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Director, Haircare Fragrance Development, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

Titolo della posizione: Research & Innovation

Tipologia di contratto: Tempo Indeterminato

Orario di lavoro: Full - Time

Sede: Clark, NJ

Paese: USA

Position Title: Director, Haircare Fragrance Development

Location: Clark, New Jersey (Hybrid)

Department: Fragrance 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.


To discover our scientific and technical functions at L'Oréal Research & Innovation, please check our Behind The Scenes Website (Link).


As a Director on our Fragrance Development Team, you will be responsible for the strategic work and implementation of the Fragrance Development Roadmap in the US for our Haircare products.


As a Director in the Fragrance Development team, your main responsibilities are: 

  • Strategically works on and supports the implementation of the Fragrance Development Roadmap in the US.
  • Guarantees the creation and deployment of a robust pipeline of creative fragrances for hair care, with quality, safety and performance.
  • Develop winning fragrances for the US with global appeal.
  • Ensure collaboration and best practices sharing across Fragrance Development teams in US and worldwide (France, Brazil, China, Japan, India, South Africa):
  • Support competitive knowledge and transfer between teams
  • To maximize/leverage consumer tested fragrances
  • To enhance cross-country fragrance exchange opportunities.
  • Builds and maintains strong collaboration relationships with cross-functional teams based in the US and abroad (Laboratories, Marketing, Procurement etc.).
  • Promotes a strong partnership with Fragrance Houses to leverage their expertise according to each product category and/or brand, to transform trends in olfactive creations and design winning olfactive themes.
  • Manages Fragrance Development lab operations by optimizing resources, anticipating product/brand requirements, defining and respecting launch timelines, coordinating activities with support departments in US and abroad; issuing updates on any risks and ensuring fragrance availability in line with commitments.


To Succeed In This Position, You Have: 

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree is required. Degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or related fields preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience in haircare fragrance evaluation is required.
  • Experience in a fragrance house is highly preferred, in a region with a focus on Curly-Hair consumers.
  • Experience in fragrance evaluation of a diversity of hair types, including those with curls is preferred.
  • Advanced Knowledge of technical and regulatory matters and issues related to the Fragrance category preferred
  • Strong skills with Consumer Data Analysis in haircare preferred
  • Strong competitive insights; recognize market trends preferred
  • Experience in developing & coordinating presentations (PowerPoint and/or other) to support fragrance strategy, insights and consumer tests preferred
  • Possesses drive, goal orientation, and an entrepreneurial outlook – with positive attitude
  • The ability to work in international, multi-disciplinary environment on a daily basis.
  • Strong project management skills including retro planning in order to meet future deadlines. Proactively anticipated problems that may arise and planned in advance.
  • Detected and forecasted future olfactive and product trends with the ability to prepare and present findings.
  • Created olfactive market reviews with strong olfactive acumen on the category and key market brands, including competitors.
  • A Self-starter disposition with the ability to work independently and pro-actively develop reviews.
  • The ability to work cohesively in a team.
  • The ability to make independent decisions, aligned with management.
  • 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!)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days Work from Home)
  • 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


If you identify yourself in this position, please apply by uploading your resume in a PDF/Word Document.


The L'Oréal Group is convinced that difference is a deep source of wealth, that allows everyone to grow, to challenge themselves and to go further. We strongly encourage everyone to always dare and never censor themselves. Skills can always be learnt. We will be delighted to exchange with you!


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