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United States, Madison Heights, MI, Adhesive Technologies

Strategic Head Of Technical Management/Technical Customer Support (Automotive OEM)


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • Develop strategic team mission driving / defending Henkel’s market leadership position.

  • Drive generation of new business sales by introducing new products or technologies to customers through Technical Managers & Technical Customer Service.

  • Jointly with marketing/sales define and drive commercial roadmaps and technology roadmaps and subsequent roll out of products delivering on the commercial targets.

  • Actively identify and lead development  projects in alignment with strategic business unit and Market Segment to stay ahead of competition and facilitate industry change.

  • Provide Market & competitive intelligence and drive strategic product / technology recommendations

  • Contribute to the overall Regional  strategy by working in close alignment with the Regional strategic business unit head.

  • Provide best-in-industry product and process support to customers during the introduction phase (e.g. line trials), pre/during & post launch.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Management or related field is required. MS degree is a plus. 
    10+ years of technical and commercial experience in automotive, aerospace, adhesives, or a related industry.

  • Previous experience leading a team .

  • Requires knowledge of relevant product technologies including surface treatments, sealants, structural inserts,structural acoustics or structural tapes.

  • Strong communicator with the ability to influence decision makers.

  • Proven change agent.

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Henkel does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Unsolicited referrals and resumes are considered Henkel property and therefore, Henkel will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited referral. At Henkel’s request only, preferred vendors may be invited to refer talent for specific open positions. In these cases, a fully-executed agreement with Henkel must be in place and current.

JOB ID: 19000784
Contract & Job type: Full Time , Regular
Contact details: talent.acqusition@henkel.com


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