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Head of (m/f/div) Digital Formulation COATINO

Date: Sep 7, 2021

Location: Essen (Goldschmidtstr.), DE

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Head of (m/f/div) Digital Formulation COATINO



Location: Germany : Essen (Goldschmidtstr.)

Function: Marketing & Sales; Corporate & Business Development

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Operations GmbH, Specialty Additives

Business Line: Coating Additives


What we offer

The Specialty Additives Division combines the businesses of versatile additives and high-performance crosslinkers. Small amount - big effect: In keeping with this principle, our specialties make the difference. They make our clients' products more valuable, more durable, save more energy and in many respects, simply better. Our products are something very special. They often achieve amazing effects even with small amounts. Even though it may not be visible in the end product, the results surround us everywhere. Around 3,500 people work in our five business lines of Coating Additives, Comfort & Insulation, Crosslinkers, Interface & Performance and Oil Additives, as well as in the divisional functions. With their diverse competencies and vast experience, they create sustainable solutions for and with customers - for Evonik, for people, and for a better future. As Head of (m/f/div) Digital Formulation COATINO you will be part of a leading, strategic digitalization initiative and work in a challenging agile work environment as part of a committed team that builds a new product line for digital solutions, services and platforms in the Chemicals  industry. Entrepreneurial spirit in a corporate environment offers you a steep learning curve. Competitive compensation, flexible working models, the opportunity for personal and professional development as well as excellent career opportunities are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Enjoy it to build a digital twin “Virtual Lab” for the paints and coatings industry 
  • Lead a growing team of highly skilled digital formulation and additive experts
  • Be responsible for the vision, strategy and roadmap for the future “Virtual Lab” 
  • Build on your strong additives and formulations domain expertise to lead ideation, translate ideas into actionable concepts and launch innovative features which create customer value
  • Be the key contact for the applied technology and R&D organization to identify working fields and joint approaches to transform and translate physical lab work into digital solutions
  • Ensure user centricity by frequent user test panels, usability tests and interaction with customers, users and experts
  • Take ownership for the product development and execute the roadmap in time and in budget 
  • Contribute to the execution of go-to-market strategies for new services and features 
  • You will be working in a dynamic team and explore untrodden territory


  • Master of Science or PhD degree related to the field of chemistry or coatings engineering
  • 5+ years of working experience in a specialty chemicals context with a clear focus on formulation development in coating, paints or inks
  • Experience as a lab chemist, coatings engineer or a team lead of a formulation lab; international experience is a plus 
  • Familiar with the design of experiments or the translation of the chemical formulating process into technical requirements for data science
  • Solid competence in management and leadership 
  • Strong interest in digitalization and experience in agile project management
  • Proactive, innovative mind and highly skilled in conceptual thinking
  • Strong communication skills as well as the ability to work independently with virtual teams
  • Fluent written and spoken Englisch knowledge is mandatory

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com. For a complete application, please submit not only a cover letter and CV, but also employer and degree certificates and, if applicable, current grade overviews from your studies.

Please address your application stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations to Bianca Reul. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact our Recruiting Center Team at  0800 2386645 (Germany only) or +49 201 177 4200.


Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.