Cargo: Research & Innovation
Tipo de posição: Permanent
Tipo de emprego: Full - Time
País: South Africa
KEY JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Fuel upstream pipeline with formulas / technological platforms meeting the innovation objectives of the domain, in close collaboration with worldwide domain team.
Design and maximise robust formulation platforms that can be cascaded into winning formulas matching the defined performance objectives:
Work closely with Market insights and Evaluation teams to define KPAs (and test them along the project);
Translate those into technical leads for formulation.
Lead “pre-development” projects while guaranteeing that deadlines, environmental engagements and cost requirements are met:
Develop new formula, optimize/reformulate existing products and support subsequent scale-up in a multi-disciplinary team setting.
Source and obtain all appropriate raw material samples with the Raw material team.
Work as a hands-on skincare formulator, with general direction and with minimum supervision: formulate and prepare laboratory batches and assist with scale-up of assigned product formulations.
Follow procedures accurately.
Maintain a legible and accurate record of all pertinent data and testing in a laboratory notebook, including a detailed manufacturing procedure. Note any critical observations during laboratory experiments
Develop product specifications by evaluating physical/chemical properties of raw materials and formulations (viscosity, specific gravity, microscopic examination, pH, etc.)
Conduct physical stability testing (at controlled temperatures) necessary to evaluate robustness of candidate formulas, as well as any other test / investigation needed.
Resolve formulation issues and any technical problems including scale up
Create, review and approve technical documents to support developmental projects (i.e. ingredient statements, manufacturing formula batch cards, formula costs, etc.)
Transfer platforms / formulas to Development while sharing expertise and retaining a leader role in project follow-up;
Be the guarantor of quality, safety and sustainable development commitments;
Participate in the development of expertise and know-how (market knowledge, new conception methods etc.)
Stay abreast of industry trends, equipment, facilities, materials and procedures used for the manufacture of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
EDUCATION KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
Hold a Masters Degree or more, specialized in physical chemistry/formulation with at least a 3-years’ experience in skin care Formulation:
pastes, emulsions (o/w and w/o), micro emulsion, foams, gel, functionalization of interfaces, physico-chemical behavior of dispersions, reagents inorganic materials (minerals)
Organized and deadline driven
Knowledge on skin biology; knowledge in formulation of UV filters is a plus.
Thorough, curious, open-minded, creative, with strong analytical and synthetic skills
Focused on consumer centric innovation, to design new consumer experiences.
Know how to communicate and share your knowledge in a multidisciplinary world;
Know how to expose your convictions & listen;
Able to work in international team context
Strong entrepreneurial spirit
TECHNICAL/PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
Transforms scientific/technical knowledge into discovery or inventions
Creates actives, technologies and products to maximize the perceived performance.
Interprets results in the most relevant way and communicates them with integrity
Continuously develops expertise and researches new technologies or methods.
Shares and passes on scientific/technical expertise
Leverage digital to accelerate innovation, to open new areas of performance and develop connected cosmetic
CREATIVITY INSPIRED BY CONSUMERS
Develops knowledge of consumers in all their diversity.
Proposes creative ideas or scientific concepts based on consumer insights
Translates consumer/market insights into outstanding product performance goals
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR INNOVATION
Generates big concepts or technologies
Takes risks to create radical or disruptive innovation and manages them in an effective way
Maximizes major innovation projects, prioritize and simplify
Ensures compliance with quality, safety and sustainability.
COOPERATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR INNOVATION
Shares the vision and translates it into effective goals
Acts with a local and global perspective to achieve the multipolar innovation goals
Promotes collaboration among functions to ensure collective performance
Fosters dialogue with the business and brands to transform innovation into big market opportunities