Innovation & Development Senior Manager (Personal Care/Cosmetics)

Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia
IDR 50,000,000

Executive recruitment company Monroe Consulting Group Indonesia is recruiting on behalf of a leading multinational company with a core focus on cosmetic/personal care manufacturing. As expansion continues, our client is seeking a professional with at least 15 years’ experience for the job of Innovation & Development Senior Manager. The job is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Job responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation and delivery of new formulations to fulfil the Indonesia Cosmetics Technology & Innovation pipeline and align with commercial expectations
  • Manage the team and ensure formulations are delivered within agreed deadlines
  • Design the formulation with key stake holders (Color Cosmetics and Fragrance COE, Commercial & Innovation, Product Testing, Packaging, Industrialization & Manufacturing, Safety and Regulatory, Quality and Procurement) to ensure smooth transition of robust formulation into the New Product Development (NPD) plan
  • Give clear direction to the team regarding prioritizing key developments, formulation guidance on color cosmetics structures
  • Responsible for the mentoring, coaching and development of all chemists, specialists and technicians in line with agreed Personal Development Plans
  • Work with Asia Leader to implement the 3-year strategy across the Global Innovation and Development team
  • Accountable for the Indonesia Innovation & Development unit
  • Create technical advancements across multiple technologies and prioritizing the use of natural and sustainable ingredients to strengthen and evolve the global color and fragrance portfolio
  • Maintain close awareness of scientific literature, raw materials, new technologies, processing methodology, and global marketing trends required to create exciting and relevant product innovative
  • Seek out opportunities to translate technology trends into strategic business projects within color cosmetics
  • Contribute and present scientific literature direct to customers, supporting the commercial team
  • Build collaborative partnerships with ingredient suppliers and other external collaborators and act as an industry expert through creation of scientific material
  • Continually build technical expertise and be a source of technical and professional excellence within the Color Cosmetics arena
  • Become a technical representative for Color Cosmetic Formulation both internally and externally
  • Project management of multiple formulation developments to meet key milestones in the Innovation stage and gate process and contribute towards the development of the Innovation process/pipeline
  • Provide monthly update on the team’s performance – highlighting success and commercial wins

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Photochemistry, or Biotechnology Science
  • At least 10 years’ relevant experience in product development and design in personal care, skincare or color cosmetics
  • At least 5 years working experience in a management role
  • Working knowledge of FDA, Formulation Design and Critical Parameter Management
  • Knowledge of cosmetics formulation/raw materials, laboratory instruments & equipment
  • Wide-range and hand-on knowledge of local and international compliance, including European regulations, SFDA and GMPC
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of European, Indonesia (Halal) and USA cosmetic regulations 
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