Principal Scientist, Product Development Manager Skincare

Who You Are & What You'll Do   This position reports directly to the R&D Director - Category Design and CTI.  As technology leader, you work with R&D, non-R&D functions and external partners (suppliers, 3P manufacturers, 3P laboratories)  to establish and deliver against short and long-term targets for Business Team Development and Research efforts.   Extensive experience working with ODMs - has established relationships with various global and regional 3P development labs. Extensive bench experience, skin care/personal care formulation experience (in order to help trouble shoot any issues with 3Ps that is needed) Strong project management experience Strong ability to think outside the box with creative problem solving skills We need someone that will learn the Unilever ways of working but is not afraid to challenge the system and push for faster and easier WOW when reasonable Someone that is not afraid to take risks (when appropriate) Working knowledge and fully operational in seeking diverse contributions, inputs, commitment from senior leadership; gains alignment at the senior leadership level Develop short and long-term technology strategy and implement accordingly Identifies, exploits and develops internal and externally sourced technologies across Skin Care and related categories Takes emerging changes and threats in the market into account and responds to them effectively Consumer and Customer Focus Defines project resource requirements which support a project's goals with respect to time, budget and quality with detailed direction from business, functional or project managers Plans, and organizes the execution of laboratory programs; defines scope and critical elements of the projects and selects approaches to be taken Functions as advisor on projects and tasks assigned to the group where work is checked through consultation and agreement with others rather than formal review with management; consults with management on unusual problems or developments Works effectively in technical sourcing, both with 3PMs and Unilever factories as necessary. Ensures the support of product claims and risk management as appropriate to projects Proactively ensures appropriate implementation of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protection across project/scientific/technical environments Fully operational in strategic influencing skills across multiple platforms/categories, functions Fully operational on shaping projects, ways of working and R&D operations What You'll Need To Succeed Science or Engineering Graduate 10+ Years of experience in technical management, preferably development and/or research in the consumers package goods industry. 7+ years of experience with external R&D laboratories, OEM/ODMs and 3P manufacturing Required Competencies and Skills: Science, Technology, Innovation Expertise Project and Portfolio Management Supervisory, mentoring and development of direct report(s) Consumer and Customer Focus Brand Equity Management 18000FKW
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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