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Head of Application Engineering

Bridgewater, NJ, United States
Closing date
Apr 10, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
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Other Corporate

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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.

Dare to make an impact?
  • Responsible for managing customer relationships, executing customer technical training via appropriate formats: academies, Webinars, at customer site, at Henkel facilities, etc. and driving development by identifying new value propositions for leveraging relationships to grow the business.
  • Manages laboratory workflow (including prioritization and reporting) to meet customer, internal and market needs and expectations.
  • Help to ensure the successful sustainment, development, and enhancement of applications.
  • Developing and initiating best practices, running trials, technical visits (meetings, audits, demonstrations, customer complaints, product recommendations, new product demonstrations, and troubleshooting for SBU customers.
  • Works with application equipment and technology development to provide innovative solutions to enhance customer adhesive related processes.
  • Accountable for technical training of Henkel team members (Sales, TCS, marketing, etc.) including development of new/modified training.
  • Drives global SBU strategy and direction working with global SBU leads in Marketing, Sales, Product Management and other areas.
  • Facilitates expertise and personal skill development of both direct reports and global team through internal and external trainings, project opportunities, mentoring/coaching and any other relevant approaches.
  • Complies with all Henkel and regulatory requirements for safety, legal and environmental areas. Use market and customer analytics to stay up to date on evolving industry trends.
  • Develop and evaluate KPI results and drive innovation and continuous improvement via data driven decisions and actions Implement continuous process improvement, including policy and procedures.
  • Contribute globally and regionally to best practices, academy/trainings, processes/tools, etc.
  • Bachelor's/Master's in a relevant field
  • Design, improve, and document application engineering processes.
  • Selling/Negotiation and Business/Industry Acumen skills.
  • Project management or Lean Six Sigma are a plus.
  • Analytical, mechanical, organizational, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Product, applications, customer knowledge to deliver/quantify value and run demos.
  • Relationship Building and Teamwork skills.
  • Leverages Digital Tools.
  • Motivated, Takes Initiative, Willing to Change, High Learning Agility.
  • Creative, Adaptable, Deals with Ambiguity, Drives Change & Innovation.
  • Oral/written communication (English and/or local languages).
  • Coaching and Development.
  • Leadership & Strategy Digital tools.
  • 20-50 % travel (Domestic and International)
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.

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.

The salary for this role is $120,000.00 - $160,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.



Our purpose "Pioneers at heart for the good of generations" unites what we stand for, how we work, and forms the basis for our strategy.

The pioneering spirit of our company founder, Fritz Henkel, is what continues to differentiate us and unites Henkel employees worldwide. The ambition and motivation to work together on the solutions of tomorrow. Today. Every day. We do this not only for ourselves, but also for future generations, because we share a common responsibility.

Building on a strong legacy of more than 145 years, we are leading the way to reimagine and improve life every day. Today and for generations to come. Through our innovative and sustainable brands and technologies, across our teams around the world. Henkel holds leading positions in both industrial and consumer businesses: Our portfolio includes well-known hair care products, laundry detergents, fabric softeners as well as adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. 

Worldwide locations and an international culture shape our global footprint.

Henkel products and technologies are available worldwide. With employees from 124 nations and locations around the world, we achieve a strong presence both in mature and emerging markets. 



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