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R&D Director, Product Development, Hair care

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Overview of role

Keen to get play a critical role in product development in our Hair Care category? It is a dynamic and evolving market with ample opportunities to tap on, innovate and delight consumers!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to lead the innovation program for one of our key hair care brand initiatives. The role while based in Singapore, is of a global nature where product development spans across key strategic regions. You will also have a high level of exposure to leadership within Hair Care across functions commercially and within the technical community.

If this sounds exciting to you, read on!

What Success Looks Like

  • Able to deliver breakthrough innovation for the brand, leading the team through consumer centric product design, partner multi-functionally across disciplines to bring innovation to life, and grow and develop the organization.

  • Innovative and creative attitude will also hugely enable success in the role.

Your team

Located at the P&G Singapore Innovation Center at Biopolis, you will report to a Senior Director and will be part of growing team of functional and technical experts in leading global projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the robust development and delivery of projects or related program activities, by engaging with multi-functional partners to ensure consumer delight that positively impacts business needs and schedule

  • Responsible for the organization management, training, and development of the employees in the section, with emphasis on enabling and encouraging deep technical rigor and mastery

  • Own the product development strategy and execution for a (sub) category and acting as the R&D lead for highly complex initiatives.

  • Lead IP strategy & execution, introduces fundamentally new technologies, materials & processes, develops complex technical solutions for meeting consumer propositions

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in the consumer goods industry

  • Lead consumer translation to holistically designed propositions

  • Possess strong leadership, strategic thinking and agility as the project pivots in new directions based on the latest findings.

  • Innovating in new spaces require a high level of integration and influencing skills

  • Experience in different disciplines, deep core technical mastery, and an ambidextrous quality will be critical as the candidate enrolls and influence the direction.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills; ability to interact, engage and lead discussions with senior leaders e.g. Vice Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents in both the commercial and technical functions is critical.

  • Strong track record of people development, organization building and have several examples of how they have done so.

About us

We produce globally recognized brands and we grow the best business leaders in the industry. With a portfolio of trusted brands as diverse as ours, it is paramount our leaders are able to lead with courage the vast array of brands, categories and functions. We serve consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ariel®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Herbal Essences®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Tampax® and more. Our community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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Our consumers are diverse and our talents - internally - mirror this diversity to best serve it. That is why we’re committed to building a winning culture based on Inclusion and our ideal candidate is passionate about the same principle: you will join our daily effort of being “in touch” so we craft brands and products to improve the lives of the world’s consumers now and in the future. We want you to inspire us with your unrivaled ideas.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment. We do not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, HIV/AIDS status, or any other legally protected factor.

Job locations:
Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Job Type: Full time Job categories: Research And Development Req No: R000022418
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