Poland, Stąporków, Adhesive Technologies

Head of Product Development Poland/Eastern Europe North - building/construction (m/f)

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 50,000 pioneers around the globe. Our teams at Henkel Adhesive Technologies help to transform entire industries and provide our customers with a competitive advantage through adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With our trusted brands, 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?


The Head of Product Development plays a key role in fostering innovation in the field of Adhesives for Building Construction. The position is crucial for refining our future product portfolio and managing global and regional development projects.

Further responsibilities include:

  • Initiating, planning and steering of innovation projects with internal and external partners
  • Building up and leading cooperations with external know-how partners (e.g. universities, research institutes, industry partners)
  • Collaborating closely with product management, production and procurement teams to drive product optimization
  • Implementation and execution of IP strategies
  • Acting as an ambassador for the scientific community of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, both internally and externally
  • Leading and developing a highly professional team of chemists and technicians (6 direct reports)
  • Workplace location: Stąporków, Międzynarodowe Centrum Innowacyjnych Technologii Budowlanych Ceresit (Ceresit International Center for Innovative Construction Technologies)


  • Min. 5 years of leadership experience in the field of construction / building products
  • Demonstrated experience in managing teams with diverse skill sets
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate cross-functional teams
  • Expert level skills in team building, consensus building, conflict resolution and risk management
  • Ability to innovate while managing multiple priorities/ projects simultaneously
  • High scientific skills combined with excellent communicating and connecting skills
  • Knowledge of relevant markets in Building/Construction (min. 10 years experience preferred)
  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Material Science or similar with focus on construction materials (dry mix mortars and/or water-based products)
  • Fluent English and Polish 
  • Willingness to relocate: Kielce or surrounding areas

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 genders, origins, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, disabilities, and generations.

JOB ID: 24061612
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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