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United States, Mentor, OH, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Product Development Chemist


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.


  • The Senior Product Development Chemist is responsible for on-time and cost-effective development and scale-up of innovative adhesive and sealant products based on technologies such as SMP, silicones and urethanes that meet the needs of the North American professional and consumer markets.
  • Ensure a systematic, planned approach and methodology from the ideation phase through development to scale up and commercialization. 
  • Lead implementation of Henkel Corporate initiatives where business-appropriate.
  • Ensure compliance to Henkel work processes such as Stage Gate, SAP, Product Safety and relevant environmental and regulatory requirements. 
  • Maintain/ develop strong relationships with raw material vendors. Assist manufacturing, TCS, QA with non-routine problems.
  • Produce high quality data-based status and project completion reports. Work with Legal department on IP issues, NDA, invention disclosures


  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry is required.  Masters or PhD in Chemistry is strongly preferred.
  • 7+ years of industrial experience related to design, synthesis,  testing & evaluation of adhesive and sealant products based on reactive systems such as PU’s, SMP’s and silicones is required. 
  • Experience with commercialization of products from the lab through production and into the customer’s hands is required. 
  • Analytical mindset with a proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Committed to foster teamwork on a local and global basis. Committed to participating and contribution to team goals. 

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral.  At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 190002Q6


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