Australia, Ingleburn, Sydney, Henkel Consumer Brands

Packaging Development Manager

At Henkel, you can build on a strong legacy and leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses to reimagine and improve life every day. If you love challenging the status quo, join our community of over 47.000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Cold Power and Schwarzkopf, our cutting-edge technologies and our disruptive solutions, you will have countless opportunities to explore new paths and develop your skills. Grow within our future-led businesses, our diverse and vibrant culture and find a place where you simply belong. All to leave your mark for more sustainable growth.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Lead, coach, and develop a team of packaging technologists/engineers to deliver creative, sustainable, and innovative packaging solutions for new and existing products for Henkel consumer brands utilising innovative ideas to optimise quality, functionality, cost, sustainability, and customer appeal.
  • Manage the development and implementation of creative and innovative packaging solutions, aligning to the highest international standards and quality, functionality, cost, sustainability, market, safety, regulatory and legal requirements.
  • Lead the development of solutions for promotional activities; Inspire solution initiatives that generate savings for the business
  • Ensure the implementation of Henkel International Test Procedures and lead the execution of all needed performance tests; Drive the technical agenda, building the reputation as key business partner to marketing, supply chain and purchasing
  • Be up to date with packaging trends, new technology, materials, and sustainability developments, incorporating insights into strategies to create the competitive advantage
  • Coach strategic packaging skills, technical expertise, and role relevant competencies within our team; Work closely with other R&D managers to foster a united team spirit, improved processes, and procedures as well as common ways of workings.
  • Audit the packaging lab to ensure that all activities/processes are fitting to Henkel standards and good lab practices.


  • Degree in Packaging Engineering or comparable degree
  • High profile achievements in a packaging leadership role within FMCG or similar industry
  • Proven in managing projects on time and to budget
  • Able to build trusting relationships and collaborate well with internal and external stakeholders; Excellent collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills, attention to detail and eager to learn; Able to critically analyse situations and provide insightful observations and improvements
  • Self-motivated, creative, and an open-minded team-player

At Henkel, we come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We believe the uniqueness of all our employees is the power in us. Become part of the team and bring your uniqueness to us! We welcome all applications across different genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24065581
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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