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Business Development Application Engineer APP-Flexible Packaging

Rocky Hill, Connecticut, United States
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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Physical Sciences, Engineering
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type
Other Corporate

Job Details

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.

This position will support development and commercialization of new innovations from our Business Development team within our Packaging business. This forward-looking, Application Engineering role will be entrepreneurial and customer-focused to develop and implement solutions that enable our customers to introduce innovative, sustainable packaging products into the market. The role involves an emphasis on product/chemistry, engineering, process, equipment/technology, and/or project management support.

Dare to make an impact?


  • Regularly influences and contributes to strategy and tactical planning and supports proliferation of break-through technologies from development to commercialization
  • Collaborate within North America and globally on all project phases from research and development to commercialization
  • Collaborates and develops roadmap with global customer design centers and industry experts
  • Create, execute and analyze Design of Experiments to optimize adhesive, equipment and process performance within lab or production scale applications
  • Create lab and production size prototype constructions and packages
  • Investigate, procure/CAPEX and validate new application equipment
  • Lead lab to production scale-up of new products supporting process development (ie. P-FMEA)
  • Is the recognized expert in industry trade associations, develops new to the world data/white papers to promote Henkel expertise externally
  • Establishes and leverages external networks and partnerships (research/suppliers/OEM/boards/industry)
  • Understands latest technologies and impacts to SBU and customers
  • Conduct competitive benchmarking studies to assess ability to win and innovation opportunities
  • Leads/ recommends, customer visits, demonstrations, trainings and problem solving for strategic initiatives, break-through technologies and KAs
  • Quantifies, documents and reports Henkel solution’s value to customers
  • Has global tech. leadership role in L2 Market Teams; recognized as market applications expert and as consulting resource to Market Segment
  • Conducts manufacturing excellence surveys to identify cost savings and process improvement opportunities
  • Liaison with ASG, Regulatory, Legal, Purchasing, Supply Chain and 3rd party partners


  • Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or relevant Engineering degree/experience required
  • 10+ years of experience in related field - adhesives, packaging, etc
  • Lean Six Sigma and Project Management experience
  • Packaging and prototyping experience a plus
  • Excellent process, equipment, mechanical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, adaptability. Able to manage ambiguity
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver accurate results in short timeframes
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Technical writing/reporting
  • Able to build and maintain relationships with key customers and partners
  • Travel up to approximately 50%

The salary for this role is $105,200.00 - $153,200.00. 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.

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.

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 races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.



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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