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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 leading on-time development and driving to commercialization of innovative and cost-effective adhesive and sealant products for the North American professional and retail markets.

-Incorporate Henkel concepts of Safety and Sustainability into all aspects of the product development process.

-Committed team-player with local and global mindset - develop and strengthen functional relationships with vendors, Manufacturing & QA, Technical Service, Marketing and Sales. Lead and participate in cross functional teams..

-Maintain awareness and understanding of relevant Scientific, Regulatory and Technical advances and apply to key objectives.

-Operate at all times in compliance with Henkel EHS policies, Sustainability Standards and work processes (SAP, Stage Gate etc.).

-Produce timely project completion and project status reports replete with high quality data analysis.

-Develop Intellectual property. Participate in the disclosure and patenting process. Maintain comprehensive project records in time

-Use a systematic planned approach and methodology to complete product development from the ideation phase through development to scale up and commercialization


-Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent qualification

-Experience with design, synthesis and testing & evaluation of adhesive and sealant products based on reactive systems such as PU’s, SMP’s and Silicones.

-Goal oriented with strong project management skills. Strong, transparent open communicator across all organizational levels.

-Highly motivated with Highly motivated with hands-on approach to laboratory work.

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: 190004WJ
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


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