Función del empleo: Investigación

Tipo de puesto: Indefinido

Tipo de empleo: Jornada Completa

Localización: Clark, NJ

País: USA

Position Title: Senior Chemist II, Hair Care & Styling Development, Redken, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, New Jersey

Department: Hair Care & Styling Development


For more than 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.


Inside L’Oréal’s Research & Innovation Division, Development is responsible for working closely with our over 42 brands to adapt and innovate formulations into new and exciting products based on consumer and marketing insights. In Open Development, our scientists work closely with external manufacturers to develop and refine formulas to meet the needs and expectations of our consumers. 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 seeking a talented and innovative Senior Chemist II to join Hair Care & Styling Development team in our Clark, NJ facility for Research & Innovation. This role is responsible for creating, coordinating, and implementing innovative hair care & style product development programs to support professional brand/category innovation strategies. In this role you will develop technically robust formulation solutions that adhere to safety, regulatory and quality best practices/requirements as well as ensuring smooth transition of innovative products and their corresponding technologies through the product develop process culminating in transfer to manufacturing. This role requires scientific expertise, ability to function as a product champion and ability to work in a matrix reporting organization and function in a team consensus environment with both local R&I and International Teams.


As a Senior Chemist II in Hair Care & Styling Development, your main responsibilities are:

  • Develop and implement new Hair Care & Hair Style innovations.  
  • Propose new technical concepts in the field of Hair Care & Style
  • Work closely with the scale-up, global marketing, claims, product safety, regulatory and evaluation testing centers to ensure smooth transition of new products and technologies through the product development process
  • Communicate and present the technology of new products to colleagues from different geographic locations, functions and stakeholders within the company
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s patent environments, consumer insights, need gaps as well as emerging marketing trends
  • Provide training and mentoring to technical project staff. Supervise technical staff on project basis


To Succeed In This Position, you have: 

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science is required. Masters or PhD preferred. 
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in hair products R&D and product formulation, is required.
  • Advanced formulation, analytical and project management skills preferred
  • Ability to work independently on projects from inception to officialization to meet launch requirements and deadlines to drive projects forward with minimum supervision 
  • Ability to lead project team members and share expertise 
  • Demonstrated creativity and resourcefulness in solving technical problems that may arise during product development or in the transfer of the technology to manufacturing  
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable IT and R&I laboratory systems 
  • The ability to lift 35 lbs (11.3 kg) (required)
  • The ability to be onsite, in the office as this is an essential function of the position (required)
  • 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).


What's In It For You: 

  • Corporate Short Term Incentives (Corporate Profit Sharing Bonus, Individual Performance Bonus)
  • Competitive Benefit Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Pension Plan)
  • 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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