Trumbull, Connecticut

HENKEL IS FOR THOSE WHO STEP UP. DO YOU?

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.

 

YOUR ROLE

  • The Principal Scientist provides company expertise in a specific technical field, identifies and assesses technical problems and provides recommendations for solutions.
  • Should independently develop, recommend, and execute functional approaches to support key product initiatives and business strategies, and develop products or technologies which meet product performance, quality and timing requirements.
  • Accountable for the development and execution of new methodologies and broad technical testing programs.
  • Other responsibilities include developing technical models to explain and predict results and demonstrating an ability to plan, perform, analyze, and draw conclusions from complex technical experiments, and openly share expertise and Points-of-View, contributing to free debate and discussion.
  • Oversees national brands and/or and retail brands portfolio and ensures innovation pipeline is executed in a timely manner.
  • Can be a people manager who develops his/her team with excellence, seeks opportunity to grow direct reports, and supports their growth opportunities. Reporting into a Senior Manager.

YOUR SKILLS

  • Education — Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent Science or Engineering related field.
  • Experience — Bachelor’s with at least 5-10 years of relevant laboratory and industry experience or advanced degree with at least 3-5 years of relevant laboratory and industry experience
  • Required skills — Strong technical skill, excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Ability to utilize good judgment to make timely, practical, and technically sound decisions; with ability to navigate within VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment; Ability to effectively work in fluid environments that demand creativity and agility.
  • Certifications and licenses — NA

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, 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.

All employees applying for an internal position must have a discussion with his/her manager about their interest in a job posting opportunity. The discussion will not preclude the employee from interviewing if their skills meet the job requirements.

Trumbull, Connecticut

Looking back on nearly 140 years of success, Henkel’s vision is to become a global leader in brands and technologies. Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its 47,000 Employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.

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