Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Pune

País: India

The world leader in cosmetics, L’Oréal is present in 150 countries on five continents.
Our 36 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one
business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all
women and men globally. Our ambition is to win over another one billion consumers
around the world by inventing the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity
of their needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal supports
diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products, and we have reduced
our emissions by approx. 78% since 2005.

The DNA of L’Oréal is Innovation and we are driven by a real passion for the future.
Our Research and Innovation Centres in India are the sixth innovation hub for
L’Oréal worldwide to fuel local market innovations. In our quest to win the next billion
consumers, we are looking for talented individuals who can lead us on this mission.

Would you like to be a part of the adventure?

We have a suitable opening in the Research and Innovation (R&I) Division for
the role of Micro-Bio Lab Manger, based out of Pune Micro-bio Lab for Research
Center. You come with a relevant experience of 9-10 years. This is a Key
Leadership Role in the Research Center and you will be responsible to support
development of all microbiologically susceptible formulations, to assure
microbiological integrity and safety of L’Oréal products. This includes
recommending product preservation systems, conducting experiments to verify
preservation efficacy (i.e., challenge-tests) and microbiological quality of the raw
materials and filled units, investigating, and proposing new/innovative testing
methods, and overseeing a safe and orderly laboratory environment.

This role involves managing Microbiological testing and experimentation for R&I
Labs involve in formula design and development for Creams, Lotions, Leave-ons
and extended leave-on formats such as Serums, Gels, Fluids, Hair Oils, Shampoos,
conditioner, Hair Colorants, Lipstick, Foundation, Deos etc).

Principal Accountabilities

o Be the strategic and operational leader of a team of technical professionals within the
global Microbiology organization while continually encouraging 100% employee
o Provide direction and set objectives for the team within the Microbiology function
o Lead cross-disciplinary projects initiated within the worldwide Microbiology network.
o Be a technical resource to Operations by aiding in manufacturing microbiological risk
o To assist in working towards the harmonization of testing protocols and determinations of
the necessary microbiological evaluations needed for raw materials and finished products.
o Provide the expertise required to defend Group's microbiology policies, practices, and
projects before the relevant stakeholders.
o Interact directly with senior management on microbiology-related issues in terms of
company positions and testing protocols.
o Assisting with implementation of continual improvement of laboratory operation including
writing/revising SOPs, and Work Practices.
o Lead and direct in laboratory external proficiency and internal quality control schemes.
o Responsible for goal setting and talent development of team for continual growth of
functional expertise and skills.

Desirable Qualifications and Experience

o Master’s degree in Microbiology or related discipline, with 9+ years of progressive
laboratory experience.
o Skilled professional who can independently apply, on a broad basis, existing theories,
principles, and concepts within the field of microbiological sciences including the
microbiome and green science-related areas.
o Relevant microbiology laboratory expertise in the cosmetic, consumer health care,
medical device and/or pharmaceutical industries, with global vision of the profession.
o Expert knowledge in preservation effectiveness in research, pilot, and production samples.
o Demonstrated experience in leading, managing and developing high performing crossfunctional
and multi-cultural teams.
o Knowledge of cGMPs and related compliance regulations required.
o Expert knowledge of compendia and other relevant methods/standards/guidelines
including USP, PCPC, ISO.
o Participation in various technical & liaison organizations within the industry.
o Excellent communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving skills, and the ability to
deal with complexity.
o Ability to analyze and summarize complex technical issues and initiatives for key business
target audiences.
o Proven leadership skills with a strong results orientation, positive "hands on" attitude and
a sense of urgency to get things done with demonstrated grace and even temperament
under pressure.

Hygiene Audits and Inspections

o Ensure group compliance related to Hygiene management of labs.
o Advise and supervise decisions in all duties and expertise fields of the Micro-Biology.
o Work to continuously improve Hygiene standard at sites.

Customer Service

o Build up and maintain the good relationship with all laboratories to assure the
communication efficiently and smoothly.
o Deal with laboratories for Micro-Biological needs and provide satisfactory support.
o Define working processes with laboratories to make sure timely analysis of R&I samples
for micro-analysis.

Key Competencies

o High result orientation – getting things done on time and as per agreed upon norms.
o Good Communication Skills & Good Problem-Solving Ability.
o Collaborator with good Inter departmental skills.
o Entrepreneurial approach to work.
o Ability to Lead a team.
o Maintain the required standards of professionalism in the face of multiple demands and
potential conflict situations.
o Ethical Approach to work.

L’Oréal is committed to building a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity
employer. L’Oréal closely prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for
employment because of the individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.