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Senior Research & Development Manager, Air Care

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Want your scientific expertise to have an impact? As Senior Research & Development Manager, Air Care at RB, you’ll have the freedom to develop products that will touch millions of lives in the future. 
Senior Research & Development Manager, Air Care 
Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire 
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


We have a great opportunity to join one of our most emotive and fast paced global brands – Air Wick – as Senior R&D Manager, leading all the innovation strategy and delivery for new disruptive technologies. 


Working closely with the multifunctional team, you’ll:
•    translate consumer, market & technology learnings into tangible products and services that bring benefits to millions of people globally;
•    take a leading role in driving key strategic initiatives within relevant platforms, including the development of innovation and product strategies (incl. connected innovation), identifying and building strategic 3rd party relationships, competitor understanding, IP opportunities and working with other functions as needed to deliver these initiatives;
•    ensure flawless delivery of the innovation pipeline, ensuring strong focus throughout the team on both technical and consumer related aspects of all products under development;
•    manage and develop a high performing team – to both enhance their delivery in role and to continually strengthen the people ‘bench’ by supporting and encouraging personal and career development


You’ll succeed because…
… …you’re a creative and tenacious problem solver. Having led R&D multifunctional teams before within FMCG Environment, Home Care, Personal Care or Healthcare OTC, you know the product development process and challenges, and are able to guide with responsibility for the delivery of world-class innovation. Ideally with a good understanding of the development and delivery of Digital/IoT innovations, you:
•    are results oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with best in class planning and organisational capabilities, a bias for action, and the capability to define, evaluate and take risks
•    have strong leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills, coupled with a global mindset, sound commercial awareness and understanding of corporate and operational business issues and impact
•    strong intellectual curiosity with an appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories and an openness to change and ability to think out of the box
•    proven ability to work under pressure and manage multiple priorities without compromising on deliverables


You’ll love it because…
…you’ll have the freedom to make a difference. You’ll put your own ideas into practice. The products you help develop will allow people to live healthier lives and have happier homes. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will bring the very best out of you, every day.


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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