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R&D Associate Hygiene

R&D Associate

Want a role with real-world impact? As an employee at RB, you’ll have the freedom to reinvent products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 

 

 

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

 

Focusing on one category – Health, Home or Hygiene - you’ll lead new ways to improve our products. Working with experts from different teams, you’ll make sure we remain competitive, compliant and safe. Breathing new life to existing household names. Ultimately, you’ll ensure they continue to solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.

 

You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve led research and development projects before. So you know what it takes to deliver projects on time and to high standards. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re also able to communicate effectively with colleagues from different fields. Independently minded, you’ve a healthy curiosity and the drive to deliver in a fast-paced environment.

 

You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 

Summary

The R&D Operations is the R&D function responsible for products once they are launched on the market. The teams are based all around globe, working closely with R&D product development teams, supply, procurement, global/regional/local marketing & commercial teams in order to deliver projects to grow and protect the existing business in addition to increasing the profitability of our products through cost saving programs. In ME we truly develop people by giving you responsibility as soon as you join the team. The job is dynamic and complex, and the challenges you will face will give you the possibility to develop quickly, laying a strong foundation for your future career.

RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Assume leadership for R&D projects in relevant categories, ensuring the implementation at regional/local level by ensuring all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required internal and external standards and market conditions.
  • Implement global product initiatives with R&D Product Development and other R&D teams.
  • In key M&E site (s) of each category, assume TPL responsibility when project leadership is assigned, based on an agreement with R&D Product Development, preparing a project plan with timeline for all technical activities to be performed, work on formula development be the key contact for all stakeholders involved in the initiative, ensure IDB completion and allocation of resources to complete the tasks as per plan, keep a good track of the activities versus the plan, keep the key stakeholders informed about the progress and issues, manage changes to preserve the commitment.
  • Collaborates with local commercial organizations in relation to consumer complaints, quality issues, competitor challenges and legal / regulatory inquiries concerning technical matters relating to products marketed within the region.
  • Collaborates with Supply function regarding technology and product expertise, for production start-up, quality improvements and cost savings projects.
  • Collaborate closely with Marketing organizations (local / regional) to provide technical expertise and required business support to evaluation (Portfolio Management) and execution of commercial initiatives and projects

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Manage a wide variety of projects across a number of different brands and technology platforms in compliance with regulatory requirement
  • Evaluating project priorities (with PM function) and securing resources to support project delivery
  • Self starting and independent working
  • Maintain appropriate levels of communication with all RB upper management
  • Multi cultural leadership

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Educated to degree level (chemistry, pharmacy, chemical engineering or other relevant science) PhD or Masters

EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with a proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG company
  • Proven project management, prioritization and problem solving skills
  • Some experience with recruitment, management and development of people
  • Proven track record in active collaboration with internal & external R&D and non-R&D functions
  • Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions that would allow to work on different categories

KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills to complete complex and high pressure projects
  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and communicate risks
  • Capable of building strong working relationships and strong networking skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to anticipate, plan and execute significant projects involving multiple technical and scientific hurdles
  • Good understanding of P&L management
  • Strong intellectual curiosity, appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories

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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