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Senior R&D Operations Associate MENA Hygiene

Senior R&D Operations Associate MENA Hygiene

Want to see designs that make a difference? As an employee with RB, you’ll have the freedom to make your designs stand out. 

 

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 

 

Joining the team behind leading brands that reach millions, you’ll help bring our next generation of packaging to life. You’ll come up with new packaging concepts. You’ll take consumer, technology and product insights and create innovative designs. You’ll have original ideas and make our products stand out. And you’ll get to see the results in stores and homes worldwide.

 

You’ll succeed because… 

…you’re evangelical about great design. You’re qualified in Industrial Design or similar and possibly worked in design consultancy. A creative problem solver, you’ve a collaborative approach to technical challenges. You know thermoforming, paper pulp, injection moulding, blow moulding and other material forming technologies. You’re skilled with 2D and 3D design software. Critically, you’re also a team player, so others buy into your ideas.

 

You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. 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 R&D 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 ME 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 and 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
  • Proven experience with recruitment, management and development of people
  • Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions

Proven track record in active collaboration with internal & external R&D and non-R&D functions

KEY SKILLS, COMPETENCIES & PERSONAL ATRIBUTES

  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills to complete complex and high pressure projects
  • Excellent organisational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to identify and communicate risks
  • Ability to manage, control and optimise budgets for teams and projects by planning, predicting and analysis of expenditure
  • Ability to identify consumer unmet needs, understand motivations and behaviours 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

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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