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AVP-Consumer Product Evaluation-Functional Lead, Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: United States

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This conviction is reflected in the central role of its Research & Innovation (R&I), which deploys its teams around the world to imagine and create the products of tomorrow. The Research and Innovation teams, whose number has increased eight-fold in 20 years, constantly strive to be at the forefront of scientific advances, working in collaboration with the world's leading experts in each field.  The results of their work are subject each year to several hundred patent applications and give rise to thousands of formulas. Research and Innovation is today more than 3,800 researchers in thirty disciplines, from basic to applied research, through product development.

AVP, Consumer Product Evaluation-Functional Lead – Research & Innovation, Clark, NJ

What We’ll do Together:

As the AVP of Consumer Evaluation, you will embody & drive the consumer point of view to enhance and assess perceived product performance. You’ll lead the Consumer function within the Product Performance Evaluation organization to drive the research, development & application of new, innovative tools & methods based upon industry & technology advances as well as project needs. Collaborate with PPE counterparts in all L’Oréal R&I Hubs around the world to develop and implement best practices. You’ll synthesize project learnings and drive consensus building around conclusions.

What Your Day will Look Like:

  • Lead Consumer team of 15+
  • Collaborate with labs, innovation direction/consumer market insights,  international colleagues and evaluation team to develop & implement  dynamic, relevant evaluation
  • Apply expertise to all projects to ensure relevancy of test design, target and endpoints based upon objective.
  • Challenge the analyses of test results to ensure robust, thorough & insightful conclusions.
  • Synthesize learnings from evaluation tests to derive  key insights and next steps for a project
  • Manage/drive outsourcing strategy to ensure quality, timeliness and expertise
  • Contribute to predictive modeling programs linking consumer, sensory & instrumental data
  • Survey product trends & market via market intelligence reports, internet, etc.
  • Develop vision with roadmap, identifying short, midterm and long term goals for function
  • Drive projects from inception to completion with quality, timeliness, and professionalism
  • Present projects & strategy to upper management
  • Develop &  mentor team as well as recruits strong talent

What You’ll Need:

  • Consumer Science expert
  • Masters or PhD in Psychology, Sociology, Food Science or other related sciences, with emphasis in Consumer Science
  • 10+ years experience working in a fortune 100 company preferred
  • Passion for innovation
  • Strong working knowledge of statistics
  • Good knowledge of personal care products based on several years of experience at a managing level
  • On-line community experience
  • Consumable Product experience preferred
  • Strong outside network of agencies, professionals & academics in Consumer Science & Analytics fields
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (written/oral), and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership, diplomacy & influencing skills
  • Capable of working in a matrix organization, including strong teamwork skills
  • Ability to travel domestically & internationally
  • Technical writing skills
  • Strong presentation skills  
  • Must be proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the US on an on-going basis


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