Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Application Center APC EIMEA (d/f/m)

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.

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  • Lead and develop the Application Center team as part of the Application Engineering (AE) organization within the assigned region (EIMEA) - Laboratories and staff in Germany, France
  • Coordinate, lead and manage the execution of lab AE activities for Adhesives Packaging & Consumer Goods (APC) across all technologies and market segments within the assigned region (EIMEA)
  • Drive technical excellence, upskilling and continuous improvement for all lab activities
  • Be accountable for providing direct and indirect timely support to all customers including global key accounts, sales representatives, field application engineers and other functions
  • Be accountable for driving collaboration with key equipment and substrate manufacturers (OEM and OMM) across the value chain to ensure state of the art know-how and industry benchmark collaboration
  • Participate in external events to support business strategies and market position
  • Collaborate with global teams to drive best practice implementation, knowledge sharing and harmonization
  • Be accountable for maintaining, upgrading, and delivering technology and application training to internal and external stakeholders on-site and off-site


  • Master’s degree or higher in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other relevant technology/science
  • At least 5 years of experience in technical customer service or research and development in relevant fields such as adhesives or market segments such as packaging or personal hygiene
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with aptitude in building relationships with internal and external professionals of all organizational levels
  • Leadership skills to manage a diverse, qualified and regionally distributed lab team, influencing skills
  • Strong analytical skills with result-oriented and complex problem-solving approach, including troubleshooting and risk assessment
  • Digital skills, lean management, operational excellence, project management, quality management, training capability
  • Fluent German and English skills, additional languages appreciated

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: 23058399
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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