Función Laboral: Investigación

Tipo de contrato: Jornada Completa

Ubicación: Tokyo

País/Región: Japan

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one businessbeauty. It is a business rich in meaning, as it enables all individuals to express their personalities, gain self-confidence and open up to others. From make-up to hair color, from hair care to skincare and fragrances, our products magnify, beautify, soothe, moisturize, strengthen, rejuvenate... Regardless of a person’s  age, origin or personality, above all and before all, they enable her or him to care for what is certainly most precious to each man and each woman – and most fragile: the face, the skin, the body… in a word: caring for oneself.


Our research budget reached €794 million in 2015, which represents 3.1% of turnover.

In the last 10 years, our Research budget has increased more rapidly than the Group's sales.

More than 490 patents were registered in 2015. Our workforce consists of 3800 employees, representing about sixty nationalities and thirty different scientific backgrounds (chemistry, physics, biology, dermatology, optics, rheology, IT, statistics, analysis, etc.).

In this opportunity, you propose and initiate development projects to ensure established category specific launch commitments are met in line with brand/category innovation strategy. 

You maintain close awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends. You also oversea safe and orderly laboratory environment.


  • Experienced researcher responsible for initiating project concepts, developing objectives, plans, assigning priorities & completing multiple, significant R&I projects under limited supervision.
  • Independently investigates/resolves research problems/issues.
  • Mobilize and coordinate those involved in projects (internally and externally)
  • Ensure implementation of necessary technical resources to meet targets and deadlines
  • Monitor the quality and conformity of formulas
  • Provide scientific expertise and play an advisory role to ensure projects run smoothly; act a project champion
  • Provide training and mentoring to technical project staff’ May supervise technical staff on project basis.
  • Extensive inter-departmental/inter-divisional company interaction (e.g. Marketing, Manufacturing) and externally


  • Advanced scientific knowledge in hair color formulations and hair science and product awareness
  • Literacy in English (written and verbal)
  • Intermediate knowledge of product innovation and development processes
  • Developing cross-disciplinary scientific background; ability to work within internal network
  • Advanced level of communication skills (oral, written, presentation)
  • Ability to lead a project team and share expertise within and across zone
  • Advanced formulation, analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
  • Intermediate knowledge of applicable IT and R&I laboratory systems