Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Senior Product Development Manager - Hotmelt Adhesives (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.


  • Develop new and innovative hotmelt products to primarily serve the consumer goods bussiness unit according to the business priorities and requirement profiles of the individual projects, steering the progress of projects, assign resources appropriately and track status in the stagegate system
  • Engage suppliers and third parties to learn about, evaluate and introduce new technology or raw materials with tangible benefits and identify, qualify and introduce raw material alternatives to support overall cost of goods targets
  • Drive the continuous improvement of product development capabilities, including physical facilities and team member competencies within own team
  • Define, implement and monitor SHE-Q improvement actions within own team to ensure a safe, clean and efficient working environment in the development team
  • Engage customers to learn about unmet needs, product improvement potentials and to offer deep technical support related to adhesive chemistry 


  • University degree in a relevant field
  • Highly driven, experienced manager with a minimum 10 years of experience
  • Proven track record of successfully managing technical teams and delivering high value complex projects
  • Working knowledge of hotmelt adhesive technology ideally with experience of successfully developing formulations for consumer goods applications
  • Established network within the hotmelt adhesive raw material industry
  • Fluent English language skills, German and other languages are advantageous
  • MS Office skills
JOB ID: 2000008Z
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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