  • Good digital skills for office and R&D applications
  •  High team orientation as collaboration with other colleagues is key to success for this position
  • Fluent English language skills
JOB ID: 21019197
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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