Función del empleo: Research & Innovation

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: United States

Are you an experienced scientist who wants to work on the formulation of new and innovative products related to consumers' makeup routines across the globe?


Then L'Oréal Research & Innovation (R&I) might be exactly the place you have always been looking for!


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, dependable, sustainable & responsible beauty products and experiences that will change people’s lives. L’Oréal Research and Innovation has continuously invested upstream in its research with a high level of ambition. Our 3800+ L'Oréal R&I people are talented and highly skilled, located in major markets, working in a cooperative way, opened to the world. 


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Development is responsible for working closely with our over 35 brands to adapt and innovate formulations into new and exciting products based on consumer and marketing insights. Development of great products requires building strong, international collaborations across different functions to ensure that products are seen from inception to officialization for our local and global launch deadlines.


We are currently seeking a talented and innovative Senior Chemist I to join our Indie Brands Makeup Development Team located at our Clark, New Jersey facility for Research and Innovation. In this role you are responsible for coordinating development projects to ensure launch commitments are met in line with brand innovation strategies. You'll maintain awareness of scientific literature, patents, raw material technology, processing methodology, and marketing/consumer trends required to perform innovative product development assignments in an efficient manner. You'll regularly engage with key stakeholders to define evolving priorities and working methods. You'll also be overseeing a safe and orderly laboratory environment.


You Will . . .

  • As an experienced researcher be responsible for initiating project concepts, developing objectives, and planning priorities to complete multiple, significant R&I projects under limited supervision
  • Independently manage multiple projects from inception to launch
  • Independently investigate and resolve research problems and issues as they arise
  • Mobilize and coordinate those involved in projects
  • Ensure implementation of necessary technical resources to meet targets and deadlines
  • Execute & develop new formulas for more complex makeup projects
  • Monitor the quality and conformity of formulas
  • Provide scientific expertise and play an advisory role to ensure projects run smoothly; act as a project champion
  • Provide training and mentoring to technical project staff
  • Identify new efficacious raw materials suitable for product development
  • Interface with technical support groups including safety, regulatory, microbiology, analytical, Demi-grand and manufacturing
  • Have a clear and shareable vision of the objective, goal, and consumer insight for each project
  • Keep up to date with competitor landscape and project benchmarks
  • Have extensive inter-departmental/inter-divisional company interaction (e.g. Marketing, Manufacturing) and externally
  • Potentially manage some external vendor relationships when applicable to projects assigned


You Have . . .

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in science or engineering is required
  • Masters / PhD in a natural science (Chemistry, Biology, etc.) or engineering (Chemical, Biomedical, Material Science) is preferred
  • 2-5 years of experience in cross-category cosmetic/makeup formulation (Eye, Lip, and Face) required
  • Experience in OTC/SPF/sun-protection desirable
  • Experienced with SPF product development for US & global launches desirable
  • Knowledge with FDA/OTC & ISO requirements desirable
  • Knowledge with global regulatory requirements desirable
  • Excellent communication, presentation and project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to share and teach in the area of expertise with experts and non-experts alike
  • An established self-awareness, in terms of understanding your own culture, identity, biases, prejudices, power privilege, and stereotypes
  • Authorization to work in the US on a full-time, permanent, ongoing basis, without the need for sponsorship now or in the future.


You Are . . .

  • Someone who plays well on teams and in collaborative environments
  • Someone who can work well under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Someone who can solve problems and make decisions
  • Someone who can quickly respond to changing priorities with initiative, creativity, and flexibility


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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