R&D Operations Senior Associate
Hygiene Surface Care (Replacement contract)
A fantastic opportunity is available for an R&D Operations Senior Associate, Hygiene Surface Care Local Brands to join our Research and Development Operations team.
The R&D Senior Associate will work with technical product development on key projects for the Hygiene Innovation on Local Brands at Surface Care Category R&D.
Main responsibilities :
Lead a team to deliver on agreed R&D Local brand pipeline
Work cross-functionally and be R&D lead on project teams to achieve key milestones and objectives.
Develop technical product strategies to support product development and short-term and long-term innovation and driving team strategy and prioritization of team activities in alignment with business partners and targets
Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development as per the R&D Guiding Principles and Corporate Compass
Interface with key partners and stakeholders (Supply, regulatory, legal and marketing) on a daily basis to achieve defined goals and objectives
Local Personal and Functional Budget Management and Indirect Management of customer funded project spend.
Is this You?
MS degree in a related science and 5 years’ experience or PhD and 2 years experience
Experience and / or proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG company
Strong understanding of the product development process from concept ideation to launch
Proven Project Management skills
Strong formulation knowledge and understanding of chemical interactions
Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills to nurture teamwork and foster an environment of achievement
Results-oriented and self-motivating, with strong intellectual curiosity
Excellent networking and communication skills
Proven people management and people development skills
Proficient with common software, including MSOffice
Experience of working on hard surface / lavatory cleaning products and / or extrusion process scale up is desirable
Very good command of English
What we offer :
Opportunity to work in a very demanding, dynamic, truly international environment
Employment contract with additional benefit package (including medical care, multisport card)
Challenges from day one
Leading and participating in interesting projects
Work in very supportive team with a partnership spirit
Having a direct impact on the success of R&D Ops Dept.