India, Pune, Adhesive Technologies

Product 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 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?


  • Seeking an experienced scientist with supervisor skills to lead small product develop team focusing on the development of innovative Surface Treatment and Functional Coating Technologies and Products.
  • Lead a team in the research and development of cleaners, conversion coatings, functional coatings for metal substrates.
  • Implement formulation optimizations related to cost of goods, raw material substitutions, adaptation of a formulation to customer processes.
  • Manage laboratories according to safety, environmental, and quality standards.
  • Guide individual staff members in project work, skills development, and career development.
  • Leverage the internal network to share best-practices in process and product development and drive standardization across the business.
  • Close collaboration with marketing, commercial, purchasing, and manufacturing functions.
  • Ability to connect with customers and external stakeholders (suppliers, universities, and research institutes).


  • Minimum of 5 years Industrial Experience.
  • MS or PhD in Chemistry qualification is required.
  • Fundamental and practical experience in research and development of cleaners, conversion coatings, and functional coatings for metals.
  • Goal-oriented, new technology/product developer.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel.

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 look for a diverse team of individuals who possess different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and mindsets.

JOB ID: 24064337
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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