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Manager, Hair Color Development, Matrix, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

Сфера деятельности: Research & Innovation

Тип должности: Permanent

Тип занятости: Full - Time

Место расположения: Clark, NJ

Страна: USA

Position Title: Manager, Hair Color Development, Matrix, L'Oréal Research & Innovation

Location: Clark, New Jersey

Department: Hair Color & Texture Development

Reports Into: Assistant Vice President, R&I Hair Color 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.


We are seeking a Manager to join our Hair Color & Texture Development team in our L'Oreal Research & Innovation function to lead our Hair Color Development efforts for Matrix in our Professional Products Division. This role will report out of our Clark, New Jersey Research & Innovation Headquarters.


As a Manager in Hair Color & Texture Development, your main responsibilities are:

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives.
  • Monitor and oversee all work against projects. 
  • Evaluate technical staff based upon performance compared to the above goals and objectives.
  • Proactively build and execute a plan to upgrade current products to new technologies with the objective to maintain competitiveness and sustainability at any time. 
  • Lead, develop and grow a team of scientists, develop a career plan and recommend training and developmental activities for all department staff, identify new educational opportunities and assure that all recommended activities occur and are followed up to measure impact.
  • Track the progress of all ongoing projects, verify schedules, launch dates, and other requirements, and act as needed to maintain direction and timing, consistent with plans.
  • Develop and maintain a compatible and open working relationship with all other departments including Marketing, scale-up, Manufacturing, Product Safety, international peers, etc.
  • Serve as a "creative catalyst" at the R&I/Brand Marketing interface.
  • Identify issues with new/existing products for R&I management.
  • Coordinate scale-up and initial successful commercial manufacture of new products with L'Oreal or contract manufacturing personnel.
  • Play a major role in the development of overall Hair Color Dev goals, objectives, and strategies.
  • Recommend strategies for implementation of group's goals and objectives.
  • Serve as the technical resource in all Hair Color products.


To Succeed In This Position, you have: 

  • A completed Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related science is required. Masters or PhD preferred. 
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in consumer products R&D and product formulation, with at least 5+ years of Hair Color R&D product formulation is required.
  • Experience with consumer or professional Hair Color products, preferred.
  • Supervisory experience with management of direct reports preferred.
  • Experience in leadership role is desirable
  • The ability to prioritize, handle multiple projects, and work with various groups within a matrixed organization.
  • Learning agility to be adept at giving technical presentations to large groups of professionals.
  • Familiarity with testing methodology and procedures.
  • Fluency in French is a plus.
  • The ability to be onsite, in the office as this is an essential function of the position
  • 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)
  • Hybrid Work Policy (Up to 2 Days Work from Home for eligible positions)
  • 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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