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Research & Development Operations Assistant, Hygiene/Home

R&D Operations Assistant:

Want a role with real-world impact? Focusing on one category – Hygiene/Home - you’ll find new ways to improve our products. 

You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. You’ve led projects and worked in laboratories before so you’re familiar with the methods and techniques used. Qualifications: Technician certificate, Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree equivalent to the region in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Chemical Engineering or other relevant science.

 

Job responsibilities include:

  • Assume leadership for low risk R&D projects in relevant category, ensuring implementation at regional/ local level by ensuring all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, valuation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required internal and external standards and market conditions.
  • Maintain good communication with marketing, supply, R&D categories and shared service functions to accomplish objectives.

Key skills: 

  • Good negotiation, interpersonal skills organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and communicate risks
  • Capable of building strong working relationships and strong networking skills

 R&D General competencies:

Product Development

Ability to design and manage end to end product development process that includes:

  • Development of innovative concepts, claims, formulations and packaging
  • Application of quality, sustainability and regulatory standards
  • Effective selection of scale up strategies, equipment and process parameters
  • Market research and testing
Technology Management

Ability to manage a technology portfolio and create competitive advantage by:

  • Identification of possible relevant innovative technologies
  • Mapping technologies to business and market needs
  • Communication and implementation of technology strategy in the product development process
  • Recognizing when to invest in technology development and when to withdraw to ensure constant value of the product to the consumer
Project Management Ability to achieve complex goals by finding and adapting the best possible methodology of planning, organizing, motivating, negotiating, communicating, controlling resources and procedures to ensure optimized cost, risk, quality and speed of delivery
Consumer Science Ability to identify consumer unmet needs, understand motivations and behaviors by effective selection and implementation of consumer research methods. Translation of insights into actionable product measures, enabling the R&D team to design products for maximum success on shelf and in home
Finance Ability to manage, control and optimize budgets for teams and projects by planning, predicting and analysis of expenditure.

 

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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