Brazil, Itapevi, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Product Development LATAM - Adhesives for Consumer

At Henkel, you can be a game changer and craft your career. Unleash your entrepreneurial spirit by bringing your ideas to life within a global team. Our leading brands and technologies, along with our high-performing businesses will provide you with countless opportunities to develop your skills and explore new paths. Your career at Henkel will contribute to a more sustainable future, while you grow within our vibrant, diverse culture of trust and belonging. If you're up for challenging the status quo, join our team of pioneers and make your mark on the future with us.

Do you dare to make an impact?


  • Drives regional PD teams in developing high quality and innovative products to meet SBU strategic and financial goals;
  • Identifies new trends in technology and regional markets and invests resources appropriately to maintain leadership in the industry;
  • Develops and implements processes to ensure consistent PD, managing opportunity and risk appropriately;
  • Supports and executes IP Strategy as well as captures and defends Henkel’s intellectual property through patents;
  • Acts as responsible for all technical matters in the region for the SBU as well as defines and manages product development CAPEX needs within the region;
  • Prioritizes global / regional projects, assigns and leverages resources regionally;
  • Technically drives and mentors must-win PD projects;
  • Ensures timely development, scale up and launch of products;
  • Executes and implements technology and project portfolio;
  • Provides technical support to Manufacturing / Quality and enables faster scale ups.


  • Completed Graduation in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering or similar field. 
  • PHD / Masters is a plus;
  • Experience working as Senior/ Head positions in PD at Chemical Industry is a must;
  • Fluent English is a must, will report directly to US. Spanish is a plus;
  • Understanding of experiments;
  • People management experience;
  • Agility and ownership;
  • Autonomy and decision making skills;
  • Business acumen;
  • Drives Innovation.

Hybrid work in Itapevi - São Paulo. 

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23045906
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: Recruitment.LATAM@henkel.com
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