Cargo: Others

Tipo de posição: Fix Term

Tipo de emprego: Full - Time

Local: London

País: United Kingdom

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

Scientific Advisor

We are looking for a Scientific Advisor to join from January 2020 on a 12 month fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave. This role reports into the Head of Regulatory Affairs and is part of the UK scientific team who work across all L'Oréal UK & Ireland brands and divisions.



To advise and provide scientific and technical support for multiple brands marketed by L’Oréal UK and Ireland across the consumer products and luxury divisions. The scientific advisor enables brands to make the most compelling product claims on communication materials including packaging and advertising consistent with European and national regulatory and advertising authority requirements.


A fast paced collaborative role working across a number of categories and a wide range of brands. The team is at the heart of the communication of the product performance. The role is ever changing to meet the needs of the business and our consumers, understanding the science behind our products and working with some of the leading scientists and researchers in the world to make the strongest possible claims on communication.

The role will involve:


Daily interaction with Marketing and PR Departments for all Divisions and also Customer/Trade teams
Review and approval of communication materials for multiple brands
Regular collaboration with the UK legal team, international claims groups and regulatory groups
Liaising with R&D Laboratories across the world including in France and USA
Representing brands from a technical standpoint at press launches or trade presentations where required
Working with Consumer Markets and Insights team to develop local consumer test plans
Obtaining clearance of TV and Radio advertising through submission of technical dossiers to the relevant authorities
Working with Media Agencies for liaisons with Clearcast and RACC

Defence of any technical challenges to L’Oréal claims


Organised: You love a list and have strong planning and organisation skills – with the ability to re-prioritise as required.

Measured: We want to track the success of our campaigns and initiatives so projects must be able to show ROI.

Accurate: You have the ability to work to a high degree of accuracy and meet deadlines.

Entrepreneurial. Every day, you spot opportunities to drive growth for our brand and our customers, making sure the good name of our brand is always protected.

Super creative: Whether it be in overcoming challenges or creating artwork for your channel, creativity is our back bone, and we love new ideas.

Proactive and Open: L’Oreal is for the pioneers, which means embracing new ideas, challenges and change with positivity and a hands on approach.

Teams are the new heroes: There is no better feeling than being part of a successful and dynamic team, so even if you are Superman or Wonder Woman, you recognise that teams are the real heroes.

Only Human: we all make mistakes, but you are not afraid of failure. You learn and show how the experience has helped the business learn for the future and benefitted all.

Ambitious: You crave success and L’Oréal is the ultimate place to achieve your dreams. We will support you all the way and make sure you have the support and development in place to help you succeed.

You. You are real. And you’re true to yourself. We cherish and celebrate diversity so you will feel right at home whoever you are.


Alongside a proven track record in a Scientific or Regulatory position and a passion for the products in our business:

Minimum good honours degree in one of the life sciences particularly, pharmacology, chemistry, biology or biochemistry.
Excellent command of the English language and its subtleties.
The ability to articulate and express ideas and concepts fluently and persuasively both orally and in writing, particularly when communicating technical information.
Ability to understand scientific material, internalise it and translate” it into simple consumer language thus helping marketing and PR departments communicate product efficacy.
Strong interpersonal skills and be capable of building good, effective relationships with stakeholders.
Integrity and honesty, putting the consumer and science at the heart of everything you do
Confident and resilient
High degree of analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think through creative solutions
Excellent product knowledge and understanding of techniques used for claims substantiation.