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Scientist/Senior Scientist

Darien, CT, CT, United States
Closing date
Jul 26, 2024

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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 Consumer Brands continuously drive the evolution in dynamic categories: Laundry & Home Care and Hair. With our trusted brands, including Persil and Schwarzkopf, 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?
  • Be a technical leader and innovative thinker in hair product formulations and support launch activities.
  • Leads key tasks such as supporting product initiatives and business strategy to completion and independently develops products or technologies, which meet product performance, quality, and timing requirements.
  • Develops technical models to explain and predict results and demonstrates an ability to plan, perform, analyze, and draw conclusions from complex technical experiments. Presents technical findings to upper management.
  • Applies in-depth knowledge of marketplace, products, and trends, and participates in the development of future competitive strategies.
  • Makes decisions and sets priorities according to strategic plan.
  • Promptly reports major issues or unexpected results as soon as identified.
  • Communicates complex ideas in a clear, simple manner that captures people's attention (e.g., graphics, pictures, analogies, concrete examples).
  • Has high tolerance for uncertainty; enjoys working in fluid environments that demand creativity.
  • Is flexible and willing to change his/her mind in the face of new data or convincing counter-arguments.
  • Participates in pilot and first production batches and writes detailed descriptions of batching procedures to ensure batch reproducibility. Handles formulation and manufacturing issues for new and existing products.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of basic industry regulations related to on-going projects and engages in acquiring more knowledge regarding regulations affecting product development in international markets.
  • Coaches and mentors junior department members in the art of cosmetic and consumer science or equivalent.
  • Conducts patent searches on project related technologies, summarize and review search results with supervisor.
  • Assists in the maintenance of laboratory raw materials, glassware, supplies and waste removal.
  • Communicates effectively and routinely with supervisor and, as needed, colleagues on all projects.
  • Gains a working knowledge of laboratory equipment utilized to evaluate the physical and performance attributes of various product types.
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and tidy laboratory and cubicle workspace.

  • Background in developing, formulating hair or skin care products is required.
  • Minimum of a BS or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field, 2-5 years experience working in formulations lab and performing quality testing procedures.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of technical information of hair care formulations.
  • Ability to effectively translate technical into non-technical communication.
  • Ability to be both creative and process oriented in support of driving innovation and execution.
  • Self-motivated, organized, and ability to prioritize workload.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and computer skills are necessary.
  • Strong presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills are critical.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Good problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Ability to travel 15 % of time.
The salary for this role is $80,000.00 - $95,000.00. This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range. This salary range may also be modified in the future.

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.

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 races, colors, religions, sexes, national origins, disabilities, veteran statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and other legally protected characteristics.


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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.

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