Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: USA


Position Title: Manager, Makeup Scientific Valorization, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Makeup Development


For more than one hundred years, L’Oréal believes that beauty needs Science. In a world now transformed by digital technology and the emergence of new scientific domains, we are confident in our ability to turn these opportunities into major innovations, closely linked to the new consumer expectations all over the world. Science & Technology are allowing us to invent safe, trustable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. 


L’Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 4,100 L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, open to the world. L’Oréal, Research & Innovation is a vast, multidisciplinary, scientific community working in more than 30 specialized fields, spread out across the world in 21 research centers across 6 regional hubs, 14 evaluation centers, and 49 scientific and regulatory departments. Our employees represent over 60 nationalities and are united for one passion: to invent and perfect innovative, high-performance products for the well-being of all across the world.


To discover more on our scientific and technical functions at L'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check out our website


We are seeking a Manager to join our Makeup Valorization Team in our Clark, New Jersey Research facility. This role is responsible for managing various elements of makeup product development from project initiation through market launch with a critical focus on communication of scientific knowledge, selection of active ingredients, and coordination of innovative testing.  The goal is to deliver competent, reliable scientific evidence for scientific communications for our Makeup launches. They will manage a team of scientific liaisons that provide technical support for L’Oreal makeup brands by working in partnership with all functions in corporate R&I.  They provide technical advocacy to Global Marketing, Claims, Legal, Public Relations, Development labs, Evaluation, and zone Marketing as required.


As an Manager in our Makeup Valorization Team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Manage North America and global makeup projects for claims validation and communication purposes.  This includes evaluating testing plans, negotiating claims with marketing and the claims/legal groups. 
  • Track all projects and ensures that all tests are completed by liaisons on schedule and provides marketing with updates accordingly.
  • Supervise a team of liaisons, helping them to develop expertise, experience and empower them in their responsibilities.
  • Facilitate clear communication at the interface between R&I and Marketing.
  • Review concepts, cartons, packaging, advertising, web, e-commerce, training materials for technical accuracy.
  • Maintain awareness of new technical or marketing opportunities from scientific and technical literature and publications.
  • Serve as a creative catalyst for potential new technology discoveries and/or new ingredient communication.
  • Brainstorm innovative testing approaches for support of active ingredient and product performance.
  • Review test platforms with team to ensure all product claims are being addressed
  • Explain technical information and technologies, providing insights into ingredients and tests on L’Oreal and competitive products.
  • Work closely with Evaluation team to coordinate clinical, instrumental, and consumer testing
  • Partner with Claims team to ensure substantiation needs are met
  • Review/approve final test results with technical support/interpretation with all partner teams
  • Review/approve technical dossiers for new products or modifications to existing products
  • Provide PR support as needed
  • Maintain a close connection and provide clear and timely communication with Director, lab partners, Claims team, Legal and Marketing
  • Clarify marketing’s wishes and objectives to laboratories on each project regarding target market, desired advertising claims, ingredients, etc.
  • Track Claims testing budget advise management of testing costs and status
  • Lead broader scope initiatives as needed 


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • Completed Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science is required. MS or PhD preferred.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of technical experience required in personal care/and or cosmetic products
  • Minimum 2+ years managing direct reports required
  • Makeup experience is a plus.
  • Some background with product claims and scientific communication.
  • Fluency in a foreign language (French, Spanish) a plus.
  • Available to travel to New York City/Jersey City (25%)
  • Authorization to work in the United States on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis without the need for legal sponsorship now or in the future (required)


To Succeed in this Position, You Are:

  • Must be able to prioritize, handle multiple projects, and work with various groups within a matrix organization
  • Must communicate clearly and be adept at giving technical presentations to large groups of professionals
  • Works under minimal supervision.


What's In It For You:

  • Corporate Short-Term Incentives (Corporate Profit-Sharing Bonus, Individual Performance Bonuses based on level)
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days per week work from home for eligible roles, subject to manager approval)
  • Flexible Time Off (Paid Company Holidays, Paid Vacation, Vacation Buy Program, Volunteer Time, Summer Fridays & More!)
  • Access to Company Perks (VIP Access to L’Oréal’s Internal Shop for Discounted Products)
  • Learning & Development Opportunities (Unlimited Access to E-learnings, Lunch & Learn Sessions, Mentorship Programs, & More!)
  • Employee Resource Groups (Think Tanks and Innovation Squads)
  • Access to Mental Health & Wellness Programs


Don’t meet every single requirement? At L'Oréal, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and innovative workplace. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the qualifications listed in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways! You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles!


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.


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