KEY JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Ensure launch commitments with business are met with regard to lead times and costs while proactively identifying and mitigating scale up risks.
- Manage lab operations by optimizing resources, defining and respecting launch conditions, coordinating activities with support departments in France and abroad, issuing updates on any risks and ensuring product availability in line with commitments. Play an active part in working collaboratively with other functions of R&I as well as packaging innovation, packaging development & operational marketing.
- Have strong project management expertise; yet be able to work in a complex and ambiguous environment.
- Develop business and consumer centric team & impart training to improve technical capability to deliver consumer preferred formulations, claims, proposition, new sensorial & efficacy that has local potential & global relevance.
- Identify, propose & accelerate breakthrough global cleanser & leave-on technologies & introduce them to the zone to achieve affordable ‘first to market’ advantage, incremental revenue & improved margins.
- Suggest cross-disciplinary innovation strategies within the business line; monitor and maintain the catalogue of existing formulas
- Provide monitoring in your field of expertise and develop your internal and/or external network
- Encourage and ensure the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance by monthly safety visit, conducting risk assessment of work area, submitting reports to EHS team, and periodic Safety trainings for team members.
- Role model the Simplicity Initiative, champion and cascade new ways of working for faster time-to-market delivery. Secure the technological innovations in the form of patents.
- Recruit, develop and manage teams; ensure the development of know-how and expertise and contribute to organizational development
PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES
- Transforms scientific/technical knowledge into inventions and innovations.
- Creates actives, technologies and products to maximize the perceived performance.
- Interprets results in the most relevant way and communicates them with integrity
- Continuously develops expertise and researches new technologies or methods. Shares and passes on scientific/technical expertise.
- Leverage digital to accelerate innovation, to open new areas of performance and develop connected cosmetic.
CREATIVITY INSPIRED BY CONSUMERS
- Develops knowledge of consumers in all their diversity.
- Proposes creative ideas or scientific concepts based on consumer insights
- Translates consumer/market insights into outstanding product performance goals.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR INNOVATION
- Generates big concepts or technologies
- Takes risks to create radical or disruptive innovation and manages them in an effective way
- Maximizes major innovation projects, prioritizes and simplifies.
- Ensures compliance with quality, safety and sustainability.
COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION
- Shares the vision and translates it into effective goals
- Acts with a local and global perspective to achieve the multipolar innovation goals
- Promotes collaboration among functions to ensure collective performance
- Fosters dialogue with the business and brands to transform innovation into big market opportunities.
• INNOVATOR • STRATEGIST • PEOPLE DEVELOPER • INTEGRATOR • ENTREPRENEUR
EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
- Masters or PhD with 10 – 15 years’ experience in physical chemistry/formulation.
- Has knowledge on skin biology
- Able to work in international team context
- Thorough, curious, open-minded, with strong analytical and synthetic skills
- Know how to communicate and share your knowledge in a multidisciplinary world
- Know how to listen, and like to share your knowledge, are a team player
- Organized and meet deadlines
- Know how to convince people, have strong persuasive power and are committed
- Have strong entrepreneurial spirit & help create an environment of consumer centric innovation, Lead by example by generating new ideas/Textures delivering novel consumer experience