South Korea, Busan, Adhesive Technologies

Adhesive Key Account Manager for Sports and Fashion Market

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?


  • Determine the strategic approach to key accounts, aligning teams, innovation, and product development with customer expectations to drive business results focusing on Tier 1 footwear manufactures
  • Lead a team dedicated to innovation project development and execution at our top customers' development centers in Busan, KR
  • Demonstrate professional global project management, ensuring transparency on Henkel activities and delivered value to customers
  • Cultivate robust and lasting relationships with customers and internal stakeholders across all communication levels
  • Control and support pricing, claims, payment, and contract negotiations, ensuring favorable terms for Henkel
  • Regularly interact with Henkel Sales, Application Engineering, Marketing, and Innovation teams across Asia and India to ensure seamless collaboration
  • Lead negotiations with an intelligent, highly strategic, and multi-faceted approach, ensuring mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Ensure a timely and strategic response to customer inquiries, product developments, and market changes, employing an agile and resourceful approach


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field is required
  • Strong technical background, preferably in science or engineering, providing a solid foundation for understanding and communicating complex technical solutions to clients is required
  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in Sales, Key Account Management of chemical industry and/or manufacturing of Sports/Fashion Market is required
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in people management is required
  • Good communication skills in Korean and English are required ; Ability to work seamlessly with diverse team members across multiple countries and time zones, fostering a collaborative and inclusive environment
  • Excellent command of MS Office is required
  • Base location is Busan and able to go business trip abroad and/or countrywide if needed
  • Proven ability to lead and coach a high-performing team, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and professional development
  • Strong sales and account management skills with a proven track record of achieving sales targets and driving revenue growth
  • Proficient in navigating a matrix organization, leading through strategic thinking, and adept at building relationships with professionals at various organizational levels through effective communication and interpersonal skills

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: 24060361
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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