Domaine: Recherche

Type d‘emploi: Temps plein

Ville: California - Newport Beach

Pays: USA

L’Oréal, the world leader in cosmetics, is synonymous with beauty, innovation and scientific excellence in more than 130 countries. As the leader in the beauty industry, our success is a direct result of our unequaled employees. L’Oréal is always looking for talented and ambitious minds to help build our beauty into something even better. Leadership also means innovation and quality. We offer the most technologically advanced products to our customers and a portfolio of brands in every product category. L’Oréal USA fully encompasses all aspects of beauty for everyone, everywhere.


Director, R&I Open Development-Urban Decay, Newport Beach, CA


As the Director of Research & Innovation in Open Development you will drive Urban Decay integration and innovative launches through homologation of Urban Decay formulas into the L’Oreal system. You’ll facilitate the flow of information between Urban Decay and L’Oreal teams, and engage key stakeholders (i.e. Urban Decay, Open Development, Safety, Regulatory, Claims, International Raw Material Department and Vendors) to define evolving priorities and working methods.  With your keen understanding of in-house technologies, effectively communicate key in-house technologies from Pipe and lead a team of Open Development chemists.


In this role you’ll bring synergy with your strong understanding of the ways of working at Urban Decay and the ways of working at L’Oreal R&I. Use your sharp sense of negotiation and communications skills to effectively collaborate with the brand and successfully move innovative and trending projects quickly. Support the Urban Decay product development team and key vendors with current star launches and evaluate the need for reformulation while delivering the same texture/feel/sensoriality that is already perceived by the Urban Decay consumer.


What you’ll be doing:


  • Manage the development of global product launches for Urban Decay in Make Up & Skincare categories.
  • Work directly with marketing to manage multiple projects from conception stage until launch.
  • Have a clear understanding of the portfolio of already homologated products and also in-house technologies to be able to negotiate the best architecture to fit the concept of launch.
  • Manage multiple priorities within the organization during the changing dynamics of projects and organizational needs.
  • Anticipate product/brand requirements, factoring in technical information, consumer trends/perception and market demand
  • Lead the team in optimizing resources, defining and respecting launch conditions, coordinating activities with support departments in US and abroad; issuing updates on any risks and ensuring product availability in line with commitments
  • Lead the team in best practices for keeping good relationship with vendors to insure product quality in a timely fashion
  • Recruit, develop and manage Urban Decay R&I team; ensure development of know-how and expertise


What you’ll need:


  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred  in Chemistry Chemical Engineering or Biology plus 10+ years industry experience
  • Experience leading global project teams is preferred
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Self-Driven and passionate for the Beauty Industry


If you are a Project Manager with a love for Beauty and scientific expertise in Cosmetic Formulations, we’d love to hear from you!


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