R&D Associate-chem

Closing date: 5pm, Saturday 22 Oct. 2022

Basic Salary: RMB 160,000 – RMB230,000

Location: Dongguan, Guangdong


About the position

To support Healthcare Consumer Product innovation related projects, mainly in Greater China region. Partner with R&D and CDO innovation team to design right consumer product research to answer key business questions. Provide insightful and RB relevant data/insights to enable business growth.


The key responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Innovation Hub for specific market consumer understanding and translate the needs into technical parameters.

  • Familiarise and become the expertise of the relevant category in term of formulation, usage condition, testing,evaluation, with good understanding of global and local regulation and national standards.

  • Supporting for R&D projects in relevant category, ensuring the implementation at regional/local level by ensuring all required formulation, feasibility work, analysis, validation, stability testing, industrial trials and dossier preparation are performed on time and to the required internal and external standards and market conditions.

  • Implement global product initiatives with R&D Product Development and other R&D ME teams.

  • Supporting local marketing and external partners with consumer education, trouble shooting, training and joint development projects, based on an agreement with R&D Product Development, preparing a project plan with timeline for all technical activities to be performed, be the key contact for all stakeholders involved in the initiative, ensure LTE completion and allocation of resources to complete the tasks as per plan, keep a good track of the activities versus the plan, keep the key stakeholders informed about the progress and issues, manage changes to preserve the commitment.

  • Collaborates with local commercial organizations in relation to consumer complaints, quality issues, competitor challenges and legal / regulatory inquiries concerning technical matters relating to products marketed within the region.

  • Collaborates with Supply function regarding technology and product expertise, for production start-up, quality improvements and cost savings projects.

  • Collaborate closely with Marketing organizations (local / regional) to provide technical expertise and required business support to evaluation (Portfolio Management) and execution of commercial initiatives and projects

  • Support R&D teams by providing a clear definition of products, marketing claims and raw material requirements from a regional/local perspective and by providing technical input and support in the preparation of the claim support data.

  • Maintain good communication as part of R&D organization and across functions to accomplish business objectives.

  • Interact with technical functions (R&D, Supply, Packaging Development, etc) to define and share best practices.


Qualifications/Experience

  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills to complete complex and high pressure projects

  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills

  • Ability to identify and communicate risks

  • Capable of building strong working relationships and strong networking skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to anticipate, plan and execute significant projects involving multiple technical and scientific hurdles

  • Good understanding of P&L management

  • Strong intellectual curiosity, appetite for exploring new and previously uncharted territories

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral in English and Mandarin and excellent


Desirable

  • Educated to degree level (chemistry, chemical engineering or other relevant science) PhD or Masters or Bachelor

  • Minimum 3 years of experience with a proven track record of successful delivery of technical projects in a FMCG

plesase send your application to stella@ciicgz.com