Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Innovation Impact Program - Chemist / Data-Driven Product Developer (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 47.000 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?


  • As a part of the product development team in Duesseldorf, Germany, you will create adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings to meet diverse customer needs
  • Design and conduct lab-focused and data-based experiments to develop new formulations using digital tools and data platforms
  • Analyze experimental data to identify trends, correlations, and key performance indicators (KPIs) for formulations
  • Develop and implement statistical models to predict performance characteristics based on composition and processing variables
  • Collaborate with researchers and engineers to optimize formulations for scalability and manufacturability
  • Engage in projects during your rotation, working on lab-, customer-, and business-related tasks and contributing to future trends in digitalization, sustainability, and innovation
  • Contribute to the digital transformation of R&D by implementing data-driven workflows for formulation development and knowledge management


  • You have recently completed or are about to complete a Master’s or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science, or similar chemistry focused studies that excite you and make you passionate about product development for a sustainable future
  • You have experience in chemical formulation development, focusing on experimentation and data collection, with a strong understanding of reaction chemistry, material properties, and intermolecular forces.
  • You are proficient in data analysis tools (e.g., Python, R, or other) and the design of experiment tools such as Minitab and JMP, and you have experience with data visualization tools such as Excel, Power BI, or Tableau
  • Ideally, you bring knowledge or experience in advanced technologies such as IoT, finite element analysis (FEA), and computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • You are highly motivated, a team player, and eager to achieve entrepreneurial goals
  • Customer satisfaction is key to you; you understand the importance of building strong relationships with stakeholders and are ready to offer creative solutions
  • You are open to relocation and embracing new challenges, with a willingness to explore diverse post-program career opportunities across our global Innovation network
  • Proficiency in English is essential, as you will collaborate with colleagues from diverse backgrounds


The program starts on November 1, 2024, at our Inspiration Center in Duesseldorf, Germany. We provide full relocation support to ensure a smooth transition. Upon completing the program after 18 months, you are encouraged to explore exciting career opportunities at Henkel’s global locations, e.g., Ireland, USA, India, China, and many more. We believe in nurturing talent globally and supporting your career aspirations wherever they may take you.
Join us and embark on a journey of innovation and growth, making a significant impact on a digital and sustainable future. Apply now to be a part of our dynamic team!

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: 24066213
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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