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Research & Development Operations Associate, Hygiene Home



  • The R&D Operation is the R&D function that responsible for products once they are launched in the market. The teams are based all around globe, working closely with R&D product development team, supply, procurement, global/regional/local marketing & commercial teams to deliver projects to grow and protect the existing business in addition to increase the profitability of RB products through cost saving programs. 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.


Key Responsibilities


  • 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 would 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.
  • Support R&D teams by providing a clear definition of products, marketing claims and raw material requirements from a regional/local perspective and by providing technical input and support in the preparation of the claim support data.
  • Maintain good communication as part of R&D organization and across functions to accomplish business objectives.
  • Interact with technical functions (R&D, Supply, Packaging Development, etc.) to define and share best practices.
  • Day to day management of personnel, including the motivation and development of direct reports.
  • 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 variety of projects across several 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.


Key Requirements


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

Job Segment: Pharmacy, Healthcare

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