China, Shanghai, Henkel Consumer Brands

Formula Development Manager

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 Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, 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?


  • The job purpose is to meet the new requirement within R&D and provide full formulation development service to ensure future requirement of respective business units are reflected in the long-term platform programs. 
  • Responsibilities
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of internal and newly acquired products, including the development of formula analysis plans, performance evaluation strategies, data consolidation efforts, and assessment of patents/technologies.
  • Lead formula adaptation and data transfer task for newly acquired products.
  • Develop and finalize product development focus and direction for China consumers, ensure its stability, performance superiority, catering needs of target consumers.
  • Ensure product launch projects move forward on time with high quality under evolving regulatory policies.
  • Include setting appropriate technical timelines, coordinating formula related discussion like technical risk assessment and alignment, driving efficient formula cost, providing necessary regulation documents for product notification/registration, etc.  


  • Master’s degree as a must; Doctor’s degree is preferred.
  • Major in chemistry/ chemistry engineering/material science/biology.
  • Fluent in English as working language.
  • 8yrs+ formula development working experience in FMCG industry; more relevant category experience in Hair Care category is preferred.
  • Passionate on product development and willing to put 50% efforts on lab work.
  • Fluent in English as working language.
  • Good communication skill.
  • Strategic thinking and fast learner
  • Entrepreneurship & leadership
  • Good at working under pressure and time management.
  • Familiar with office software, particularly excel and PPT, Familiarity with digital tools.

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 genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24061872
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Limited Term
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