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R&D Associate

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An opportunity is available for an Associate to join our R&D Operations team in Dongguan, China.

A great opportunity to be a part of a fast paced and dynamic team, where you’ll be empowered to lead disinfection and wipes projects – using your product development and delivery experience to work on exciting and fast paced projects. As part of the EAST (East Asian Sourcing Team) you will develop strong transferable skills from true end-to-end projects; proof of principle / feasibility right through to successful launch into market.

Responsibilities
  • Working as part of the local Wipes team and with the Category R&D teams to deliver innovation and roll-out projects for the Hygiene brands in an efficient, cost effective and timely manner.
  • Project managing technical workstreams with technical, chemical and executional complexity as well as speed to market challenges.
  • Working in the laboratory on formulation and validation testing in a safe and efficient manner to drive performance and claim substantiation.
  • Managing and guiding EMO’s on the requirements, formulation, development and testing of Hygiene products and wipes in line with Success Criteria, COGs targets and manufacturability. 
  • To have an overview of consumer needs and insights to follow exciting and relevant ideas and opportunities appropriate for the Hygiene portfolio.
  • Work closely with EMO’s and cross functional stakeholders to ensure projects and technologies are supported to become successful market launches.
Skills and Experience required
  • Must be qualified to degree standard in a relevant scientific discipline, ideally Chemistry or Science with experience of working in a laboratory.
  • Technical expertise and curiosity with a passion for problem solving and delivery. A proven track record of results.
  • A good understanding of the R&D development process and the key challenges and hurdles to be overcome in delivery of a product to market.
  • A bias for action, focussed to ensure experiments meet objectives through strong problem solving skills.
  • Good communicator coupled with good analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Have great collaboration skills, be a good team player, a personable person with a creative and open attitude and action focus.
Equality

In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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