Product Development Chemist - Surface Treatment (d/f/m)

Employer
Henkel
Location
Düsseldorf, Germany
Salary
Competitive
Posted
July 17 2021
Ref
21015877
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type
Other
HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

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.
YOUR ROLE
  • Research and develop new conversion coating products and processes for metal pretreatment applications, with focus on metal coil business
  • Identify opportunities for new technology, products or performance improvements
  • Lead one or multiple R&D projects critical to business
  • Identify and engage valuable external partners
  • Secure IP position in own area of development
  • Ensure SHE and compliance
  • Active collaboration with Technical Customer Service and Sales (process optimization, new product launches), other SBUs (new products, inquiries about existing products, customer applications) and production (production process issues, product instabilities and quality issues)
YOUR SKILLS
  • Min. Master's degree in Chemistry required, PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred
  • Ideally about 3 years relevant professional experience, proven strong expertise in development of conversion coating as well as previous experience with the metal coil industry
  • Necessary knowledge to file and apply for patents
  • Self-dependent as well as efficient planning in performing lab work and tasks, including planning work and evaluating results from technicians
  • Fluent English language skills, German is advantageous
  • MS Office skills
  • Willingness to travel (30%) globally to customers and other facilities

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