China, Shanghai, Adhesive Technologies

Sr. PD Chemist PVD

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 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, 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.

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  • Product development chemist will focus on new product development for automotive applications, provide technical support to customers, and provide manufacturing scaleup support.
  • Work well in the team environment and work collaboratively with cross functional teams.
  • Understand automotive applications, market trends and customer needs.
  • Ability to lead new product development projects independently. Self-starter with can do attitude.
  • Responsibilities

  • The Product Development Chemist will develop innovative adhesives, coatings and sealants for automotive market applications.
  • Lead and manage automotive projects independently. Deliver projects on time on budget.
  • Propose and develop adhesives and coatings solutions which are strategically aligned with market and customer needs.
  • Engage in the patenting of innovative work.
  • Make technical presentations at customer meetings and conferences.
  • Collaborate with suppliers and research institutions to develop new technologies.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing, business, and quality teams.
  • Accountabilities (Time in %)

  • Leading and managing adhesive product development (ADP) projects including milestones and timelines. Full utilization of Albert system and Henkel digitalization initiatives.                     70%
  • Collaborating with cross functional teams, IPM, marketing, sales, and manufacturing.                     10%
  • Collaborating with customers and suppliers for innovative solutions. Presenting new product at customer meetings and conferences.                    5%
  • Engaging and contributing Henkel adhesives and coatings platforms with sharing and learning.                     5%
  • Lab operation, equipment, raw materials, safety, internal and external audits.                    10%
  • What the Role Can Offer You

  • Project leader who drives positive social and environment impact for automotive industry.
  • Enable customers to reduce carbon footprint by delivering light weighting, low temperature curing, and environmental friendlier innovation solutions.
  • Drive collaborative culture. Support and lead DEI initiatives.
  • Drive new way of work, support digitalization transition.


  • PHD or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or other relevant technical field is required. Will also consider a BS with 5+ years of industry experience.
  • Project management training is preferred.
  • Strong track record in new product development from concepts to commercial success.
  • Knowledge and experience in epoxy, rubber, EVA, acrylate, PVC chemistries.
  • Experience in hands-on/bench development of adhesives and coatings based on thermoset technology is required.
  • Experience in new product pilot and production scale up of adhesives, coatings and sealants is required.
  • Strong focus on safety and quality of work.
  • Excellent verbal and presentation skills with experience presenting to top management, customers and public groups.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Sufficient language skills in English.

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: 24065228
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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