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Formulation, Appraisal & Claims Director - Elida Beauty

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Port Sunlight, England
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The Elida Beauty Formulation Director will be responsible for all elements of formulation development and appraisal across the €600M portfolio of brands.  Reporting directly to the Head of R&D you will be key to developing and driving the growth direction of the brands, whilst ensuring continued product improvement from all angles – whether improved consumer experience, reduced costs, better for the planet, faster execution or any other factors that you determine to be critical for success.

You will be working incredibly closely with the small, tight knit, entrepreneurial Elida Beauty cross-functional team – and as such your opportunity to drive business thinking and direction will be both large and critical to success.  You will be developing skills and knowledge that will go far beyond that of any typical formulation expert.

This will be your opportunity to drive the agenda and approach for brands that are recognisable household names and under your guidance will return to the growth and prominence they deserve.

  • Lead the definition and delivery of the Elida Beauty formulation and appraisal programme to drive growth within all Elida Beauty brands, whilst driving improvements across key metrics such as technical performance, consumer benefits, design inclusivity, sustainability and cost
  • Member of R&D leadership team to define future R&D capability requirements and external partnerships to meet the needs of the business
  • Responsible for development and creation of claims support programme and packages for whole product
  • Lead development of winning fragrance strategies, supporting brand positioning and consumer expectations
  • Develop formulation strategy to win in all channels, taking into account different consumer expectations and SC requirements
  • Partner with x-Functional teams to deliver insightful innovation and define enabling brand road-maps delivering winning first and second moments of truth.  Ensure all developments meet safety, regulatory and quality needs and expectations
  • Ensure relevant and meaningful communication of product benefits to internal and external partners through development of appropriate stories and claims.  Lead presentation and sharing internally and externally to support business growth.
  • Work with key suppliers and partner functions ensure all formulation decisions meet safety and regulatory requirements, as well as LCA scrutiny
  • Responsible for all relevant formulation lab safety and legal compliance
  • Lead the Elida Beauty formulation team, empowering and engaging direct reports, including defining workplans and line management for WL1
  • Demonstrated delivery within product development of 5+ years, either from within a formulation, CTI, TPL role or similar.
  • Scientific degree in a relevant field, or alternative transferable technical qualification
  • Track record of delivering products to market, through working with x-functional teams and external partners
  • Knowledgeable in claims approach and risks – ideally with direct experience of claims generation and qualification
  • Experience in fragrance development process required – but fragrance creation expertise not essential
  • Stakeholder management and experience of partnering to develop total business case solutions and resolving issues outside of packaging to enable project delivery
  • Engaging orator, with ability to discuss and share ideas to people with differing levels of technical background both internally and externally
  • Significant people leadership experience, with demonstrated examples of people development and coaching over multiple years.

We are looking for someone to lead the Elida Beauty brands into an exciting new space – challenging the status quo and acting as a true Business Partner to bring improved products to the market, improving the lives of consumers, customers and the broader world.

You are a change maker:

You are constantly looking to improve the world and consumer experiences through product development, and create new ways to deliver more value to Elida Beauty’s business growth.

You love to win, and have fun doing it:

An infectious passion for success is a must.You are detail-orientated, but not risk adverse, with an ability to manage multiple fast-track projects in a collaborative team environment.  By combining technical knowledge with a passion for creative problem-solving, you never hesitate to act when faced project obstacles

You are a story teller:

You communicate technical product successes by translating into a business impact message.You adapt to an audience and influence direction across project functions and categories.

You are a leader:

You are able to inspire and build a vision with those around you, developing total product solutions with formulation thinking as an integral element, and delivering unprecedented growth to our brands.  You grow those around you to new heights that even they did not think possible. 

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