R&D Manager - Consumer Care

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Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Shanghai, SH, CN

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,300 employees from 70 nations.

At our site in Shanghai, we are currently looking for a(n) R&D Manager - Consumer Care.

 Job Responsibilities    
- Member of Competence Center Consumer Care with focus on regional and global product development and research of silicone-based products for hair care, skin care as well as household care.
- Track local and global technology trend in related industry and identify research and development needs base on local and global business needs. 
- Identify and lead innovation projects with customers, global R&D resources, regional business teams, global technology management, and global supply chain.
- Maintain and develop current company intelligence for value creation through patent applications.
Qualifications Required    
- Master degree with major in chemistry, Ph.D. preferred.
- Major in polymer and fine chemical preferred.
- At least 6 years of R&D related working experience in emulsion research, development, and scale-up (3 years if Ph.D.). Experience in polymerization (especially emulsion polymerization) is a plus. Experience in cosmetic or/and household care industries is a plus.
- Solid knowledge of silicone chemistry and hair/skin care industry preferred.
- Familiar with R&D, application testing and IP procedures.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- Inter-regional project coordination experience obliged.
- Soft skills: Intercultural competence, transparent communication, open mindset, pro-activity, persistence.


Sustainability is one of WACKER’s corporate goals – also as an employer. We want you to remain productive, healthy and successful long term. That is why we offer, for example, comprehensive health management and a variety of advanced training programs and courses for individual development opportunities, alongside a good work-life balance. Naturally, we also have a fair compensation system and above-average social benefits. After all, social responsibility has a long tradition at WACKER.


Be part of a family. Across all nations.


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com/careers
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