Australia, Frenchs Forest, Adhesive Technologies

Product Development & Technical Service Chemist - AI


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.


  • Flexible work place environment within a supportive team

  • Technology lead for product portfolio of water based & hotmelt adhesive in Australia and New Zealand. Including product development, product optimisation, raw material evaluation and driving the innovation pipeline

  • Provide manufacturing plant technical support for product portfolio for ongoing manufacturing efficiencies & new product introduction

  • Provide internal and external customers with frontline technical support in the form of product introduction, project planning coordination and documentation, product testing and verification, on-line trials at customers, problem resolution and general technical service and advice as required to meet the expectations of those customers.

  • Manage laboratory operations for ISO 9001 compliance, lean (5S) & safety.


  • University degree in chemistry, polymer science, or equivalent essential

  • 5 years plus experience in product development/optimisation water-based adhesives & Hotmelt adhesives.

  • 5 years plus experience in managing the resources of a laboratory and providing front line customer technical support

  • Strong analysis and analytical skills for problem solving and continuous improvement activities.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with proven capabilities in Project Management.

  • Polymerisation experience would be advantageous.

JOB ID: 1900005X