United States, Darien, CT, Henkel Consumer Brands

Senior Scientist Hair Styling & Textured Hair

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 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.

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  • The role of the Sr. Scientist is to develop hair related products requested by Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain Managers with a low level of supervision and direction from Supervisor.
  • Serves as the technical resource for the brands by providing them exclusive, unique innovation as well as technical insights.
  • This role’s responsibilities encompass the complete product development process from concept generation and discussion with brand team to implementation in alignment with Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain Managers.
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest raw material innovations, formulation techniques, and testing methodologies; presenting project status and testing results to various groups; and compiling product dossier that evaluate regulatory restrictions, claims, freedom to operate and patentability, and quality/trial checks.
  • Formulate new prototypes and develop new technologies in order to create new or to improve existing hair related products. In case of external product development
  • Execute and coordinate innovation through external R&D sources. Both approaches might involve work with other R&D groups, suppliers and outside research institutes.
  • Acts as a mentor to junior group members.
  • Engages in research activities to develop innovative technology and application in products.


  • Background in developing, formulating hair or skin care products is required.
  • Minimum of a BS or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field, 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 - $97,000.00. 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.

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JOB ID: 24062437
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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