The Vice President of Research & Development oversees and supervises all development and innovation efforts, key leader on the innovation strategy to maximize value for our presenters through the improvement of existing products, creation of new products, and integration with third party developments. High level of collaboration and leadership with Marketing, Regulatory, Qualy and Supply team.
Product Development: in conjunction with Supply, Regulatory, Quality and Marketing
Work in partnership with supply to find and validate new and existing partners.
Research new raw materials for current & new products and formulas.
Partner on product development process improvement (ensure gates & time for approval).
Constantly review current paths of product development for improvement and agility.
Work with Quality and Regulatory to review raw materials, formulas, stability reports.
Set all formulas spefication and development parameters.
Innovation road map
Identify new product opportunities for future pipeline via consumer insights, market research, trade shows, strategic alliances and Coty partnership.
Work with 3PMs to develop new and existing products and find new technology partners for breakthrough innovation on key core categories.
Work with marketing team to create and support new innovation concepts for the future.
Create solid partnerships with Coty R&D and partner on product innovation pipeline.
Ensure product integrity, drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development – key tasks
Ensure market ready products ( Formula and Packaging)
Develop supporting materials for key product benefits and claims.
Ensure all milestones are ticked for product development roadmap.
Review / validate pilot trial and 1st production round
Support regulatory to deliver full formula dossier
Support regulatory formulas registration process
Support regulatory for formula testing - safety & claims
Packaging specifications - inner & outer
Support supply with finished good itemized quote
Finished good specifications / CofA
Support project managers with product BOM
When needed participate in supplier and company audit and validation.
PRODUCT/FORMULA EDUCATION AND TRAINNING
Support corporate and training events team to create content for product or claims education.
Participate on events when needed to educate presenters on our products and its benefits.
S. in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Engineering or related sciences required, MBA preferred plus 10+ years’ experience in successfully leading cross-functional teams in R&D, marketing, product management, and program management.
Excellent leadership and communication skills with experience in building and managing teams of cross functional experts.
Strong track record of successfully delivering innovation to market and driving results with a sense of urgency.
Minimum 10 years of cosmetic formulation development (i.e. Skincare, Makeup or Hair formulas)
Must have hands-on experience in formulating Color Cosmetics
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal communication skills