China, Shanghai, Adhesive Technologies

Digital Innovation Engineer

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 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?


  • Digital Product Deployment:
  • Support the roll-out and active deployment of new software and automation tools across the global innovation organization.
  • Assist with preparing sites for software / hardware deployment.
  • Assist in personnel training before, during and after deployment.
  • Work closely with the digital systems teams to identify deployment and user issues during the deployment and ramp-up stages.
  • Digital Product Performance & User Feedback:
  • Review, respond and prioritize feature ideas related to digital tools and automation.
  • Assist with any future deployment activities and take note of all feature requests, pain points, bugs, etc.
  • Work closely with the digital systems teams to understand software / hardware development roadmaps and communicate across Henkel innovation organization.
  • Digital Innovation Change Management:
  • Deeply embed yourself within the different Henkel business units (from PD to AE to AO) to understand how a digital R&D platform can help to drive end-customer value.
  • Create and distribute communication material, e.g. newsletters, portal articles, release communications.
  • Actively communicate with different stakeholders (Product Development Leads, Lab Managers, Application Engineering Lead, Application Engineers, Chemists, Technicians, etc.)
  • Data Analysis and Digital Metrics Support:
  • Support and improve data quality initiatives.
  • Measure the adoption of digital tools by different Henkel business units based on defined metrics.

  • Skills enhancement: Acquire and refine much-needed technical, project management, and analytical skills.
  • Strategic impact: Contribute to the strategic direction of the business unit by understanding and influencing the digital tool development roadmap.
  • Career growth: Position yourself for a career in digital product management, project leadership, and data analytics.
  • Global impact: Broaden your cultural understanding and professional network by working with a diverse global team.
  • Communication mastery: Hone your ability to craft and deliver effective messages that resonate with a wide range of audiences.
  • Empowerment: Join a team that values your insights and encourages you to make data-driven decisions to shape our digital future.


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, computational chemistry, materials science, engineering, data science, or a related field.
  • 1-3 years’ relevant work experience.
  • Passion for driving change management, specifically focused on Digital upskilling and Tools.
  • Quick learner and very comfortable with technology (Web applications, data analytic tools, mobile apps, etc.).
  • Natural curiosity for new topics, cultural candor and strong social skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with strategic thinking.
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial mindset with an eye for design (to support in the constant updates and enhancements of the digital tools).
  • Experience in software development (Python, JavaScript, MySQL, etc.), REST APIs, Swagger documentation, product management, or other software roles is nice to have.
  • Fluent in English.

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: 24066303
Contract & Job type: Regular - Full Time
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