Fonction professionnelle: Recherche et Innovation

Type de poste: Contrat A Duree Indeterminee

Type de contrat: Temps plein

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: USA


Position Title: Associate Principal Scientist, Advertising Claims Substantiation

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Research & Innovation Claims Substantiation


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 an Associate Principal Scientist in Advertising Claims Substantiation to join our Claims Substantiation team in our Clark, New Jersey Research facility.


As an Associate Principal Scientist in our Claims Substantiation team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Evaluate and validate product claims for L’Oreal products, including claims-related launch responsibilities for domestic, regional and international brands collaborating closely with L’Oreal colleagues globally. Primary stakeholders will include the product development, product evaluation, regulatory, safety, marketing and legal teams, worldwide Claims and Country Scientific Directors.
  • Act as Principal contact person in the claims review in assigned areas, from inception to launch and beyond. 
  • Perform legal and compliance review of advertising copy in all forms of media including but not limited to, television, digital media, packaging, print, public relations and other promotional materials. 
  • Reviews test reports, test designs and literature to determine if sufficient for claims support. 
  • Create claims dossiers and provide substantiation dossiers to authorities in the US and abroad as needed, includes attestations, television network substantiations and retailer substantiation requests.  
  • Apply and provide claims advice applying laws, regulations and guidance from Federal Trade Commission, Food & Drug Administration and National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau
  • Identify and analyze potential risks and assist the Legal team in defending claims-related legal challenges (litigation). 
  • Collaborates with international colleagues on Claims/Communications limitations in countries where products will be sold.
  • Keeps management informed of escalating issues. Assist management with formulating and implementing policy.
  • Take the lead on transversal topics as Claims Substantiation Expert
  • Take a leadership role in supporting other claims brand managers in the team, managing complex and/or innovative projects, and communicating strategically with stakeholders.
  • Confidently provide the point of view and expertise of Claims Substantiation, and support stakeholders by providing solutions and/or claims alternatives.
  • Take an active leadership role with Marketing, Legal and within R&I to resolve disputes on claims.


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field is required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 7-10 years of relevant industry experience (cosmetics/personal care, pharmaceutical, food or products), in advertising claims substantiation is required. 
  • Experience in clinical claims, instrumental claims, and/or consumer claims substantiation preferred.
  • Experience in claims related to packaging, sustainability, and product formulations preferred
  • Knowledge of the product claims regulations and U.S. compliance landscape preferred
  • Strong communication skills (oral, written, and interpersonal) and negotiation skills, and the ability to identify and recommend solutions to problems.
  • Ability to work in a cross functional role and to interact effectively across highly matrixed global organization.
  • Flexible and adaptable; ability to work in an exhilarating, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated management or leadership experience.
  • 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)
  • Fluency in Portuguese, French and/or Spanish would also be a plus, but is not required 


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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