Product Development Chemist

Bridgewater, NJ, United States
October 28 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Other Corporate
Job Type

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 Product Development Chemist is an early-career level position in which you will learn about and be an important part of the product development process for Henkel's water based and food packaging coating products.
  • Responsible for evaluating and approving raw materials for both cost savings and supply security programs
  • Engagement with and guidance for suppliers in the selection and qualification of raw materials.
  • Participate with cross-functional internal team responsible for managing and executing portfolio of raw material activities.
  • Product Development ownership for lab qualifications and approvals of alternative materials.
  • Presentation of lab results and recommendations in project meetings with both internal colleagues and suppliers.
  • Primary contact for quality and manufacturing organization to ensure continued and improved manufacturing efficiency and quality for current product range. Provide disposition for both raw materials and finished products.
  • Responsible for documentation and processing of all changes for both raw materials and finished goods within established Henkel systems.
  • Bachelors Degree (in chemistry, polymer science, or relevant discipline) is required.
  • Prior, relevant, lab experience in an academic, internship or industrial setting is required.
  • Prior knowledge of adhesive technology and formulating is a benefit, but not required.
  • Experience using SAP is nice to have, but not required.
  • Ability to multi-task, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong team working spirit and proven ability to collaborate with others.
Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, 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.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

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