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Energizer Holdings, Inc. Product Development Engineer (Hybrid) in Westlake, Ohio

What you'll love about this job

Hybrid | Growth Opportunities | Global Brand Leader | Exceptional 401(k) | Bonus Program

This is Energizer Holdings, Inc.

Energizer Holdings responsibly creates products to make lives easier and more enjoyable. To do this, we lean into our culture as an organization – we win together, while serving each other, with a willingness to act boldly, all while doing right. Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared mission and purpose make us one team. Because we’re a global organization, you will always have opportunities to learn, grow and develop in your career. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

As a Product Development Engineer – Global Auto Care R&D, you will work with a team of scientists and technologists to deliver and maintain a robust pipeline of innovative automotive aftermarket products for this fast paced and exciting business. You will become a technical and formulation expert while working closely with a cross-functional team to launch products. The right candidate for this role is an innovator who takes charge with seeing their ideas through to completion and has hands-on product development and project management experience.


  • Lead global new product development projects with cross-functional teams including marketing, procurement, legal, and external third parties such as global suppliers and contract manufacturers

  • Develop formulations and evaluate performance of products leveraging internal and external analytical resources Understand and apply underlying technical understanding of chemical and material interactions

  • Characterize new and existing raw materials for product formulations

  • Project management of development projects, from concept to launch using stage gate process, to deliver against timelines and milestones aligned with the Marketing Cycle Plan and customer requirements

  • Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets/objectives and make recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk

  • Prepare and present project reports

  • Work with marketing, sales, and regulatory in developing competitive claims and product demonstrations

  • Define and use SOPs, best practices, experimental designs and test methods to ensure a robust and rigorous development process

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with suppliers, technical experts, etc.

  • Identify and drive capability and process improvements to enable more efficient product development

  • Participate in establishing Intellectual Property related to assigned programs

What we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or related fields

  • Experience in formulation chemistry, raw materials, surfactants, and the ability to use this knowledge to develop innovative, cost-effective products

  • 1- 2 years experience leading chemical research designing and developing formulas/products, developing test plans, analyzing data, and determining next steps in a development program

  • Ability to lead projects from fundamentals through scale up and implementation

What we prefer (not required)

  • Experience related to consumer product formulation development projects

  • Master's degree in science or engineering fields with research and lab experiences

Come join us!

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, colour, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.