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Head of (m/f/div) Product Development Ceramides & Sphingolipids

Location: Germany, Essen

Evonik, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, stands for appealing business and innovative strength. We work in a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture that is geared to profitable growth and increasing the value of the company. In more than 100 countries, we benefit from our proximity to customers, and our leading market positions. More than 32,000 employees are bound by a claim: No product is so perfect that it couldn’t be made better.
We don’t produce car tires, mattresses, tablets, or animal feed. However, these end products contain Evonik products – like 4,000 others, too. Often, it’s just a small amount that we contribute, but that’s exactly what makes the difference. This is how Evonik makes tires more fuel-efficient, mattresses bouncier, tablets more effective, and animal nutrition healthier. That’s specialty chemicals. And we are one of the best in the world.

What we offer

Explore a world of opportunities with us. Look ahead with us and help shape innovative solutions to make our world more sustainable and life healthier, more vibrant and more comfortable. At Evonik, you have the chance to explore, thrive, and grow alongside 33,000 colleagues. Among attractive career paths and high-quality development programs, we not only offer performance-based remuneration and occupational health benefits but also hybrid and flexible working environments with #SmartWork. Bring your fresh perspective, develop your strengths, break out your mold, and find a career that fits your dreams with us.
Click on the link below to learn what our employees have to say about Evonik:

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Lead global product development to identify, develop and implement new and innovative Ceramides & Sphingolipids as well as their combinations and pre-formulated solutions
Lead, coach, motivate and develop the product development team, manage and monitor resources
Steer process management of the global innovation program Ceramides & Sphingolipids in Accolade: Coordinate and monitor the innovation pipeline and the stage-gate process, initiate and manage stage-gate meetings
Steer project management for selected projects (create project plans and milestones, manage project meetings, communication with the project team and relevant interfaces (global), plan and monitor resources)
Screen relevant patent landscapes (e.g. competitors, customers), secure new ideas by initiating patent writing in close collaboration with the IP department, set and implement the IP strategy
Set and coordinate claim support for new products in close collaboration with the „Skin Center“
Manage and coordinate internal and external cooperation partners and tech scouts for idea generation and foster cross-segment product developmet
Competitive watch, market observation and white space analysis


Degree in natural science (biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, pharmacy or related disciplines)
Minimum of seven years of professional experience in product development in the cosmetics industry, ideally in the field of active ingredient, ceramide knowledge is a plus
Minimum of five years of professional experience in leading a team
Entrepreneurial, goal-oriented and strategic mindset
Strong ability to work efficiently on several topics/projects in parallel and to prioritize them
Fluent in English and German (writing, speaking)
Teamplayer with „can do attitude“
Excellent communication and cooperation skills, strategic thinking, interpersonal

Your Application

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Evonik Operations GmbH

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