Germany, Düsseldorf, Adhesive Technologies

Sales Engineer Automotive Batteries (d/f/m)- part-time or job sharing possible

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.

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The Sales Engineer Automotive Batteries is responsible for identifying and driving technical projects at our existing and future battery customers which are manufacturing battery cells, modules and/or packs in Germany. Battery customers are defined as new emerging cell suppliers, established cell or module suppliers as well as automotive OEMs that are designing new battery cell concepts in-house or in a JV / partnership.

Your task will be also to identify potential applications for new battery cell concepts and completely new technologies such as solid-state battery.

You will be part of a crossfunctional e-Mobility team that is at Henkel responsible for a fast growing and exciting business with solutions for electric vehicles based on Henkel’s excellent capabilities in thermal materials, adhesives, sealants and functional coatings.

You have the lead for building up relationship to our existing and new customers and for successfully closing business opportunities on battery projects.

Your role in short:

  • Main technical and commercial interface to the customer in Western Europe
  • Understand key technical customer requirements and specifications
  • Get technical and commercial approvals on battery applications for Henkel products
  • Daily close collaboration with design and material engineers for battery systems
  • Establishment, development and maintenance of a network to existing and new battery manufacturers and their partners
  • Project Management to drive projects from first design discussion to prototyping to approval to production scale-up phase and first sales
  • Involve internal stakeholders at Henkel, e.g. research and development team to get support for achieving the technical customer approval
  • Leverage your battery expertise across the Henkel e-Mobility Team
  • Part time or job sharing possible


  • Preferably Master’s degree in engineering, natural science, chemical engineering or industrial engineering and management
  • Automotive background, ideally 5+ Years Job experience in B2B
  • Expertise / understanding of battery components, chemistry and designs
  • Proven track record in acquisition and execution of projects, effectively managing simultaneous workstreams and a variety of stakeholders
  • Strong sense of ownership, entrepreneurial spirit and hands-on mentality
  • Experience in working effectively in cross-functional and international teams
  • Fluent written and spoken German and English
  • We are looking for a sales engineer/expert who enjoys to be part of a dynamic automotive team driving new battery concepts forward with Henkel technologies

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to gender, origin, culture, mindset, generation, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

JOB ID: 23055222
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
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