Fonction professionnelle: Research & Innovation

Type de poste: Permanent

Type de contrat: Full - Time

Site: Clark, NJ

Pays: USA


 Position Title: Manager, Hair Competition Intelligence & Open Development 

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Hair Care & Manageability Development Labs


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 a Manager to join our Hair Competition Intelligence and Open Development team in our Clark , NJ Research facility. This role is responsible for building and monitoring the competitive landscape for our Consumer and Professional Product Divisions to drive the strategic framework for our Hair Care & Manageability métier. This role will also be responsible for delivering winning projects through Open development across our Divisions.


As a Manager in our Hair Competition Intelligence and Open Dev team, your main responsibilities are:

  • Supervise technical staff including priority setting, performance appraisals and training/development.
  • Monitor the US Hair Market and build detailed brand and product analysis of key strategic projects.
  • Lead rigorous scientific analysis to build a detailed understanding of key technologies by partnering with internal and external groups as well as other countries. 
  • Maintain good knowledge of competitor’s environments and close awareness of consumer need gap and marketing trends
  • Establish Competitive Landscape of different Hair categories
  • Understand the key business priorities and build strong connections with our Corporate Open Development team and vendors to deliver winning projects for our brands
  • Ensure business continuity by developing formulas that are compliant with US regulations as well as L’Oreal standards.
  • Launch winning products for CPD/PPD Dev teams and ensure the successful development and delivery on agreed projects with on time and to quality execution.
  • Drive innovation by identifying other winning products by partnering with vendors and Corporate OD to conduct the product development for launches across our brands.


To Succeed in this Position, You Have:

  • A completed Bachelor’s degree in a science related field is required
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in product formulation is required
  • Experience in the beauty/FMCG/CPG industry preferred
  • Experience with hair product formulations preferred
  • Supervisory experience of direct reports is required.
  • Experience in leadership role
  • Must be able to prioritize, handle multiple projects and work with various groups within a matrix organization
  • Must be adept at giving presentations to large group of professionals.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have strong skills in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Must be able to think out of the box and willing to take an extra step to get job done.
  • Proven leadership skills with a strong results orientation, positive "hands on" attitude and a sense of urgency to get things done with demonstrated grace and even temperament under pressure.
  • 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)


To Succeed in this Position, You Are:

  • Innovative
  • Achieves results with integrity
  • Interacts effectively
  • Displays scientific curiosity and passion for hair care
  • A self-starter with a passion for the industry and ability to operate independently
  • Well organized and hard-working and a team-player.
  • A people first leader


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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