India, Pune, Adhesive Technologies

Manager -Lab Operations - Testing and Certification EEIMEA

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  • Responsible for managing testing laboratories and shared laboratories within the Pune facility.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the testing laboratories at Pune by ensuring compliance to Henkel and local safety standards.
  • Introduction of new testing capability with high flexibility and agility while ensuring safe operations at the same time. Management and motivation of a technical group ranging including permanent and temporary staff.
  • Responsible for adherence to quality standards (ISO17025, ISO9000) in the testing group.
  • Responsibility for maintaining systems, documentation and technical standards so as to pass external audits.
  • Leadership of the team with respect to technical questions; setting the technical goals and ensuring delivery to these goals.
  • Internationally recognized testing standards (ISO, ASTM, EN) are followed in the laboratory and the provision of quality results to internal and external customers is ensured.
  • Day to day responses on technical questions across multiple strategic business units and technologies.
  • Managing the delivery of technical data to multiple strategic business units.
  • Design and implementation of globally used digital tools (eg digital intake systems; Henkel digital system- Albert for testing groups)
  • Executing capital expenditures for the Pune site.
  • Coordinating with global testing initiatives and testing locations in Mexico, USA, Germany, Ireland, and China.


  • Minimum 8 years of work experience
  • Should be a Masters in Science or Engineering
  • Must have working experience into lab operations and management
  • Should have Mechanical aptitude/testing knowledge
  • Managing interfaces and interactions with multiple technical stakeholders

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JOB ID: 24062083
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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