Fonction professionnelle: Recherche et Innovation

Type de poste: Contrat A Duree Indeterminee

Type de contrat: Temps plein

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: USA


Position Title: Director, Face Makeup Development, Maybelline, L'Oreal Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, New Jersey

Department: Research & Innovation 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


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 Director to join and lead our Face Makeup Development team in our Clark, New Jersey Research facility. In this role, you will provide managerial, technical, and operational administration for the Makeup Products Category including providing leadership, direction, and development for our team.


As a Director for our Face Makeup Development team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Leads the departmental efforts to identify, recommend, adapt and utilize new product technology.
  • Approves and issues as final all formulas, either of US or worldwide origin, to manufacturing with all accompanying ingredient and product quality specifications and clearances as required for general safety, microbiology, claim support, processing, and product/package interaction.
  • Tracks the progress of all ongoing projects, verifies schedules, launch dates, and other requirements, and acts as needed to maintain direction and timing, consistent with plans.
  • Proactively build and execute a plan to upgrade current products to new technologies with the objective to maintain competitiveness and sustainability at any time.
  • Develops and maintains a compatible and open working relationship with all other departments including Marketing, scale-up, Manufacturing, Product Safety, international peers, etc.
  • Plans and executes all departmental system requirements whose objective is to save time through minimization of error, elimination of redundant or repetitive tasks and the assurance of clarity of purpose of all departmental actions.
  • Leads all elements of departmental activity focused to identify, screen, and quickly produce prototype products utilizing new technology including visits to the French R&D laboratories, attendance at meetings and seminars, review of patents and contracts with universities and testing organizations.
  • Lead, develop and grow a team of scientists, develop a career plan and recommends training and developmental activities for all department staff, identifies new educational opportunities and assures that all recommended activities occurs and are followed up to measure impact.
  • Serves as the technical resource in Makeup products for Maybelline New York
  • Develops, issues, and updates annually generic/formulation guidelines in Makeup category.


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in a scientific (Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science etc.) or engineering (Chemical, Materials, Biomedical) field is required; advanced degree (Masters or PhD)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.
  • 8-10+ years’ experience in formulation within Cosmetic Category with a minimum of 5 years in Makeup R&D Product Development within Consumer Products industries is required.
  • Experience with consumer Makeup products, preferred.
  • Strong technical background in formulation.
  • Viewed as a leading innovator and leader in the industry.
  • Must have good management skills, leading and developing a team of scientific professionals.
  • Must be able to articulate and implement a vision and motivate team members to achieve department goals & objectives.
  • Familiarity with testing methodology and procedures.
  • Fluency is French is a plus.
  • 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 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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