Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with our partners, customers and the world of science, we develop leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for 40 market segments. The Freudenberg Group employs some 50,000 people in around 60 countries worldwide and generates sales of nearly 9 billion euros.

Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions is a Business Group of Freudenberg and a leading global supplier of branded cleaning systems as well as household and laundry care products. The portfolio includes brands such as Vileda®, Gimi®, Wettex® and Marigold®. The company employs more than 3,000 people and hosts a distribution network in 35 countries.
New, effective products and distribution channels, technical innovations and a strong customer focus have been the company’s key success factors. They are supported by extensive market and customer research on an international basis as well as innovation centers and production plants around the world.
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You support our team as

Junior Innovation Manager for Hygiene (f/m/d)

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  • Throughout the two years as Trainee at Freudenberg Technology Innovation GmbH you gain expert know-how on cleaning, disinfection and sterilization technologies and methods.
  • After the Trainee Phase you will move to Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions GmbH and be responsible for the following:
  • Developing applicable methods to measure the levels of cleanliness, disinfection, and sterilization on surfaces in households and or professional surroundings (e.g. Schools, Hospitals, etc.), to measure the performance of our products belongs to your daily business. 
  • You scout for and evaluate new technologies which deliver a hygiene benefit for cleaning products.
  • Finding and evaluating technologies to measure the level of cleanliness and potential bioburden is part of your work.
  • Furthermore you develop deeper expert know-how on different hygiene related regulatory topics as e.g., guidelines from EMA and FDA.
  • Trainings e.g. in Project Management and Presentation Skills are also part of your Traineeship.


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Innovation Management, Product Development or similar, or a PhD in Natural Sciences / Material Science or Engineering with a background in Natural Sciences.
  • You are creative and open minded, paired with a strong analytical and strategic thinking.
  • A self-motivated way of working in combination with good communication skills help you to manage complex tasks effectively.
  • You have the ability to analyze and translate customer or consumer needs into innovations and new products.
  • Your presentation skills enable you to communicate technical facts effectively to interdisciplinary project teams, external parties and top management.
  • To work in our multi-cultural and multifunctional team your fluent English and (upper) intermediate German (written and spoken) will be a requirement.
  • Affinity towards Microbiology is of advantage.

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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion: Enter a diversity-driven world of innovation
Training / Career development

Training / Career development

Training / Career development
Training / Career development: Programs to supercharge skills and expertise
Company pension

Company pension

Company pension
Company pension: Save for retirement with the company's help
Employee discounts

Employee discounts

Employee discounts
Employee discounts: Opportunities for deals on products and services


Cafeteria/Canteen: Fresh food on-site, both hot and cold


The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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