Technical Project Leader– Elida Beauty
Work Location - Lewisville, TX/ Remote - North America
Job Type - Full Time
Who we are … we are ElidaBeauty
Elida Beauty is a very exciting new beauty and personal care business within Unilever. We re-found iconic brands by remixing them for today’s generation, making them even bigger beauty hits than they were first time around. Our remixes democratize beauty, because we want everyone on the ‘beauty dance floor’ with our top-quality products at a great value.
Driven by our colleague’s creativity, agility and close connection with consumers, customers, and suppliers weare able tounleash the true potential of our loved brands with a fresh start. We‘Re-Found’ them using a start-up mentality that always ‘finds a way’. Our ‘no silos’, one team approach drives both personal and business growth so that together we deliver outcomes that are music to the ears of consumers, customers, colleagues and the planet alike.
Your Role & Key Responsibilities
We are looking for a Technical Project Leader to help deliver a portfolio of innovative products across personal care that will delight the consumer. This role will provide the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of brands and consumer applications across the gamut of beauty and personal care.
Main Purpose of the job
Lead and co-ordinate technical project workstreams to deliver against agreed Innovation and renovation roadmaps
Ensure all developments not only meet business objectives, but are developed in a fully compliant way against all safety, regulatory and qualityneeds
Identify new opportunities to deliver to consumer, customer and business needs – including, but not limited to, new and more sustainable productsolutions
Your Key Responsibilities:
Lead and land projects for Elida Beauty brands as TPL
Ensure that all the mandated product development protocols and stability requirements are addressed. Ensure that the products meet all the consumer safety & regulatory requirements.
Manage the network along with the project team. Ensure proper risk assessment & mitigation plan is in place for assigned projects.
Develop compelling consumer and customer insights and stories through connection with consumers. Support business through direct customer interactions and presentations where required.
Identify and bring to the organisation new business opportunities through novel thinking and understanding of consumer trends and needs. Must include, but not limited to, sustainability game changers and inclusive design.
Work closely with other R&D functions to deliver assigned projects as well as broader product development capabilities, such as 5S, Technical Capability building, Consumer test sample making, etc.
Manage end to end lab type operation, with 3Ps where applicable, from material preparation, testing, result analysis and reporting, lab scale productevaluation
Ensure the product will function as expected and has been demonstrated as such via relevant testing and interpretation of results, and creation of relevant specifications. Oversee preparation of product samples in various stage of product development to support this. Understand environmental footprint and impact via tools such as LCA.
Lead input of whole product related perspective to x-functional teams – ensuring risks are identified, understood and mitigated. Ensure timings and expectations of formulation related activities are ambitious and correctly recognised within project plans.
Responsible for growing and nurturing talent including succession planning ensuring organization is fit to win short and longterm
Key representative of Elida Beauty Limited within organization as well as externally across various key stakeholders and organizational bodies.
3+years experiencein technical product development roles. Experience acting as TPL a plus.
Experience within more than one functional area of R&D isdesirable
Scientific degree in a relevant field, or alternative transferable technical qualification
Experience and knowledge of key processes in product development and across different functions
Track record of delivering products to market, through working with x-functional teams and external partners
Experience of stakeholder and risk management with examples of working agilely and leveraging an 80:20 mindset for programme delivery
A creative, logical and analytical mind to generate innovative solutions to technical problems.
Ability to apply business leadership skills understanding and prioritise the impact of development choices considering factors such as on cost, consumer and environment.
You will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated with good verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate to people at all levels of the business, across differentfunctions
We are looking for someone who can combine the broad knowledge of a technical project leader, with an entrepreneurial mindset and considerations of a complete product developer - to constantly keep one-step ahead with competitive and game-changing innovations.
You are a change maker:
You are constantly looking to improve the world and consumer experiences through formulationdevelopment, andcreate new ways to deliver more value to Elida Beauty’s business growth.
You are a leader:
By combining technical knowledge with a passion for creative problem-solving, you never hesitate to act when faced project obstacles.
You love to win, and have fun doing it:
An infectious passion for success is a must. You are detail-orientated with an ability to manage multiple fast-track projects in a collaborative team environment.
You are astory teller:
You communicate technical formulation successes by translating into a business impact message. You adapt to an audience and influence direction across project functions and categories.
To ensure that your personal creativity helps to unlock our potential, we will upskill and reskill you. We will develop leading-edge digital marketing skills and best-in-class teamworking capabilities.
Most importantly, we will give you the autonomy to use them like a ‘founder’. We will help you to think like a CEO so that we all focus on delivering our Purpose and so you drive growth as you develop. Imagine how good we will feel when we see that our creativity reignites growth in the business because consumers embrace our new ideas.
Better for our consumers, better for the world and better for each of us
The way we manufacture, package and distribute our products will be better for everyone and for the planet. We will bring a new meaning to diversity and inclusion by providing access to beauty products that suit every kind of skin and hair.
Excited about the Role?
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Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics by federal, state, or local law. For more information, please seeEqual Employment Opportunity Posters
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