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R&D Manager Innovation HUB US

Key Responsibilites

•    Support NPDs/EPDs with local activities to ensure successful product launch to market in line with the Brand footprint and defined Product Strategy.
•    Build a deep understanding of US and LATAM consumer insights related to ADWD and organize local tests (e.g. panel tests) to support global innovation projects.
•    Proactively track the competitor launches, understanding their development activities and advising the Category Team.
•    Contribute to the Innovation process by gaining deep knowledge on local requirements (e.g. ecolabelling)
•    Be the contact for external US and LATAM partners (e.g. Dish manufacturers, external institutes) in alignment with R&D Category to support delivery of the Finish pipeline.
•    Responsible for organizing local consumer research activities
•    Develop sound commercial knowledge and relationships with Cross-functional Teams to understand needs to ensure responsiveness to business needs.
•    Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the R&D Guiding Principles and Corporate Core Values  
•    Responsible for ensuring that all development activity conforms with legislative, Health and Safety and environmental requirements.

Qualifications

•    BS/BA degree in a related science and 10+ years’ experience, or MS degree in a related science and 6 years’ experience, or PhD in a related science and 4 years’ relevant experience in Automatic Dishwashing Detergent industry. 
•    Proven track record of successful delivery of projects in Automatic Dishwashing Detergent industry. 
•    Ideally Formulation and raw material understanding.
•    Experience with and understanding of LATAM market needs and requirements.
•    Experience with and understanding of methodologies used to support product and new claims development 
•    Familiarity with development requirements. 
•    Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch
•    Consumer Science experience.
•    Results oriented, entrepreneurial and self-motivated, with solid planning and organizational capabilities, a bias for action, and the capability to define, evaluate and take risks.
•    Strong leadership, motivational and interpersonal skills.
•    Global mindset, commercial understanding of corporate and operational business issues.
•    Strong analytical and project management skills with the ability to think strategically, develop tactics and measurable implementation plans and able to transform solid thinking into action.
•    Excellent networking and communication skills.
•    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 display a degree of flexibility and adapt effectively to change 
•    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills 
•    Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement 
•    Proficient with common software, including MSOffice.

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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